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senthil_kumar_1
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How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi All,

We are using HPUX 10.20, 11.00, 11.11.

We want to update the patches, i have some questions regarding that.

1)How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX (For a say, For suse linux the patches are named as patch level 1 , 2 ,3 ...)

Like that how to see the currently installed patch level in HPUX.


2)What is latest patch available for above mentioned HPUX OS?


3)Is it possible we can revert the server if new patch is giving problem?


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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

1) Use swlist:

root# swlist |more
GOLDBASE11i B.11.11.0312.4 Gold Base Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, December 2003

- or similar -

2) Either Jun or Sep 2009, depending on what release - see:

http://www13.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/releaseIndexPage.do

3) Yes, either through swremove or by restoring the Ignite backup that you make sure to take before patching.


Pete

Pete
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

1-swlist -l product | grep -i ph

2-go to page https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductsList.do?category=ER

3-I never faced this issue with a new patch as far
Sunny123_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi

1.Use swlist for this

2. You will get this in forum itself.

3.Yes with swremove


Regards
Sunny
Fabio Ettore
Honored Contributor
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Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi,

1) there isn't the same patch concept in HP-UX, anyway you can check by

swlist -l bundle

which versions of GOLDQPK (GOLDAPPs and GOLDBase bundles) are installed. They're released quarterly.

2) So the latest version is September '09.

3) Yes, you can technically remove the patch bundle by swremove, even if I shouldn't suggest it.

HTH.

Best regards,
Fabio
WISH? IMPROVEMENT!
Torsten.
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Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

hp-ux 11.00 is out of support since december 2006, not sure about 10.20, but maybe since 2002 - so you won't find newer patches for them.

Follow the above advises for 11.11, get the current installed version, download the current and install.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi:

> 1)How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX (For a say, For suse linux the patches are named as patch level 1 , 2 ,3 ...)

There is no one unique patch level in HP-UX. The closest indicator would be either the date of the standard patch bundles and/or the date of the "update release" for current releases with Operating Environments that are refreshed.

For example, for 11.31:

The most recent, standard patch bundle is:

QPK1131 (B.11.31.0903.334a)

The '0903' signifies the year and month.

The most recent Operating Environment (OE) update would be "update-4":

http://h20338.www2.hp.com/hpux11i/us/en/products/hpux11iv3-update4-overview.html

To identify the current OE simply do:

# swlist -l bundle HPUX11i-*

> 2) What is latest patch available for above mentioned HPUX OS?

Go to the ITRC Patch Database and look at the Standard Patch Bundles that are available. The 10.20 and 11.0 releases are long out of support and no new patches have been issued since their "demise". For 11.0, you can still get the final bundle, dated March 2004.

3)Is it possible we can revert the server if new patch is giving problem?

You should always have a current Ignite backup available should a major patch application fail. If kernel patches have been applied you can't simply boot from an old kernel and be done. If only a single patch (or perhaps just a few) have been applied you can use 'swremove' to remove the patch and return to the previous state. Using DRD (in 11.23 or 11.31) is also another safety net.

Regards!

...JRF...
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

1. HPUX does not have specific patch levels like Solaris or AIX do. There are patch bundles, published quarterly or every 6 months (I don't know the current frequency). If your servers are getting patched by these bundles and only by these bundles, they are the closest you can get to a patch level on hpux. To find the latest bundle installed on your system:

swlist -l bundle

and look for GOLDBASE or QPK etc.

2. 10.20 and 11.0 are end-of-life'd quite a while ago and out of support. Hence, you can not download patches from HP anymore. Your best bet is to find a CD with the latest patch bundle from someone who has it. 11.11 is still supported and you can download patches for this version of hpux from the patch database. It is quite trivial once you get there

3. There is swremove command which I do not trust whole-heartedly for removal of oatch bundles as they change so many things. And there is your life-jacket called an ignite tape. Make at least one, preferably two ignite tapes or net_recovery archives (more preferably one of each if you can) and use this to install a system just like it was before the patching started.

HTH
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Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi,

Try these commands,
swlist | grep -i QPK
swlist | grep -i gold
swlist -l bundle

Suraj
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Try this command

#swlist -l patch|grep -i
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Jestin John Chacko
Regular Advisor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Dear senthil

If you are using 11i Os try

show_patches

provide the different options,ie Go through the man pages

if you want to find the dependencies of the specified patch provide

show_patches -0 patch name

Go through the site for the different software's if required

http://www.software.hp.com and get the latest information.


for your last question ...:)better to wait for replays from experts

senthil_kumar_1
Super Advisor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi All,

I would like to see the latest available patches for HPUX 11.11

so that i went to following path

"http://itrc.hp.com --> patch database --> find standard patch bundle --> HP-UX patch bundle --> Jun '09 (11.11 Support Plus)

Now i am able to see followings


1)B9073AA(B.05.01) HP-UX iCOD-purchase (Instant Capacity on Demand - purchase)

2)Fwuu(B.11.00.04.02) Firmware Utility for PA Superdome Management Station

3)OnlineDiag(B.11.11.21.02) HPUX 11.11 Support Tools Bundle, December 2008

4)T1322AA(B.04.03) HP-UX iCOD-utility (Instant Capacity on Demand - utility)

5)BUNDLE11i(B.11.11.0306.1) Required Patch
Bundle for HP-UX 11i, June 2003

6)HWEnable11i(B.11.11.0612.458) Hardware Enablement Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, December 2006

7)GOLDQPK11i(B.11.11.0906.480) Quality Pack Depot for 11i v1, June 2009

I have some questions:

1)Are all above mentioned patch bundles?

2)Why there is no download link for 1, 2, 3 and 4?

3)do we need to pay money to download 1, 2, 3 and 4?

4)Is it not mandatory that we have to install 1, 2, 3 and 4?



James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

Hi Senthil:

1)B9073AA(B.05.01) HP-UX iCOD-purchase (Instant Capacity on Demand - purchase)

2)Fwuu(B.11.00.04.02) Firmware Utility for PA Superdome Management Station

3)OnlineDiag(B.11.11.21.02) HPUX 11.11 Support Tools Bundle, December 2008

4)T1322AA(B.04.03) HP-UX iCOD-utility (Instant Capacity on Demand - utility)

5)BUNDLE11i(B.11.11.0306.1) Required Patch
Bundle for HP-UX 11i, June 2003

6)HWEnable11i(B.11.11.0612.458) Hardware Enablement Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, December 2006

7)GOLDQPK11i(B.11.11.0906.480) Quality Pack Depot for 11i v1, June 2009

> I have some questions:

1)Are all above mentioned patch bundles?

Patch bundles or products.

> 2)Why there is no download link for 1, 2, 3 and 4?

They come along with the Support Plus package.

3)do we need to pay money to download 1, 2, 3 and 4?

See above.

4)Is it not mandatory that we have to install 1, 2, 3 and 4?

Only if you want them.

Regards!

...JRF...
Bob E Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX

You can install SWA on an 11.11 system and have it analyze and download patches for the systems running 11.00 and later.

If you have older workstations that are being used as desktops, best wishes.

If you have older application running on older servers, consider moving those applications to a new server running HP-UX 11iv3. You can maintain partitioning using HP Virtual Machines and even without source code it is likely your application binaries will still work. Imagine using less space and power while moving to supported configurations...

For info on SWA check out https://www.hp.com/go/swa.


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Kranti Mahmud
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Re: How to find the currently installed patch level in HPUX