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4.1.0-TIV-ITSAMP-FP0004, Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

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This fix pack includes all fixes completed since the release of 4.1.0, and support for new operating systems.

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New operating system support

Fix pack FP0001 introduces the support for the following operating systems:

    - SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
    - Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
    - Ubuntu 14.04 (on System x and Power Systems)
Fix pack FP0002 introduces the support for the following operating system:
    - Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 on Power Systems (Little Endian)
Fix pack FP0003 introduces the support for the following operating system:
    - AIX 7.2
Fix pack FP0004 introduces the support for the following operating system:
    - Ubuntu 16.04 (on System x and Power Systems)

Improved high availability policy for SAP

FP0001 enhances the supported SAP configuration options with Double stack support for SAP Central Services failover
FP0002 enhances the supported SAP configuration options with SAP HANA System Replication failover

Functional enhancements

FP0001 and FP0002 provide improvements to the command 'samwhy'
FP0002 introduces the command 'samcc', which can be used as operations console on the command line interface

This fix pack includes the following new fixes:

IV73787: In large domains with more than 31 nodes, resources will not be started on one of the nodes
IV82656: SAP HA policy support for more than 2 nodes
IV82913: StartAfter behavior with non-controllable Equivalency incorrect
IV83882: samadapter does not connect to System Automation Application Manager when switching master node
IV84001: Creation of IBM.ServiceIP resources with an incorrect IP address should reject
IV84291: GDPS command timeout with messages like: GEOTRC AUTGEO MPFZS PI36878-VPCLHSMO: Seqnr_Wait1: XDR Healthmonitor
IV84629: Enhancements for to avoid manual steps when setting up the non-root samadapter
IV84763: SAMX0003E: xDR: xdrmon: could not open file /var/xdr/pprcdevices, error=No such file or directory
IV86747: lssam resource display issue when resources names differ only by a trailing '0'
IV87849: DB2 pureScale: restart of 'primary' resource delayed by 15 minutes after connection to disk is disabled
IV88359: TSAMP fails to handle situation when vg is online/active on both nodes properly
IV88598: Gap for xDR heartbeat misses during GEO112E takeover prompt too high by 30 seconds
IV89663: xDR GDPS Virtual Appliance support for the CMSKSYS feature
IV89782: Invalid heartbeat events sent to the K-systems
IV89923: Control=Planned status when starting/moving RG
IV90349: xDR xdr watchdog service cannot be started after reboot
IV91510: If domain is in Maintenance Mode, SAP tools cannot be used to start/stop SAP instances
IV92419: xDR incorrect trigger sent to K-system for PPRC summary event notification in multi-target metro mirror environment
IV93268: The node include/exclude from automation can lead to a race condition where node stays excluded
IV94076: xDR support for GDPS 3.14 and the feature GDPS managed z/VM dump volume reconfiguration
IV94498: xDR z/VM images not getting hyperswap enabled
IV95845: Incorrect prereqsam detection for java package
IV97314: xDR error messages seen in proxy syslog for xdrverifycfg like: UserID missing in output of Q SIGNALS
IV97373: xDR support for additional parameter MAXQUIESCE used with live guest relocation of z/VM guests
IV97644: Cleanup and subsequent failover fails when resource went offline in db2 purescale
IV97793: Improper 'cleanup reset' cycle in the db2 purescale cluster
IV98376: xDR support for GDPS/MGM MT 3 site single leg mtmm support
IJ01485: IBM.RECOVERYRM subsystem abnormality due to incorrect locking mechanism
IJ02418: Failure of TSAMP daemons with RSCT
IJ02655: xDR xdr.monitorhealth fails with: Error: Could not issue CP command: Cannot allocate memory
IJ02757: Registering the aggregate resource with RMC events leads to race condition
IJ04781: SAMTB_NET script (network tiebreaker) does not honor postreservewaittime
IJ04798: xDR HyperSwap quiesce phase fails for z/VM systems

Fixes already included from previous fix packs:

IV54979: Java runtime environment (jre) not accepted as a valid java component during TSAMP installation on AIX 7
IV56138: Restart of resources due to incomplete resource configuration and late OpState events
IV59186: In SA MP 4.1 the "samadapter stop" command fails to stop samadapter cleanly
IV60433: SA MP 4.1, NFS & Oracle HA policy wizard: harvesting of network interfaces not working
IV60461: Move request does not offline resources that are in an "Uknown" state but will still Online them on the destination node
IV60981: Filesystem resources may end up in Failed Offline due to a race condition between mounting filesystems and varying on the volume group
IV60984: SAP HA Feature not working with SAP NetWeaver 7.02 (START_* profiles)
IV61171: RG move request causes all resources in another RG to be offlined if a ForcedDownBy relationship exists.
IV61398: Trace spooling file sizes set to small in trace.conf
IV61430: Binder discard for a resource that is supposed to be online. This results in an unwanted Offline order for the resource.
IV62182: After using db2haicu to setup a domain the first failover test does not succeed. Subsequent failovers are successful
IV62518: xDR MonitorHealth has been aborted in node XXXXX system (XXXXX) rc: 9
IV64057: : 0403-057 syntax error at line 386 : 'else' is not matched.
IV65499: Resource in Stuck_Online changes to Pending_Offline when it is tried to stop
IV65784: addrgmbr command cause IBM.RecoveryRM crash
IV65980: rgreq command is successful also for non-existing resource groups
IV66405: ValidSelectResources not updated for static equivalency after adding or removing members, until master is forced to swap
IV67468: After creating a relationship from a resource to an equivalency the equivalency shows OpState=Unknown
IV67806: lssam hangs during check for IBM.ResourceGroup
IV67842: xDR support within GDPS Virtual Appliance
IV67987: xDR code needs to be updated if z/VM SPE VM65544 is installed
IV68371: SA MP v4.1 SAP policy doesn't tolerate the auto-restart of sapstartsrv, but it should. Affects failover after node rejoin
IV68577: Application binary killed when a SIGKILL command is sent to the parent (StartCommand)
IV69011: Floating resources not handled correctly when found Online on multiple nodes - a force down not taken into consideration
IV69014: "KILL -11" or SIGSEGV does not terminate IBM.RecoveryRM
IV69151: installSAM does not give info to missing filesets and packages
IV70650: Export policy via "sampolicy -s" adds a wrong attribute 'useWildcard="false"'
IV70996: When OperationalFlags set to 8152 members of equivalencies with dynamic selection may disappear
IV71484: installSAM attempts to install RSCT filesets when installed RSCT level is higher than on installation media
IV71778: IBM.RecoveryRMd: Segmentation violation during activation or deactivation of a large policy
IV71899: Online resources detected after rebooted node joins the domain are not stopped
IV72223: GblResRM crashes due to frequency and duration of MonitorCommand executions
IV72263: After a z/VM restart, the communication between GDPS and the xDR proxy is not working reliably.
IV73411: All resource constituents reported Online on a node that has just rejoined the cluster (spurious Online detection
IV73413: Engine starts evaluating its resource set (and will be sending out orders) although relationship targets are not yet known.
IV73470: Resource groups remain in status "Control=Undefined" with OperationalFlags=8152
IV73483: ForceDown of a source resource for a DependsOn is prevented because another group depends on this source resource
IV74505: xDR support for GDPS Multi-Target Metro Mirror (MTMM)
IV74535: xDR: GDPS configuration attempt fails
IV74701: lssam command output error 2612-023
IV74988: Command sequence switch on automatic mode and include node lead to problems starting resource
IV75444: Relationship does not work properly with IBM.PeerNode
IV77380: The automation manager might work incorrect between migration to SA MP and next subsequent domain restart
IV77608: GDPS/PPRC xDR support for single parm disk
IV77897: samlog formats trace files with different time zones taken from the specific trace file being formatted
IV78570: java directory on Linux not accessible for non-root users
IV78635: lssam output shows aggregate resources listed after the constituent resources
IV78958: Unable to start samadapter, IBM.RecoveryRM generates errors in syslog/errpt
IV79695: GDPS/PPRC xDR support for SLES12 and RHEL7 on z/VM proxy guests
IV79856: SAP HA: kill of en not moving (A)SCS to ERS in case there is an additional StopAfter relationship to the (A)SCS RG
IV80408: Included node still on the internal exclude list
IV80921: RecoveryRM core dump on the 'non-master' node when stopping the domain by force
IV81075: SAP HA Feature: incorrect OpStates reported on SLES 12
IV81538: IBM.RecoveryRM and lssam might hang due to a race condition
IV81612: GEO561I Hyperswap phase 3 unsuccessful - quiesce failed in at least one system error
IV84990: Running verifyConfig function 'twice in parallel' result in incorrect initialized resources

IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition included/required

The Linux packages include the following level:

    - IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition

On AIX a 32-bit version of IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition 6, 7,7.1 or 8 is required with the following minimum Service Refresh levels:

    - IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition   (AIX package: Java6.sdk
    - IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition   (AIX package: Java7.jre/Java7.sdk
    - IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition   (AIX package: Java71.jre/Java71.sdk
    - IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition   (AIX package: Java8.jre/Java8.sdk

RSCT levels

RSCT levels shipped with System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1

SA MP level

Supported platform

RSCT level (APAR)

SA MP 4.1 AIX 6, AIX 7, RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, SLES 11 RSCT (IV52893)
SA MP RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, SLES 11 RSCT (IV66983)
SA MP AIX 6, AIX 7, RHEL 7, SLES 12, Ubuntu 14.04 RSCT (IV66982)
SA MP RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, SLES 11 RSCT (IV74914)
SA MP AIX 6, AIX 7, RHEL 7, SLES 12, Ubuntu 14.04 RSCT (IV74459)
SA MP RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, SLES 11 RSCT (IV74914)
SA MP AIX 6, AIX 7, RHEL 7, SLES 12, Ubuntu 14.04 RSCT (n/a)
SA MP AIX 7, RHEL 7, SLES 12, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 RSCT


Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1

Installation Instructions

The first step before installing 'System Automation' is to view the 'Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1 Installation and Configuration Guide'. The current version can be found within the deliverable under /docs/SAMP-Inst-Config-Guide.pdf.
The latest version of the product documentation is available at the knowledge center: System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1 documentation Before you install System Automation or upgrade from a previous version you are advised to read chapter Installing

There are two different deliverables for Linux operating systems, ensure you download the correct package for your environment, and follow the appropriate installation instructions:

System Automation for Multiplatforms archives for Linux operating systems

SA MP archive

Linux platforms

Installation instructions

4.1.0-TIV-SAMP-Linux-FP0004 RHEL 6, SLES 11 Installing service for SA MP
4.1.0-TIV-SAMP-Linux64-FP0004 RHEL 7, SLES 12, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 If SA MP, or is already installed:
Installing service for SA MP

If SA MP is not installed:
Installing on new operating systems

For a new installation on Ubuntu 16.04 follow the instructions under Installing on new operating systems

RSCT documentation

The documentation for RSCT is also included within each deliverable in subdirectory /docs :

    RSCT Administration Guide:      RSCT-Admin-Guide.pdf
    RSCT Technical Reference for Multiplatforms:    RSCT-Tech-Ref-MP.pdf
    RSCT Technical Reference for AIX:     RSCT-Tech-Ref-AIX.pdf
    RSCT Messages:        RSCT-Message-Ref.pdf
    RSCT Diagnosis Guide:       RSCT-Diag-Guide.pdf

To access all RSCT documentation, refer to the IBM Knowledge Center at RSCT documentation

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
4.1.0-TIV-SAMP-AIX-FP0004 13 Apr 2018 Language Independent 366057153 FC
4.1.0-TIV-SAMP-Linux-FP0004 13 Apr 2018 Language Independent 577138932 FC
4.1.0-TIV-SAMP-Linux64-FP0004 13 Apr 2018 Language Independent 1165003560 FC

Problems (APARS) fixed
IV73787, IV82656, IV82913, IV83882, IV84001, IV84291, IV84629, IV84763, IV86747, IV87849, IV88359, IV88598, IV89663, IV89782, IV89923, IV90349, IV91510, IV92419, IV93268, IV94076, IV94498, IV95845, IV97314, IV97373, IV97644, IV97793, IV98376, IJ01485, IJ02418, IJ02655, IJ02757, IJ04781, IJ04798, IV54979, IV56138, IV59186, IV60433, IV60461, IV60981, IV60984, IV61171, IV61398, IV61430, IV62182, IV62518, IV64057, IV65499, IV65784, IV65980, IV66405, IV67468, IV67806, IV67842, IV67987, IV68371, IV68577, IV69011, IV69014, IV69151, IV70650, IV70996, IV71484, IV71778, IV71899, IV72223, IV72263, IV73411, IV73413, IV73470, IV73483, IV74505, IV74535, IV74701, IV74988, IV75444, IV77380, IV77608, IV77897, IV78570, IV78635, IV78958, IV79695, IV79856, IV80408, IV80921, IV81075, IV81538, IV81612, IV84990

Document information

More support for: Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

Software version: 4.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 4042090

Modified date: 24 May 2018