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IT22506: REMINDER TO SAVE BACKUP COPIES OF THE MASTER KEY AND PRIVATE KEY FILES AFTER INSTALLING OR UPGRADING TO 8.1.2.0+.

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • Due to changes to the security model starting in version
    8.1.2.0, it is very important to make backup copies of the
    master key (dsmkeydb.*) and server certificate with private key
    (cert.*) files for each server instance.
    
    The recommendation is currently dcumented in the 'what's new'
    section of the manual:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.2
           /srv.common/r_techchg_srv_ekey_812.html
    
    As well as the tape solutions guide:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.2
           /srv.solutions/t_tape_drm_srv_recover.html
    
    However, matching entries should be added to other locations
    in the manual.
    
    Possible locations:
    'Taking the first steps after you install IBM Spectrum Protect'
    'Installing an IBM Spectrum Protect server fix pack'
    'Configuring IBM Spectrum Protect by using the configuration
     wizard'
    
    Possible text:
    "Save a backup copy of the master key (dsmkeydb.*) and server
     certificate with private key (cert.*) to safe and secure
     location."
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    All 8.1.2.0 and 8.1.3.0 on all platforms
    
    Initial Impact:
    Medium
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM
    Tivoli Storage Manager
    IBM Spectrum Protect
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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Problem conclusion

  • In IBM Knowledge Center, in the "Configuring IBM SpectrumProtect
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT22506

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    81W

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-09-28

  • Closed date

    2017-12-06

  • Last modified date

    2017-12-06

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Fix information

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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 81W

Reference #: IT22506

Modified date: 06 December 2017


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