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IT06394: UPGRADE SERVER FROM 7.1.1.0 TO 7.1.1.100 CHANGES THE PATH TO DB2FMCD

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When upgrading the Tivoli Storage Manager server from 7.1.1.0 to
    7.1.1.100 the path to db2fmcd is changed and and will not run.
    db2fmcd may respawn repeatedly.
    
    The upgrade will stop the DB2 fault monitor service and then
    start it again after an update.   The problem occurs with the
    command to update the path to the fault monitor service
    executable when upgrading a DB2 fix pack.  This problem will not
    occur when upgrading to a different DB2 release (for example DB2
    9.7 -> DB2 10.5), but it happens when going from DB2 fix pack to
    fix pack - for example DB2 10.5 FP3 (special build 2) to DB2
    10.5 FP3 (special build 3).  This is the update path for
    7.1.1.000 to 7.1.1.100.
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics (if applicable)
    Checking /etc/init/db2fmcd.conf  revealed the path to db2fmcd
    was incorrect.   The correct path is
    /opt/tivoli/tsm/instance/bin/db2fmcd.  The upgrade updates this
    path in the db2fmcd.conf to point to
    /opt/tivoli/tsm/db2/instance/db2fmcd which doesn't exist.
    
    *NOTE*
    None
    
    Platforms affected:
    AIX, HP, Solaris and Linux 7.1
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    

Local fix

  • Update the  /etc/init/db2fmcd.conf file to have the correct path
    of:  /opt/tivoli/tsm/instance/bin/db2fmcd
    Then restart db2fmcd by running the command: initctl start
    db2fmcd
    
    
    On AIX, change inittab entry to;
    'fmc:2:respawn:/opt/tivoli/tsm/db2/bin/db2fmcd #DB2 Fault
    Monitor Coordinator'.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users performing a         *
    * software upgrade.                                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See APAR description.                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is currently *
    * projected to be fixed in level 7.1.3.                        *
    * Note that this is subject to change at the discretion of     *
    * IBM.                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Linux.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT06394

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-01-09

  • Closed date

    2015-04-08

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-07

  • 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 SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT06394

Modified date: 07 July 2015