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Stijn V
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Howt check HP-UX release

Hi,

I am migrating some HP Integrity VM to a new version (from 3.5 to 4.0), however a prerequisite is that the Guest OS is at least:

HP-UX v2 must be 0609 sep 2006
HP-UX v3 must be 0703 mar 2007

But how can I check that? And how to solve if not ok?

I guess that I have to check the QPKBASE bundle, but what if there isn't one installed yet?

Thanks,
-Stijn-

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Ganesan R
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Hi Stijn,

You can get the details in swlist -l bundle output.

# swlist -l bundle

HPUX11i-OE B.11.11.0406 HP-UX 11i Operating Environment Component
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Stijn V
Regular Advisor

Re: Howt check HP-UX release

I do receive the following:

HPUX11i-OE-Ent B.11.31 HP-UX Enterprise Operating Environment
V. Nyga
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Hi,

from google-search in itrc:
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=1258166

How to solve:
Just install the necessary (or latest) bundles.
Download QPKBASE bundle from SUM site:
http://www13.itrc.hp.com/service/sum/home.do

HTH
Volkmar
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Stijn V
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Ok thanks, but I still don't know how to check the version ...
Jeeshan
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

uname -a
a warrior never quits
V. Nyga
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Check the installed products - see 'man swlist' and see the posted thread.
Or use 'uname -a'

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Analyst
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

#uname -r
gives the version.

#uname -a
gives detailed description.

#model
hardware description.

#machinfo
detailed report of hardware & etc....
Torsten.
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Because you need to re-install the VMHost, you won't have a problem with this part.

Regarding the guests, this is what the manual says:

"4.1 Installing the HP-UX Guest Operating System

You can install following versions of HP-UX on a virtual machine:
â ¢ HP-UX 11i v2 May 2005 or later
â ¢ HP-UX 11i v3
..."



HP Integrity Virtual Machines Version 4.0
Installation, Configuration, and
Administration
HP Part Number: T2767-90141
Published: September 2008, Edition 5

page 59

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

How to check the version of the core?

Example:

# swlist | grep OE
...
HPUX11i-DC-OE B.11.31.0809 HP-UX Data Center Operating Environment

(0809 = september 2008)

my older box:

# swlist | grep OE
HPUX11i-TCOE B.11.11.0509 HP-UX Technical Computing OE Component


(0509 = september 2005)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Sorry, forgot to answer this:

"I do receive the following:

HPUX11i-OE-Ent B.11.31 HP-UX Enterprise Operating Environment"

This is the initial 11.31 release feb. 2007.
All other releases have a date extension.

Hope this helps!
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Stijn V
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Ok thanks.

So I do have an issue, my Integrity VM is from feb 2007 and it must be at least from march 2007 to run on VM 4.0

What do I have to do to be compliant, just install a recent QPKBASE bundle?

This means that checking the version is first checking the core component by:
swlist | grep -i OE

and then checking the QPKBase bundle version

swlist | grep -i QPKBase

The version corresponds to the date of core component or to the QPKBase bundle if it is more recent than the core component?
Torsten.
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

This is the requirement I found in the manual regarding a guest:

HP-UX 11i v2 May 2005 or later

Anyway, if you really want to use a newer core release, you need to cold install or use update-ux - patching is not enough.

see

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1241964

Hope this helps!
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Stijn V
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

OK Thanks. I don't have a problem for v2... but I do have a problem for v3!
Don Morris_1
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Where are you getting that prerequisite? (The Integrity Virtual Machines 4 Installation Guide only mandates May 2005 for v2, and v3 in general).

That said -- I don't remember a 0703 fusion, and it would have been decidedly odd to have a bundle on a 0702 release. 0709 was the first Update bundle for v3 (as the Release Notes section for v3 on docs.hp.com makes plain). I think you're chasing a phantom number here.
Torsten.
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

>>"HP-UX v3 must be 0703 mar 2007"

I agree, there is no 0703 release of 11.31.

see

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-4174/index.html

...
What is New in the HP-UX 11i v3 September 2008 Release?
What is New in the HP-UX 11i v3 March 2008 Release?
What is New in the HP-UX 11i v3 September 2007 Release?
What is New in the Initial (February 2007) HP-UX 11i v3 Release?
...

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Stijn V
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Indeed. But I did receive that information (requirements from HP)... I already logged a case at HP...
Stijn V
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Still working on the case, hp says for VMHost 4.0:

http://docs.hp.com/en/T2767-90179/T2767-90179.pdf

Guests can run any of the following operating systems:
â HP-UX 11i v2 (0609 or later)
â HP-UX 11i v3 â 0703, 0709, 0803, and 0809

I do have the initial release of v3, which is from february 2007 and there is no march update?

I'll keep you informed...
Stijn V
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Re: Howt check HP-UX release


HP says:

According the release notes, you need at least HP-UX 11i v3 March 2007 for a "supported" Guest on VMHost 4.0.

With March 2007, they mean the initial release of V3 (which is from February 2007).

Thanks all for your help.

Re: Howt check HP-UX release

Torsten,

>This is the requirement I found in the >manual regarding a guest:

>HP-UX 11i v2 May 2005 or later

Yeah this is a nsaty one in the manuals - actually if you look at the release notes for v4,0 you'll see:

HP-UX 11i v2 (0609 or later)

See http://docs.hp.com/en/T2767-90179/T2767-90179.pdf p11 section 1.1

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan