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IT18560: FULL LINUX VERSION AND RELEASE INFORMATION NOT CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED BY CLIENT AND REPORTED BY "Q NODE F=D".

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Using client 7.1.1.x or higher on Red Hat 7.1 or higher, and
    client 7.1.2.x or higher
    on SLES 12 or higher, the version of Linux can be incorrectly
    gathered and thus
    "query node node_name f=d" on server will not reflect it
    correctly.
    
    For example the client is installed on:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.3 (Maipo)
    
    Client service trace on the client reports:
    
    13.12.2016 14:26:25.450 [028473] [152938304] : cucommon.cpp
    (3951): cuSignOnEnhanced(), Setting Role to Server for LNX:Red
    Hat
    Enterprise Linux Server
    
    and:
    "query node node_name f=d" on server reports:
    
    Client OS Name: LNX:Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
    
    instead of:
    
    Client OS Name: LNX:Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.3
    (Maipo)
    
    
    
    
    
    IBM Spectrum Protect versions affected:
    Client 7.1.1.x and higher and 8.1.x and higher on RHEL 7.1 and
    higher
    Client 7.1.2.x and higher and 8.1.x and higher on SLES 12 and
    higher
    
    
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords:  TSM IBM Spectrum Protect query node
    release
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect version 7.1.6 and 8.1.0 running on all  *
    * Linux platform.                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This issue is projected   *
    * to be fixed in IBM Spectrum Protect client version 7.1.8 and *
    * 8.1.2 on all Linux platforms. Note that this is subject to   *
    * change at the discretion of IBM.                             *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The IBM Spectrum Protect client was not optimized to get the
    Linux distribution name from new format of /etc/os-release file
    which is a standard for new Linux distributions based on
    systemd. The algorithm of getting distribution name was improved
    to be able to correctly extract the distribution name.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT18560

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    81L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-12-23

  • Closed date

    2017-02-09

  • Last modified date

    2017-06-13

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • dsmc
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R81L PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 81L

Reference #: IT18560

Modified date: 13 June 2017