3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2011 10:56 AM by commander769

    NPM 10.1.1 Upgrade, will we see 10.2 soon?

    commander769

      We were planning on upgrading to 10.1, but have decided to wait after seeing the 10.1.1 release, 2 hotfixes and some of the posts. Are there any plans to roll those latest hotfixes into a new release? Any other tips on going from 10.0 to 10.1.1 are greatly appreciated. We currently have one of our three pollers that is getting hit pretty hard and we're afraid that an upgrade may push it over the edge after reading some of the other user feedback.

        • Re: NPM 10.1.1 Upgrade, will we see 10.2 soon?

          Hi Commander--

          From what I understand, hotfixes are typically rolled into subsequent releases.

          I'll mark this for the PM to review.

          M

          • Re: NPM 10.1.1 Upgrade, will we see 10.2 soon?
            bshopp

            Hotfixes always get rolled into a release.  When depends on multiple factors.  Let me address your main concern on when to upgrade.

            We rolled 10.1.1 to introduce some installer enhancements due to some feedback we got on upgrades.  Hotfix 1 is not required for all folks as it pertains to alert email data format.  Hotfix 2 is recommended to apply.

            We are polling more data in 10.1 with fibre channel, VMWare etc. so depending on your environment more polling can add additional load.  How many elements are on that poller getting hit hard?  Might be time to get another poller.

            Also some things going on in the back end are with 10.1 we introduced a few new services for the new collector, which will eventually replace the standard poller that does node, interface and volume polling.  We are doing this in a phased transition, so for 10.1 both exist.  However, for volumes which are now being polled via this new collector we should see some improvements.

            If you could post some more info about your loaded poller and we can talk from there.

              • Re: NPM 10.1.1 Upgrade, will we see 10.2 soon?
                commander769

                Here is a snapshot of the physical stats and polling stats for our one poller that is having issues:

                HP DL580, Win2003 Server, Enterprise x64 SP2, Intel Xeon CPU @ 3.20GHz, 12GB of RAM

                Elements     3325
                Network Node Elements     555
                Interface Elements     2673
                Volume Elements     97
                Date Time     1/3/2011 10:41:52 AM
                Paused     False
                ICMP Status Polling Index     3325 out of 3325
                SNMP Status Polling Index     3325 out of 3325
                ICMP Status Polls per second     0
                SNMP Status Polls per second     0
                Max Status Polls Per Second     40
                DNS Outstanding     0
                ICMP Outstanding     20
                SNMP Outstanding     1
                ICMP Statistic Polling Index     5990 out of 5990
                SNMP Statistic Polling Index     5990 out of 5990
                ICMP Statistic Polls per second     10
                SNMP Statistic Polls per second     0.5
                Max Statistic Polls Per Second     26

                The poller is currently a dual processor, but we have the option of going quad?

                Any advice prior to us going to 10.1.1 is greatly appreciated.

                Thank you!