Network Discovery 7.0 SP5 Release Notes

Article:DOC2987  |  Created: 2010-09-21  |  Updated: 2011-03-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2987
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Description



Build number 7.0.8641

Network Discovery, a free plug-in component for Notification Server (the central piece of Symantec Management Platform), 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.

The Network Discovery component is part of Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP5. For a list of release notes for all SMP components, see DOC1956.

This document contains the following topics related specifically to the Network Discovery component of Symantec Management Platform:

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Installation and upgrade

New installation

This component is automatically installed with Symantec Management Platform. For installation information, see knowledgebase article 49812.

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, you can read that information by clicking 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, it will be explained in a separate article. Click the Article ID link for that additional information.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
Unable to shift-select items in the Available Tasks and Task Runs tabs.

 

  1650416
Stop request doesn't work for multi-selected tasks.

 

  1653691
Network Discovery needs to support and properly identify ESX4.

 

  1713997
Network Discovery does not allow Symantec Administrator user permission to see default connection profile on nondefault installation.

 

  1726382
Virtual host without VMs is not displayed under "Virtual Servers" node in All Devices Viper DF273620.

 

  1738035
Two entries of VM seen when the ESX host is rediscovered after changing hostname Viper DF316635

 

  1741226
L10N:Translation:EM_Network Discovery 7.0.844:Strings are not localized in UI. (CHS, CHT, JPN, KOR)

 

  1787051
Network Discovery task management web part crashes with Chinese language and web part refreshed.

 

  1801479
x64 Network Discovery Language Pack installation errors: missing ko and zh-Hant directories.

 

  1821059
I18N: Device classification labels not localized.

 

  1826491
Validation for null value absent on Discovery Settings page, which results in page crash.

 

  1833068
Language Pack MSI filename is wrong for x64.

 

  1833203
Installation of Network Discovery x64 upgrade failing.

 

  1839070
I18N Discovery Tasks 7.0.7255: New data class "Virtual Manager" needs to be localized.

 

  1848724
Exception when running task at end of Network Discovery wizard as Symantec Supervisor.

 

  1859776
VM host info is missing "OS Minor Version" and "Build Number."

 

  1863606
No hostname or VM host information for ESX4i servers.

 

  1863613
Unable to select another profile during the Network Discovery wizard if you create a new one during the wizard.

 

  1863633
Network Discovery tasks not getting installed on 64-bit Windows 2008.

 

  1876266
When using multiple Callback DLLs, replies to SaveDevice notifications are not always recorded.

 

  1876718
When using multiple Callback DLLs, notifications are not always made in priority order.

 

  1876724
Failed to install Network Discovery SP3 via SIM on Win2k8 x64 R2.

 

  1887982
L10N:(CHT)NS:7270:Inconsistent translation in Discover Network Devices page.

 

  1910444
L10N:(CHT)NS:7270:Inconsistent translation in Discover Network Ranges page.

 

  1911533
Network Discovery configuration fails on 64-bit Win2k8 machine.

 

  1920207
The DeviceIdentInfo structure needs to be changed or could crash Network Discovery in 64-bit environments.

 

  1925341
I18N: Browse ... button is not localized for the Import ranges dialog box.

 

  1935377
ESX hots have different names depending on how they are discovered.

 

  1949068
7.1 TP2 x86: Network Discovery not getting repaired successfully.

 

  1949584
Failed to install NS with Upgrade wizard: Failed to configure DiscoveryUpgrade.config on Windows 2008 Server x64.

 

  1950965
7.0 SP4: Failed to register MSI version for DiscoveryTasks Language Pack.

 

  1955366
Cross-site script is executed on Network Discovery portal page.

 

  1957588
Patch OOB - server discovered using server IP and iDRAC IP in the same discovery task is not supported for OOB Patch. DE642.

 

  1961442
Modify PPA config for VMWare to determine ESX version in Network Discovery engine.

 

  1996079
Network Discovery reports not counting all VMs.

 

  1996118
Win2k8 R2 identified as "Windows 6.1."

 

  2000011
Discovery tasks fail if multiple tasks that use the same Callback DLL run concurrently.

 

  2001324
Connection Profile drop-down disappears after trying to continue with a blank CP.

 

  2002246
System Type set to Win32 in dbo.Inv_Aex_AC_Identification for discovered x64 systems.

 

  2003502
ATRSHost crash trying to stop/delete multiple Network Discovery tasks with WSMAN enabled.

 

  2004657
Unable to discover Cisco network switch from Windows 2008 R2 x64 platform.

 

  2005304
SNMP Gets are not working correctly in x64---OID values are cut off and index values are lost.

 

  2013120
x64 Altiris.NetworkDiscovery.BwNetScope.Dll is getting generated as x86.

 

  2014292
DeviceNetworkInterface: Not all applicable devices are reported in Device Network Interface dataclass collected by AI x64.

 

  2017796
The Agentless Inventory task hangs up and can't be completed.

 

  2022950
Selected actions are applied only to visibly selected items.

 

  2023056
Network Discovery portal page shows "Page Error" on the device classification bar chart when logged in as supervisor.

 

  2027321
"Inv_Device_Medium_Member" table is not populated with data collected by Network Discovery task.

 

  2028219
Edit and Schedule icons need to gray out when shift-selecting items in the Available Task tab.

 

  2028481
Need a way to get connectivity details for specified device.

 

  2029438
Script error in Network Discovery portal page when shift-selecting items in the Task Runs tab.

 

  2031356

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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, read it by clicking 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, read it by clicking the Article ID link.

Issue Article ID Internal ID
 
Extremely slow scanning when VMware protocol is enabled
  1925466
Incorrect session attribute causes Network Discover to fail with HyperV

Network Discovery cannot discover HyperV servers.

This is a known issue with a simple workaround. This issue will be fixed in a subsequent release.

TECH140519 2146899
 

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