I have a Systems Director 6.3.2 server up and runing and have managed to discover some AIX clients.
Due to security restrictions, the Server does not have an internet connection. As such, I am trying to download AIX 6.1 TL 8 SP 1 (The latest update) from the Fix Central Site and import it manually into Systems Director.
I have downloaded all the files and copied them to the server under /tmp/updates/
When I try to run the import, either from the command line or the Web GUI, I am met with the same fate.
It attempts to create the .sdd files and then fails, complaining that no .sdd files exist.
I have trawled around the Fix Central site till my eyes have bled and I cannot see any alternative downloads that include the .sdd descriptor files.
Has anyone else ever managed to get an offline import working in Systems Director, or am I just going to have to put a case forward for this Server to have an internet connection (Something I'd rather avoid .... Paperwork ... :( )
Thanks in advance
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2 replies Latest Post - 2013-01-22T09:30:25Z by SystemAdmin
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Updated on 2013-01-22T09:30:25Z at 2013-01-22T09:30:25Z by SystemAdmin
gcorneau 0100003X4E234 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Import AIX Technology Updates and Service Pack Updates2013-01-21T18:34:26Z in response to SystemAdminDid you make sure to check the box for "Include informational files, and files required by Systems Director for installation (not available for physical media) " before downloading?
Yes, I have imported downloaded updates many times before.
Did you rename files or run bffcreate/gencopy on the files? If so, the import won't work because the data files referenced above contain the exact file names.
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SystemAdmin 110000D4XK13279 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Import AIX Technology Updates and Service Pack Updates2013-01-22T09:30:25Z in response to gcorneau> gcorneau wrote:
> Did you make sure to check the box for "Include informational files, and files required by Systems Director for installation (not available for physical media) " before downloading?
Boy, do I feel stupid now. When I originally downloaded the files I'd swear that tick box didn't exist. Oh well, downloaded with that tick box ticked and it's all working now. Thanks for your help