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Release Notes for Cisco Network Building Mediator Software Release 3.1.3 

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Network Building Mediator Software Release 3.1.3 

Contents

Introduction

Orderable Products

Distribution Matrix

Compatibility Matrix

Upgrading the Cisco Network Building Mediator Software

Cisco Network Building Mediator Features

Usage Guideline and Restriction

Open Caveats

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Related Documentation


Release Notes for Cisco Network Building Mediator Software Release 3.1.3 


Release Month: January, 2012
Part Number: OL-25361-01

Contents

This document contains release information for Cisco Network Building Mediator (Mediator) software Release 3.1.3 and includes the following sections:

Introduction

Orderable Products

Distribution Matrix

Compatibility Matrix

Upgrading the Cisco Network Building Mediator Software

Cisco Network Building Mediator Features

Usage Guideline and Restriction

Open Caveats

Related Documentation


Note Before you install, operate, or service the system, read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Network Building Mediator document for important safety information.


Introduction

The Cisco Network Building Mediator (Mediator) extends the network as a platform to transform the way buildings are built, operated, and experienced.The Mediator collects data from the building, IT, energy supply, and energy demand systems, which use different protocols. The Mediator then normalizes the data into a common data representation. This enables the Mediator to perform a protocol translation and to provide information to the end user in a uniform presentation.

Orderable Products

Table 1 lists the applicable ordering information for the Mediator software.

Table 1 Orderable Products and Part Numbers 

Software Release
Product
Orderable Part Number

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator 2500-Global Management.

NBM2500-MGMT

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator 2400-Global Management.

NBM2400-MGMT

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator Manager 6300.

NBM-MGR-6300-K9

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator 5000-Includes 2000 points.

NBM5000-K9

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator 2500-Includes 250 points.

NBM2500-K9

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator 4800-Includes 2000 points.

NBM4800-K9

3.1.3

Cisco Network Building Mediator 2400-Includes 250 points.

NBM2400-K9


Distribution Matrix

Table 2 includes information about the Mediator hardware and the related downloadable software, file names, and file contents from CCO.

Table 2 CCO Distribution Matrix 

Hardware
Software Version
File Category
File Name
Contents

5000

3.1.3-1

Installation software

NBM5000-SW-3.1.3-1-K9.iso

MANIFEST

cisco.nbm-5000-moe-1.21-fw-3.1.3-1

cisco.nbm-5000-moe-1.21-fw-3.1.3-1.md5

4800

3.1.3-1

Installation software

NBM4800-SW-3.1.3-1-K9.iso

NBM4800-SW-3.1.3-1-K9.tx

cisco.nbm-4800.Release3.1.3-1.tgz

moe-3.0.4to3.0.9-upgrade.tgz

moe-3.0.9.tgz

netinstall-1.0.1.tgz

version.txt

2500

3.1.3-1

Installation software

NBM2500-SW-3.1.3-1-K9.iso

MANIFEST

cisco.nbm-2500-moe-1.21-fw-3.1.3-1

cisco.nbm-2500-moe-1.21-fw-3.1.3-1.md5

2400

3.1.3-1

Installation software

NBM2400-SW-3.1.3-1-K9.iso

NBM2400-SW-3.1.3-1-K9.tx

cisco.nbm-2400.Release3.1.3-1.tgz

moe-3.0.4to3.0.9-upgrade.tgz

moe-3.0.9.tgz

netinstall-1.0.1.tgz

version.txtt

ConfigTOOL

3.1.2-2

Configurationsoftware

configtool_install_3_1_2-2.exe

NA

Pefect Host

8.00.03

Programming software

phwsetup.exe

NA


Compatibility Matrix

Table 3 describes the software release and the recommended Mediator Operating Environment (MOE) version.

Table 3 Compatibility Matrix for Software Release 3.1.3

Software Release
Hardware
Mediator Operating Environment (MOE) Version (Recommended)

3.1.3

5000 and 2500

1.27

3.1.3

4800 and 2400

3.0.9


Upgrading the Cisco Network Building Mediator Software

For upgrading the Mediator software, see the Upgrading the Cisco Network Building Mediator Software section, which is available from the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/physical_security/cnbm/3.x/User/Guide/Installation.html

Cisco Network Building Mediator Features

Cisco Network Building Mediator Release 3.1.3 provides support for the following new features:

Enernoc Exporter Ehancements: The Cisco Network Building Mediator now includes support for the Enernoc V2 formatter, a proprietary CSV format that includes additional configurable attributes.

ETC/USAP Protocol—The ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) Unison Serial Access Protocol (USAP) controls the Unison lighting control system. The standard is applied for the point-to-point command exchange between Mediator devices and the Unison system.

Delphi Web Services Protocol—The Delphi Web Server provides the Banquet Event Order (BEO) service and the Meeting Space Request service. The Delphi web servers are typically installed in a Hotel or in Conference Centers. The Delphi web service that runs on the Cisco Network Building Mediator supports only the meeting space request service.The Delphi Event Management System (EMS) interface enables a property, which can be used to read the detailed meeting, function, and booking information entered into the Delphi database. The interface application produces a file of event information that can be used to provide up-to-date information on digital sign boards or other systems.

Omni Systems Metering Protocol—This protocol is an RS-485 based communication protocol used to communicate with electricity meters, gas meters, water meters and heating meters.This protocol makes use of master-slave protocol in which the Mediator acts as a master and polls the Omnimeter's connected to the interface to read data.

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)—Involves the dynamic management of energy usage through cooperation between power consumers, their electric utility, and the electric system operator (or the independent system operator - ISO). The OpenADR standard enables ISOs and electric utilities to continuously send signals to power consumers, which can be automatically translated into load sheds or shifts.

A Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS) facilitates communication between these different entities. The Cisco Network Building Mediator acts as a simple DRAS client that interfaces between the DRAS on the utility/ISO side and other systems on the consumer side.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 Support—TLS 1.0 is now enabled in SRNA communications that occur between Mediators as well as between a Mediator and a Mediator Manager.

TCS Basys Protocol—The Cisco Network Building Mediator now includes support for the TCS Basys protocol, which is a proprietary master/slave communication protocol.

NTP (Network Transport Protocol)—The NTP ensures that the time in all of the Mediators is synchronized and this allows scheduling (for example, equipment start and stop times) and logging operations to take place when the user expects.

IP Tables and Cron Package Tools—These tools are available from the Mediator and can be used as required.

Usage Guideline and Restriction

To use the 3.1.1 software release, follow this usage guideline and restriction:

When launching the Mediator Web Client using Internet Explorer version 9.0, the Enterprise Navigation and System pages do not appear appropriately.

Workaround: The Mediator Web Client is supported on Internet Explorer version 7.0 and 8.0. (CSCtw99582)

Open Caveats

Table 4 lists the open caveats in software Release 3.1.3.

Table 4 Open Caveats 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCth99890

Since the default server header has not been changed, the server name and version is reflected in the server response.

CSCth99881

Since the mDNS port is open by default, the Mediator and the Mediator Manager uses the Bonjour protocol which allows anyone to access secured information.

CSCth99899

The remote service allows renegotiation of the TLS or the SSL connections.

CSCti40053

When a remote device goes offline, the COV subscribed point value is stalled.

CSCtk59473

When a custom baud rate for the MSTP port is set, the device is not discovered.

CSCtk65180

When you view the Enterprise Navigation page on the Internet Explorer version 8 and later, you see a script error message.

CSCtn47006

When the security scan is run, there are reports of probably DoS attack against the open SSL library that is currently being used.

CSCtn77547

Browsing to another tab from Webexpress does not prompt you to save the file which was being edited.

CSCtn80808

Global schedules are not displayed by the Schedule Manager if there are two hosts with a common name.

CSCto02047

When new files are created by Webexpress, it needs to be created under both, the http and the https folders.

CSCto86022

Schedules defined for future dates gets executed immediately if it is defined for a single day.

CSCtq20123

The Mediator fails to change the state of an event from an "Accepted State" to a "Closed State, even after the triggered alarm is set to a normal state.

CSCtq39717

The Global Navigation Client displays issues in the results, when the number of nested levels in a hierarchy tree are more than fifteen.

CSCtq45834

The Mediator web client restores the Mediator backup files to a Mediator Manager and vice versa.

CSCtr10782

In the Events tab, the list of configured alarms, triggers, and exporters are not sortable by the name or host.

CSCtr77532

When an invalid IP address is entered on the System page, an error messages does not appear.


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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Related Documentation

The following documentation is available for the Cisco Network Building Mediator:

Cisco Network Building Mediator User Guide

Cisco Network Building Mediator Quick Start Guide

Cisco Network Building Mediator Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Network Building Mediator API Guide

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Network Building Mediator

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