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Status Under review
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Components Scheduling
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 18, 2024

New age patchinstall tool

With IBM moved away from Quarterly fixpacks to Yearly release – we often see bunch of patches for install as backlog.

Current patchinstall tool does this job efficiently for a single patch and if I’ve to install 5 patches on top of a fixpack (indeed the case now), I’ve to be very careful in maintaining the patch order and verify/validate each time and run reconfigs as many times. As you understand, reconfig instruction is not same for each patch.

There is a need for a tool which can handle

  • multiple such patch installs in one-go

  • Is aware of installed FixPack version and aware of already included patches

  • validate dependencies OR overwrite scenarios for all patches at once

  • advise exact reconfig steps needed (its okay to stick with one instruction, say full reconfig)

Needed By Quarter