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IBM Copy Services Manager V6.2.3.1 Fix Pack

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Abstract

This document describes the IBM Copy Services Manager V6.2.3.1 Fix Pack.

Download Description

IBM Copy Services Manager 6.2.3.1 is the latest fix pack version of IBM Copy Services Manager.



Fixed in this Release

APAR / Issue DESCRIPTION

Defect 75802

Adding copy sets via the CSM CLI in release 6.2.3 returns syntax error looking for -r1 volume.


CSM 6.2.3 released a new session type called Safeguarded Copy. This session type requires that
an Recovery volume (r1) volume be defined in the copy set. The mkcpset was incorrectly set to
require the -r1 parm on the mkcpset command. Using the mkcpset on any session type other
than Safeguarded Copy, results in a syntax error. This fixpack provides a fix to the issue so that
mkcpset can be used on all session types.

 

APAR PH04726

Adding copy sets sessions or restarting sessions in a Prepared state, managing DS8000 Global
mirror may cause issues with the ability for the hardware to form consistency groups. To avoid the issue, first suspend the session prior to adding or restarting the session. If the error occurs, please issue the Start command to the session.


In Copy Services Manager version 6.2.3, an issue was introduced when adding copy sets to a
session or restarting a session in Prepared with an active Global Mirror sessions.
The issue may occur where in the process of adding the new relationships or restarting the
session while in Prepared, the Flash Copy relationship to the journal volume is removed and then
reestablished. If the relationship is removed in the middle of the hardware attempting to form a
consistency group, the Global mirror master on the hardware may go into a "fatal" condition and
fail to form additional Consistency Groups.


WORKAROUND:
To avoid this issue, suspend the session prior to adding or removing copy sets.
If the issue occurs, simply reissue the start command to the Session. The "fatal" condition will be
detected and the CSM Session will automatically clean up what's needed and restart Consistency
Group formation. If the condition persists, you may need to issue the "Free Journal Space"
command to the session while in Suspended state, prior to restarting the session.

 

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Download Package

The 6.2.3.1 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 6.2.x fixes are available only from Fix Central. What is Fix Central (FC)?

 

 

New Installations

The following table lists where to download the installation files and/or enablement files for new installations.

 

 

IBM Copy Services Manager license purchased   Installation File Location Enablement File Location
IBM Copy Services Manager license from Passport Advantage (5725-Z54) Distributed Install Images Downloading IBM Copy Services Manager V6.2.3 using Passport Advantage Online

then upgrade to 6.2.3.1 via

Fix Central
(see Upgrades section for details)
Downloading IBM Copy Services Manager V6.2.3 using Passport Advantage Online
z/OS Install Images
Not entitled
Not entitled
 
IBM Copy Services Manager for z/OS (5698-E01) Distributed Install Images Fix Central
(see Upgrades section for details)
The enablement files for Distributed installations are available for entitled CSM z/OS customers via LCD8-2735-01 IBM Copy Services Manager for z/OS Systems License Keys CD in shopZ. 
z/OS Install Images Under 5698-E01 on shopZ Installed with the z/OS installation of 5698-E01 on shopZ
 
IBM Copy Services Manager DS8000 Advanced Function Distributed Install Images Pre-Installed on DS8000 8.1.1 or higher HMC Available through DSFA when they purchase an 8.1 or higher system. A key will be provided that can be loaded onto the HMC via the DSCLI.
  z/OS Install Images
Not entitled
Not entitled
 
IBM Copy Services Manager via Spectrum Control entitlement Distributed Install Images Fix Central
(see Upgrades section for details)
The enablement files can be found under the Spectrum Control eAssembly in Passport Advantage online, under part number CN8DJEN.
z/OS Install Images
Not entitled
Not entitled

 

 

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

PLATFORM DOWNLOAD
RELEASE DATE
SIZE(MB)
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
Windows Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.3.1_Win
14 Nov 2018
389.2
Linux Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.3.1_Linux-x86_64
14 Nov 2018
346.6
Linux on z Systems Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.3.1_Linux-s390x
14 Nov 2018
344.2
Linux on PowerPC Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.3.1_Linux-ppc
14 Nov 2018
358.0
AIX Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.3.1_AIX
14 Nov 2018
357.9
z/OS

PTF UI59592

14 Nov 2018

 

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

PLATFORM DOWNLOAD
RELEASE DATE
SIZE(MB)
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
Windows Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.3.1_Win
14 Nov 2018
169.7
Linux Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.3.1_Linux-x86_64
14 Nov 2018
126.8
Linux on z Systems Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.3.1_Linux-s390x
14 Nov 2018
126.6
Linux on PowerPC Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.3.1_Linux-ppc
14 Nov 2018
140.5
AIX Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.3.1_AIX
14 Nov 2018
138.2
z/OS Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.3.1_zOS
14 Nov 2018
367.5

 


The 6.2.x supported products and platforms pages reflect platform and device support.

 


 

 

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 October 2020

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