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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Components Serviceability
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 11, 2015

Need complete OS version information from SYSIBMADM.ENV_SYS_INFO(RIMS)

SYSIBMADM.ENV_SYS_INFO currently only provides OS_VERSION and OS_RELEASE. This is insufficient information for OCM customers because it does not tell them the important part of the version number which is the modification levels. For example, here is the 'uname -a' output from a Linux RHEL v6 box: Linux [hostname+IP masked] 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Sep 1 01:33:01 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux OS_VERSION returns '2' and OS_RELEASE returns '6'. So the important parts like '32-71' and 'el6' are missing. This is needed to nail down exactly what version is out there. Also, the linux box may stay at 2.6 for quite some time, whereas the last two parts of version will change as patches are applied but customer has no visibility into this from OCM becuase SYSIBMADM.ENV_SYS_INFO doesn't return it. So the requirement is to return the full version number, all the parts. Ideally, what is needed is what 'uname -a' returns. And although the above example is linux, it should apply to all the OSes. Finally, the last missing piece is the platform architecture. In the above 'uname -a' example, that's 'x86_64'; 64 bit intel x86 architecture. ENV_SYS_INFO should return that as well.