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rav63
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AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

Hello!

We have new subj servers, that are to be backed up by win 7.03 cell manager.

We are installing 7.0 agent from HP-UX media but without success:

 

bash-3.2# ./omnisetup.sh -install da

There is no information about the packets

available for this system. This platform

is probably not supported.

No Data Protector software detected on the target system.

omnisetup.sh has got nothing to process, exiting...

 


in BDL703 it is probably supported, but how do we install it without 7.0? We only need to backup files for a start, DB2 in perspective. We have no AIX or any other unix clients and inst.servers at all and never configured them.

Help is very appreciated.

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Bob_Clark
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

Can you send a copy of your 'omnisetup.sh' script that you are using as an attachment when you reply to this.  I found some indication that the script may need to be edited to add  installation support for AIX 7.1, and I want to see if your script includes this

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rav63
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

Here it is.

It is the script from 7.0 evaluation media distributed by HP website.

I've renamed the file since website tells it cannot be uploaded.

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Bob_Clark
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

Please make a copy of the file 'omnisetup.sh', then edit the 'omnisetup.sh' file and look for these lines

 

AIX)

MACHINE=aix

OS_REV=`echo ${UNAME} | $AWK '{printf "%s.%s", $4, $3}'`

case $OS_REV in

5*|6*)

SERIES=ibm/rs6000/aix-51

;;

esac

;;

 

Edit the file to change this

 

5*|6*)

 

to this

 

5*|6*|7*)

 

and add the line

 

SERIES=ibm/rs6000/aix-71

 

Keep a record of everything you have done.  The article I found said only to add the SERIES=ibm/rs6000/aix-71 line (except it was for a different AIX version), and try running the

 

omnisetup.sh -install da

 

again. If this is successful, please let me know the results, so I can get it reported to R&D to get the script fixed

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rav63
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

Thanks 4 reply, Bob.

We'll check this after New Year's holidays.

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rav63
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

[ Edited ]

Yes, adding 7* to that line in script helped to install agents. Now we are trying to upgrade it to 7.3: cell manager does not show even after update that AIX system has some patches.

We unpack DPUXBDL_00703.tar and run omnisetup from unpacked directory with depot file and script:

./omnisetup.sh -install da,db2

 

Installation completes successfully, but patches stil not here.

Buld date version of binary files when run are March 2012, not October 2013.

Any ideas?

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Bob_Clark
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

PLease clarify "...patches stil not here...".  What system are you looking at?  Have you pushed the Patch bundle out to the clients?

 

If so, one one of the clients, run

 

cd /opt/omni/lbin

vbda -ver

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rav63
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

[ Edited ]

We are looking at subj AIX system, where 7.0 agent was installed (after modifying script).

We are trying to to upgrade it to 7.03 locally since we have no UNIX installation server, what we're doing:

1. unpack DPUXBDL_00703.tar on win workstation (AIX tar does not unpack this tar), in the directory are files DPUXBDL_00703.depot, DPUXBDL_00703.text, install, omnisetup.sh. Transfer files to AIX.

2. run ./omnisetup.sh -install da,db2           sometimes installator asks do we want to resume unfinished installation, and installation every time is successfull. Also it sometimes says that file is used, but this is fixed by running slibclean and restarting installation.

3. run   /usr/omni/bin/vbda -ver

bash-3.2# ./vbda -ver
HP Data Protector A.07.00: VBDA, internal build 72, built on Wed Mar 14 13:07:26 2012

 


as we see from build date patch bundle was not installed.

thank you 4 response.

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Bob_Clark
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

Unfortunately, there is no documented procedure for Installing a patch locally on a AIX system.  The only supported method is to use an Installation Server.  If you had a Linux system, as long as the OS-verion is supported, you could put a UNIX-based Installation Server on that, it does not even ned to be a system within your cell

 

I have attached a general procedure for patch installation, this may be of some help to you

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rav63
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

okay, we have created a dedicated linux box for inst server.

now it cannot install 7.0 Installation server from hpux distrib, only from linux distrib:

LOCAL_INSTALL/omnisetup.sh -IS

Setup cannot continue, please insert the media with Linux Installation Server and run the installation script again, without options, it will continue.

 

will it be enough to have inst server with only linux packages to install and patch AIX agents?

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Bob_Clark
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Re: AIX 7.1 x64 power Disk agent installation

"will it be enough to have inst server with only linux packages to install and patch AIX agents?"

 

Yes, the only restriction is that you must have seperate Installation serves for UNIX-based and Windows-based clients.  The actual bits that get distributed to all UNIX-based servers (of which AIX is one) are the same

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