This document provides information about Cisco EPN Manager 1.1.2 (Content Pack 2). It outlines the additional feature and device support available in Cisco EPN Manager 1.1.2 and provides instructions for installing the content pack on top of Cisco EPN Manager 1.1.
Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (Cisco EPN Manager) 1.1 is an EMS/NMS solution that provides simplified, converged, multilayer management of carrier-grade networks. It currently manages Carrier Ethernet and optical transport networks, with expansion into other technologies planned for future releases.
Cisco EPN Manager offers end-to-end device management, network provisioning, and network assurance. It is a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution with a common inventory/data model and visually appealing user interface that provides a single product experience across management functions.
Cisco EPN Manager 1.1 provides the following high-level features and functionalities:
Device Management—Device/resource discovery, device grouping, basic device health monitoring, image and configuration management, EMS-level assurance.
Service Discovery and Provisioning—Discovery of Ethernet Virtual Connections (VCs) and Optical circuits, service intent/network reconciliation, ability to create, provision, modify and delete circuits/VCs. Simple provisioning wizard with point and click functionality (i.e., click on a device in a topology map to select it as an endpoint).
Network Assurance—Fault and performance per circuit/VC, monitoring policies and reporting functionality, multilayer circuit trace.
Network Visualization—Topology map for visualization of devices and circuits/VCs.
Supported Ethernet VCs:
– E-Line (EPL/EVPL) MPLS to the edge—single segment pseudowire, local access, G.8032, ICCP-SM
– E-LAN (EP-LAN/EVP-LAN)—MPLS to the edge, single segment pseudowire, VPLS/H-VPLS with redundant pseudowire
– E-Tree (EP-Tree/EVP-Tree)—MPLS to the edge
– E-Access (EP-Access/EVP-Access)—MPLS to the edge
Device Right-to-Manage (RTM) licenses are available for each supported device family. Each RTM license entitles you to use all Cisco EPN Manager applications and features to manage devices in that family. Licenses are also available for the gateway high availability feature and for the Multi-Technology Operations Systems Interface (MTOSI) northbound interface.
Cisco Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 901, 903, 9000v and 9000ve routers are supported as satellites to Cisco ASR9000 hosts. The hosts must be running Cisco IOS XR 5.2.0 or 5.2.2.
Note Be sure to stop Cisco EPN Manager on the secondary server before stopping it on the primary server.
Step 1 On the secondary server, log in as a Cisco EPN Manager CLI admin user and stop Cisco EPN Manager:
admin# ncs stop
Step 2 On the primary server, log in as a Cisco EPN Manager CLI admin user and stop Cisco EPN Manager:
admin# ncs stop
Restart the Servers and Reconfigure HA
Note Be sure to perform these actions on the secondary server before performing them on the primary server.
Step 1 Restart Cisco EPN Manager on the secondary server:
a. Log into the secondary server as a Cisco EPN Manager CLI admin user and run the following command:
admin# ncs start
b. Check the status of the secondary server processes to make sure they have restarted:
admin# ncs status
c. Verify that the HA status of the secondary server is HA Not Configured, by running the following command:
admin# ncs ha status
Step 2 Restart Cisco EPN Manager on the primary server:
a. Log into the primary server as a Cisco EPN Manager CLI admin user and run the following command:
admin# ncs start
b. Check the status of the primary server processes to make sure they have restarted:
admin# ncs status
Step 3 Reconfigure high availability.
a. On the primary server, log into Cisco EPN Manager as a user with Administrator privileges.
b. Open the left sidebar, then choose Administration > Settings > High Availability > HA Configuration.
c. Enter the host name or IP address of the secondary server and the authentication key. Leave the Failover Type as Manual.
d. Click Save. This will trigger HA registration between the primary and secondary servers.
Verify the HA State of Both Servers
Step 1 Run the following command on both primary and secondary servers:
admin# ncs ha status
Step 2 Ensure that the HA state on the primary server is Primary Active and the HA state on the secondary server is Secondary Syncing.
Cisco EPN Manager Bugs
Use the Bug Search tool (BST) to get the latest information about Cisco EPN Manager bugs. BST allows partners and customers to search for software bugs based on product, release, and keyword, and it aggregates key data such as bug details, product, and version.
Cisco EPN Manager bugs may be caused by defects in a device’s platform or operating system. In those cases, the Cisco EPN Manager bug will be resolved when the hardware/operating system bug is resolved.
Step 2 To list all bugs for this version, click the Select from list hyperlink that is next to the Product field and select the product.
a. Choose Cloud and Systems Management > Routing and Switching Management > Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Manager and then select the required product version.
b. When the results are displayed, use the filter and sort tools to find bugs according to their status, severity, how recently they were modified, if any support cases are associated with them, and so forth.
You can also search using bug IDs or keywords. For more information, click Help at the top right of the Bug Search page.
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