11-12-2010 10:23 AM
Some posts have suggested using SWA to do this. My problem is that for security reasons none of my HP-UX boxes has access to the Internet either directly or via a proxy.
The documentation for 'swa step catalog' in the SWA Reference documentation says:
'Example use case: if the system that will perform the analysis has no access to the Internet, download the catalog to a system with Internet access. Then, copy the catalog (for example, on a USB drive) to the cache directory on the analysis system'
That's what I want to do. Can I run SWA on a non HP system? Is there some other way to download swa_catalog? Surely I don't have to dedicate an HP-UX system to this apparently trivial task?
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11-12-2010 10:47 AM
If you have a valid HP-UX support contract with HP, you can download it.
There is a workaround available.
11-12-2010 10:58 AM
Have a look at pages 25-26 in the Software Assistant Administration Guide:
11-12-2010 11:07 AM
I have a valid support contract but it's taken month to arrange. No-one has suggested how to download the file though. Perhaps you have some magic keywords I can use with HP support?
Since my original post I found the latest SWA admin guide. This says I need /opt/swa/lbin/swaFetch.jar from SWA version C.02.80 or later.
Shame the latest version available for download is C.02.75 .....
11-12-2010 11:16 AM
Do you have access to patch database?
did you link your SAID with ITRC user ID , so that you can download patches?
11-12-2010 11:26 AM
"Shame the latest version available for download is C.02.75 ....."
==> I think the statement is not correct!!.
11-12-2010 12:18 PM
>Do you have access to patch database?
>did you link your SAID with ITRC user ID , so that you can download patches?
Call naive, but the version info came from http://www.hp.com/go/swa
Anyway, I've downloaded C.02.80 and think I can see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks for your help.
11-12-2010 12:20 PM
11-12-2010 02:56 PM
I just finished unpacking enough boxes to announce the availability of SWA version C.02.80. It has a number of fixes including the introduction of the fetch content.
11-13-2010 02:24 AM
I realise I'm making it difficult for myself but for various perverse reasons I'm trying to do this without access to HP-UX.
First I thought I'd install the Windows version of SWA, but that's dependent on System Insight Manager which is a 1.3Gb download...
So I unpacked SwAssistant_C.02.80_HP-UX_B.11.11_32_64.depot using tar on a Linux box. Unfortunately, when I run the resulting file with 'java -jar swaFetch.jar' I get the error 'Invalid or corrupt jarfile swaFetch.jar'
Is there a simple fix or am I going to have to wait till I can get my hands on a real HP-UX system next week?
11-13-2010 07:24 AM
I would always prefer to follow the procedure as mentioned in the doc.
11-15-2010 08:54 AM
Interestingly, I'd Googled around, discovered .jar files were zip format and tried opening it with winzip with no luck. As always, I guess, the devil is in the detail.