Release Notes for Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager (EPOM), Version 4.2(0)1
August 24, 2004
Please read this entire document prior to using the Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager (EPOM) as it contains pertinent information about the History of Software Releases, using the software, troubleshooting, and relevant bug fixes. This document is intended to provide up-to-date or late-breaking information about the current release of the Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager, Version 4.2(0)1 from Cisco Systems, Inc.
History of Software Releases
Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager (Cisco EPOM) is a web-based application for real-time provisioning of the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch that allows authorized users to show, add, modify, delete and check the status of Cisco BTS 10200 components.
Provisioning tasks in Cisco EPOM generally match tasks done by using the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch CLI or MAC interface, but the tasks are done through a web-browser interface. Common multistep procedures are simplified by being grouped into tasks that are done by task wizards.
Authorized Cisco EPOM administrators set up and manage the Cisco EPOM server software and perform Cisco EPOM user administration and network setup tasks.
History of Software Releases
This section describes changes to the current and previous versions of Cisco EPOM.
Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1
Cisco EPOM, Version 4.2(0)1 includes:
•Updates to support BTS 4.2.0
•Fixes for the following bugs and issues:
–CSCef36632—Audit button not included.
–CSCef36634—Sync button not included.
–CSCef39417—Tech_prefix, cannot be added from h323_gw_provisioning Provisioning Flow.
Table 1 lists new commands and tokens included in Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1.
Table 1 New Commands and Tokens in Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1
Cisco EPOM 1.5(4)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.5(4) includes fixes for the following bugs and issues:
•CSCed42461—Fixed EPOM/OpenOrb Memory Leak.
•CSCee94342—Upgraded Tomcat to version 4.1.29, fixed HTTPS CLOSE_WAIT bug.
•CSCee94411—Fixed EPOM start/stop scripts to forcefully stop tomcat/mysql, if they are not stopped properly.
•CSCee94351—Fixed BTS commands' Navigation Tree issue, where Navigation Tree does not contain any BTS commands.
•CSCee94417—Fixed EPOM/BTS corba communication break.
•CSCee94540—Fixed Sun JVM Garbage Collection parameters.
Cisco EPOM 1.5(3)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.5(3) Patch Level 01 includes fixes for the following bugs and issues:
•Updates to support BTS 4.2.0
•CSCec77691—Newly created Groups can be seen in Domain Details, Edit GUI directly after adding them.
•Groups with Permission None can also be seen in Domain Details, Edit GUI.
•Groups with Permission None, will not be displayed as Read/Only when Group Permission Edit is invoked from the Domain Edit GUI.
•CSCec77377—Each snmptrapdest row entry can be deleted from the associated delete url towards its extreme right.
•CSCec77714—While assigning navigational trees to Groups, proceed according to the procedure in the following example:
1. Assume that a group is being assigned a navigational tree named newtree.
2. After creating the newtree.xml, change the tag <tree name="default"> to <tree name="newtree.xml"> just like the file name.
3. The location of this file on the EPOM server is: /opt/CSCOepom/tomcat/webapps/ROOT/xml/bts/navigation/
•CSCec42188—Details, Delete etc of Services from Feature/Services will show the correct entry and not the first one. Perform the following tasks on BTS 10200 server:
1. Log into BTS server as oracle
2. Invoke sqlplus with oamp userid and oamp password (or other id/passwd if you have changed this).
3. Issue the sql statement: "update command parameter set required='add,change,delete', pos_vals='[0_16]', input_label='Id', parser='TextParser' where noun='service' and var_name='id'";
5. Exit the sqlplus.
6. pkill cis3
7. epom stop/start
Cisco EPOM 1.5(2)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.5(2) Patch Level 00 includes the fixes for the following bugs and issues:
•CSCdz07844—Some EPOM BTS disaster recovery commands out of order
–Updated the export.xml file that identifies the BTS items to be exported in the correct order.
–Fixed placement of intl_dial_plan_profile
–Added carrier and feature tables to the change list
•CSCec00474—MySQL server fails to start during install
Cisco EPOM 1.5(1)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.5(1) Patch Level 00 is an FCS release.
Cisco EPOM 1.5(1.B)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.5(1.B) fixed the bts_export exception.
Cisco EPOM 1.5(1.A)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.5(1.A) included:
•Updates to replace Borland Visibroker ORB with OpenOrb Corba interface.
•Updates to support BTS 3.5.
Cisco EPOM 1.3(1)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.3(1) included updates to support BTS 3.3.
Cisco EPOM 1.1(1)
Cisco EPOM, Version 1.1(1) is the initial EPOM version to support BTS 3.2.
This section presents several requirements that must be met to support installation of Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1.
Cisco EPOM Server Requirements
Platform requirements for Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1 are:
Cisco EPOM Server supporting 5 simultaneous clients and 5 BTS servers
•Sun workstation (440 MHz or more)
•1 GB MB RAM
•2 GB diskspace
•Sun Solaris 8 operating system
Cisco EPOM Server supporting 20 simultaneous clients and 10 BTS servers
•Sun Ultra-60 workstation (440 MHz or faster, dual processor)
•2 GB RAM
•4 GB disk space
•Sun Solaris 8 operating system
Cisco EPOM Default Port Assignments
The Cisco EPOM default port assignments are:
•MySQL port is 3310
•Tomcat non-secure port is 8080
•Tomcat secure port is 443
•Tomcat shutdown port is 8041
Cisco EPOM Client Requirements
The cisco EPOM client requirements are:
•Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, Version 5.5 or later
•Netscape 6.2 or later
The following anomalies have been identified in the operation of Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1:
•There is a time delay in accessing JSP pages for the first time as the Tomcat webserver is compiling the pages.
•There is a time delay in the first access of a BTS-10200 EMS server as the command table of the EMS server is queried to determine the supported command set.
EPOM 4.2(0)1 does not support Session Initialization Protocol (SIP) subscribers properly due to BTS Server 4.2 bugs
•CSCef 77192: Unable to provision SIP sub via epom, aor2sub not valid
•CSCef 77202:Unable to control a sip sub INS or OOS
•CSCeg15126: EPOM,ring_type_dn2 and 3 always present subscriber feature data.
Note SIP subscriber status can be achived using both status aor2sub and status sip_reg_contact.
This section provides recommendations for managing some complex aspects of the operation of Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1.
To recreate the Cisco EPOM database, if needed (for example, if you forget the admin password and cannot access the database):
Reinitialize the Cisco EPOM databases:
Cisco EPOM difficulty in communicating with the Cisco BTS 10200 EMS server, such as the one reflected in the following message:
"Could not retrieve object attributes for object name. The most possible reason is failure to log into the Cisco BTS 10200 EMS server or CORBA agent on Cisco EMS server is not working. Please make sure hostname/login/password/siteid is correct.
Also check log file."
•View log files: Log files are stored in /var/opt/CSCOepom/logs
•Use log files for debugging Cisco EPOM problems or for supplying information to Cisco TAC.
•Check the information in the Cisco BTS 10200 EMS server definition to make sure that it is correct.
•Check connectivity between Cisco EPOM and the Cisco BTS 10200 EMS (if they are not co-resident). Log in to the Cisco EPOM server and ping the Cisco BTS 10200 EMS server. Verify that the correct CORBA adapter has been installed on the Cisco BTS 10200 EMS server.
•Check the log files.
Relevant documents on EPOM are available at the following urls.
•Overview of EPOM— http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/epom/eopm4_2/getstart/overview.htm
•Installation documentation— http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/epom/eopm4_2/getstart/install.htm
•Setting up EPOM— http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/epom/eopm4_2/getstart/setup.htm
•Configuring Cisco BTS 10200 Components—
•Cisco EPOM Flow Provisioning— http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/epom/eopm4_2/getstart/provis.html
•Managing EPOM— http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/epom/eopm4_2/getstart/security.htm
•Viewing and ExportingReports with Cisco EPOM—
•Advanced EPOM Usage—
•Trouble Shooting EPOM— http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/epom/eopm4_2/getstart/trouble.htm
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