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IT36621: Changes to IBM MQ Appliance link aggregation LLDP configuration property

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • APAR IT33213 added and additional configuration properties to
    the IBM MQ Appliance, to configure LLDP for link aggregations.
    
    This APAR amends the property name for consistency with other
    products and versions.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users of MQ appliance with Link Aggregation Interface(s)
    configured who have applied the fix for the APAR IT33213
    
    APAR IT33213 shipped in the 9.2.0.2 appliance firmware
    level.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The APAR IT33213 added a new property to control how Ethernet
    interface responds to LLDP packets i.e. whether the NIC responds
    to LLDP packets or the NIC offloads responses to LLDP packets to
    the operating system.
    
    The property names did not reflect the functionality and hence
    needed changes in the property names.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The names of LLDP properties added by IT33213 have been changed
    as shown below.
    
    Old property names:
      On CLI   - link-layer-discovery-protocol (from config;
    ethernet [interface])
      On WebUI - Link Layer Discovery Protocol (from the interface's
    advanced settings section)
    
    New property names:
      On CLI   - lldp-hardware-offload (from config; ethernet
    [interface])
      On WebUI - Offload LLDP to hardware (from the interface's
    advanced settings section)
    
    Users who have previously set the property via the CLI or web
    GUI should re-set the property using its new name after applying
    a firmware update containing this fix.
    
    If using configuration scripts, these should be updated to
    reference the new property name.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.1 LTS   9.1.0.8
    v9.2 LTS   9.2.0.3
    v9.x CD    9.2.3
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT36621

  • Reported component name

    MQ APPLIANCE M2

  • Reported component ID

    5737H4700

  • Reported release

    910

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-04-19

  • Closed date

    2021-05-13

  • Last modified date

    2021-07-23

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    MQ APPLIANCE M2

  • Fixed component ID

    5737H4700

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SS5K6E","label":"IBM MQ Appliance"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"910"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
24 July 2021