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Release Notes for Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module 6.1
New and Changed Features in Release 6.1
Supported Device and Feature Information
Known and Resolved Problems in Release 6.1
Accessibility Features in Cisco Prime NAM Release 6.1
This document provides general information about Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (Prime NAM) Release 6.1 software.
Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) gives network administrators a holistic view of how the network is performing and how users are experiencing the delivery of applications and services. Comprehensive visibility helps you to:
Cisco Prime NAM provides the following functionality:
For compatibility and device support details, see the NAM Compatibility Matrix. For more information about Prime NAM features for specific platforms, see the product data sheets available on Cisco.com.
For details about Cisco Prime NAM system requirements, see your respective installation documentation on Cisco.com.
For compatibility information on platform hardware and software, managed devices, and other support details, see the NAM Compatibility Matrix. Starting with this release, NAM-1-250S and NAM-2-250S are no longer supported.
provides a detailed list of new features and functions and enhancements to Release 6.1. You can use the topic that appears in column three to search the user guide on Cisco.com.
For Cisco Prime NAM features and benefits, see the data sheets for your specific platform, on Cisco.com.
For new installations, deep packet inspection is the default. For upgrades, the default is dependent on 6.0(2) application classification mode. You can enable and disable this feature from the UI and CLI. NBAR2 release engine version is 18, library 3.12.
You can download updated protocol packs from the UI, CLI, or from Prime Infrastructure (if you have purchased this software).
Custom applications can be defined using an IP address range/prefix
A user option is added to select if TOS information is used to make up a NAM network flow. If it is used, any change of TOS byte in an on-going flow results in a new flow being created. If it is not used, the entire flow transaction is treated as one flow regardless of the change of TOS in this flow.
If measuring type of service (DSCP) of the monitored traffic is necessary, please select TOS information as part of flow configuration. Otherwise, if ART and other flow based analysis is required, and you know in your network, the TOS information can change in an on-going flow, please don’t select TOS information as part of flow configuration.
This feature was supported on ISR routers and switches with the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Programmable Intelligent Services Accelerator (PISA) running IOS 12.2(18)ZY (or later) and is no longer supported. NBAR-PD MIB is also no longer supported. Layer 7 application classification can be used instead.
Capture file format support no longer supports.enc file format. NAM uses.pcap format.
Use of Performance Agent as a remote data source has been removed. This feature support is included in Prime Infrastructure.
Conversations page has been changed and is renamed to the Host Conversation page.
This section includes the supported upgrade paths to NAM 6.1.
For details about how to upgrade Prime NAM, see Upgrading to Cisco Prime NAM. This document contains upgrade commands that work across all supported releases. The information in this document is based on the 6.0(2) upgrade, but is valid for the upgrade to 6.1 for the above supported paths and platforms. Note that starting with this release, the NAM-1-250S and NAM-2-250S are no longer supported.
Note To improve the performance of monitoring Data Center protocols such as VxLAN, FabricPath, OTV, LISP, Segment ID, VNTag, and FCoE, we recommend that you upgrade the FPGA image in your Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1. For details on how to upgrade your FPGA image, see FPGA/EPLD Upgrade Note for Cisco Prime NAM-NX1, 6.0.
This section contains upgrade information you should review before completing your Cisco Prime NAM upgrade.
Upgrading Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software
Before you upgrade your Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NAM-NX1 software, we recommend that you first upgrade your Nexus 7000 Series software from 6.1(1) to 6.2 or above using the following procedure:
1. Save your configuration to boot flash.
2. Use config t to install the system and kickstart images:
3. Use write erase to erase nvram:
4. Use show boot to ensure the new image is loaded:
5. Enter reload to load the new image.
6. After the new image is loaded, copy your saved config back to flash.
For supported Cisco devices, see the latest information in the NAM Compatibility Matrix on Cisco.com.
This section contains important restrictions and limitation as follows:
For a complete list of known and resolved bugs and enhancements for this release, use the Cisco Bug Search tool.
Bug Search Tool (BST), the online successor to Bug Toolkit, is designed to improve our customers' effectiveness in network risk management and device troubleshooting.
BST allows partners and customers to search for software bugs based on product, release, and keyword, and aggregates key data such as bug details, product, and version. The service has provision to filter bugs based on credentials to provide external and internal bug views for the search input.
To use the BST to search for a specific bug or to search for all bugs in a release:
Step 1 Go to http://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch.
Step 2 At the Log In screen, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password; then, click Log In. The Bug Search page opens.
Note If you do not have a Cisco.com username and password, you can register for them at http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do.
Step 3 To search for a specific bug, enter the bug ID in the Search For field and press Return.
Step 4 To search for bugs in the current release:
a. In the Search For field, enter Prime Network Analysis Module 6.1 and press Return. (Leave the other fields empty.)
b. When the search results are displayed, use the filter tools to find the types of bugs you are looking for. You can search for bugs by modified date, status, severity, and so forth.
Tip To export the results to a spreadsheet, click the Export All to Spreadsheet link.
Please see Bug Search Tools & Resources on Cisco.com. For more details on the tool overview and functionalities, check out the help page, located at http://www.cisco.com/web/applicat/cbsshelp/help.html
For information on older Cisco NAM platform and software releases not listed, see the End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Products pages:
For a list of accessibility features in Prime NAM Release 6.1, see the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) on the Cisco website, or contact email@example.com.
All product documents are accessible except for images, graphics, and some charts. If you would like to receive the product documentation in audio format, braille, or large print, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the following additional Prime NAM guides on Cisco.com. For other documentation related to Prime NAM, see Related Documentation.
Note We sometimes update the documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.
For additional information about other product documentation see the Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module Documentation Overview on Cisco.com. For platform-related software and hardware documentation, see the Related Documentation section in your Cisco NAM installation guides.
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at the following URL:
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