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IT36730: VM RESTORE WITH TEST MODE SHOULD GIVE MORE CLEAR MESSAGE ABOUT FENCED NETWORK ON SPP UI AND DOCUMENTATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When perform a VM restore with test mode on IBM Spectrum
    Protect Plus,
    need to select different network destinations
    for production and test environments
    to create a fenced
    network. But if the test network location is still exposed to
    
    production network location, other services may get modified
    and requires
    a manual reconfiguration later. For example, the
    source VM's IP address may
    get updated in DNS server if the
    restore operation requires IP reconfigure.
    After cleaning up
    the Active Resources, need to manually correct the IP
    address
    for the source VM in DNS server. The user guide has the
    following information
    about this topic, need to add more
    warning note to bring users' attention
    
    Destination network
    settings for production and test environments should point to
    
    different locations to create a fenced network, which keeps
    virtual machines used
    for testing from interfering with
    virtual machines used for production
    
    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
    Versions Affected:   10.1.x
    
    Initial Impact:  Low
    
    Additional
    Keywords:
    TS005366517 VM restore TEST mode fenced network
    

Local fix

  • Manually reconfigure the affected services after cleaning up
    the active resources.
    or configure the source VM so it will not
    update these services.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect Plus levels 10.1.x                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * see Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This problem is currently projected to be fixed in IBM       *
    * Spectrum Protect Plus level 10.1.9. Note that this is        *
    * subject to change at the discretion of IBM.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Added an additional message to the VM recovery wizard to tell
    the user that a fenced network is required for test or clone
    mode if the production environment is reachable.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT36730

  • Reported component name

    SP PLUS

  • Reported component ID

    5737SPLUS

  • Reported release

    A17

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-04-28

  • Closed date

    2021-07-12

  • Last modified date

    2021-08-26

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • Hypervis VMware
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    SP PLUS

  • Fixed component ID

    5737SPLUS

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU058","label":"IBM Infrastructure w\/TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SSNQFQ","label":"IBM Spectrum Protect Plus"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"A17","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB26","label":"Storage"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
31 January 2024