IBM DS6000, DS8000 Series KM for PATROL

Release Notes for v1.2.00

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What's New

IBM DS6000, DS8000 Series KM for PATROL is now compatible with BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration. This feature is supported by BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management version 9.0.00.

Reporting:

FC ports are now listed in the LUNs Mapping Table report.

The list of mapped/unmapped LUNs can now be sorted by storage unit.

The Per Host Storage Allocation and Per LUN Storage allocation reports, were added to indicate how much storage is allocated to each monitored LUN and Host.

Reports Scheduling: Activity and LUNs Mapping Table reports can now be generated every day at a specific time. The information, retrieved as a text file, can later be used by other tools such as BMC Capacity Optimization.

Additional information were added to the product's Infobox.

A connection to a subsystem can now be directly configured from the SEN_I68_SMISPROVIDER_CONT application class.

The new TimeSinceLastActivity parameter reports the number of days since the last read or write operation has been observed on the monitored LUN.

Changes and Improvements

It is now possible to disable the validation tests of the JRE used by the KM to run Java code and therefore force the KM to use a non-Sun or non-Oracle JRE. To disable the validation test, set the /SENTRY/SEN_68/disableJRECheck variable in the PATROL Agent's configuration. Warning: Apache JRE is not supported.

The Debug mode was modified to ensure BPPM 9.x compatibility

KM Commands

The KM commands menu has been reorganized.

The “Modify Alert Thresholds” KM Command has been removed from most classes, as the thresholds can now be managed by PATROL administrators in a standard way through the Event Management KM and PCM (or any other method used in their environment).

The Restore Device Monitoring KM Command has been renamed Restore Monitoring. The user interface was also simplified to reduce the number of operations required to restore the monitoring of a component.

 

Fixed Issues

The Restore Monitoring KM command lists devices to restore even when the SMI-S Provider was removed from the monitored environment.