Altiris™ Network Discovery 7.0 SP2 from Symantec Release Notes

Article:DOC1762  |  Created: 2009-02-23  |  Updated: 2009-02-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1762
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Description



Build number 7.0.844

Network Discovery, a free plug-in component for Notification Server, lets you discover all IP devices connected to your network. Network Discovery lets you find new network devices, identify previously-discovered network devices that are no longer found, and find network devices whose discovery properties have changed.

This component is part of the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP2. For release notes, see knowledgebase article 46035.

This document contains the following topics:

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Installation and upgrade

New installation

This component is automatically installed with Symantec Management Platform. For installation information, see knowledgebase article 46035.

Upgrade

You can upgrade this product from 6x versions if you run the Symantec Installation Manager on a Notification Server 6x computer. To upgrade from the 6x version, you must first upgrade your 6x Notification Server to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 or later.
For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide (knowlegebase article 45732).

Installation and Upgrade issues

The following issues are known issues related to installing and upgrading this product. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
Upgraded data

The following 7.x data classes have their data populated from the 6.x data classes:

Base type is Infrastructure Device with associated data classes:

      • Device Identification
      • Device Details
      • Device Network Interface
      • Device SNMP Info
      • Device TCP/IP
      • Discovery Task
      • AMT Network Info
      • ASF Network Info

The following data classes are not imported:

    • Device Bridge Port
    • Medium Member
   

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Fixed Issues in this Release

The following are previous issues that were fixed in this release. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
GridControl-SNMP Device Classification

Scrolling in the grid causes the grid columns to expand beyond the container

  1650174
Network Discovery SNMP Device Classifications will not replicate

  1597931
Topology View is unable to show computers gathered by Network Discovery

  1671538
ATRSHost crash when stopping a running Network Discovery task

  1650415

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Things to know

The following are things to know about in this release. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Things to know Article ID Internal ID
Using Connection Profiles

Network Discovery tasks use Connection Profiles to configure the protocols that are used to communicate with network devices.

43626  
Importing .MIB files on Symantec Management Platform 7.0

45315  
Symantec Management Platform Security Privileges

45213  
Scheduling a Network Discovery task

If you schedule a Network Discovery task to run on a recurring basis, you won't be able to stop that task unless you either delete the task, or cancel the schedule by deleting the next scheduled occurrence of it in Manage > Jobs and Tasks.

  67778

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Known Issues in this Release

The following are known issues for this release. If additional information about an issue is available, click the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
HTTP is not reported as a discovery protocol

Even though it may be enabled in a connection profile, the filter for HTTP will not work because HTTP is not a discovery protocol. This means that you will not be able to filter devices by HTTP in the Discovered Devices report. 

  1120
Recommended not to discover a Parent Notification Server from a Child Notification Server

It is HIGHLY recommended not to discover a Parent Notification Server from a Child Notification Server. It causes some strange behavior within the Site Server settings on the Parent Notification Server.

  1588833
Retry and Timeout values may not be used during connection

Each protocol lets you specify its own timeout and retry value. However, these values are typically only used during the execution of commands by the protocols, but not when attempting to connect to a target computer using these protocols. Because Network Discovery only attempts to connect to targets to determine availability, but does not execute any commands over the protocols used to connect, it should not be expected by the user that failed connection attempts would be retried. Failed connectiona are only retried during the next scheduled or manual discovery process.

   
Unable to push Altiris Agent to Windows Servers discovered using SNMP/default

  1650262
Discovered Devices by Group Report pie chart not working

  1650435
Dummy Connection Profile listed in Discovery drop-down

  1650436
Discovered Devices by Group drill-down not working

  1650446
Stop request doesn't work for multi-selected tasks

  1653691
Error Refreshing Discovered Devices by Group Report

  1667376
After changing information for an existing SNMP Device Classification, any device previously classified using that entry needs to be re-discovered to be reclassified

47475 1674004

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Legacy ID



45706


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