Applying required fixes for virtual images in Version 3.1.0.2

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Certain WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition Version 8.5 interim fixes must be applied to new and deployed virtual systems.

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Download and apply the base cumulative fix for the Intelligent Management component of IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition Version 8.5 before using the virtual image with virtual systems. Download the fix from Fix Central and save it to your local file system.

Important: If you deploy your virtual systems on Linux on System z s390 using a shared DASD, you must create a new virtual image and apply this interim fix to the virtual image. You can then deploy the virtual system using the newly captured virtual image. See the steps for applying the interim fix to new deployments for more information.

Applying the interim fix to deployed virtual systems

Complete the following procedure to apply the interim fix as an emergency fix to your deployed virtual systems:

  1. Log in to the user interface with an administrator account.
  2. Add the interim fix to the catalog.
    1. Select Catalog > Emergency fixes.
    2. Click Add on the left pane of the Emergency Fixes window.
    3. Enter the emergency fix name. You can optionally enter a description of the emergency fix. Click OK.
    4. Upload the fix. Browse for the downloaded fix on your local file system, and click Upload.
    5. Select the virtual image for which this emergency fix is applicable. The Applicable to field determines to which virtual image this emergency fix applies. If the WebSphere Application Server version and operating system of your virtual image is not listed, click Add more to select it from the list.
  3. Add the interim fix to the virtual system.
    1. Select Instances > Virtual Systems > virtual_system_name > Service.
    2. Expand Select service level or fixes, and select the emergency fix.
    3. (Optional) If you changed the password of root after the virtual system was deployed, you must specify "root" and the updated password in the Product administrator user name and password field.
    4. Click OK. The emergency fix is applied automatically. You are not required to restart the system.


Applying the interim fix to new deployments

Complete the following procedure to apply the interim fix to new deployments:
  1. Clone and extend the WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition virtual image.
    1. Select Catalog > Virtual Images > virtual_image_name.
    2. Click the Clone button to create an extension of the virtual image.
    3. Enter the values for the fields, and click OK. A virtual system instance is created using the default pattern. You can modify this virtual system instance and then capture the modifications made to the virtual system instance into a new virtual image. After you click OK, the virtual image status is displayed as follows: Creating a virtual system instance for virtual image extension. A virtual system instance, with the name <new_virtual_image_name>, is deployed into the cloud.
  2. Add the interim fix to the catalog.
    1. Select Catalog > Emergency fixes.
    2. Click Add on the left pane of the Emergency Fixes window.
    3. Enter the emergency fix name. You can optionally enter a description of the emergency fix. Click OK.
    4. Upload the fix. Browse for the downloaded fix on your local file system, and click Upload.
    5. Select the virtual image for which this emergency fix is applicable. The Applicable to field determines to which virtual image this emergency fix applies. If the WebSphere Application Server version and operating system of your virtual image is not listed, click Add more to select it from the list.
  3. Add the interim fix to the virtual system.
    1. Select Instances > Virtual Systems > virtual_system_name > Service.
    2. Expand Select service level or fixes, and select the emergency fix.
    3. (Optional) If you changed the password of root after the virtual system was deployed, you must specify "root" and the updated password in the Product administrator user name and password field.
    4. Click OK. The emergency fix is applied automatically. You are not required to restart the system. Ensure that the emergency fix is applied before you proceed to the next step.
  4. Capture the virtual system. The capture process creates a new virtual image based on the deployed virtual system instance that you modified. This process requires an extended amount of time to complete as a large amount of processing occurs. Multiple image captures can be scheduled and added to the task queue, yet no more than two image captures are performed concurrently because of resource limitations on the appliance and the large amount of data and processing involved with this process.
    1. Select Catalog > Virtual Images > virtual_image_name.
    2. Click Capture.
  5. Click the lock icon to permanently make this virtual image read-only.
  6. Use this virtual image for new deployments.
  7. From the WebSphere Application Server administrative console of the deployed cell, complete the following steps to manually add the elasticity actions. These steps are required because the elasticity actions are not added when you apply the fix to a captured image.
    1. Click Operational Policies > Autonomic Managers > Application Placement Controller > Elasticity Operations > Add Action.
    2. Select Add Virtual Machine from the list, and click Next > Finish.
    3. Select Add Virtual Machine to Dynamic Cluster from the list, and click Next > Finish.
    4. Apply and save your changes. Click Apply > Save.
    5. Click Operational Policies > Autonomic Managers > Application Placement Controller > Elasticity Operations > Remove Action.
    6. Select Remove Node from the list, and click Next > Finish.
    7. Select Remove Virtual Machine from the list, and click Next > Finish.
    8. Apply and save your changes. Click Apply > Save.

Related information
IBM Workload Deployer Information Center
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Information Center

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More support for:

IBM Workload Deployer
Hypervisors

Software version:

3.1.0.2

Operating system(s):

Firmware

Reference #:

1598785

Modified date:

2012-08-06

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