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IBM Copy Services Manager 6.2.10.1

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Abstract

This document describes the fixes provided in IBM Copy Services Manager 6.2.10.1, as well as how to download the installation files for CSM 6.2.10.1.

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IBM Copy Services Manager 6.2.10.1 provides fixes on top of the CSM 6.2.10.0 release.  Check out the What's new section of the IBM Copy Services Manager Release Notes V6.2.10 for more details about what the 6.2.10.0 level offers.

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6333053

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

What's fixed in this release

APAR / Issue DESCRIPTION

Defect 81546

Copy Services Manager GUI not loading after upgrading to 6.2.10.0 when system language is set to languages other than English

Details

Copy Services Manager added new Recovery Point Objective (RPO) charts for historical data in 6.2.10.0.  It was discovered that the GUI may not render due to missing files related to the translation of the new panels for the charts.

Mitigation

Setting the system language for the server Copy Services Manager is installed on to English, can mitigate the issue until the fixpack or higher level is installed.  

Defect 82060

Enhancements to how retention is handled for Safeguarded Copy sessions

Details

In 6.2.10.0, CSM started allowing Scheduled tasks to run at a frequency lower than 30 minutes.  This change caused issues with the handling of the retention policy for Safeguarded Copy sessions, when the backups are taken at a faster interval.  In addition, CSM has always used the second to last recoverable backup to determine the retention period.  This was due to the fact that the last recoverable backup could not be recovered without a new backup getting created, however, enhancements to the DS8000 will now allow the last backup to be recovered without a new backup. 

For the above reasons, the following changes were made to retention.

  • Retention will now be based on the last recoverable backup
  • From the last recoverable backup time, customers should subtract the retention time they have set.  Any backups that are older than that retention time (within a few minutes) will be automatically expired

The above changes should make sizing environment easier with less confusion on how many backups will be retained based off the retention policy.  Please note that the server will check for backups to expire based on retention regularly, which may mean that you have one more backup than required for your Service Level Agreements until retention expires the oldest backup.   

Defect 81945

After removing a copy set from a Metro Global Mirror session with HyperSwap enabled, the HyperSwap configuration did not automatically reload

Details

There is a timing window where after removing one or more copy sets from a Metro Global Mirror or Metro Global Mirror with Practice session, the configuration is purged from the z/OS system and does not automatically reload when the removal is complete.

Mitigation

Issue a Start to the session or uncheck and recheck the Manage with HyperSwap option on the session.    

Defect 82007

Multi-target Metro Mirror Global Mirror sessions fail to start correctly from site 2 after a site 1 disaster when there is no access to site 1

Details

After a catastrophic disaster at site one and a manual or HyperSwap swap to site 2, the Start from site 2 to site 3 fails due to an attempt to query the relationships at site 1.  This failure only occurs if the CSM server cannot access the site 1 storage systems. 

Mitigation

To get around the issue prior to installing the 6.2.10.1 fixpack or higher, add the following property to the CSM server properties and then restart the server.  After restarting the server reissue the start from site 2 to site 3.

EnableESSNIQueryPPRC=false

  

Defect 81998

When the Copy Services Manager refresh rate is set to a really low value, the GUI may close the Action menu before allowing you to select an Action in the action menu

Details

The default refresh rate on the CSM Advanced Tools panel is 30 secs.  Customers can set the refresh time lower in order to force the GUI to refresh states faster.  Due to a change in 6.2.10.0, the automatic refresh caused the Action drop down menu to refresh which may close the pull down prior to you selecting an action to run on the session.

Mitigation

To get around the issue prior to installing 6.2.10.1 or higher, set the GUI refresh rate back to the default 30 seconds or to a value that allows you time to select the desired action.

Defect 82034

Internal error occurs from the Copy Services Manager CLI when an Administrator attempt to change the password for another user

Details

CSM does not allow any user to change the password for another user, including Administrators.  However, when attempting to do so from the CLI the customer should receive a message indicating that this is not allowed instead of an internal error.  The 6.2.10.1 release and higher will prevent the internal error and indicate that the action is not allowed.

 



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)?

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Download Package

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 Download IBM Copy Services Manager V6.2.9 using Passport Advantage Online Download IBM Copy Services Manager V6.2.9 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 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 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 refresh pack is a full version of IBM Copy Services Manager. The refresh 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_6.2.10.1_Win Oct 2020 493.4 Fix Central
Linux Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.10.1_Linux-x86_64 Oct 2020 449.7 Fix Central
Linux on z Systems Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.10.1_Linux-s390x Oct 2020 445.0 Fix Central
Linux on PowerPC Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.10.1_Linux-ppc Oct 2020 457.8 Fix Central
Linux on PowerPC LE Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.10.1_Linux-ppcle Oct 2020 455.7 Fix Central
AIX Storage_CSM_Setup_6.2.10.1_AIX Oct 2020 465.4 Fix Central
z/OS PTF UI72092 Oct 2020

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_6.2.10.1_Win Oct 2020 184.8 Fix Central
Linux Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.10.1_Linux-x86_64 Oct 2020 140.4 Fix Central
Linux on z Systems Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.10.1_Linux-s390x Oct 2020 137.9 Fix Central
Linux on PowerPC Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.10.1_Linux-ppc Oct 2020 150.7 Fix Central
Linux on PowerPC LE Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.10.1_Linux-ppcle Oct 2020 148.6 Fix Central
AIX Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.10.1_AIX Oct 2020 156.1 Fix Central
z/OS Storage_CSM_CLI_6.2.10.1_zOS Oct 2020 375.6 Fix Central

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 October 2020

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