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Pinned topic Want to download " bos.perf.protocols "

‏2012-10-30T16:21:48Z |
Hello,

I want to install "bos.perf.protocols"

when I look for the software on IBM website ,it gives me
the following :

http://www.ibm.com/Search/?q=bos.perf.protocols&v=17&en=utf&lang=en&cc=us

which contains NO link to download it!!
As You can see,the 1st link is to a totally different
software which is bos.perf.proctools ( proctools and NOT protocols )
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1fileset53172392

May anyone tell me from where to download it?any direct link?

  1. oslevel -s
6100-07-04-1216
Thanks in advance
Updated on 2012-10-31T14:21:50Z at 2012-10-31T14:21:50Z by flodstrom
  • unixgrl
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    Re: Want to download " bos.perf.protocols "

    ‏2012-10-30T17:35:57Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    I don't know what package that particular fileset belongs to but generally you can't just download base-level packages from IBM. If you have a contract and a support id, you may be able to download the package from their Electronic Delivery site. If you don't, you'll need to get it from DVD media. IBM makes patchsets readily available for download to anyone but to get the base stuff you have to buy it.

    First, do some more research to figure out what package contains that fileset. If it is part of base AIX, then it should be on the installation media. If not, it is probably part of some other software that requires licensing/purchase.
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: Want to download " bos.perf.protocols "

      ‏2012-10-31T09:02:27Z  in response to unixgrl
      Hello,

      I highly appreciate and utterly value your kind effort!

      The software is not contained on installation media.

      Regarding to the "figuring out which package contains that fileset" ,
      I am not sure to accomplish that,however,i attached a screen shoot that contains the output of " #lslpp -l | grep bos.perf " !
      Kindly help and guide me :)
      • mmveiga
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        Re: Want to download " bos.perf.protocols "

        ‏2012-10-31T14:11:30Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Hi,
        That package has the tools to gather information from the /proc filesystem, which contains information about current state of processes and threads.
        It is part of you AIX installation media, do you have an AIX 6 DVD ? Mount it on the server and run:

        
        installp -l -d /dev/cd0 | grep bos.perf.proctools
        


        If that shows the package, you can install it by running:

        
        installp -acgXY -d /dev/cd0 bos.perf.proctools
        


        Hope this helps,

        Marcelo.
  • flodstrom
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    Re: Want to download " bos.perf.protocols "

    ‏2012-10-31T14:21:50Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    I've seen issues regarding this subject before and I suspect all this may be due to an old typo?

    I think the "bos.perf.protocols" that you are looking for doesn't exist at all? What you probably need/want is all in "bos.perf.proctools" (very similar spelling).

    What is confusing is that in some pages of IBM this "bos.perf.protocols" is indeed mentioned, like in the link you supplied. However if you actually check with lslpp which fileset a specific binary belongs to, like proctree for example, you will see that it belongs to the bos.perf.proctools and not bos.perf.protocols as mentioned in that link.

    I have also seen references to bos.perf.protocols on sites such as the Oracle forums, and I think they are incorrect as well?

    Any comments on this are welcome.

    Also, if I'm right I suspect that you already have installed all you need, or what you were looking for from the "bos.perf.*" filesets so you probably dont't need to look further.