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Release Notes for CWM Automated Bulk Provisioning Tool, Release 15.4.00

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for CWM Automated Bulk Provisioning Tool, Release 15.4.00

Contents

Features

System Requirements

Supported Hardware

Installation Instructions

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for CWM Automated Bulk Provisioning Tool, Release 15.4.00


March 2007

Rev. A0

The CWM Automated Bulk Provisioning (ABP) is an optional tool to the Cisco WAN Manager (CW1M) system. ABP provides provisioning based on time of day and frequency for ATM and frame relay (FR) networks.

Permanent virtual circuit (PVC) provisioning can be managed as tasks to be completed at a specified time and repeated one time (optional), daily, or weekly. You can manage this system through a job management server and client interface.

Only ATM and FR are supported PVC types.

Contents

Features

System Requirements

Supported Hardware

Installation Instructions

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Support, and Security Guidelines

Features

ABP provides these features and capabilities:

Schedule Provisioning—Enables you to set up jobs for adding, deleting, and modifying connections. You can specify the date and time of when the job is to be started.

Bulk Provisioning—Supports scheduling a large number of connections by submitting a single bulk file which contains the details of all the connections, and their local and remote end parameters.

Schedule Bandwidth—Enables you to set up bandwidth modification jobs.

Administration—Enables you to manage jobs and obtain information on jobs that are submitted into the ABP system. Old jobs can also be cancelled.

For more information on ABP features, see the Cisco Automated Bulk Provisioning Guide, Release 15.4.00. You can access the CWM documentation at this website:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps2340/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

System Requirements

Automated bulk provisioning requires the same system requirements as the CWM does. See the CWM release notes or installation guide for these requirements.

Supported Hardware

For information about the hardware that ABP supports, see the CWM release notes.

Installation Instructions

This section describes how to install ABP. Before you begin the installation, you should have the following information available:

The directory where ABP is going to be installed (default /opt).

The directory where Perl is installed. At the command prompt, you can issue a "which perl" command to find where it is installed:

It must be installed on the server before you can install ABP.

It is installed by default on Solaris 9.

The IP address of the machine where ABP will be installed.

Use this procedure to install ABP.


Step 1 Log in as root.

Step 2 Insert the Automated Bulk Provisioning software CD into the CD drive.

Step 3 Enter the following commands:

# cd /cdrom/cdrom0
# ls 

Step 4 Check for the InstallABP.sh file. Begin the install process by entering the following command:

#./ InstallABP.sh 

Step 5 The Welcome window appears. Click Next.

Step 6 Specify the directory where you want to install ABP (default is /opt). Click Next.

Step 7 Enter the IP address of the machine where you are installing ABP. Click Next.

Step 8 Enter the directory where Perl is installed, such as /usr/bin/perl. Click Next.

Step 9 The Summary window appears. Click Next. The installation begins.

Step 10 When the installation is complete, click Finish.


Caveats

Table 1 lists the known issues in the ABP 15.4.00 software.

Table 1 Known Issues in ABP 15.4.00 

Bug ID
Description
Details and Workaround

CSCeh00253

The ++ button does not work properly.

The ++ button above the tree view does not work because a large performance hit occurs when you click the ++ button.

The workaround is to navigate through the tree.

CSCin89421

The port number is inconsistent between ABP and the CWM Configuration Center GUIs.

The port numbers of service modules MPSM-8T1-FRM and FRSM-8E1 are not the same between ABP and the CWM Configuration Center GUIs.

ABP is designed to support and show only the l_port and the provision connections on the l_port. The Configuration Center also displays the logical_port.

The workaround is to use the l_port for connection provisioning.


Related Documentation

These documents comprise the CWM documentation set:

Release Notes for Cisco WAN Manager, 15.4.00

Cisco WAN Manager Installation Guide, 15.4.00

Cisco WAN Manager User Guide, 15.4.00

Cisco WAN Manager SNMP Service Agent Guide, 15.4.00

Cisco WAN Manager Database Interface Guide, 15.4.00

Cisco WAN Data Extraction and Synchronization Tool User Guide, 2.8

You can access all CWM documentation at this website:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps2340/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

These documents are also available on Cisco.com:

Release Notes for the Cisco WAN Modeling Tools, 15.4.00

Cisco WAN Modeling Tools User Guide, 15.4.00

Release Notes for Cisco Automated Bulk Provisioning, 15.4.00

Cisco Automated Bulk Provisioning Guide, 15.4.00

The Cisco WAN Modeling Tools and Automated Bulk Provisioning user guides are also available on their software CDs and ordered separately.

Refer to the current CWM release notes for information on all the switch products that the CWM supports and that are certified in this release. In addition, a Guide to Cisco Multiservice Switch Documentation ships with your product.

You can access the MGX switch documentation at this website. See MGX Switches:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/tsd_products_support_category_home.html

On www.Cisco.com, you can search for any product and topic documentation. On the main page, enter the word or phrase in the Search window and click the Documentation link. For example, you can search for "configuring MGX 8850" or "PXMIE." On the results page, you can click Advanced Options to refine your search.

Obtaining Documentation, Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, recommended aliases, and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html