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Release Notes for Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operatins Manager (EPOM), Version 4.4(0)
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.
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 4.4(0) from Cisco Systems, Inc.
These release notes provide:
Cisco EPOM, Version 4.4(0) includes:
•Updates to support BTS 4.4.0
•Added Check Boxes for all edit page, user can now selectively edit the interested field.All mandatory records will be sent automatically along with the edited field.
•Added Online Corba Cache management to EPOM 4.4(0)
•Added SSL support for Corba communication between EPOM and BTS
•Added login authentication via external RADIUS Server
•Added bts_import to secure ftp BTS config files to BTS Sever
•Fixed the following bugs and issues:
–CSCec47989— EPOM In-Service script generator giving unnecessary commands.
–CSCec38926— EPOM Getting Started Guide needs correction for XML Tree
–CSCec14791— EPOM displays BTS passwords on the GUI and in trace.log
–CSCdy77914 — failure should be returned when tech_prefix_grp_id is blank for h323
–CSCdy44895 — EPOM states MySQL is stopped though it is running
–CSCdy50098 — EPOM export fail to export billing-acct-addr
Table 1 lists new commands and tokens included in Cisco EPOM 4.4(0).
History of Software Releases
This section describes changes to the 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 2 lists new commands and tokens included 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.
Table 3 describes the product documentation that is available for EPOM 4.4(0)
Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.
Table 3 Product Documentation
Document Title Available Formats
Release Notes for Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager,
•On Cisco.com at this URL:
Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager Getting Started Guide, Version 4.4 (0)
•PDF on the product CD-ROM.
•On Cisco.com at this URL:
This section presents several requirements that must be met to support installation of Cisco EPOM 4.4(0).
Cisco EPOM Server Requirements
Platform requirements for Cisco EPOM 4.4(0) 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
•Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, Version 5.5 or later
•Netscape 6.2 or later
•Mozilla 1.1 or higher (You can download this from http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/browser )
The following anomalies have been identified in the operation of Cisco EPOM 4.4(0) :
•There is a known issue with usage of bts_export command of Cisco BTS 10200 softswitch. Under certain conditions, mostly when the database size is relatively large, the data exported is found to be inconsistent, resulting in missing, duplicated and altered records. Due to this, EPOM's data export feature does not work reliably at this time. This issue will be resolved as quickly as possible.
•Due to a limitation in OpenOrb, the machine where EPOM is installed must be able to resolve the hostname of the BTS EMS servers that EPOM is referencing.In a DNS environment, this is typically a non-issue. If EPOM cannot resolve the hostname of the BTS EMS server, the Corba communication will fail.A simple workaround is to insert hostname entries in to the /etc/hosts file.
•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.
•There is a time delay in creating a online Corba cache pools for respective BTS inventories once EPOM is restarted.
•Some times you would see some exception. That happens if user try to send only update as "--UNSET--" value along with mandatory attributes., which is not likely scenario.From EPOM side the behavior is same as previous releases.
Relevant documents on EPOM are available at the following urls.
•Setting up EPOM—
•Configuring Cisco BTS 10200 Components—
•Cisco EPOM Flow Provisioning—
•Viewing and ExportingReports with Cisco EPOM—
•Advanced EPOM Usage—
•Trouble Shooting EPOM—
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