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IBM Copy Services Manager V6.1.1.2 Fix Pack

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Abstract

This document describes the IBM Copy Services Manager V6.1.1.2 Fix Pack.

Download Description

IBM Copy Services Manager 6.1.1.2 is the latest fix pack version of IBM Copy Services Manager.



Fixed in this Release


APAR / IssueDESCRIPTION
PI63692AFTER A TAKEOVER COMMAND ON THE STANDBY SERVER, ACTIONS ARE NOT PROPERLY UPDATED IN THE INTERNAL DATABASE

In an environment with an active and standby Copy Services Manager server, after a takeover is issued on the standby server, the asynchronous database manager thread is not restarted. This thread is required to persist information in the database for a number of actions, including pair state changes. There are no external signs that the information is not persisted. After a restart of the server errors may occur if there were any major changes done while the thread was not running, such as a change of direction for a session.

It is critical that any customer running at 6.1.0.x or 6.1.1.x level of Copy Services Manager with an active and standby server, upgrade both servers to the 6.1.1.2 level as soon as possible to avoid the issue.
Defect 59207COPY SERVICES MANAGER SERVER HANGS AFTER SERVER RESTART

In some cases, Copy Services Manager servers are experiencing hangs and long wait times after restarting the Copy Services Manager server. The issue is due to a hang in the JVM that Copy Services Manager runs under.

It is highly suggested that any customers running at 6.1.0.x or 6.1.1.x levels of Copy Services Manager, upgrade to the 6.1.1.2 level to avoid the issue.
IT15084SESSIONS WITH NAMES GREATER THAN FIFTEEN CHARACTERS FAIL TO START FROM A DEFINED STATE

In the 6.1.1 release, a change was made to create the SVC consistency group names for Flash Copy and Remote Mirror sessions, using the Copy Services Manager session name. This change makes it easier for customers to determine which SVC consistency group matches the Copy Services Manager session. An issue was introduced with this update, that prevents the start of any Copy Services Manager session that has a name of greater than 15 characters. This fix allows customers to define sessions with more than 15 character from the Copy Services Manager CLI and start the session from a Defined state.
IT15083ADD COPY SET WIZARD DISPLAYS A VALUE GREATER THAN 100% UPON COMPLETION

When adding copy sets via the copy set wizard in the Copy Services Manager GUI, the progress bar may display a value greater than 100%, right before displaying the completion message. This had no affect on the overall add for the copy sets, but the issue has been fixed with this release so that it should no longer show greater than 100%.
IT15106SVC GLOBAL MIRROR SESSION FAILS TO AUTO RESTART IN CERTAIN TIME ZONES

For SVC Global Mirror sessions, a new feature was added in Copy Services Manager 6.1.0, to help customers experiencing suspends due to a reason code 1720 or 1920. In the properties for the session, a customer can choose to have the Copy Services Manager server auto restart the session if it detects either the 1720 or 1920 suspension. When determining whether the suspend was due to a 1720 or 1920 error, Copy Services Manager was using the three/four character time zone string in the timestamp from the SVC server. This value however, may not be unique, and can lead to incorrectly interpreting the time of the event which prevents the server from determining whether the 1720/1920 suspend occurred. This fix pack provides a change to correctly determine the time zone and determine whether the 1720/1920 suspend occurred.
IT15035EXTRANEOUS TEXT DISPLAYED IN SVC GLOBAL MIRROR PROPERTIES PANEL UNDER AUTO RESTART OPTION

Extraneous text was placed in the SVC Global Mirror properties panel under the Auto Restart option when fixing an issue with alignment for translated text. This fix pack removes the extraneous text.

Installation Instructions

Installation and Configuration Guide
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7005242

Download Package

The 6.1.1.2 release is available for download from Fix Central.

Notes:

  • Fix Central is the IBM recommended site for retrieving fixes for most products. Fix Central enables customers to search, select, and download appropriate fixes for their situation. IBM Copy Services Manager 6.1.x fixes are available only from Fix Central. What is Fix Central (FC)?


Upgrades



This fix pack is a full version of IBM Copy Services Manager. The fix pack media does not include the enablement files.  If installing without the enablement files, the install will be done with an Evaluation license agreement and the enablement files will need to be applied later for full functionality of the product.

To download the individual fix packages for a desired operating system, follow the download links below.

PLATFORMDOWNLOAD
RELEASE DATE
SIZE(MB)
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
WindowsStorage_CSM_Setup_6.1.1.2_Win
3 June 2016
350.3
LinuxStorage CSM_Setup_6.1.1.2_Linux-x86_64
3 June 2016
320.3
Linux on z SystemsStorage_CSM_Setup_6.1.1.2_Linux-s390x
3 June 2016
317.4
Linux on PowerPCStorage_CSM_Setup_6.1.1.2_Linux-ppc
3 June 2016
325.8
AIXStorage_CSM_Setup_6.1.1.2_AIX
3 June 2016
337.0
z/OSn/a
n/a
n/a

CLI ONLY Installations



The following images are available to install a Remote version of the IBM Copy Services Manager CLI. Download the package pertaining the platform you wish to install the CLI on NOT the platform that the IBM Copy Services Manager is running on.


PLATFORMDOWNLOAD
RELEASE DATE
SIZE(MB)
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
WindowsStorage_CSM_CLI_6.1.1.2_Win
3 June 2016
136.2
LinuxStorage CSM_CLI_6.1.1.2_Linux-x86_64
3 June 2016
106.2
Linux on z SystemsStorage_CSM_CLI_6.1.1.2_Linux-s390x
3 June 2016
105.4
Linux on PowerPCStorage_CSM_CLI_6.1.1.2_Linux-ppc
3 June 2016
113.8
AIXStorage_CSM_CLI_6.1.1.2_AIX
3 June 2016
122.7
z/OSStorage_CSM_CLI_6.1.1.2_zOS
3 June 2016
332.7


The 6.1.x supported products and platforms pages reflect platform and device support.

How critical is this fix?

Critical

Problems Solved

Solves issue with active/standby server support after a takeover as well as removes the potential for Java hang issues.

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 October 2020

UID

ssg1S4001584