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Cisco Prime Central 1.2 Release Notes

Contents

Introduction

New Features and Enhancements

Prime Central 1.2 Bugs

Open Bugs

Using the Bug Search Tool

Related Documentation

Accessibility Features in Prime Central 1.2

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Prime Central 1.2 Release Notes


January 14, 2014

These release notes provide an overview of Cisco Prime Central 1.2 and describe how to access bugs for this release.


Note You can access the most current Prime Central documentation, including these release notes, online at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11754/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.


Contents

These release notes contain the following sections:

Introduction

New Features and Enhancements

Prime Central 1.2 Bugs

Related Documentation

Accessibility Features in Prime Central 1.2

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

Cisco Prime Carrier Management provides end-to-end management, from access to the core, helping enable carrier-class delivery of next-generation voice, mobile, cloud, and managed services. With the modular architecture, you have the flexibility to deploy the entire integrated suite or do it incrementally as you grow your business, depending on your needs.

The Cisco Prime Carrier Management solution consists of the following applications, which are accessible through the Cisco Prime Central portal:

Cisco Prime Network—Provides management of packet networks, including access, aggregation, edge, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) core, and Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

Cisco Prime Optical—Provides efficient and productive optical infrastructure management for fault, configuration, performance, and security.

Cisco Prime Performance Manager—Provides performance statistics and reports for service provider and large enterprise networks, including access, edge, distribution, core, mobile backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, MPLS core, and EPC networks.

Cisco Prime Provisioning—Provides automated resource management and rapid, profile-based provisioning capabilities for Carrier Ethernet, Radio Access Network (RAN) backhaul, MPLS, and Packet Transport technologies.

Prime Central is compatible with the application versions listed in Table 1.

Table 1 Compatible Application Versions 

Application Version
Compatible with...
Prime Central 1.1
Prime Central 1.1.0.1
Prime Central 1.1.0.2
Prime Central 1.2

Prime Network 3.9

Yes

Yes

No1

No

Prime Network 3.10

No

No

Yes

No

Prime Network 3.11

No

No

No2

No

Prime Network 4.0

No

No

No

Yes

Prime Optical 9.6

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prime Optical 9.6.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prime Optical 9.8

No

No

No

Yes

Prime Performance Manager 1.2

Yes

Yes

No

No

Prime Performance Manager 1.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prime Performance Manager 1.4

No

No

No

Yes

Prime Provisioning 6.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prime Provisioning 6.4

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prime Provisioning 6.5

No

No

No

Yes

1 See the Cisco Prime Central 1.1.0.2.2 Readme for the steps required to enable compatibility between Prime Network 3.9 and Prime Central 1.1.0.2.2.

2 See the Cisco Prime Central 1.1.0.2.1 Readme for the steps required to enable compatibility between Prime Network 3.11 and Prime Central 1.1.0.2.1.


New Features and Enhancements

Table 2 lists the new features and enhancements in Prime Central 1.2.

Table 2 New Features in Prime Central 1.2 

Feature Update
Description

Multi-instance application support

Supports multiple instances of Prime Network and Prime Optical.

Customer and service model

Manages customers and associates them with discovered services.

Grouping

Creates static and dynamic groups of inventory objects.

Alarm tagging

Aggregates and tags inventory objects or groups with alarm counts and severity.

Data center dashboard

Supports data center dashboards that provide a higher level of detail for the selected compute service resource or VPN. In addition to information that is specific to a particular resource (such as the number of active virtual machines running on a hypervisor or the status of physical interfaces on a VPN), these dashboards provide alarm information and performance metric charts.

360º views

Supports 360º views of devices, virtual machines, hypervisors, VPNs, data stores, and customers.

Root cause analysis

Implements root cause analysis use cases in the data center domain.

Service impact analysis

Analyzes service impact for data center services such as virtual machines, hypervisors, and VPNs.

Customer impact analysis

Analyzes events that impact specific customers.

Ability to enable and disable functionality

Enables and disables functionality such as service impact analysis, customer impact analysis, virtualization, or the northbound interface.

Alarm lifecycle management

Supports the alarm lifecycle across applications.

MTOSI and 3GPP NBI extension

Extends the standards-based northbound interface.

Credential integration

Exposes credential APIs outside of Prime Central.

Extensive device support

Supports mobility, Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (NGN), data center, and cable devices.



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


Prime Central 1.2 Bugs

For more information on a specific bug or to search for all bugs in a particular Prime Central release, see Using the Bug Search Tool.

This section contains the following information:

Open Bugs

Using the Bug Search Tool

Open Bugs

Table 3 lists open bugs in Prime Central 1.2. To view more details and possible workaround information for a particular bug, see Using the Bug Search Tool.

Table 3 Open Bugs in Prime Central 1.2 

Bug ID
Description

CSCui16565

The Data Center displays memory size incorrectly for hypervisors. Hypervisor memory is blank or is shown as reserved memory instead of processor RAM. This situation occurs when the following steps are performed:

1. From the Prime Central menu, choose Assure > Services > Data Center.

2. Click the Compute tab > Hypervisor subtab.

3. To the left of the hypervisor name, click the Expand icon to open the hypervisor dashboard.

In the General area, the Memory field is blank or incorrectly shows reserved memory. It should show the processor RAM.


Using the Bug Search Tool

Use the Bug Search tool to search for a specific bug or to search for all bugs in a release.


Step 1 Go to http://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch.

Step 2 At the Log In screen, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password; then, click Log In. The Bug Search 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:

a. In the Search For field, enter Prime Central 1.2 and press Return. (Leave the other fields empty.)

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 Central 1.2 Documentation Overview for a list of Prime Central 1.2 guides.

See also the documentation for the following applications:

Cisco Prime Network

Cisco Prime Optical

Cisco Prime Performance Manager

Cisco Prime Provisioning


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 Central 1.2

For a list of accessibility features in Prime Central 1.2, see the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) on the Cisco website, or contact accessibility@cisco.com.

All product documents are accessible except for images, graphics, and some charts. If you would like to receive the product documentation in audio format, braille, or large print, contact accessibility@cisco.com.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), 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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