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Release Notes for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0.1

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0.1

Contents

Introduction

What's New in MWTM 6.0.1

Installing the MWTM 6.0.1 Patch

Limitations and Restrictions

Provisioning Timeout

SSH-Enabled Nodes

INSTANCE_NUMBER on Single-Instance ITP

Multi-processor Multithread Vendor Exception

External SSH Client Use

Important Notes

RAN Backhaul Utilization

CLI Updates

mwtm importcw

mwtm manage

mwtm snmpsetup

mwtm cwsetup

Resolved MWTM Caveats

Open MWTM Caveats

Open Device Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0.1


Date: June 2007

These release notes describe the caveats for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager (MWTM), Release 6.0.1. These release notes accompany the:

User Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0

Installation Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0

OSS Integration Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0


Note You can access the most current Cisco documentation, including these release notes, online at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6472/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


For the latest MWTM information and software updates, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/mwtm.

Contents

These release notes contain:

Introduction

What's New in MWTM 6.0.1

Installing the MWTM 6.0.1 Patch

Limitations and Restrictions

Important Notes

Resolved MWTM Caveats

Open MWTM Caveats

Open Device Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Introduction

These release notes describe caveats, known bugs, and other important information for installing and using MWTM 6.0.1.

What's New in MWTM 6.0.1

The MWTM 6.0.1 release provides these new features:

Feature
Description

Indicator to show if RAN traffic is optimized or not

A new Optimized column appears when you select a RAN backhaul in the navigation tree and click the RAN Shorthauls tab. Yes indicates that the traffic on the shorthaul is optimized; No indicates the traffic is not optimized.

Support for asymmetric backhaul interface speed

Related to CSCsg62928 (now resolved), the RAN-O backhaul performance charts now correctly show % Utilization when the backhaul contains interfaces that have asymmetric link speeds.

Support for nodes:

Content Services Gateway (CSG) and CSG2

GPRS Gateway Support Node (GGSN)

Generic devices

MWTM 6.0.1 enables you to discover and manage traps and alarms for CSG, CSG2, and GGSN nodes.

The MWTM also supports integration with release 4.1.2 of the CSG and GGSN Service Managers. Once integrated, you can launch these service managers from the MWTM Tools menu to provision CSG, CSG2, and GGSN devices.

This feature also provides server-side integration of CiscoWorks (by setting preferences in the GUI or the command line interface (CLI). You can configure the MWTM personality to manage CSG, CSG2, or GGSN networks, or all three (in addition to existing personality types). For more information, see CLI Updates.

The MWTM can also discover generic devices, including non-Cisco devices, as long as they have the RFC-1213-MIB.

Support for new ITP software releases

12.2(18)IXD

12.2(25)SW9

12.2(25)SW10

12.4(11)SW1 and 12.4(11)SW2

Support for new RAN-O software releases

12.4(12)MR and 12.4(12)MR1 on the MWR

12.2(29)SM1 on the ONS RAN SVC card


Installing the MWTM 6.0.1 Patch

The following MWTM 6.0.1 build files are available:

Solaris—mwtm601-sol-<date>-patch-k9.zip

Linux—mwtm601-linux-<date>-patch-k9.zip

For instructions on how to install the MWTM 6.0.1 patch build, refer to the MWTM 6.0.1 Patch Readme file included with the MWTM 6.0.1 patch at the software download site:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/MWTM-3D

Limitations and Restrictions

This section describes limitations and restrictions that are associated with the MWTM.

Provisioning Timeout

When using the MWTM provisioning feature to modify the management interface, sometimes the operation fails with this message:

No prompt response

This response can occur when changing the duplex or speed attributes for the Ethernet interface. The response can also occur for other interface attributes that affect IP connectivity between the MWTM and the device.

The default setting for a provisioning operation timeout is 50 seconds. As a workaround, the system administrator can increase the TGS_OP_TIMEOUT attribute in the System.properties file to a higher value. You must restart the MWTM server for this change to take effect.

SSH-Enabled Nodes

The MWTM Node > Home Page right-click menu option does not work correctly for the following SSH-enabled IP Transfer Point (ITP) nodes:

Cisco 2600

Cisco 7200

Cisco 7300

Cisco 7500

Cisco 7600

The browser launches, as expected, but the user is not prompted for login information.


Note This limitation exists for any ITP node running the 12.2(x) IOS with SSH enabled.


INSTANCE_NUMBER on Single-Instance ITP

Symptom    If a command with INSTANCE_NUMBER is included in the UserCommands.ts file, the instance number will appear on all nodes in the GUI. If you run this command on a node that does not have multi-instance enabled, it fails.

Workaround   If you have a network with both single-instance and multi-instance nodes, you must configure a separate set of troubleshooting commands for each node type in the UserCommands.ts file. Do this by grouping the commands for each type under a separate category.

Multi-processor Multithread Vendor Exception

Sometimes when using the MWTM client on a Solaris multi-processor computer, an exception occurs when the topology window is open and you are manipulating views. The workaround is to close the topology window, then reopen it.

External SSH Client Use

If you enable the MWTM terminal proxy (mwtm termproxy) and use an external SSH terminal client to connect to a device, you might receive a warning message indicating a man-in-the-middle attack. This warning occurs because the MWTM server is operating as an SSH proxy to the device. In this scenario, ignore any warning messages indicating a man-in-the-middle attack. These warnings do not occur if you disable the MWTM terminal proxy or if you use the SSH terminal included with the MWTM.

Important Notes

This section contains important notes about:

RAN Backhaul Utilization

CLI Updates

RAN Backhaul Utilization

When the backhaul utilization for transmit traffic exceeds 100%, the likely cause is oversubscription of the shorthaul links that constitute the backhaul. The backhaul utilization is the amount of traffic that the system attempted to send, not the amount that was actually sent. If utilization is greater than 100%, you should see queue drops or other errors during the same time period. A backhaul utilization of greater than 100% is possible for a heavily loaded link with some occasional oversubscription.

CLI Updates

To enable support of CSG, CSG2, and GGSN nodes and integration of the CSG and GGSN Service Managers, MWTM 6.0.1 contains these important updates to the CLI:

mwtm importcw

mwtm manage

mwtm snmpsetup

mwtm cwsetup

mwtm importcw

Full Syntax

mwtm importcw [cwfile]

Command Description

Imports node hostname and read-community strings from the CiscoWorks server to the MWTM.

cwfile—File name of the CiscoWorks export file (for example, /tmp/export.txt). The export file must be in CSV file format.

You must log in as the root user or superuser to use this command. You do not need to restart the server to activate this command. After running this command, the MWTM discovers the imported nodes.

mwtm manage

Full Syntax

mwtm manage [itp | ran-o | csg | csg2 | ggsn] [ enable | disable | status]

Command Description

Enables, disables, or checks the status of managed networks:

itp, ran-o, csg, csg2, or ggsn—Type of network (or personality).

disable—Disables the MWTM from managing the selected network.

enable—Enables the MWTM to manage the selected networks.

status—Displays the status of networks (whether enabled or disabled).

You must log in as the root user or superuser to use this command.

You must restart the MWTM server for your changes to take effect.

mwtm snmpsetup

Full Syntax

mwtm snmpsetup

Command Description

Sets up SNMP configurations on the MWTM server for multiple devices and optionally discovers the new nodes. This command interactively prompts you to add, modify, or delete one or more SNMP configurations, which include values for:

Hostname

Read community string

Poll interval (in minutes)

Timeout (in seconds)

Number of retries

When modifying poll interval, retry, and timeout values, this command displays the currently available value in brackets ([  ]). When adding new SNMP configurations, this command displays default values.

After adding, modifying, or deleting an SNMP configuration, this command prompts you to discover the node (only this node is discovered).

You do not need to restart the server when using this command.

mwtm cwsetup

Full Syntax

mwtm cwsetup [install | uninstall]

Command Description

Manages the integration of the MWTM with CiscoWorks:

install—Checks to see which CiscoWorks files are installed and installs additional files as necessary. Use this command to integrate the MWTM and CiscoWorks in these instances:

You installed CiscoWorks after you installed the MWTM.

The MWTM and CiscoWorks are no longer integrated for some reason.

uninstall—Removes MWTM files from the CiscoWorks area.


Note Always run mwtm cwsetup uninstall before uninstalling CiscoWorks from your system.


If you do not enter a keyword (install or uninstall), the command prompts you to enter the:

CiscoWorks server name

Port number for the CiscoWorks web server (the default setting is 1741)

Secure port number for the CiscoWorks web server (the default setting is 443)


Note Changing CiscoWorks settings by using the mwtm cwsetup command sets all clients on the MWTM server to use these settings. You can configure a particular MWTM client to use different CiscoWorks settings by changing the client's preferences (see the User Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0).


You must log in as the root user (not as a superuser) to use this command.

You must restart the MWTM server for your changes to take effect.

Resolved MWTM Caveats

The following bugs have been fixed in MWTM 6.0.1:

Bug ID
Description

CSCsb71124

Need the capability to change CiscoWorks server settings in the GUI.

CSCsc91157

Support for CSG, CSG2, GGSN 6/7, and generic nodes.

CSCsh90827

CSCsh90848

CSCsh98352

CSCsh98358

CSCsh98345

CSCse42623

Need a CLI command to collect customer data within a specified date range.

CSCse63925

Node status in the navigation tree and node status in the Details tab should match when the server sends node status updates.

CSCse64933

Notify the user if the server shuts down and then ping the server for reconnection.

CSCsg23171

Add an SSH proxy capability to the MWTM.

CSCsg62928

The RAN-O backhaul performance charts can show incorrect % utilization (Y axis, on the right side of the chart) when the backhaul has interfaces with asymmetric link speeds or different physical interfaces for send and receive traffic.

CSCsh67907

Support the latest MLR table file format in the address table editor.

CSCsh71221

A web client user cannot change user login password.

CSCsh71843

The Management Information Base (MIB) ifTable does not contain T1/E1 controllers for the T1/E1 controllers on the Cisco 2600 WIC card. (Fixed in 12.4(11)SW1.)

CSCsh74030

Allow the user to add variables when setting external Telnet/SSH clients.

CSCsh86628

Update the client download page with the new template.

CSCsh86678

Support for the MWR IOS 12.4(12)MR1.

CSCsh89439

Loading the GTT table from an ITP may fail because the ITP network name contains a space (  ) character.

CSCsh89933

The RAN-O Error Stats report shows a minor mismatch caused by rounding errors.

CSCsh90549

Add peak utilization data to the RAN-O backhaul and shorthaul performance reports.

CSCsh90856

Support link flapping detection intelligence in trap processing.

CSCsh93171

Add the ability to delete, change the severity of, acknowledge, or unacknowledge events; access help for events; and show properties and/or time differences for events.

CSCsh96754

The console log on a server-only install has grep errors in the System.properties file.

CSCsh98349

Service Manager integration for CSG, CSG2, and GGSN nodes.

CSCsi01991

Activation of route, GTT, or address table files needs to handle message.

CSCsi02009

NULL GTA value should appear as default in ITP report.

CSCsi03627

The command show tac is canceled when you run General > System Information using MWTM web troubleshooting.

CSCsi07242

Allow the user to modify community strings using a new CLI and without restarting the MWTM server (for details on the new commands, see mwtm snmpsetup and mwtm importcw).

CSCsi07435

Exception while deleting a RAN backhaul node.

CSCsi07499

A RAN SVC card that is associated with other objects reappears in the navigation tree after being deleted.

CSCsh91440

RAN-O: Add support for optimized/non-optimized flag in MIB.

CSCsi08802

CSCsi08813

CSCsi08817

CSCsi10309

RANO: Asymmetric backhaul support.

CSCsi10310

CSCsi10316

CSCsi10319

CSCsi24053

CSCsi12057

Fix captions in the Event Properties dialog box.

CSCsi12075

Allow users to pause or force a page refresh.

CSCsi12076

Allow users to show/hide columns in the events page in the MWTM web client.

CSCsi14351

Allow user to edit notes in the MWTM web client.

CSCsi15506

Add support for 72xx devices with an NPE-G2 processor.

CSCsi20826

RAN backhaul sent and received utilization events should raise an alarm.

CSCsi24036

Utilization summary reports do not always aggregate all real backhauls in a virtual backhaul.

CSCsi24542

The Change By field for events is not persistent. The field was removed.

CSCsi31053

Synchronize the selected tab when the user clicks the browser's back button.

CSCsi31128

Support for 12.2(18)IXD.

CSCsi31138

Support for 12.2(25)SW10.

CSCsi31145

Support for 12.4(11)SW2.

CSCsi32571

Lose the ability to show the Node column when the ITP personality is disabled.

CSCsi33005

Show/Hide columns for all MWTM web tables (like the events table).

CSCsi50364

Display help messages for CLI commands based on personality.

CSCsi52212

Switching object in tree causes tab to change.

CSCsi55840

In the Events GUI, add delete menu items to the event popup menu and toolbar.

CSCsi58463

A basic user should not have access to view real-time data and charts.

CSCsi58967

A basic user should not have access to the options within the View > MWTM Server > Connect menu.

CSCsi62204

A network administrator should not have access to perm.mana.node.

CSCsi62211

The topology window Edit > Delete option should be dimmed for BTS, BCS, Node_B, and RNC nodes.

CSCsi65571

When you select a node in the navigation tree of the web or MWTM client, and select the Status Contributors tab, an extraneous User Items folder appears in the table.

CSCsi65923

Add support for 12.2(29)SM1 on ONS-RAN-SVC.

CSCsi70809

Popup menu links for Performance History and Error History are incorrect.

CSCsi72180

Web client and Java client need consistency when clicking objects.

CSCsi72193

Changing name for an ITP signaling point should also change the MWTM web client name.

CSCsi74057

Frequently clicking MWTM web client tabs in Microsoft Internet Explorer sometimes takes you to the MWTM web login page.

CSCsi74092

Re-login inside some web tabs shows a "file not found" error.

CSCsi75330

There is a mismatch between the MWTM client and the MWTM web regarding the application server process assocation name in the Details tab.

CSCsi75395

Deleting a backhaul from a virtual backhaul leaves the virtual backhaul in an incorrect state.

CSCsi77640

Remove sorting from point code and IP address tables in web.

CSCsi82707

Give more information for the mwtm secondary server list command.

CSCsi85815

If the user changes bandwidth settings on a RAN backhaul, these changes are not reflected in the database.

CSCsi91353

Exception thrown to client console.

CSCsi93555

Deleting a seed file causes a nullPointerException.

CSCsi95182

HSRP traps do not trigger node polling immediately after switchover of HSRP nodes during manual polling.

CSCsj03930

On an ITP node running 12.4(11)SW2 or later, if you try to load address tables, or if you click the MTP3 Errors tab, you receive an error message that says, "MIB not compliant."

CSCsi76418

Installing the 6.0.1 patch creates a patch log in /var/tmp and in /opt/CSCOsgm/install.


Open MWTM Caveats

This section describes caveats that exist in the MWTM 6.0.1 software.


CSCse81393

Symptom    In various GUI and web pages, simple text fields might contain unprintable characters. An example is the Model Name PID field for a RAN service (RAN_SVC) card in an ONS chassis.

Conditions   Some RAN_SVC cards in an ONS chassis can exhibit this behavior.

Workaround   None. This is a cosmetic problem and does not affect functionality.


CSCsg83861

Symptom    The preferences dialog box of the MWTM client interface allows you to customize the way that data series appear in charts. You can specify series color, line style, and symbol style. However, symbol style and line style preferences do not work when displaying real-time charts for MSU rates and for RAN backhauls and shorthauls.

Workaround   None.


CSCsg92892

Symptom    When provisioning ITP nodes from the Provision tab of the web interface, some provisioning operations might fail on the node with these symptoms and conditions:

Provisioning Action
Symptom
Condition

Changing the media type for FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet interface

Invalid input 
detected

FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet on the node does not support the media type configuration option, but the user specified a media type in the MWTM provisioning request.

Changing speed for FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet interface

Invalid input 
detected

FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet on the node does not support the speed configuration option, but the user specified the speed in the MWTM provisioning request.

Configuring MTP3 User Adaptation (M3UA) or SCCP User Adaptation (SUA) offload, or Local Peer offload

Error: at least one 
address must reside 
on slot xx

The user specified an IP address that does not exist for the specified card slot.

Configuring M3UA or SUA offload, or Local Peer offload

Error: XXX is 
already offloaded 
to this linecard 
slot=xx

The user specified a target card slot that is already in use by another M3UA or SUA offload, or Local Peer offload.

Note The ITP does not allow mixed types between M3UA or SUA offload, and Local Peer offload.

Configuring the line priority for the clock source line option on the Cisco 2600 T1/E1 controller

% Invalid input 
detected at '^' 
marker.

The '^' marker points to the line priority: primary or secondary.

While configuring the clock source line priority option on the T1/E1 controller, the user specified the primary or secondary option on the line, but the WAN Interface Card (WIC) card has only one port, and does not support the line priority option.

Configuring the secondary line priority for the clock source line option on the Cisco 7xxx ITP T1/E1 controller

% Invalid input 
detected at '^' 
marker.

The '^' marker points to the secondary line priority: primary or secondary.

When configuring the clock source secondary line priority option on the T1/E1 controller, the user specified a number that is greater than the supported range on the device. Although the MWTM allows values 1-72, some cards only support 1-8 or 1-16.


Workaround   None. The user must know the ITP card information and specify correct values in the provisioning request.


CSCsh00145

Symptom    Credentials for a node are associated with a unique IP address. If a node has more than one accessible IP address, functions that require credentials might not resolve to a credential based on the selected IP address, and the requested function would fail. The MWTM functions that require credentials include:

Discovery of ONS and RAN_SVC nodes

Troubleshooting

Provisioning

Route and Global Title Translation (GTT) table deployment

Conditions   Nodes with multiple, accessible IP addresses with credentials set for a subset of those IP addresses.

Workaround   Specify credentials for all accessible IP addresses for a node.


CSCsh15638

Symptom    The following exception with corresponding stacktrace can occur. The MWTM captures this exception in the sgmConsoleLog.txt file:

java.net.SocketException: Broken pipe

Conditions   This exception can occur when users access the MWTM web interface and frequently abort connections while the server is under heavy load (for example, during discovery). Clicking the Stop button on the web browser or navigating to a different web page before the current page finishes loading can cause this exception to occur.


Note The root cause of this condition is an internal bug in the Tomcat web application that ships with this release of the MWTM.


Workaround   None, but you can safely ignore these log messages.


CSCsh58070

Symptom    The following error messages may appear when performing these operations:

Operation
Error Message

Generating link report by using the sgmLinkStats.sh script

sgmgawk: cmd. line:45: (FILENAME=- FNR=???) 
fatal: division by zero

Attempting to import link and linkset report data

ERROR 38000: The exception 
'java.sql.SQLException: Invalid character 
string format for type SMALLINT.' was thrown 
while evaluating an expression.

Using the ITP route table deployment function

Invalid Linkset in Route Table: [???]

Conditions   The error messages occur when ITP linkset, AS, and ASP names contain a colon (:).

Workaround   Remove the colon (:) from ITP linkset, AS, and ASP names.


CSCsi68842

Symptom    Negative numbers appear in the Error counts table for RAN shorthauls and backhauls.

Workaround   None.


CSCsi94803

Symptom    A network address or broadcast address is discovered by the MWTM and treated as a node because an SNMP response is received when a request is sent to that address. About every 15 minutes, the node state switches between Unknown and Active, or between Unknown and Warning. When the node state is Unknown, the state reason shows SNMP MIB Data Error.

Workaround   Open the Java client, select the invalid node representing the network address or broadcast address in the tree, right-click it, and delete it. Verify that the other discovered nodes have correct SNMP polling addresses by right-clicking on a node, selecting Edit > SNMP IP Addresses, and confirming the appropriate SNMP IP address is in the list of IP addresses on the right side of the panel.


CSCsj02446

Symptom    When the CiscoWorks server uses non-default settings on SSL and/or other ports, the Device Center and CiscoView links are broken when the CiscoWorks server is set to allow only SSL, and a "Forbidden" message appears. Also, the Service Manager links always go to the CiscoWorks main pages instead of the Service Manager main pages.

Workaround   Go to the CiscoWorks page manually, or use the default settings on the CiscoWorks server.

Open Device Caveats

This section documents caveats associated with the devices that the MWTM manages. These caveats can affect the capability of the MWTM to manage the associated features. Follow the guidelines in the workarounds for these defects.


CSCse13374

Symptom    When you configure the clock source on an ITP 7600 IMA interface to a non-default value, if the ITP 7600 reboots, the clock source reverts to the default value, "line".

Workaround   Re-apply the clock source on all the IMA interfaces after the ITP 7600 reboots.


CSCsg76526

Symptom    When you unconfigure Preventive Cyclic Retransmission (PCR) from an MTP2 link on an ITP device, the device incorrectly retains tuning parameters, such as n1 and n2, in the running configuration.

Conditions   You configure PCR and set tuning parameters with values other than default values.

Workaround   Unconfigure the tuned parameter first. Then, unconfigure PCR.


CSCsg77134

Symptom    When you unconfigure a tuned parameter for a link that belongs to a linkset with a configured profile, the default value for the timer is incorrectly restored instead of the profile timer value.

Conditions   The cs7 profile is overriding the profile value.

Workaround   Unconfigure and reconfigure the profile for the linkset. This action should restore the profile value to all links.


CSCsg77152

Symptom    When you configure the following parameter for an SCTP link:

 retransmit-cwnd-rate <rate> sctp-fast-retransmit

the sctp-fast-retransmit portion is not saved in the configuration, and is ignored at the next reload.

Conditions   Tune the sctp-fast-retransmit parameter for retransmit-cwnd-rate.

Workaround   Reconfigure the parameter after reloading the device.


CSCsh13017

Symptom    The MWTM login credentials might not work if you run the no enable secret command on the active RAN Service (RAN SVC) Module.

Conditions   During failover, the running configuration on the active RAN service card merges with the RAN protection card. As a result, any baseline configuration command that exists on the protection card but not on the active card will be applied.

Workaround   For all RAN service cards:

Apply the enable-secret configuration option.

Define these credentials in the MWTM.


Related Documentation

Use this document in conjunction with the following documents:

Installation Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0

User Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0

OSS Integration Guide for the Cisco Mobile Wireless Transport Manager 6.0

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also 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