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Cisco Prime Carrier Management April 2014 Release Notes

Contents

Introduction

New Features and Enhancements

Prime Carrier Management April 2014 Bugs

Open Bugs

Using the Bug Toolkit

Related Documentation

Accessibility Features in Prime Carrier Management April 2014

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Cisco Prime Carrier Management April 2014 Release Notes

April 28, 2014

These release notes provide an overview of Cisco Prime Carrier Management April 2014 and describe how to access bugs for this release.


Note You can access the most current Prime Carrier Management documentation, including these release notes, online at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1222/networking_solutions_solution_category.html.


Introduction

The Prime Carrier Management suite for service providers supports integrated lifecycle management of next-generation networks and services based on a business-centric framework. This comprehensive suite supports major Cisco architectures, including IP Next-Generation Network (NGN), next-generation mobile internet, and cloud intelligent networks.


Note Cisco IP NGN has been renamed as Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN). Please keep this in mind when viewing the suite and application documentation for the upcoming Cisco Prime Carrier Management release.


As shown in Figure 1, Prime Carrier Management includes the following suite components, which are accessible through the Cisco Prime Central portal.


Note Cisco might have released patches to the required component versions after this document was last published online. Contact your Cisco account representative for the latest component patch that is compatible with Prime Carrier Management.


 

Suite Component Version
Description

Cisco Prime Central 1.3

Plays the role of the presentation tier for the entire suite. The portal provides a single point of access (single sign-on) to the suite components, plus central access to the experience lifecycle tasks.

Cisco Prime Network 4.1

Provides management of packet networks, including access, aggregation, edge, and MPLS core.

Cisco Prime Optical 10.0

Provides efficient and productive optical infrastructure management for fault, configuration, performance, and security.

Cisco Prime Performance Manager 1.5

Provides performance statistics and reports for service provider and large enterprise networks, including access, edge, distribution, core, mobile backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, and core MPLS networks.

Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.6

Provides automated resource management and rapid profile-based provisioning capabilities for Carrier Ethernet, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Packet Transport technologies.

Figure 1 Prime Carrier Management Suite Components

 

New Features and Enhancements

Prime Carrier Management includes the following features and enhancements for next-generation network support:

  • Support for Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-compliant devices
  • Support for Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) devices
  • Support for Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
  • Enhanced physical inventory support for Network Convergence System (NCS) 6000 series devices
  • Ability to perform key alarm management tasks in Prime Central, Prime Network, Prime Optical, and Prime Performance Manager (when configure in Suite mode) and keep the information for those tasks in sync among the applications.
  • Enhanced 3GPP NBI support

Prime Carrier Management April 2014 Bugs

For more information on a specific bug or to search all bugs in the Prime Carrier Management suite, see Using the Bug Toolkit.

This section contains the following information:

Open Bugs

Table 1 lists open bugs in the Prime Carrier Management suite. To view more details and possible workaround information for a particular bug, see Using the Bug Toolkit.

 

Table 1 Open Bugs in the Prime Carrier Management Suite

Bug ID
Description

CSCun23298

Alarms generated for GPON devices are not cleared from the Prime Network Events client after they have been resolved. As a result, users will not be able to identify the alarms that are no longer active.

CSCun31351

After integrating Prime Network with Prime Central, integrate Prime Provisioning with Prime Central and the option to cross-launch Prime Provisioning from Prime Network is not available.

To resolve the problem, either run the script updateSuiteDMs.pl manually or wait an hour for the script to run automatically. After the script runs, the menu option is available.

CSCun61689

After upgrading to Prime Optical 10.0, the Prime Optical 9.8 integration layer is still listed in Prime Central’s Suite Monitoring portlet.

To reproduce the problem:

1. On a server where Prime Optical 9.8 is installed and integrated with Prime Central 1.2, shut down Prime Optical:

opticalctl stop
 

2. Use the Data Migrator Wizard to export information from Prime Optical.

3. Make a copy of the /opt/CiscoTransportManagerServer/prime_integrator/dmid.xml file and save it.

4. Upgrade to Prime Central 1.3.

5. Uninstall Prime Optical 9.8, and then install Prime Optical 10.0.

6. Import data from Prime Optical 10.0 using the Data Migrator Wizard.

7. Restore the /opt/CiscoTransportManagerServer/prime_integrator/dmid.xml you saved in Step 3.

8. Integrate Prime Optical 10.0 with Prime Central 1.3.

9. Start Prime Optical 10.0:

opticalctl start
 

10. Start Prime Central 1.3 and then open the Suite Monitoring portlet ( Administration > System > Suite Monitoring ).

To resolve the problem, select the Prime Optical 9.8 integration layer radio button and then click Remove .

CSCun97399

Contextual cross-launch of the Cisco ME 4600 Series Agora-NG EMS from the Common Inventory portlet may occasionally not work due to Agora-NG’s inability to fully discover certain ME 4600 Series devices, such as the ME 4620. (Refer to CSCun59574 for a description of the root cause of this problem.)

ME 4600 OS 3.1.1 is limited to three concurrent connections. Typically, each management component uses at least one connection, and when more than three management components connect to same ME 4600 Series device, this issue can occur.

CSCun91784

The slots and subslots for an ASR 5500 device are not displayed in Prime Network’s physical inventory, even though the device is reachable and operational.

CSCuo07531, CSCuo09501

Physical terminal points information is not displayed for ASR 5500 and CPT 600 devices in the Prime Central Common Inventory portlet.

To reproduce the problem:

1. Log in to the Prime Central portal.

2. Cross-launch Prime Network and discover any new devices.

3. In Prime Central, open the Common Inventory portlet and click the Expand icon for either an ASR 5500 or CPT 600 device to view its physical inventory data.

4. Expand the chassis and select a card.

Physical terminal point information for that card is not displayed.

Using the Bug Toolkit

To search for bugs in the Prime Carrier Management suite, you must look up bugs for each application in the suite (Prime Central, Prime Network, Prime Optical, Prime Performance Manager, and Prime Provisioning).

To search for bugs:


Step 1 Go to http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit .

Step 2 At the Log In window, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password, then click Log In . The Bug Toolkit page opens.


Note If you do not have a Cisco.com username and password, you can register for them at http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do.


Step 3 To search for a specific bug, enter the bug ID in the Search For field and press Return .

Step 4 To search for bugs in the current release of a Prime Carrier Management application

a. Enter one of the following in the Search For field and press Return (leaving the other field empty):

  • Cisco Prime Central 1.3 .
  • Cisco Prime Network 4.1 .
  • Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.6 .
  • Cisco Prime Performance Manager 1.5 .
  • Cisco Prime Optical 10.0 .

b. When the search results are displayed, use the filter tools to find the types of bugs you are looking for. You can search for bugs by modified date, status, severity, and so forth.


Tip To export the results to a spreadsheet, click the Export Results to Excel link.



 

Related Documentation

See the Cisco Prime Carrier Management April 2014 Documentation Overview for a list of related guides.


Note We sometimes update the documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


Accessibility Features in Prime Carrier Management April 2014

For a list of accessibility features in Prime Carrier Management April 2014, see the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) on the Cisco website, or contact accessibility@cisco.com .

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Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section.