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Release Note: Enterprise Manager 3.1.1
Release Note

Original Publication Date: 05/26/2015

Summary:

This release note documents the version 3.1.1 release of Enterprise Manager.

Contents:

- User documentation for this release
- Supported hardware and software
- Software installation
- New features
- Fixes
- Known issue
- Legal notices
- Contacting F5 Networks
- Legal notices

User documentation for this release

The following manuals are associated with this release:

Document Description
Enterprise Manager Getting Started Guide This guide provides you with the basic concepts and tasks required to set up your Enterprise Manager and start managing devices.
Enterprise Manager: Monitoring Network Health and Activity This guide contains information to help use iHealth service for diagnostics purposes, monitor log events using LogIQ, track certificates, create alerts for events, run reports, and manage statistics storage.
Enterprise Manager: Working with Changesets and Templates This guide provides information specific to working with changesets and templates.
Enterprise Manager: Managing Configuration Files This guide contains instructions about how to store configuration data (UCS), including how to create an archive schedule, as well as information about restoring a UCS archive and comparing configurations.
Platform Guide: Enterprise Manager 4000 These guides include Enterprise Manager system hardware platform specifications, installation instructions, and important environmental warnings.
Release notes Release notes contain information about the current software release, including a list of associated documentation, a summary of new features, enhancements, fixes, known issues and available workarounds, as well as installation and upgrade instructions.
Solutions and Tech Notes Solutions are responses and resolutions to known issues. Tech Notes provide additional configuration instructions and how-to information.

Supported hardware and software

Supported Hardware

You can apply the software upgrade to Enterprise Manager 4000 or Enterprise Manager Virtual Edition (VE) platforms running software versions 2.x.x and 3.x.x.

Managed Device Compatibility

Enterprise Manager version 3.1.1 supports the following software versions:

  • Enterprise Manager version 1.6 to version 1.8
  • Enterprise Manager version 2.x.x and later
  • Enterprise Manager Virtual Edition (VE) version 2.2.0 and later
  • BIG-IP versions 11.x.x
  • BIG-IP versions 10.0.1 and later in the BIG-IP version 10.x.x software line
  • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Virtual Edition (VE) version 10.2.x and later
  • BIG-IP version 9.3.1 to BIG-IP version 9.4.x
  • BIG-IP Secure Access Manager version 8.0.x
  • WANJet version 5.0.x

Software installation

If you are using a new Enterprise Manager system, the current software is loaded and configured. For procedures about specifying network options and performing initial configuration, refer to the Enterprise Manager Getting Started Guide. If you are upgrading an existing system, you must download and install the upgrade. For procedures, refer to the Software Management chapter.

New features

Support for certificate bundles

Enterprise Manager can now monitor bundled certificates in addition to individual certificates.

Enterprise Manager communicates with a web proxy for ASM IP Address Intelligence Service database updates

You can now configure Enterprise Manager to send requests for updates to the IP Address Intelligence Service database, through a web proxy. This eliminates the need for your managed BIG-IP Application Security Manager devices to connect directly to the public internet.

Fixes

Issue Description
ID 417643 This release includes a BIND update to address CVE-2013-2266.
ID 415406 The data collection agent installed by the Enterprise Manager device is now backward-compatible with the big3d daemon running on managed devices, and device synchronization for GTM groups now works properly.
ID 414804 Managed devices running version 11.3.0 now properly display as compatible LogIQ source devices.
ID 414784 Enterprise Manager now uses the Local Host Name SMTP configuration setting to identify itself to the configured mail server when sending report emails.
ID 413288 Previously, some BIG-IP software images were incorrectly identified as unsupported with BIG-IP platforms 1600, 3600, 6900, and 8900. This issue is now corrected.
ID 412921 In previous versions, a device sometimes displayed as impaired with the following error message: Data too long for column 'i_value' at row 1. Enterprise Manager now supports longer field lengths, eliminating this issue.
ID 412211 The Gather Support Information wizard no longer requires that an F5 support case ID start with a C.
ID 408109 The device inventory report now properly reports uptime even if a device is up for more than 839 hours.
ID 407909 big3d now sends a properly formatted XML error message when responding to an iQuery from Enterprise Manager or the F5 Management Pack.
ID 406795 We have corrected an issue that sometimes caused the big3d agent to experience high memory usage.
ID 406754 Previously, for managed BIG-IP devices with a large number of objects, the device's mcpd CPU usage could increase dramatically. To resolve this issue for those devices, we reduced the number of queries from Enterprise Manager.

Known issue

Issue Description Workaround (if available)
ID 382231 Currently, the remote statistics database does not support IPv6. If you want to configure Enterprise Manager to store statistics on a remote database, you must use IPv4.
ID 384108 Statistic collection and reporting for network traffic (Analytics) is not supported when a proxy is configured for communication between Enterprise Manager and managed devices. To collect and report analytics on your managed devices, you must disable the Use Proxy option. To access the screen for this setting, click Enterprise Management > Options > Servers .
ID 397721 If you restore an Enterprise Manager archive that no longer includes a device that was previously configured as a LogIQ source device, that device still attempts to log to the index cluster. To resolve this issue, rediscover the previously configured source device, re-add the device as a LogIQ source device, and then remove it from the source device list.
ID 403592 You cannot upgrade managed devices to version 11.3.0 if they have less than 6.5G memory with three or more modules provisioned. If attempted, upgrades from 10.0.x display only an upgrade failed message as a software status. All other versions display a clear error message, referring you to SOL13988. To avoid an error, verify that you have only one or two modules provisioned if the managed device has less than 6.5G of memory before you upgrade.
ID 404179 If you remove a BIG-IP device as a LogIQ source device, Enterprise Manager attempts to edit the configuration of the device to stop logging. If this operation fails, that device continues to attempt to log to the index cluster. To resolve this issue, re-add the device as a LogIQ source device, and then remove it from the source device list.
ID 405734 Alerts for device configuration synchronization may not function as expected for managed BIG-IP devices running version 11.x. To verify the configuration synchronization status, log on to the managed device and view the Device Group properties screen for version 11.x-11.2.0 or the Overview screen for version 11.2.1 and later.
ID 408480 Enterprise Manager marks as impaired, any device running version 11.3.0 that contains a Request Adapt, Response Adapt, or Diameter Endpoint profile. As a result, Enterprise Manager cannot access configuration data for devices containing those profiles. To work around this issue, upgrade your devices to version 11.3.0 HF2.
ID 420234 If you configure multiple ConfigSync alerts for one device, all alerts trigger when the first condition threshold for one of the alerts is reached. To avoid this issue, configure only one ConfigSync alert per device.
ID 421034 Comparing UCS archives for devices running version 11.4.0 is currently not supported. Enterprise Manager returns an error message if you attempt to compare UCS archives from devices running version 11.4.0.  
ID 422486 ASM objects created in the Security menu are not saved to the Enterprise Manager UCS file. If you upgrade the Enterprise Manager system or restore its UCS file, you must recreate ASM-specific objects through the Security menu.

Legal notices

Contacting F5 Networks

Phone: (206) 272-6888
Fax: (206) 272-6802
Web: http://support.f5.com
Email: support@f5.com

For additional information, please visit http://www.f5.com.

How to Contact F5 Support or the SOC

You can contact a Network Support Center as follows:

You can manage cases online at F5 WebSupport (registration required). To register email CSP@F5.com with your F5 hardware serial numbers and contact information.

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