Introduction

This document describes the new features, open caveats, and resolved caveats in the Deployer Release 18.3.1 component of the Cloud DVR (cDVR) Solution.

Installation Requirements

The following is a list of installation requirements for Release 18.3.1.

  • IOPS limit requirement is 120K, for a full cDVR control plane, health, and analytics stack.

New Features

The following is a list of new features for Release 18.3.1.

Analytics

  • Added Alerting Bundle (and subsequent removal of Health from Deployer).

  • Reduced log retention days from 30 days to 7 days.

  • Synthetic Check process is now multi-threaded to allow for higher volumes of testing.

  • Log Pusher feature added to cDVR ELK to support forwarding logs to IVP-A.

Deployer Product Compatibility

The table below lists the components that are included in the Deployer and the recommended versions. The components are included in the Deployer release package.

Product

Version

Control Plane Components

PPS (Scheduler)

6.0.0.977

UPM

5.147.0-283

Recorder Router

1.0.0-509

LogAn Stack

1.0.0.24

fluentd Parsers

cdvr_bolton_cp_fluentd_parsers-3-20

Kibana Visualizations Package

cdvr_bolton_cp_visualizations-1-9

Sensu KPI Package

sensu_service_kpi-1-8

Sensu Node Level Checks Package

sensu_nodelevel_checks-1-4

Visualizations

vmp_visualizations-1-4

vmr-dashboard-installation-1.0.1x86

cos-telemetry-es--docs-3.14.2-cos0.10

Orchestration

AMIs (Amazon Machine Images)

IVP-CentOS-6.8.0-3d

IVP-CentOS-7.3.20170601-7

IVP-CentOS-7.4.20180129-3a

Caveats

This section includes open and resolved caveats for this release.

Open Caveats

The following is a list of open caveats in Release 18.3.1.

Orchestration

  • During control plane upgrade, control plane cleanup and Route 53 steering questions should be ignored ('n' should be used).

  • Ops dashboard algorithm for health nodes is currently crashing the node server.

Control Plane

  • After a control plane upgrade, the exiting monitoring stack could lose node names if the node names are changed due to Active Directory integration requirements. This causes all health checks to report with the changed node names, instead of the defined nomenclature in cDVR deployments.

Orchestration

Wizard option 6 for Log Analytics Stack fails to deploy.

Resolved Caveats

The following is a list of resolved caveats in Release 18.3.1.

PPS Release 6.0.0-977

The following is a list of resolved caveats in Release 6.0.0-977. The caveat ID can be searched using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (https:/​​/​​tools.cisco.com/​​bugsearch), where you can find details about the caveat.

Bug ID

Description

CSCvj90897

Restart recording for same event after stop recording causes error.

CSCvj54083

The createEventBooking does not accept 'autoDeletePeriod'.

CSCvk16508

PPS ignore updated onlyFirstRun parameter value when re-booking a previously cancelled series.

CSCvk12355

PPS fails to set autoNextState when polling Recorder Router for complete items.

Analytics

  • Uchiwa unable to silence alarms.