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Release Notes for Cisco Element Management Framework
Event Manager, Release 1.1.3
Note The Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager (Cisco EMF Event Manager) installation and licensing instructions are provided in the "Installation" chapter in the Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide. This document is not provided in hard copy format, nor on the Cisco Documentation CD, nor through Cisco Connection Online (CCO). This documentation is only provided in PDF format on the 1.1.3 Cisco EMF Event Manager product CD. To obtain access to this document, insert the 1.1.3 Cisco EMF Event Manager product CD into the CD ROM drive, then open the /cdrom/cdrom0/docs/EMF_EMGR.pdf file using an Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager provides an innovative approach to addressing the challenges of fault (or alarm) management in telecommunications networks.
The main functional goals of the Cisco EMF Event Manager are:
1 Event management rather than alarm management—the ability to monitor more than just network generated alarms by polling key attributes and raising events when their values breach preset thresholds and pinging network elements. This provides much more powerful service assurance.
2 Event filtering at input—to reduce the number of events being fully processed and increase performance.
3 Event filtering at the display level—to hide events from the user which are not of immediate concern but may be of use from a historical analysis point of view. The operator is then able to troubleshoot the immediate network problems, and can also monitor network performance in the longer term.
4 Event propagation—to provide service level views of network problems.
5 Event forwarding—to enable events to be forwarded to other external systems.
6 Event notification—augments the display of alarms on the GUI by enabling you to be notified of events through other media (for example, fax, pager, phone, audible alarm).
7 Network views—to provide the operator a number of different views of the status of the network and associated customers and services. By combining these multiple views with the seamless application interworking offered by Cisco EMF, the ability of the operator to effectively monitor their network increases significantly.
8 Event log—a fully databased record of event history.
The following documents are companions to this document:
•Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide, Release 1.1
•Release Notes for Cisco Element Management Framework, Release 2.1.4
•Cisco Element Management Framework User Guide, Release 2.1
Enhancements in this Release
Cisco EMF Event Manager 1.1.3 is a full, minor release. No functional changes were made in this release.
Known Limitations with this Release
This section contains information about the known Cisco EMF Event Manager 1.1.3 limitations.
1 Notification Profiles are only initiated when the number of events registered against an Event Group is incremented from zero
2 Event Threshold Regimes cannot have a "." (period) in their name
3 The Event Manager only releases an Event Manager user license when a user exits an overall Cisco EMF session (that is, exits the Cisco EMF Launchpad).
Known Problems with this Release
This section contains information about known Cisco EMF Event Manager 1.1.3 problems.
1 When more than 1000 objects must be polled within the Event Threshold, a potential for performance degradation exists when the polling intervals and means of polling are not optimized.
Workaround: when more than 1000 objects must be polled, contact Cisco Customer Support for advice on performance tuning the Event Thresholder.
2 When two Scoreboards are opened that contain a common Event Group that has an active "flashing" Notification Profile, the action of closing one of the Scoreboards causes the Event Group displayed on the other Scoreboard to stop flashing.
Workaround: close the Scoreboard window and then reopen it.
3 Upon creating a new Threshold Regime, once you set the Polling and Threshold values, the Navigation menu's Edit Object Set option, in Threshold Regime Editor, remains grayed-out. Therefore, you cannot edit the object set when initially creating a Threshold Regime.
Workaround: exit and save the Threshold Regime settings. Use the Edit Object Set menu option in the Threshold Regime Manager to edit the object set.
4 The Thresholder generates alarm messages containing no more than 70 characters. The messages appear as though they were truncated in the Event Browser.
General Issues with this Release
This section describes information that was not available at the time the 1.1 Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide was produced.
In order for the Cisco EMF Event Manager product to operate properly, you must stop the Cisco EMF process prior to installing the Cisco EMF Event Manager product. Once you have installed the Cisco EMF Event Manager product and its license key, you must then restart the Cisco EMF product. Follow these steps:
Step 1 Login as superuser (su).
Step 2 Stop the Cisco EMF process. From the command line prompt, type:
host# <AV_ROOT>/bin/av stop
where <AV_ROOT> is the directory the 2.1 Cisco EMF product was installed.
Step 3 You can now install the Cisco EMF Event Manager. See the "Installing Cisco EMF Event Manager" chapter in the Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide for detailed information on how to install the Cisco EMF Event Manager product and its license key, as well as how to start the License Manager. You must follow all of the instructions provided in "Installing the Cisco EMF Event Manager" section.
Step 4 Start the Cisco EMF process. From the command line prompt, type:
host# <AV_ROOT>/bin/av start
The Pre-Filters application has the potential to block out every trap being forwarded into a Cisco EMF system. Some Cisco EMF Event Managers are very dependent on traps being raised from the element to indicate such events as download complete and communications established. There is, therefore, potential for the Pre-Filtering application to block these traps and cause unpredictable results in an Event Manager.
For instance, the Cisco 90i Element Manager, where four traps (listed below) are required by the Element Manager to track the element's status. You must take great care to ensure none of their pre-filters block any of these events.
Message—Config Download Button Pushed
Message—Performance Monitoring Threshold Exceeded
Known Documentation Issues with this Release
This section contains information about the known Cisco EMF Event Manager 1.1.3 documentation issues.
The 1.1 Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide is not provided in hard copy format, or on the Cisco Documentation CD, or on Cisco Connection Online (CCO). The documentation is only provided in PDF format on the 1.1.3 Cisco EMF Event Manager product CD. Upon installation of the 1.1.3 Cisco EMF Event Manager product, the Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide PDF file, EMF_EMGR.pdf, is located in the <AVROOT>/docs directory, where <AVROOT> is the directory the 1.1.3 Cisco EMF Event Manager product was installed.
The following Cisco and Atlantech products can be installed and operated with this release:
•Cisco EMF, Release 2.1
•AccessVision Management Toolkit (AVMT), Release 1.0.9
Bill of Materials
•Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager 1.1.3 product CD, part number: EMF-SOL-EM-1.1
•Release Notes for Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager, Release 1.1.3, part number: 78-7031-01 (this document)
•Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide, online part number: OL-0235-01
•Right to Use Certificate (part number 64-0240-01) containing the Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager license key. See the "Installation" chapter in the Cisco Element Management Framework Event Manager User Guide for information about how to install the Cisco EMF Event Manager license key.
Cisco EMF and Cisco EMF Event Manager Demo CDs
When you receive a Cisco EMF Demo CD, you also receive the Cisco EMF Event Manager Demo CD. Upon installing the Demo CDs, you need not install a Cisco EMF Event Manager license key, as you normally would. Instead, follow the licensing instructions found in the "Installation" chapter in the Cisco Element Management Framework User Guide, as the Cisco EMF demo license applies to the Cisco EMF Event Manager demo product as well.
Warning Do not install the Cisco EMF Event Manager and/or Cisco EMF Event Manager Demo CDs on a machine that already has the Cisco EMF Event Manager and/or Cisco EMF Event Manager products installed.
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