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SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic PowerHA Service Packs

‏2011-06-20T03:43:24Z |
Hi,

I've been asked to install PowerHA 5.5 onto AIX 5.3 TL12 SP2. Now I'm taking a look at Fixcentral, but it's not very clear on how Service Packs for PowerHA actually work.

I'm looking at PowerHA for AIX 5.3, Service Packs and it lists a bunch of APAR's (8 to be exact).

IZ96160
IZ91332
IZ76961
...

and so forth.

Now do I need to download all 8 APAR's and apply them in reverse order? Or like AIX, does the latest one contain all the previous fixes from previous APAR's?

I've taken a look at the two most recent APAR's, which both contain a fix for the cluster.es.server.testtool fileset. One lists it as cluster.es.server.testtool.5.5.0.4 and the previous one at cluster.es.server.testtool.5.5.0.3. This makes sense, but I just want to be sure that I'm not missing any fixes only applying the latest.

When downloading the latest, I did check the following two options;
  • Include prerequisites and co-requisite fixes (you can de-select the ones you do not need later)
  • Replace superseded fixes with the latest supersede

Many thanks,
-Kristijan
Updated on 2011-06-23T22:52:15Z at 2011-06-23T22:52:15Z by SystemAdmin
  • ostost
    ostost
    7 Posts

    Re: PowerHA Service Packs

    ‏2011-06-22T07:33:58Z  
    You just have to download the latest one. In this case IZ96160 which is SP08 for PowerHA 5.5
  • ostost
    ostost
    7 Posts

    Re: PowerHA Service Packs

    ‏2011-06-22T07:36:59Z  
    With the latest service pack you should also have to 'halevel' command available that can display the service pack. See http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=14568261&tstart=0 for more details.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    69 Posts

    Re: PowerHA Service Packs

    ‏2011-06-23T04:47:11Z  
    • ostost
    • ‏2011-06-22T07:36:59Z
    With the latest service pack you should also have to 'halevel' command available that can display the service pack. See http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=14568261&tstart=0 for more details.
    Thanks mate, much help :)

    PS: Is there a way to work out the level and patch level of HACMP without the halevel command?
  • Claudio
    Claudio
    21 Posts

    Re: PowerHA Service Packs

    ‏2011-06-23T14:31:04Z  
    Thanks mate, much help :)

    PS: Is there a way to work out the level and patch level of HACMP without the halevel command?
    >Is there a way to work out the level and patch level of HACMP without the halevel >command?

    You can use:
    1. lslpp -l cluster.es.server.rte
    Fileset Level State Description

    Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
    cluster.es.server.rte 6.1.0.5 APPLIED ES Base Server Runtime

    The above 6.1.0.5 means: PowerHA 6.1 Service Pack 5
    As far as i can remember, only with HACMP 5.3 the above VRMF was 1 level behind the Service Pack number (ie: 5.3.0.4 = Service Pack 5)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    69 Posts

    Re: PowerHA Service Packs

    ‏2011-06-23T22:52:15Z  
    • Claudio
    • ‏2011-06-23T14:31:04Z
    >Is there a way to work out the level and patch level of HACMP without the halevel >command?

    You can use:
    1. lslpp -l cluster.es.server.rte
    Fileset Level State Description

    Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
    cluster.es.server.rte 6.1.0.5 APPLIED ES Base Server Runtime

    The above 6.1.0.5 means: PowerHA 6.1 Service Pack 5
    As far as i can remember, only with HACMP 5.3 the above VRMF was 1 level behind the Service Pack number (ie: 5.3.0.4 = Service Pack 5)
    Thanks Claudio, much help.

    -Kristijan