This document provides information about Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (Cisco EPN Manager) 1.2. It outlines the additional feature and device support available in Cisco EPN Manager 1.2 and provides a list of open bugs in Cisco EPN Manager 1.2.
These release notes contain the following sections:
Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (Cisco EPN Manager) 1.2 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 1.2 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 and provisioning of Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs), Layer 3 VPNs, and Optical circuits. 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, geographic map for visualization of the network in the context of geographic location.
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, local access, G.8032, ICCP-SM
– E-Tree (EP-Tree/EVP-Tree)—MPLS to the edge
– E-Access (EP-Access/EVP-Access)—MPLS to the edge
– Optical Transport Network (OTN) Circuit—ODU UNI, ODU Tunnel
Functionality Added in Cisco EPN Manager 1.2
Circuit/VC Provisioning and Management (Optical and CE)
Optical support for:
– Managing failed scenarios (synchronous case).
– Activating or deactivating optical circuits.
– (Beta feature) Visualizing a multilayer trace of an optical circuit in a three-dimensional view that includes zoom in/out, rotate, and pan. Ability to view a circuit’s working path, protected path, restoration path, protected group (with three ports).
– Provisioning Optical Channel (OCH) Trail User-to-Network Interface (UNI) circuit. Support for end-to-end configuration of a DWDM network that consists of Cisco NCS 2000 series devices, terminating on a Cisco NCS 4000 series device.
Support for promoting discovery of circuits/VCs (optical and CE) in order to edit or delete them.
Enhanced circuit wizard creation process to support filtering of ports based on type and availability.
Chassis View—New interactive model of a device’s chassis and hardware components for single- and multi-chassis devices (supported on Cisco NCS 2000 and Cisco NCS 4000 devices). Shows any alarms occurring on a device NE.
Event-based inventory refresh—Updates the inventory (circuits, physical inventory, and logical inventory). Supported on Cisco NCS 4000 and Cisco NCS 2000 devices.
Interface 360 view (renamed from Port 360 view)—Provides quick, detailed information about a specific device interface. Also provides tools to enable, disable, and perform loopback actions on the interface.
Compliance Audit—Uses device configuration baselines and audit policies to find and correct any configuration deviations in network devices. Events are generated when a deviation is identified. You can create system-defined compliance policy groups that contains rules used to identify deviations, and also specify fixes for violations.
Port groups—Support for logical grouping mechanism for ports to facilitate port management and monitoring.
Port state and loopbacks—Configuration support on Cisco NCS 2000 devices.
Payloads, port modes, and FEC—Configuration support on Cisco NCS 4000 devices.
Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs)—Support for configuring multiple CE interfaces to create LAGs and then using them to provision CE services. Includes ability to view discovered LAGs (those not created by Cisco EPN Manager).
OSPF—Support for configuring OSPF routing protocol for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
IS-IS—Support for using ISIS routing protocol to define a router as either a Level 1 (intra-area), Level 2 (inter-area), or Level 1-2 router.
Support for setTP function to configure CTP and PTP attributes for provisioning OTN and DWDM circuits.
Support for setAdminState to activate or deactivate optical circuits.
Support for provisioning EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-TREE, and EVP-TREE with multiple UNI and QinQ configurations through API MTOSI.
Support to configure UNICFG attribute when provisioning the OCH Tail UNI circuit.
REST API support for collecting inventory and topology information such as logical device grouping information, physical inventory of devices, cards, DWDM network topology (OTS links), OTN network topology (OTU Links), DWDM circuit inventory, ODU circuit inventory, and outstanding alarms on devices.
MTOSI support for notification of outstanding alarms, new alarms, severity changes, manual notes addition, and cleared alarms.
Support to convert the internal names of devices to FDN (Full Distinguished Name).
API MTOSI and REST API support to obtain details of a route and the topological links used in the route for a circuit.
Layer 3 VPN Service Provisioning and Management
Support for creating VRFs on Cisco ASR 9000 devices.
Automatic allocate VPN IDs, route target IDs, and route distinguisher.
Discovery and provisioning of VPNs consisting of multiple VRFs.
Ability to define IP endpoints attached to a VRF and associate Ethernet subinterfaces with VRFs.
Ability to provision BGP neighbors between the CE and PE.
Ability to attach QoS profiles to endpoint interfaces.
Geographical maps (geo maps)—First phase of online “Google-style” geographic topology map with auto-grouping. Allows you to position network devices on a world map and monitor them within their geographical context.
Many data center devices and features are available in Cisco EPN Manager 1.2. All data center features are beta features. Use them for test purposes only.
New dashboard that provides details about job success or failure (or partial success). Jobs are organized into three categories: User jobs, system jobs, and poller jobs. Allows you to pause and resume jobs, schedule jobs, cancel jobs, and so forth.
System Settings web GUI—Improved organization of settings into logical groups (general, mail and notification, network and device, and so forth).
Backup—Support for FTP and SFTP backup repositories.
New C isco Evolved Programmable Network Manager Supported Alarms document that lists supported alarms with alarm details including probable causes and recommended actions.
Improved web GUI device support table, which provides information about minimum device software versions (for devices that have a minimum), certified device software versions, and so forth.
Instructions for Updating the Online Help to Include the Wireless/Data Center Addendum
The addendum is available on Cisco.com only—it is not included in the online help that is launched from the product web GUI. Follow this procedure to add the addendum into the online help on the Cisco EPN Manager 1.2 server. All web GUI clients that connect to the server will have access to the updated online help.
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.
For a list of all documentation available for Cisco EPN Manager 1.2, see the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager 1.2 Documentation Guide. The documentation guide also lists several Cisco Prime Infrastructure documents because the content of those documents are relevant to Cisco EPN Manager 1.2.
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