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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Updated on 2013-01-22T09:30:25Z at 2013-01-22T09:30:25Z by SystemAdmin
gcorneau 0100003X4E234 Posts
Re: Import AIX Technology Updates and Service Pack Updates2013-01-21T18:34:26ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.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?
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 Posts
Re: Import AIX Technology Updates and Service Pack Updates2013-01-22T09:30:25ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- gcorneau 0100003X4E
> 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