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Cisco Prime Optical 9.8 Release Notes
August 23, 2013
These release notes provide an overview of the release and describe how to access bugs for Cisco Prime Optical 9.8.
Note You can access the most current Prime Optical 9.8 documentation, including these release notes, online at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.
These release notes contain the following sections:
Cisco Prime Optical (formerly Cisco Transport Manager) is a carrier-class, multitechnology management system that integrates the end-to-end management of traditional transport networks and new carrier packet transport networks. It can help maintain the integrity of existing services, plus deliver interactive, content-based services and high-bandwidth applications.
Cisco Prime Optical manages the entire Cisco optical portfolio, including:
•Metro dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM)
•Metro edge and access products
•New Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System products
Prime Optical also serves as a foundation for integration into a larger overall Operations Support System (OSS) environment by providing northbound gateway interfaces to higher-layer management systems.
New Features and Enhancements
Table 1 describes new features and enhancements in Prime Optical 9.8.
Prime Optical-Supported NE Software Releases
Before updating the software image on an NE, verify whether the NE software version is supported in this Prime Optical release. If you add an unsupported NE software version, the Prime Optical server might not communicate with one or more NEs in the domain, causing erroneous behavior.
For a list of NE software releases supported in Prime Optical 9.8, see Cisco Prime Optical 9.8 Supported Devices.
Deprecated and Removed Features
Table 2 lists the deprecated and removed features as of Prime Optical 9.8 release.
Using the Bug Search Tool
This section explains how to 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 Enter.
Step 4 To search for bugs in the current release:
a. To search for bugs in the current release, click Select from list link.
The Select Product page is displayed.
b. Choose Cloud and Systems Management > Optical Management > Cisco Prime Optical > Cisco Prime Optical 9.8.
c. Click OK.
d. 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 status, severity, modified date, and so forth.
Note In the search results, the headlines and Release-note enclosures might contain both Cisco Prime Optical and Cisco Transport Manager product names. For example, if a bug applies to both Prime Optical 9.8 and CTM 9.2, the headline and Release-note enclosure contain the earlier CTM product terminology.
Tip To export the results to a spreadsheet, click the Export Results to Excel link.
Prime Optical online help contains outdated information. Topics covering MPLS-TP Tunnels, Pseudowires, EVCs, and QoS for the CPT system are not valid in this release. See Chapter 13:Using the CPT System of the Cisco Prime Optical 9.8 User Guide for updated information. For the most current source of Prime Optical information, always visit online at
See the Cisco Prime Optical 9.8 Documentation Overview for a list of Prime Optical 9.8 guides.
Accessibility Features in Prime Optical 9.8
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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