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Cisco Prime Optical 9.8 Release Notes

Table Of Contents

Cisco Prime Optical 9.8 Release Notes

Contents

Introduction

New Features and Enhancements

Prime Optical-Supported NE Software Releases

Deprecated and Removed Features

Using the Bug Search Tool

Documentation Errata

Related Documentation

Accessibility Features in Prime Optical 9.8

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


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.


Contents

These release notes contain the following sections:

Introduction

New Features and Enhancements

Prime Optical-Supported NE Software Releases

Deprecated and Removed Features

Using the Bug Search Tool

Documentation Errata

Related Documentation

Accessibility Features in Prime Optical 9.8

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

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 core

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.

Table 1 New Features and Enhancements in Prime Optical 9.8 

Feature Update
Description
Installation Enhancements

Third-party tools

The following third-party tools have been upgraded for Prime Optical 9.8:

Apache 2.2.24

Java 1.7.0_25 (only for Prime Optical servers on Windows operating systems)

Java 1.6.0_x (only for Prime Optical clients for cross-launch compatibility)

Mozilla Firefox 17 or 20 (ability to launch the Cisco Prime Optical portal)

Chrome 25 (ability to launch the Cisco Prime Optical portal)

Ability to install Prime Optical on RHEL 5.7, 5.8, or 6.2

You can install and run the Prime Optical server and client on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7, 5.8, or 6.2 (64-bit OS, with or without VMware ESXi 4.1 or 5.0).

Server/Client Platform Enhancement

New EMS alarm on Tablespace usage

Prime Optical 9.8 supports the new EMS alarms on tablespace usage. The alarm is raised when the Oracle tablespace usage crosses the thresholds specified by the user.

Password Encryption

The EMS encrypts the Users passwords using SHA384.

Optical Enhancements

Support for Wire Speed Encryption (WSE) card

Prime Optical includes the following new functionalities for the WSE card:

Encryption

Threshold settings

GCC channel and payload support

PPM, TTI, and FEC provisioning

Card mode provisioning

Support for encryption using the WSE card.

New encryption tab for the WSE card.

FIPS Support in M6 and M2 platforms.

Prime Optical supports the functionality of the new transport and security roles at the user profile levels for the WSE cards. The following default profiles with security role have been added:

Security Admin

Security Operator

Security Provisioner

User profiles have been assigned more than one role. Roles can be:

Transport

Security

Manage the predefined user profiles with different access privileges.

Support for 100G_LC_C card

Prime Optical 9.8 supports the following for the 100G_LC_C card:

Y-cable protection support for these cards:

5x10G TXP

10x10G MXP

100G TXP

New payloads

Create and manage protection group

Chromatic dispersion values

Tx Shutdown and Tx Power values

Support for 40E-MXP-C card

Prime Optical 9.8 supports full transparency muxponder mode for the 40E-MXP-C card.

Layer 1 Enhancements

Support for customizing views on Circuit Reports

Prime Optical supports customizing the views on Circuit Reports in the following ways:

All—Lists data in the Circuit Report.

Simple Filter—Enables you to filter data based on some simple condition.

Custom View—Enables you to filter data based on a set of conditions.

Save Custom View—You can save the custom views for future use, using either of the following two ways:

Public—Contains the customized view reports that the SuperUser created.

Private—Contains the customized view reports that the other users created.

Manage Custom Views—Enables you to edit or delete the existing customized views in the circuit reports.

Auto-Refresh—Allows you to update the data that has been added.

Quick Filter—Allows you to quickly and easily filter data.

Support for transferring the data among Spans, CTPs, and WSON Reports

Prime Optical allows you to select the data in the primary report, and the selected data automatically appears in the secondary report.

Support for Audit Log

Prime Optical 9.8 supports the following new functionality for the audit logs:

New filtering options

Customizing views to:

create

filter

save

copy

manage

Configuring audit log settings


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.

Table 2 Deprecated and Removed Features 

Feature
Status

ONS155xx NEs

Removed

CPT Layer 2 functionality, including the following:

PT-System configuration

Inventory of TP-Tunnel and associated provisioning

Inventory of pseudowire and associated provisioning

Faults associated with Layer 2 services

Removed

NE Explorer

The following operations listed under the NE Explorer Provision menu:

Channel Groups

MPLS-TP

Pseudowire Class

QoS

ServiceAlarm

Timing

Removed

Domain Explorer

The following operations listed under the Domain Explorer Configuration > PT System > Provision menu:

Create TP Tunnel

Create Pseudowire

Create EVC

QoS Provisioning

QoS Editor

Removed

The following operations listed under the Configuration > PT System > Display:

TP Tunnel Table

Pseudowire Table

EVC Table

Removed

The following operations listed under the Configuration > PT System > Advanced Troubleshooting:

TP Tunnel Cross-Connect Tale

Pseudowire Cross_Connection Table

EVC Cross-Connection Table

Refresh L2 Service Data Discovery

Removed

Support for Solaris operating system

Deprecated


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.



Documentation Errata

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Related Documentation

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 accessibility@cisco.com.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, 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

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