Preventive Service Planning
This document describes recommended software levels and APARs related to the DB2 Version 9.8 product.
Recommendations for running DB2® Version 9.8 on AIX®
|AIX version||Recommended minimum AIX technology levels|
Recommended AIX Infiniband and uDAPL APAR fixes
- IV37441 IB INTERFACE FAILURES. INTERFACE STOP PINGING. PENDING BIT ISSUE
- IV47374 CREATION UNCLOSED DESCRIPTORS MAY LEAD TO FAILED SOCKET
- IV35894 UDAPL CONSUMER DOING DAT_EVD_WAIT COULD GET STUCK IN A TIMEOUT
- Upgrading SDDPCM to 2.6.3.x from earlier versions will fail device configurations if the algorithm attribute of the device is set to 'fail_over'
Please review the following flash if you are using the Subsystem Device Path Control Module (SDDPCM) for your tiebreaker disk in a DB2 PureScale environment and you are upgrading to SDDPCM 2.6.3.x from an earlier version.
Recommended Fix Pack
Use the DB2 Version 9.8 Fix Pack 5 product. It includes:
- fixes for APARs found in the DB2 Version 9.8 Fix Pack 4 product
- fixes for SECURITY/HIPER/Special Attention APARs from earlier releases
- GPFS™ 184.108.40.206
- TSA MP 220.127.116.11
You can download a copy of DB2 Version 9.8 Fix Pack 5 from the following link:
Recommended GPFS and TSA MP Levels with the DB2 Version 9.8 Fix Pack 4 product
If you use the DB2 Version 9.8 Fix Pack 4 product, use the following software levels:
- GPFS 18.104.22.168 efix 11
You can obtain GPFS 22.214.171.124 efix 11 from the following location:
userid = anonymous
password = email address
- TSA MP 126.96.36.199 efix 4
You can obtain TSA MP 188.8.131.52 efix 4 from the following location:
userid = anonymous
password = email address
The following instructions are for a two member, two CF cluster. Adjust the instructions according to your cluster topology.
1) As instance owner, issue the
db2stopcommand on each host to stop the DB2 instance.
db2 deactivate db <dbname>
db2stop instance on <host-db01>
db2stop instance on <host-db02>
db2stop instance on <host-CF01>
db2stop instance on <host-CF02>
<pathInstalled>/bin/db2cluster -cm -enter -maintenance -all
The following is an example of putting the cluster in TSA maintenance mode:
root@host-db01:/opt/IBM/db2/v9.8/bin>db2cluster -cm -enter -maintenance -all
Domain '<domain_name>' has entered maintenance mode.
3) Enter the
tar -xvf g330p14e11.power.tarcommand.
Follow the install instructions in the README file provided with
g330p14e11.power.tar. You can also use the topic "Updating GPFS on AIX to meet DB2 pureScale requirements" in the DB2 Version 9.8 Information Center found at the following link:
IMPORTANT: The instructions in the GPFS README are missing a step. It is necessary to first delete the current GPFS efix before installing the new efix. Proceed with this step between steps 4 and 5. You can delete the current GPFS efix by using the following steps:
Delete the currently installed GPFS efix
1) Determine the currently installed GPFS efix.
cd DB2DIR/install/gpfs directory
Where DB2DIR represents the location where the DB2R copy is installed.
db2ckgpfs -s install
This lists the currently installed efix name.
2) Delete currently installed efix.
usr/sbin/emgr -r -L efixName
4) Unzip and untar the
SAM3212_GA_efix_4.tar.gzfile. Go into the SAM3212_GA_efix_4 directory and run the
installSAM --noliccheckcommand to install the new driver.
The driver must be installed on all hosts that are part of the cluster. Run the following commands on each host to install the driver:
root@host-db01:/> gunzip SAM3212_GA_efix_4.tar.gz
root@host-db01:/> tar -xvf SAM3212_GA_efix_4.tar
root@host1:/>~/SAM3212_GA_efix_4> ls -rlt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 256 Dec 02 2011 README
drwxr-xr-x 6 root system 4096 Dec 02 2011 AIX
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 45573 Dec 02 2011 uninstallSAM
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 75605 Dec 02 2011 prereqSAM
drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 256 Dec 02 2011 license
drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 256 Dec 02 2011 integration
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 129795 Dec 02 2011 installSAM
drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 4096 Dec 02 2011 docs
drwxr-xr-x 6 root system 256 Dec 02 2011 Linux
root@host-db01:/~/SAM3212_GA_efix_4> installSAM --noliccheck
prereqSAM: All prerequisites for the ITSAMP installation are met on operating system: AIX 6100-06
installSAM: No installation was performed.
installSAM: The package version supplied for installation is already installed: sam.core.rte 184.108.40.206 COMMITTED SA CHARM Runtime Commands
installSAM: Applying efixes: ./AIX/AIX6/efix/packages/sam.core
installSAM: The following license is installed:
Product: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2
Creation date: Wed Aug 19 00:00:01 2009
Expiration date: Thu Dec 31 00:00:01 2037
List the TSA & RSCT versions to ensure the update is successful. Check the efix directory to ensure that there are four efixes.
rsa326s003a 220.127.116.11 Jun 23 2011 21:17:22 Nightly Build
root@host-db01:/> /usr/sbin/rsct/install/bin/ctversion -b
rhols005a 18.104.22.168 11172.17:58:03
root@host-db01:/> cd /opt/IBM/tsamp/sam/efix;ls -rlt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 377 Nov 9 11:24 0004.efix
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 330 Nov 9 11:24 0003.efix
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 505 Nov 9 11:24 0002.efix
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root system 254 Nov 9 11:24 0001.efix
5) Exit TSA maintenance by issuing the
db2cluster -cm -exit -maintenance -allcommand.
6) Start the instance on each host:
db2start instance on <host-CF01>
db2start instance on <host-CF02>
db2start instance on <host-db01>
db2start instance on <host-db02>
7) Start the cluster by issuing the
8) Run the
db2instance -listcommand to ensure that all members and CFs have started.