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Release Notes for Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Release 188.8.131.52
Last Updated: February 2013OL-27653-04
These release notes contain the following sections:
The Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a network management tool that supports lifecycle management of your entire network infrastructure from one graphical interface. Prime Infrastructure provides network administrators with a single solution for provisioning, monitoring, optimizing, and troubleshooting both wired and wireless devices. Robust graphical interfaces make device deployments and operations simple and cost-effective.
Prime Infrastructure provides two different graphical user interfaces (from which you can switch back and forth by clicking the downward arrow next to your login name):
•Lifecycle view, which is organized according to home, design, deploy, operate, report and administer menus.
•Classic view, which closely corresponds to the graphical user interface in Cisco Prime Network Control System 1.1 or Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS).
For more information on the Lifecycle view of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure features, see the following URL:
For more information on the Classic view of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure features, see the following URL:
For more information on prerequisites, system requirements, and installation, see the following URL:
Virtual Appliance - Hardware Requirements
For information about the number and type of devices supported by each virtual appliance size, see the Product Specifications section of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1.2 data sheet at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12239/products_data_sheets_list.html.
Prime Infrastructure supports the following browsers:
•Google Chrome—19.0 build
•Mozilla Firefox— ESR 10.x, 13.0 and 14.0
•Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 with Chrome plug-in. Native Internet Explorer is not supported.
Note We recommend a minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Supported Device Types and Software Versions
Table 1 lists the wireless devices and their software versions that are supported by Prime Infrastructure 184.108.40.206.
Table 1 Supported Controller Hardware Models and Software Versions
Controller Hardware Models Controller Software Versions
Cisco 2100 Series
Cisco 2500 Series
7.0 until 220.127.116.11
Cisco 4400 Series
Cisco 5500 Series
7.0 until 18.104.22.168
Cisco Flex 7500 Series
7.0 until 22.214.171.124
Cisco Flex 8500 Series
Cisco Virtual Controller
7.0 until 126.96.36.199
Cisco Wireless Controller on Service Ready Engine (WLCM2 on SRE)
Cisco Catalyst 3750G Series Integrated Wireless LAN Controllers
7.0 until 188.8.131.52
1 WiSM2 is not supported for Configuration Archive.
For detailed information on the software compatibility for the Cisco wireless devices, see the following URL:
For detailed information on the supported device types and software versions, see the following URL:
For detailed installation information, see the following section of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1.3 Quick Start Guide:
Upgrading Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Note•Prior to upgrading, a patch must be installed on the existing system. For detailed upgrade information, see the following section of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1.3 Quick Start Guide:
•Ensure that you perform a backup before attempting to upgrade.
•Use a console connection when you upgrade, to avoid Telnet/SSH terminal timeouts.
•Remove high availability before performing the upgrade.
•The upgrading of Cisco Prime Network Control System 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 to Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1.3 is not supported directly. If you plan to upgrade from Cisco Prime Network Control System 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 to Cisco Prime Infrastructure 126.96.36.199, contact Cisco TAC for upgrade instructions and assistance. Also, read the following software advisory for more information on how to upgrade.
For detailed information about the upgrade methods, see the following URL:
Your feedback will help us improve the quality of our product. To send your feedback, follow these steps:
Step 1 If you have configured your mail server, go to Step 8.
Step 2 Choose Administration > System Settings > Mail Server Configuration.
Step 3 In the Mail Server Configuration page, enter the mail server details.
Step 4 Click Save to save the configuration settings.
Step 5 Choose Help > Help Us Improve Cisco Products.
Step 6 In the Help Us Improve Cisco Products page, select the Yes, collect data periodically option.
Step 7 Click OK.
Step 8 Choose Help > Submit Feedback (in the Classic view) or click the question mark icon at the top right and then click Submit Feedback (in the LifeCycle view).
Note You must configure the e-mail server and then enable data collection to configure the feedback tool.
Prime Infrastructure License
For detailed information on the Prime Infrastructure Licensing, see the following URL:
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 188.8.131.52 Supported Devices
For detailed information on the supported device types, see the following URL:
New Features and Enhancements
This section provides a brief description of what is new in this release.
•This release supports Cisco Aironet 1600 Series Lightweight Access Points. You can plan, deploy, and manage the 1600 Series Lightweight Access Points through Cisco Prime Infrastructure. For more information, see
•Prime Infrastructure provides management support for new access point hardware: WSSI module. The WSSI module is field-upgradable, third radio module add-on to the 3600 Series Access Point. Also, SNMP MIB enhancements are available for the monitor module within the specific 3600 Series access point. Enables increased client performance by offloading spectrum Monitoring and Security capabilities to third radio, while the integrated radios concurrently serve 2.4 and 5 GHz client devices.
•Prime Infrastructure provides Assurance for Wireless feature. This enables you to monitor, configure, report, and troubleshoot application traffic using tools like NBAR-2 and NetFlow.
Note The AVC configuration on controllers does not require Assurance license, but AVC monitoring requires it.
•Support for Application Visibility and Control (AVC) is introduced. AVC classifies applications using Cisco's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) techniques with Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR) engine and provides application-level visibility and control into Wi-Fi network. After recognizing the applications, the AVC feature allows you to either drop or mark the traffic.
Using AVC, the controller can detect more than 1000 applications. AVC enables you to perform real-time analysis and create policies to reduce network congestion, costly network link usage, and infrastructure upgrades.
•Support for NetFlow protocol is introduced. The NetFlow protocol provides information about network users and applications, peak usage times, and traffic routing. The NetFlow protocol collects IP traffic information from network devices to monitor traffic.
The NetFlow architecture consists of the following components:
–Collector—Entity that collects all the IP traffic information from various network elements.
–Exporter—Network entity that exports the template with the IP traffic information. The controller acts as an exporter.
•Support for the Multicast DNS (mDNS) protocol is introduced. This feature allows you to to easily deploy and manage Bonjour Services Directory. You can monitor, configure, and troubleshoot Bonjour Services Discovery.
•This release provides the following additional RADIUS support features on FlexConnect.
–A primary or secondary RADIUS server per FlexConnect group is sufficient.
–The FlexConnect group allows you to configure Primary or Secondary RADIUS server which may not present in the controller.
•This release supports the following:
–Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Ethernet Stackable Switch.
–Cisco NAM 2304 Appliance.
–Cisco IE 2000 Series Switches.
•Cisco Prime Infrastructure supports the new MSE features such as WSSI module, Qualcomm, Meridian, and wIPS. For more information, see the following URL:
Note For information about Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.4, see the following URL:
•The Cisco 12.2EWA IOS Image for Catalyst 4948 does not work properly. Cisco Prime Infrastructure supports Cisco IOS Image 12.2SG for Catalyst 4948 series. This is because of different sysOId's returned by Cisco IOS Images.
•For the TACACS+/RADIUS user authentication, the custom attributes related to the new features are required to be added/appended to the existing set of attributes in AAA server to access certain pages/views. For example, Monitor Media Stream page, Virtual Domain List (to view the list of virtual domains from the Create Report page), and so on. For RADIUS authentication and authorization in Prime Infrastructure 184.108.40.206, there is an alternate method available for the AAA users. Only the user role and virtual domain attributes can be configured in AAA server (instead of copying the complete custom attribute task list from Prime Infrastructure to the AAA server).
•After doing a major version upgrade of Prime Infrastructure application, the browser cache on the client machines used to access the older version, would need to be cleared once so that the data for the old application is removed from the browser cache. After that connecting to the upgraded server will work fine.
•Hot CLI backup is not recommended in Prime Infrastructure 220.127.116.11.
Table 2 lists the Open Caveats in Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 18.104.22.168.
Click the identifier to view the impact and workaround for the caveat. This information is displayed in the Bug Toolkit. You can track the status of the open caveats using the Bug Toolkit.
Table 3 lists the Resolved Caveats in Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 22.214.171.124.
Click the identifier to view the details of the caveat. This information is displayed in the Bug Toolkit. You can track the status of the resolved caveats, using the Bug Toolkit.
You can access the following additional Cisco Prime Infrastructure documentation on Cisco.com:
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