Release Notes for Cisco Transaction Analyzer 2.0.1
First Published: July 2015
Before installing Cisco™ Transaction Analyzer v2.0.1, review this document for information about product requirements and known issues.
The installer includes installation and configuration information to help you quickly install and configure the product. For additional information about installing Cisco Transaction Analyzer, see the Cisco Transaction Analyzer Installation and Configuration Guide.
Note When viewing Transaction Analyzer reports in your browser, the data collection time displayed in the report is the local time on the Microsoft Reporting Service server. It is not the local time of the machine from which you are viewing the reports.
Oracle® Client 9i, 10g, or 11g (64-bit) must be installed on the Transaction Analyzer server to monitor SAP Oracle databases; required components include Oracle Windows Interfaces and Oracle Net
IBM® DB2® Connect 9.1 (64-bit) must be installed on the Transaction Analyzer server to monitor SAP DB2 databases on z/OS® or OS/390®
IBM® DB2® Runtime Client 9.1 (64-bit) must be installed on the Transaction Analyzer server to monitor SAP DB2 databases on other platforms
MDAC v2.6, v2.7, or v2.8
Microsoft®.NET™ Framework v4.0 installed on the server where the Cisco Transaction Analyzer application is installed
Note The latest Windows update is required after installing.NET Framework 4.0.
Software Requirements for SAP ABAP Data Collection
Note Cisco recommends that you install the latest kernel patch for the installed SAP version.
Supported SAP Databases (to collect SQL query details):
– Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP1 through SP4 (Standard or Enterprise Edition), Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
– Oracle Database v9i, v10g, and v11g (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
– IBM DB2 UDB v8.1 FixPak 4 or later, v8.2, v9.1, v9.5, and v9.7 (Enterprise Edition) on AIX, Linux, Unix®, and Windows
– IBM DB2 for z/OS and OS/390 v8 and v9
Note For SAP data collection, any type of database can be used.
Limitations and Restrictions
The following items are known issues in Cisco Transaction Analyzer v2.0.1.
Cisco Exporter for SAP Users Upgrade Issue
When upgrading Cisco Exporter for SAP Users to Transaction Analyzer v2.0.1, the Configuration.xml file is not copied if the installation path is different than the previous version. You must back up the Configuration.xml file located in the Cisco Exporter for SAP Users installation directory, upgrade to the latest version, and then copy the Configuration.xml file into the new installation directory.
SQL Server Agent Not Configured For Autostart
When installing Cisco Transaction Analyzer, the SQL Server agent is not automatically configured for Autostart. If the SQL Server agent is not running when the Cisco Transaction Analyzer database is created, the Cisco Transaction Analyzer jobs will not execute.
To resolve this issue, set the SQL Server Agent to Autostart after configuring the product and start the service.
Cisco Transaction Analyzer SQL Jobs May Fail to Run
When creating the Cisco Transaction Analyzer database, you specify the user account to connect to the database. This user account is set as the owner of the Cisco Transaction Analyzer SQL jobs. However, if the owner of the SQL jobs uses a domain account and the domain controller cannot be found, the SQL Server jobs may fail to run.
SAP Statistic Issues on SAP v7.0 and v7.10 Systems
On SAP v7.0 and v7.10, the function used to collect statistics is returning marshaling exceptions. Cisco Transaction Analyzer calls a pre-SAP v7.0 function to work around this issue. However, the workaround causes the following issues:
The function does not return background job statistics.
The Database Request Time values do not match the values in STAD.
The function does not return RFC details information.
The marshaling exception is a known SAP Web AS ABAP 7.0 and 7.10 issue, and SAP is working on a Kernel patch to resolve it.
Cisco Transaction Analyzer controls which function to call via a registry value (MinimumPatch). The value in v1.9 is set by default to 999 so all 7.0 and 7.10 systems will not call the new function. When SAP releases a patch to resolve the marshaling issue, Cisco will release a hotfix to update the registry value.
Duplicate Transaction Analyzer Report Model
If you have Cisco Transaction Analyzer reports configured for different Transaction Analyzer databases on the same Reporting Services server, duplicate report models display with the same name (Transaction Analyzer).
Charts May Not Display Date and Time Properly in Reporting Services 2008
Cisco Transaction Analyzer reports that include charts may not display properly when running reports in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008. For example, a chart may display only date instead of date and time.
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