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ProVision Software Release Notes Software Version 6.0 August 17, 2007 P/N 614-340105-001, Rev. 112
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Contents

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Scope and Purpose

4

Software Introduction

4

Documentation

5

Functionality and Features

5

Supported Functionality

5

Enhancements to ProVision 6.0.1

9

Closed Significant Issues and Enhancements

12

Supported Systems

13

Compatibility

13

Hardware and Embedded Software Supported

13

Craft Tools Supported

14

Java Supported

15

Operating Systems Supported

15

Node Loading Values

16

Minimum Hardware Specifications

17

Minimum Server and LAN Hardware Specifications

17

WAN Client Server and WAN Client Specifications

20

LAN Client to Server Latency Specification

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Scope and Purpose

This document provides software release information on supported functionality, compatibility, and known custo mer affecting issues, relating to the released software versions.

The intended users of this document are:

Harris Stratex Networks Customers

Harris Stratex Networks Value Ad ded Resellers

Harris Stratex Networks Value Added Service Providers

Harris Stratex Networks Produ ct Support staff

Harris Stratex Networks Fi eld Service staff

Software Introduction

As of the date of August 1

version of P oVision to all cus

Windows, and Server software for Solaris. There are separate installation files for each

version.

6th, Harris

tomers

Stratex

. ProV

Netw

ision inc

orks, Inc

lud

. (HSX) has released this

r

es Server and Client software for

Product

Part Number

Version

Build

Number

Number

ProVision Software

614-200005-060001

6.0.1

28

Major support and function enhancements since the last general avail ability release, 5.8 are as follows:

ProVision now provides management of TRuepoint 5000, 4040, and 4000 radios and MegaStar 1+1 and M:N radios.

For Eclipse networks, end-to-end circuit provisionin g is live in ProVision.

The following new Eclipse reports are availa ble: Capacity Report, Network Health Report

There is now a Help Desk Report to record ProVision configuration.

Container bulk operation functions are now available

ProVision now has a node loading value of 6,000.

The ProVision Server can now operate on Solaris 10 servers.

The ProVision Client can now operate on Microsoft Vista.

The ProVision Client user interface now adopts a current Windows look and feel.

ProVision now uses Java 1.6 JRE.

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The following ProVision documentation is provided with this release of ProVision.

ProVision Quick Start Guide – A short 2-page guide to installing ProVision.

ProVision Installation and Administration Guide – The manual for installation, configuration, and administration of ProVision.

ProVision User Guide – The manual for day-to-day operation of ProVisi on.

Migrating from StarView to ProVision: Technical Notes – Notes for StarView users migrating to ProVision release 6.0.

Online Help Set – A searchable online help set with complete ProVision documentation.

Functionality and Features

Supported F n

u ctionality

The following headin gs list functionality that is currently supported by the ProVision

6.0 software.

New functionality is highlighted in bold italics.

Device Su pport

Eclip e

Eclipse 300 (INUe )

Eclipse 300 (IDU)

Eclip e

Altium 155

Altium MX (1 55 and 311)

Altium MX 2+ 0

XP4 2/4/8x

s

300 (INU)

s

100

XP4 16/E3 T

DART

DXR 70 0 / SMA

DXR 200 / SMA

DXR 100

Altium ADR-1 55C

TNet Proxy d evices

Velox

SAGEM-LINK

SPECTRUM II SNMP

TRuepoint 5000

TRuepoint 4040

TRuepoint 4000

MegaStar M:N

/

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MegaStar 1+1

Generic device

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Faults

Commission Radio

Help Desk R p r

Server-NE and Server-Cl ient Communication Diagnostics

Collect Radio Events

View/Print/Sa e Netwo

Acknowledge Network Events

Clear Network Events

View/Modify Event

Maintain Event Log Pre Filt ering

Loopback And RF Diagnostics – XP4

Tributary Diagnostics – XP4

Create/Maintain Scoreboard Group

View Scoreboard Group

Create/Ma n

View/Print/ Save Radio Fault Report – Eclipse

Sleep/Wake Radio

Radio login authentication – XP4, DART

Event notifications

Event thresholding

ProVision generated informat ional events

Background polling (config rate file)

e

o t

v

rk Events

L

o

g Pre Filtering

i

tain/View Event Scoreboard

Configuration

Configure Ne tworking Settings – IP, SNMPv

Read Radio Confi guration

Select software o

Software downl a

f

o

r download (Eclipse)

d scheduled activation (Eclipse)

Transfer software (Eclipse)

Active software (Eclipse)

View Software Details

Define Network Topology

Deploy Network Element

Delete Network Element

View/Print/Save Configuration Report

Configure Customer Data Fields

Find

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Configuration profiles – Eclipse

Configuration profiles – DA RT

Configuration pro files – TRuepoint

Eclipse Capacity Report

Support c urrent embedded SW release

Geographical view (b itmap image)

L ogical tree view

Topology import from XML file

Licensing

Eclipse licensing in bulk

Feature licensing

Node count licensing

Evaluation license key (inc permanent)

License key encryption

Present license agreement

Inventory

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View/Save/Print Radio Inventory R eport

View/Save/Print Networ k Db Inventory Report

Performance

Configure Performance Register Data Collection

View/Print/Save Performance Register Data

Performance data trend analysis

TNet basic performan e

Eclipse Network Health Report

c

Security

View Security Events

Maintain MPV Security Gro u p s – Canned

Maintain MPV User Acco unts

Change MPV User Detai s

Lo gin MPV User

Logout MPV User

Portal auto login

Three default security group profiles

Security group access restrictions

Portal Engineer security profile

l

Craft Tools

WMT

Portal

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XP Web

TNet W eb

DXR NET

Velox NCT

Web CIT

Logical Containers

Create / Maintain Logica l Containers

Delete Logic al Containers

View Logical Containers Events

Deploy Service

L

in

k

Eclipse Circuits

Circuits (view & trace)

Circuits (auto discover)

Circuits (diagno stics)

Circuit bun dles

Circuit provisioning

Database Man agement

Manual backup

Scheduled backup

Help Desk Re po r t with optional database save

Restore mech nism

a

Automatic event data purge

Automatic performance data purge

External Interfaces

SNMP v1, v2c dev ices

Fixed LAN co nnection

NBI

NBI objects on Tree and Map views

Heartbeat tra ps

Fault Management NBI

SNMP Trap based – Basic

ASCII text file based

Event NBI resync

Performance Management NBI

ASCII text file based

Configuration NBI

XML file based (Eclipse only)

Inventory via XML file (Eclipse only)

Network topology, XML file based

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Reporting

Network Inventory Report

Eclipse Fau lt Report

Help Desk Report

Capacity Report

Network Health Report

Help

Complete print ma nual set available on CD

Complete online help av ailable

View Details For Events

View Customer Support Details

View Program Details

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Note: Functionality may not apply to all devices. For example the DXR 10 0 and DXR 700 do not support performance collection.

Enhancement s to ProVision 6.0.1

This table is a de

tailed list of all enhancements and new functiona

lity since ProVision 5.8.

Functional Area

Enhancement Description

TRuepoint Radio s

ProVision now provides management of TR uepoint 5000 (version 1 and 2), 4040, and 4000 radio s. This includes deployment and configuration profile functi ons, and the c ollection of performance data, from these radios. Trap Destination and Configuration Profile func tions are available to use when configuring TRuepoint manageme nt in ProVision. Specific features are: event collection, event browsing, event prefiltering, scoreboards, notifications, NBI , performance data collection, performance history, trends, and thre sholds, a Configuration viewer, and the ability to launc h Web CIT from ProVision.

MegaStar Radio s

ProVision now provides management of Meg aStar 1+1 and M:N radios. This includes deployment and config uration profile functions from these radios. Specific featur es are: event collection, event browsing, event prefiltering , event scoreboards, notification s, NBI, and a Configuration viewer.

Solaris 10

The ProVision Server can now operate on Solaris 10 servers. Note that Solaris 10 container and zone sup port has not yet been verified as supported.

Microsoft Vista

The ProVision Client can now operate on computers using the Microsoft Vista OS. Note that DXR Net is not supported on Vista; also, there are problems if the Client is installed in the Program Files directory on Vista. By default, the Client will be installed in a ProVision root directory.

Java 1.6

ProVision is updated from Java 1.5 to Java 1.6. As the applications are compiled under Java 1.6, the user must manually upgrade JRE for ProVision server on Solaris and for using XPWeb on ProVision Client. (For Windows systems, the

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applications are bundled with Java 1.6, and the upgrade takes place during the installation process.)

Node Loading V alue

Node loading value support is increased to 6,000 nodes.

Database Migrat ion

To support ProVision upgrades from 5.8 to 6.0, migration of the database is pro vided.

User Interface

The ProVision Client user interface now adopts a current Windows system look and feel.

User Interface

To improve usability and navigation the ProVision Client user interface has numerous improvements to its layout and menu structure.

User Interface

Now, when users zoom in on the Physical Map, the size of the display is increased.

HSX Rebranding

ProVision and its documentation are update d throughout for Harris Stratex Networks, including contact an d tech support details, license agreements, splash scree ns, the company name, and the ProVision icon.

Eclipse Reports

A

new Eclipse report, Capacity Report, ha s been added. This

report indicates used capacity associated with ea ch RAC path. Cross connections from a RAC path to either another RAC path or a DAC module constitutes “used” c apacity. The user can generate a report on one or more Eclip se devices by selecting devices, containers or the network as a whole. A single device report is created as a formatted text file and a multiple device report is created as a .CSV file.

Eclipse Reports

A

new Eclipse report, the Network Health R eport, has been

added. This reports on link availability and events for Eclipse networks covered by ProVision. It provides a sorted list of the worst to the best performing RF links in the n etwork, analyzing the daily performance data for selected links. Us ers can select links for a specific device or container, and c an note parameters to include in the report. This is a licensed feature.

System Reports

A

new system report , the Help Desk report, has been added.

The Help Desk Report c ollects information about the environment and configur ation of ProVision. It includes Server and Client system inform ation (RAM, processor, etc.) logs, and an optional database b ackup. Users run and save this report to provide a rec ord of a system's configured setup, and

to

send to HSX Technical Suppo rt when there is a problem.

This report provides Technical Support with the information

they need to resolve most issues.

 

Eclipse Circuits

Circuit terminology has been updated.

 

Super circuits are now circuit bundles.

Services are now logical containers.

Service links are now logical links.

Eclipse Circuits

A

Global Circuit Trace function is now available.

Eclipse Circuits

Selected circuits/nodes have improved highlighting in circuit screens.

Eclipse Circuits

For Eclipse radio links, Circuit Provisioning is now active in ProVision. Circuit Provisioning function allows you to select

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one or more devices and create a circuit b etween the devices. This circuit is then written directly to the radio s. Completed circuits can be edited. Users can also bulk commi ssion tributaries in a circuit bundle. A circuit c an be written to a radio in Por tal, but the ability to do this from ProVision makes P roVision a central circuit manager for radios. This is a licensed feature.

Limitations:

1. The user is unable to manually overri de the DAC port selections made by ProVision when provisioning across Ring configurations to a Ri ng node with the terminating DAC ports.

2. Circuit provisioning across a DAC 155oM connection with NMS tran sport enabled is not supported.

3. Circuit tracing or provisioning across tributary cable connections is not supported.

4. Circuit tracing or provisioning across tri butary protection is not supported.

Eclipse Circuits

ProVision can now configure tributary link s, including IDU-IDU, IDU-INU, and INU-INU at a repeate r site. For Eclipse radios, two IDUs may be connected directly usin g a cable, or an IDU may be connected to a DAC or dat a plug-in using a cable. ProVision can recognize these cable-b ased connections. Users ca n now record these connections in ProVision, and can create a .CSV report with the cable conn ection information. Note that circuit tracing or provisi oning across these connections is not supported in this release.

Eclipse Links

Logical container links can be propagated up the object container hierarchy.

Performance Da ta

For Eclipse protected G.826 statistics, there had been a G.826 statisticss discrepancy between ProV ision and Portal. ProVision now accesses the new G.826 pro tection context provided by Eclipse 4.0 embedded software. For earlier Eclipse software, ProVision continues to collect A or B side data. In addition, A and B side RSL is colle cted irrespective of Eclipse software version.

Performance Da ta

Missed performance data can now be recov ered for daily and 15-minute bins. Recovery takes place during the next successful performance data poll. This fun ction is for Eclipse data only.

NBI

To resolve confusion about the filename s for multiple file option daily performance data files, the f ilename has been simplified. The time characters are now alw ays set to "0000".

Deploying Devices

The device deployment process is updated, to improve navigating among ProVision’s increased device management options. In addition, deployment type is checked against actual managed devices when deploying Eclipse or Altium radios. Where an incorrect device type has previously been deployed (prior to migrating to 6.0.1), an alarm will be raised against these devices, warning the user of the deployment error.

Device Management

The functionality for assigning devices to sleep/wake and managed/unmanaged status, and to have performance data collected, has been improved. These can now be enabled at

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the container level for all devices in a container.

XP4 Devices

For XP4 devices, users can now configure trib controls to identify whether a trib is commissioned or non -commissioned, for one XP4 device or in bulk.

Search Function

In

the Find screen, users can now select multiple object types

for a search.

Closed Significant Issues and Enhancements

The following table lists significant software issues that have been raised and

subsequ

were discover ed in the field and they have an associated trouble ticket number; others were discovered during development or testing.

ently f

ixed since the rele

ase of ProVision version 5.8. Some of these issues

Trouble

Issue or

Issue Description

Ticket

(GCAS #)

Enhancement

722

Enhanc ement

There was a G.826 stati stics discrepancy between ProVision and Portal. ProVision now accesses the new p rotection

context provided by Eclipse 4.0 embedded software.

For

earlier Eclipse software, ProVision c ontinues to collect A or B side data. In addition A and B side R SL is collected for all

Eclipse software versions.

N/A

Issue

Duplicate RF links sometimes occurred. This was fixed by refactoring the Link Manager code.

1884

Issue

Performance data collection was not work ing for non- protected MX s.

2027

Issue

The Portal “difference files” were being retrieved from the Server each time Portal launched from the Client.

2206

Issue

The client wa s not rendering. This was due to incorrect user configuration of the RF link object. Now use rs are unable to create incorrect R F links.

N

/A

Issue

ProVision was accepting usernames with sp ace characters on the end.

26

44

c

Enhan ement

Trib inversion support for XP4 is now pro vided through the bulk configuration profile.

2335

Issue

A

change to reinstate SNMP retries was done to resolve a

specific user’s DCN problems.

3154

Enhancement

Users found the daily performance file timestamp confusing. To improve this, we removed the first time generated field and simplified file naming.

4023

Enhancement

Scheduled database backups are now enabled by default

N/A

Issue

Tooltips were not updated when default link names were changed.

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Compatibility

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Hardware and Embedded Software Supported

The followi ng table details hardwa

re and

its associated embedded software version

su pported

by th

is release

.

 

Device

Version

Notes

Eclips

e 300 IN

U

2.1.18

And later versions. No t compatible with ea rlier versions.

Eclipse 300 IN Ue

2

.1.18

And later versions. Not compatible with earlier versions.

Eclip se 100

2

.1.18

And later versions. earlier versions.

Not compatible with

Altium 1

2.2 Build 3

 

2

.3 Build

1

Altium M X

3

.1 Build

9

Includes MX 155, 311, 2+ 0 variants.

XP4 2/4/8x

See below

 

XP4 16/E3/T3

See below

 

DART

See below

 

DXR SMA / 700

2.1h / 3.0d

Earlier versions also likely to be supported.

DXR SMA / 200

 

2.1

h / 5.

6d

Earlier versions also likely to be supported.

DXR 100 NP / N MI

2.2g / 2. 6c

Earlier versions als o likely to be supported. NM I required.

DXR 100 P / NM I

2.4a /

2.6

c

Earlier ve rsions also likely to be supported. NMI required.

TNet Proxy

6.0.6

 

Sage m ADR

P2.5 – P5.1

 

Velox IDU / OD U

TBD

Earlier versions don’t support Event collection.

SAGEM-LINK

See Engineering

License required.

Release Notes.

SPECTRUM II SNMP

2.06 build 2

This build applies to SII radio and NMCC.

XP4 2/4/8x

   

NMI (2MB R AM variant)

3.4a

 

2/4X IDU

4.7c

 

4/8X IDU

2.4b

 

2/4X Plus ODU

1.4a

 

2/4X Classic OD U

4.8c

 

4/8X Plus ODU

2.2a

 

4/8X Classic ODU

2.2a

 

2/4/8X Plus + ODU

3.0a

 

8X Switch

 

2.0

 

XP4 16/E3/T3

 

Note – The XP4 2MB NMI required. The 1MB NMI card is not supported

NMI (2MB RAM variant)

3.4a

 

16X/DS3/E3 IDU

1.4c

 

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Device

Version

 

Notes

DS3/E3 IDU

1.5

 

DS3/E3 Plus O DU

1.4a

 

DS3/E3 Classic O DU

1.4a

 

DS3/E3 Plus + ODU

1.4b

 

E3 NERA-MSU

2.1a

 

Switch

DS3 SU Switch

1.2b

 

E3 SU Switch

1.2b

 

E3 ES-MSU Sw ch

it

1.2b

 

E3 NE-MSU Sw itch

1.2b

 

DS3/E3 SU Sw itch

1.3

 

DART

   

NMI

1.0a

 

ODU

1.3

 

TRuepoint

   

5000v1

4.0.4

– 4.16.1

With v1 Controller card

5000v2

6.0.8

– 7

.9

.2

With v2 Controller card

4040

1.0.5

– 1.0.6

 

4000

3.0.8

 

MegaStar155

FarScan Proxy

 

Version

 

MegaStar M:N

3.2

Managed through FarScan Proxy

MegaStar 1+1

3.2

Managed through FarScan Proxy

Craft Tools Supp

The in

-built craft tools

orte d

supp

ort the following software versions.

Craft Tool

Version

Notes

Portal

4.0

 

DXR Net

3.0 B

 

Velox NCT

3.0.3

 

WMT

N/A

 

XP Web

1.3.1

Internet Explorer m ust have Java 1.6 installed

TNet Web

1.0.2

Internet Explorer must have Java 1.6 installed

WebCIT

N/A

Version determined by radio.

Note: The RSL graph, 15-min statistics, and daily statistics will not be shown correctly in XPWeb and TNet Web if Java 1.6 plug-ins is not installed. Java 1.6 for Windows can be downloaded and installed from http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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Java Supported

ProVision incorporates Java 2, Standard Edition (J2SE), version 1.6.0, update 6. This is for Windows and Solaris 9 and 10 installations. It is also referred to as “6.0” by Sun Mircosystems.

Operating Systems Supported

Operating System

 

ProVision Server

ProVision Client

Notes

Windows 2000 P ro

 

Yes

Yes

 

Windows XP Pr o

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista

Not suppo rted

Yes

Windows 2000 S

erve

r

Yes

Yes

Requ ires Service Pack 2 or a later service pack.

Windows 2003 S

erve

r

Yes

Yes

Solaris 9 (SPARC), 64 bit version 8/03 and

Yes

Not supp orted

Requires that Java 1.6 is installed.

4/04

Solaris 10, 64 bit version

Yes

Not supported

Requires that Java 1.6 is installed.

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Node Loading Values

When planning a network, it is important to know the number of devices your network will ultimately have. Some devices place more loading on the server than ot hers. Calculating a node loading value is a requirement to determine system resour ces.

The device node loading value (NLV) is an indicative figure between 1 and 3. It is used

to determin e the amou

software an d ha rdware.

nt of loadin

g that a device will place on the ProVision server

Device Type

Device Node Loadin g Value

Notes

Eclipse INU, INUe

3

Giv en an average ratio of 3 x ODU per INU.

Eclipse IDU

2

 

TR5000

1

New in release 6.0

TR4000

1

New in release 6.0

TR4040

1

New in release 6.0

MegaStar 1+1 SPU

2

New in release 6.0

M

egaStar M:N

2

New in release 6.0

SPU

DXR SMA / 700

2

Given an average ratio of 2 x 700 per SMA.

Sag em ADR

1

 

Altium

1

 

XP4

1

 

DART

1

 

XP4 NM I

1

 

DXR 100

1

 

DXR 200

1

 

Spectrum II SNMP

1

 

TNet

1

 

Velox

1

 

SAGEM-LINK

1

 

For example, for a network with the following devices:

100 Eclipse I NUs

50 Eclipse IDUs

200 XP4s

10 Altiums

The node loading value (NLV)is:

Calculation: (10 Altiums x 1 NLV) + (200 XP4 x 1 NLV) + (100 Eclipse INUs x 3 NLV) + (50 Eclipse IDUs x 2 NLV)

Node loading value or NLV

= 10 + 200 + 300 + 100

= 610

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Minimum Hardware Specifications

Minimum Server and LAN Hardware Specifications

The following table lists the Windows server and LAN hardware requirements. The

hardware

previous section.

specification is dependent upon the Node Loading Value, d

escribed in the

Node Loading

Minimum Windows Server Specification

Minimum Solaris Server Specification

Minimum Client

Value

Specification

Up to 100

1 GHz (*2 GHz) process or

Su nBlade 150

 

1

GHz processor

650

MHz processor

512 MB RAM (for all

512 MB (*1 G B) RAM

1

GB R AM

systems except Vista,

2 GB (*3 GB ) HD space to i nstall and operate

2

G B HD swap space

which requires 1 GB

4

GB HD space to

RAM)

Ethernet LAN card

install and operate

1

GB HD space to

(* Items in parenthesis refer to a Server also running a Client session.)

(including

swap s

pace)

install and operate

Ethernet LAN card

Ethernet LAN card

 

10 Mbit/s LAN c onnection per Client c onnected to the Server

 

17-inch monitor with 32-bit color

Minimum display resolution 1024 x 768

100

to 700

2 GHz process or

SunBlade 150

 

2 GHz processor

 

1 GB RAM

650

MHz process

or

1 GB RAM

20 GB HD space to install and operate

2

GB RAM

1

GB HD space to

4

GB HD swap space

install and operate

Ethernet LAN card

20

GB HD space to

E thernet LAN card

 

install and operate (includin g swap space)

10 Mbit/s LAN connection per Client

Ethernet LAN card

connected to the Server

 

19-inch monitor with 32-bit color

M inimum display resolution 1024 x 768

700

to 6,000

3 GHz processor

SunFire 440R

 

3 GHz processor

 

2 GB RAM

2

x 1 GHz processor

1 GB RAM

40 GB HD space to install and operate

4

GB RAM

1 GB HD space to

8

GB HD swap space

install and operate

Ethernet LAN card

40

GB HD space to

Ethernet LAN card

 

install and operate (including swap spac e)

10 Mbit/s LAN connection per Client

Ethernet LAN card

connected to the Server

 

19inch monitor with 32-bit color

Minimum display resolution 1024 x 768

Notes:

When additional features are added to the ProVision product, the RAM requirements may increase for the node counts specified above.

It is recommended that client sessions are not executed on large server deployments.

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Specific recommended hardware to meet these requirements is as follows:

Total

Examples of Recommended Window s Server

 

Examples of Recommended Sun Solaris Server

Examples of Recommended Client

Node

Loading

 

Value

   

Up to

Rack mount: Dell

 

Su n Fire V215

 

T ower: Dell Poweredge

100

Poweredge 860

1

x 1.5 GH

z

84

0

1 x

3.0

GHz Dual-Core

UltraSP ARC

 

1 x 3.0 GHz Dual-

Pentium processor

1 GB RA M

 

Core Pentium

800

MHz F SB

7 3 GB S AS disk

processor 800

1 GB RAM

 

4 x Gigabit

 

MHz FSB

80 GB drive

 

Etherne t NIC

1 GB RAM

2 x Gigabit Ethernet NIC

1 RU

 

80 GB drive

Adv anced Lights

2 x Gigabit Ethernet NIC

1 RU

 

Out Managem ent

Wind ows 200 3 Server

Solaris 10 preinstalled

Windows XT Pro

19” monitor

Tower: Dell Po weredge 840

   

1 x 3.0 GH z Dual-Core Pentium p rocessor

http://www.sun.com/se

rvers/entry/v215/

800

M

Hz

FSB

1 GB RAM

 

80 GB drive

2

x Gig

abit Ethernet

NIC

2003 S

Windows erver

100 to

HP Proliant DL360 G5

 

Sun F ire V215

 

Tower: Dell Poweredge

700

1 x 3.0 GHz Dual -Core

1 x 1.5 G Hz UltraSP ARC

840

 

Xeon proce

ssor

1333

1 x 3.0 GHz Dual-

MHz FSB

2 GB RA M

 

Core Pentium

2 GB RAM

2 x 73 GB SAS

processor 800 MHz FSB

2 x 73 GB S AS disk

 

disk

2 x Gigabit Eth ernet NIC

4 x Gigabit Ethernet NIC

1 GB RAM

80 GB drive

1 RU

1 RU

 

2 x Gigabit

Integrated Lights Out 2

Solaris 10

Ethernet NIC

Windows 2003 Server

 

preinstalled

Windows XT Pro

 

19” monitor

Dell Poweredge 1950

 

http://www.sun.com/se

 

1 x 3.0 GHz Dual-Core Xeon processor 1333 MHz FSB

rvers/entry/v215/

2 GB RAM

 

2 x 73 GB SAS disk

2 x Gigabit Ethernet NIC

1 RU

Windows 2003 Server

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Total

Examples of

Examples of Recommended Sun Solaris Server

Examples of Recommended Client

Node

Recommended

Loading

Windows Server

 

Value

 

700 to

HP Pro

liant DL

580 G4

Su n Fire V215

Tow er: Dell Poweredge

6,000

2

x 3.0 GH

z Dual-Core

2 x 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi proc essor

 

840

Xeon pro cessor 1333

1 x 3.0 GHz Dual-Core

MHz FSB

Pe ntium processor 800

4

GB RAM

4 GB RAM

MHz FSB

2

x 146 GB SAS disk

2 x 7 3 GB SAS

2 GB RAM

2

x Gi

gabit Ether net

disk

80 GB drive

NIC

4 x Gigabit

2 x Gigabit Ethernet NIC

4

RU

Et hernet NIC

Windows 200 3 Server

1 RU

Windows XT Pro

Dell Poweredge 2950

Solaris 10 preinstalled

19” monitor

x 3.0 GH z Dual-Core Xeon processor 1333 MHz FSB

2

http://www.sun.com/se

rvers/entry/v215/

4

GB RAM

2

x 146 GB SAS disk

2

x Gigabit Ethernet NIC

2

RU

Windows 2003 Server

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WAN Client Server and WAN Client Specifications

Where access to ProVision client functionality is required over a WAN (Wide Area

Network) connection to the ProVision Server, a Pro Vision WAN (or thin) Client solution

ous client

sessions to be execute

needs to be deployed. Client sessio n counts re

fer to the number of simultane

d on a singl e WAN C

lient Server machine.

Node

Minimum Windows Server Specification

Minimum Client Specification

Loading

Value

 

Up to 6,0 00

1

– 3 client sessions:

1 GHz process or

3

GHz p rocessor

512 MBR AM

Base RA M requireme nts for Windows or Citrix + 512 M B per PV Client session

Ethernet LAN card

19 inch monitor with 32-bit color

Ethernet LAN card

Minimum display resolution 1024 x 768

4

– 6 clien t sessions:

Dual 3 GH z processors

 

Base RAM requirements f or Windows or Citrix + 512 MB per PV Client session

Ethernet LAN card

7

– 10 clie nt sessions:

2

x Dual-core Intel Xeon processors OR

4

processor equivalent

Base RAM requirements for Windows or Citrix + 512 MB per PV Client session

Ethernet LAN card

Notes:

Eith

er Windows 2003 Terminal Services or Citrix Presentation Server can

WAN Client Server solution.

be used to provide a

T he

WAN Client Server s

olution must be operated on a stand-alone machine. It cannot be

oper ated on the same machine as t he ProVision server.

Specific r commended hardware to meet this specification is as follows:

e

Total Node

Examples of Recommended Windows WAN Client Server Hardware

Loading

Value

Up to 6,0 00

1

– 3 client sessions:

HP Proliant DL360 G 5 (as above)

D ell Poweredge 1950 (as above)

2 GB RAM

4

– 6 client sessions:

HP Proliant DL360 G5 (as above)

Dell Poweredge 1950 (as above)

4 GB RAM

7

– 10 client sessions:

HP Proliant DL580 G4 (as above)

Dell Poweredge 2950 (as above)

8 GB RAM

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LAN Client to Server Latency Specification

It is important to follow the required latency specifications for ProVision. The p erformance of the ProVision system is affected by the latency between the Client and the Server. In a system with multiple Clients, high latency between the Server and a single Client will affect the performance of all clients, both LAN and WAN based.

 

Latency in msec

Notes

Recommended

10

This is the recommended minimum la tency for any ProVision Client connection to the ProVisi on Server.

Maximum

20

This is the maximum latency for any ProVision Client connection to the ProVision Server. Exceeding this value will result in poor performance.

It is probable that the latency specification may be exceeded when a PV LAN client is used remote ly (e.g., VPN or WAN connection). When this is the case, a PV WAN client solution must be used .

Symptoms of high latenc y are:

Slow start-up.

Slow object deployment.

Slow object detention times.

Client intermittently closing.

Client freezing with grey screen.

If you find problems with these release notes, or if you discover a product defect, please contact a Harris Stratex Networks Technical Help Desk. Refer to page ii for Technical Help Desk contact details.

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