This is the first maintenance release for Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.
You can install Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 Maintenance Release on Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.
Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 Maintenance Release file PI_3_1_1-1.0.60.ubf is approximately 225MB. The download and install can take up to 20 minutes depending on the available network connection in the enterprise environment.
You can reduce the install time by:
Manually downloading the file to your local storage. Choose Administration > Software Updates > Upload and to upload the downloaded file in Prime Infrastructure 3.1 server. Click Install to install the update.
Directly installing the update from the Software Updates web page. The overall install time can be reduced if you have enabled network proxy to cisco.com.
Before You Begin Installing the Maintenance Release
CautionOnce you install this maintenance release, you cannot un-install or remove it.
Since the maintenance release is not removable, it is important to have a way to revert your system to the original version in case hardware or software problems cause the maintenance release installation to fail.
To ensure you can do this, take a backup of your system before downloading and installing this UBF maintenance release.
To restore the backup of the Prime Infrastructure 3.1 installation, follow these steps:
1. Reinstall Prime Infrastructure 3.1 from an OVA or ISO distribution.
2. Restore the data from the backup that you made before applying the maintenance release 3.1.1
Similarly, if you are running Prime Infrastructure 3.1 in a Virtual Machine (VM) and your organization permits taking VM snapshots, stop Prime Infrastructure and use the VMware client to take a VM snapshot before applying this maintenance release. Store the snapshot in an external storage repository, and restore from the snapshot if the maintenance release installation is unsuccessful.
Step 4 Log in with your cisco.com credentials and click Yes or No in the Remember Credentials pop-up dialogue box.
Step 5 Click Show Details in the Critical Fixes pane to view the updates.
Step 6 Click Download corresponding to the Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 Maintenance Release file name PI_3_1_1-1.0.60.ubf.
Step 7 Click Install to install the maintenance release.
Step 8 Click Yes in the popup dialogue box to install Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1. The Cisco Prime Infrastructure server will restart automatically.It may take approximately 25 to 35 minutes for the installation process to complete.
Step 9 You can verify the maintenance release installation from Prime Infrastructure Login under Critical Fixes by clicking View Installed Updates and also by logging into the server and choosing Administration > Software Update. You should see a listing for the maintenance release in the Updates tab, with Installed in the Status column.
Note We recommend you to take backup immediately after successful installation of Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1.
Installing the Maintenance Release from Local Storage
Step 4 Click Upload and browse to the location where you have saved the maintenance release file. Click OK to upload the file.
Step 5 In the Status of Updates pane, click the Files tab and check whether PI_3_1_1-1.0.60.ubf is listed under FileName column.
Step 6 In the Critical Fixes pane, click Install.
Step 7 Click Yes in the popup dialogue box to install Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1. The Cisco Prime Infrastructure server will restart automatically.It may take approximately 25 to 35 minutes for the installation process to complete.
Step 8 You can verify the maintenance release installation from Prime Infrastructure Login under Critical Fixes by clicking View Installed Updates and also by logging into the server and choosing Administration > Software Update. You should see a listing for the maintenance release in the Updates tab, with Installed in the Status column.
Note We recommend you to take backup immediately after successful installation of Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1.
Installing the Maintenance Release in High Availability Mode
Note Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 can be applied only in primary and secondary standalone servers. The server will restart automatically once the installation is complete. The restart typically takes 25 to 35 minutes. You cannot apply Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 when HA is enabled.
If you are installing Cisco Prime Infrastructure Maintenance Release 3.1.1 on High Availability (HA) paired servers, you will get the following error message:
Troubleshooting Maintenance Release Installs in High Availability Implementations
If you are unable to apply this maintenance release in a High Availability (HA) implementation, check whether your network bandwidth, throughput and latency meets the network requirements recommended in Network Throughput Restrictions on HA section in the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1 Administration Guide. In a few cases, continued or intermittent throughput problems can cause a complete failure. If you believe this has occurred, contact Cisco TAC for support.
If you are unable to verify that this maintenance release has been successfully installed on a Prime Infrastructure server, or one or both of the servers fails to restart properly after installing the maintenance release, you may need to re-image the server as explained in Before You Begin Installing the Maintenance Release before continuing.
In all cases, you can use the backup-logs command on one or both servers to get information on the source of the failure. For more information, see the backup-logs section in the Command Reference Guide for Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.
Migrating from Previous Releases of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
You can restore the backup from following Prime Infrastructure versions to Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1:
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 184.108.40.206
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0.1
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0.2
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0.3
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 220.127.116.11.132
Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1
If you are running multiple previous releases of Prime Infrastructure (for example, you are running version 18.104.22.168 and 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 22.214.171.124.132), you must select one version from which to restore data.
You can apply the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 over Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1 upgraded server. For detailed information about upgrading from previous releases of Prime Infrastructure, including the list of versions from which you can upgrade, see the If You Are U pgrading From Previous Releases of Prime Infrastructure section of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1 Quick Start Guide.
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Prime Infrastructure no longer displays the recommended software images for the device type you specify. It does not allow you to download software images directly from cisco.com. You must manually download the software image from cisco.com and then import the downloaded image file.
Enabling Data Deduplication
Data deduplication allows you to identify authoritative data sources for the corresponding location groups.
Prime infrastructure stores all the data it receives about network usages from all the sources (including any duplicate data that it may receive from multiple sources). When you specify authoritative data sources, only the data from the specified source is displayed when you view a particular site.
The data deduplication page allows you to specify a data source per a specific site. For example, if you have a Network analysis module (NAM) at a branch office as well as Netflow data that is sent from the same branch, you can choose to see the site information as it is reported by the NAM or netflow data with authoritative data source.
The two authoritative data sources are
System detected – It is based on the managed device product families. You can change the device family selection precedence. To change the precedence, click the settings icon and drag and drop the device families. The authoritative datasources are selected according to this precedence.
Customized – You can pick and choose from the managed data source.
Step 1 Choose Services > Application Visibility & Control > Data Deduplication. The Data Deduplication page appears.
Step 2 Click System Detected to identify the data sources in the location group or select the customized to select the data sources.
Step 3 Click Save.
Step 4 Click Apply.
Prime Infrastructure Report Data Retention Periods
The report shows hourly, daily or weekly data depending on the data retention period configured by choosing Administration > Settings > System Settings > General > Data Retention. The data is retrieved from the database based on the following conditions.
If the period is:
1. Up to last 1 day, the data is fetched from raw table.
2. From last 2 days to 4 weeks, the data is fetched from a hourly aggregated table.
3. From previous month calendar to last 12 week, the data is fetched from daily aggregated table.
4. From last 6 months to last 1 year, the data is fetched from a weekly aggregated table.
The valid range for performance data retention period is:
1. Short term Data Retain Period:1 to 31 days.
2. Long term Data Retain Period: 2 to 756 days.
3. Medium term Data Retain Period: 7 to365 days.
4. Hourly Data Retain Period: Valid Range: is 1 to 31 hours.
5. Daily Data Retain Period: 7 to 365 hours.
6. Weekly Data Retain Period: 2 to 108 hours.
You can edit the the maximum number of records saved, and the age of the records for each table by clicking Advanced Settings.
Support for APIC-EM 1.2
Prime Infrastructure now supports APIC-EM GA Release 1.2. You can specify to have Prime Infrastructure use the APIC-EM for Plug and Play. For more details, see APIC-EM and Plug and Play in the Cisco Prime Infrastructure3.1 User Guide.
Support for -B Regulatory Domain for Access Points
Support for -B Regulatory Domain (5GHz) on Cisco APs from Cisco Prime Infrastructure has been added.
Cisco Aironet 2800 Series and 3800 Series APs
Cisco 2800 AP and Cisco 3800 AP are highly versatile and deliver most of the functionalities of any access points available in the industry.
The following enhancements have been made to Cisco Prime Infrastructure to support Cisco 2800 AP and Cisco 3800 AP in this release:
Supports XOR radio slot where the Wi-Fi radio can be switched between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and vice versa in slot 0.
Supports channel width of 160 MHz. Dynamic bandwidth selections allow the APs to dynamically switch between 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, and 160 MHz channels depending on the RF channel conditions.
Cisco CleanAir technology is enhanced to support 160 MHz channel width. This provides proactive and high-speed spectrum intelligence across 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, and 160 MHz channels.
Multi-Gigabit interface support on the access point.
A new antenna, AIR-ANT2544V4M-R8 has been introduced.
The following enhancements have been made to Sitemaps:
Site Maps view—Displays the number of 802.11a/n/ac, 802.11 b/g/n radios available on the campus, building, floor, and the outdoor area. When the XOR radios on a floor or outdoor area change their modes to either serving or monitor and the band changes to 802.11a or 802.b, then the corresponding counts in the Site Map page changes
Building view—Displays the number of 802.11a and 802.11b radios in each floor along with the clients attached to each band (802.11a and 802.11b). When the XOR radios in these floors change their band, then the corresponding client count changes.
Position AP screen—You can choose either internal or external antenna for 802.11 a/b/g/n radio slots.
Floor view—The following features have been updated:
– Icon View
– AP/Radio Filter
– Heatmap Filter
– AP360 View
Note Prime Infrastructure no longer displays the recommended software images for the device type you specify. It does not allow you to download software images directly from cisco.com. You must manually download the software image from cisco.com and then import the downloaded image file.
In addition to installing Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 on Prime Infrastructure instances, make sure that you also install Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 on Prime Operations Center.
Prime Operations Center 3.1.1 manages Prime Infrastructure 3.1.x. You must ensure that Prime Operations Center version is either same or higher than Prime infrastructure Instances version. For more details, see Setting Up Operations Center.
You can install Prime Infrastructure 3.1.x on operations center from the Cisco Site, or local storage. You can also install the update in high availability mode if the high availability is available on Prime Operations Center. For more details on how to install the update, see Installation Guidelines.
Note Before installing Prime Infrastructure 3.1.1 in Prime Operations Center disable single sign-on (SSO) on Prime Operations Center and each of the Prime Infrastructure instances that you will manage using Prime Operations Center. For more details on how to enable or disable SSO, see Setting Up Operations Center.
When Prime Infrastructure is integrated with an APIC-EM server and the Plug and Play profile created by Prime Infrastructure is deleted due to any of the following reasons the PnP profile create, edit, or status monitor will fail:
– By logging into the APIC-EM server and the PnP profile is deleted.
– A later version of APIC-EM is installed and it is integrated again with Prime Infrastructure that does not have Plug and Play profiles created on it earlier.
– Upgraded APIC-EM causes loss of data that Prime Infrastructure had created earlier.
The workaround for this problem is you should synchronize the data manually by:
– Deleting and recreating the profile again after adding APIC-EM.
– Exporting as CSV and importing it back after creating the corresponding profile for all profiles or device profiles.
– Creating the profiles or device profiles using the user interface.
Table 1 lists the Open Caveats in Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 3.1.1.
Click the identifier to view the impact and workaround for the caveat. This information is displayed in the Bug Search Tool. You can track the status of the open caveats using the Bug Search Tool.
Access points may appear mismatched for no apparent cause. Refreshing the configuration from the WLAN controller and re-synchronizing the controller to Prime Infrastructure may not clear the situation as expected.
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