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IC98917: INSTALLATION SCRIPT IN TIVOLI STORAGE MANAGER CLIENT FOR AIX DOES NOT VERIFY PREREQUISITES CORRECTLY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In the Tivoli Storage Manager Client for AIX, the installation
    script does not perform correctly, if a conflicting fileset is
    already installed on the system.
    When the tivoli.tsm.client.ba.64bit fileset supplying the
    backup-archive client is installed and  one tries to install for
    example the tivoli.tsm.client.ba64.gpfs fileset shipped with HSM
    for GPFS in addition, "package db" entries are partially
    overwritten.
    
    AIX command "lslpp -l" indicates that both filesets
    (tivoli.tsm.client.ba64.gpfs and  tivoli.tsm.client.ba.64bit)
    have been installed. However the latter installation overwrites
    entries of the former, although overwriting of binaries supplied
    by the filesets does not take place. So we end up with a
    mismatch between "package db" entries and actually installed
    files.
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: All Tivoli Storage
    Manager Clients 6.x on AIX platform
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords: installation jfs2 gpfs tsm client
    

Local fix

  • Before performing an install, check on the system if the
    tivoli.tsm.client.ba.64bit, tivoli.tsm.client.ba64.gpfs or
    tivoli.tsm.client.ba64.jfs2  filesets are already installed and
    uninstall them accordingly the needs.
    Here a simple table describing the filesets:
    - tsm.client.ba.64bit   for backups/archival without HSM
    - tivoli.tsm.client.ba64.gpfs  for backups/archival with HSM on
    GPFS
    - tivoli.tsm.client.ba64.jfs2  for backups/archival with HSM on
    JFS2
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: The following backup-archive client          *
    *                 versions are affected on all AIX             *
    *                 platforms:                                   *
    *                                                              *
    *                 - 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2                        *
    *                 - 6.4.0, 6.4.1                               *
    *                 - 7.1.0                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: "See ERROR DESCRIPTION"                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in levels 6.4.2, AND 7.1.1. Note that        *
    *                                                              *
    *                 until the fixing levels are available, this  *
    *                 information is subject to change at the      *
    *                 discretion of IBM.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    Two backup-archive clients could be installed on the same
    system (one for HSM JFS2 and one for HSM GPFS) resulting
    in incorrect backup-archive client and failed backups.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Installation script updated to verify prerequisites properly
    thus preventing user from installing HSM GPFS on top of HSM
    JFS2 client, and vice versa.
    

Temporary fix

  • 6.3.2.1
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC98917

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    63A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-01-23

  • Closed date

    2014-04-11

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-23

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R64A PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63A

Reference #: IC98917

Modified date: 23 April 2015