cpi-linux-Patch-7.4.3.300

 Basic information
Release type: Patch
Release date: 2021-08-09
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 28 viewed    0 downloaded
Download size: 10.93 KB
Checksum: 3532822336

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
InfoScale Availability 7.4.3 On RHEL7 x86-64
InfoScale Availability 7.4.3 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Availability 7.4.3 On SLES12 x86-64
InfoScale Availability 7.4.3 On SLES15 x86-64
InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.3 On RHEL7 x86-64
InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.3 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.3 On SLES12 x86-64
InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.3 On SLES15 x86-64
InfoScale Foundation 7.4.3 On RHEL7 x86-64
InfoScale Foundation 7.4.3 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Foundation 7.4.3 On SLES12 x86-64
InfoScale Foundation 7.4.3 On SLES15 x86-64
InfoScale Storage 7.4.3 On RHEL7 x86-64
InfoScale Storage 7.4.3 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Storage 7.4.3 On SLES12 x86-64
InfoScale Storage 7.4.3 On SLES15 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch supersedes the following patches: Release date
cpi-linux-Patch-7.4.3.200 (obsolete) 2021-04-20
cpi-linux-Patch-7.4.3.100 (obsolete) 2021-02-25

 Fixes the following incidents:
4021519, 4029177, 4033243, 4033688, 4034354, 4043893, 4045882, 4045883, 4045884, 4045885

 Patch ID:
None.

Readme file
                          * * * READ ME * * *
                         * * * CPI 7.4.3 * * *
                         * * * Patch 300 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2021-08-05


This document provides the following information:

   * PATCH NAME
   * OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
   * PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
   * BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
   * SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * DETAILS OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * INSTALLATION PRE-REQUISITES
   * INSTALLING THE PATCH
   * REMOVING THE PATCH


PATCH NAME
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CPI 7.4.3 Patch 300


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
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RHEL7 x86-64
RHEL8 x86-64
SLES12 x86-64
SLES15 x86-64



BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
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   * InfoScale Availability 7.4.3
   * InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.3
   * InfoScale Foundation 7.4.3
   * InfoScale Storage 7.4.3


SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
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Patch ID: 7.4.3.300
* 4021519 (4021515) On SLES 12 SP4 and later systems, the installer fails to fetch the media speed of the network interfaces.
* 4029177 (4027759) The product installer installs lower versions packages if multiple patch bundles are specified using the patch path options in the incorrect order.
* 4033243 (4033242) When a responsefile is used, the product installer fails to add the required VCS users.
* 4033688 (4033687) The InfoScale product installer deletes any existing cluster configuration files during uninstallation.
* 4034354 (4033988) The product installer does not allow the installation of an Infoscale patch bundle if a more recent version of any package in the bundle is already installed on the system.
* 4043893 (4043890) The product installer incorrectly prompts users to install deprecated OS RPMs for LLT over RDMA configurations.
* 4045882 (4043751) The VRTScps RPM installation may fail on SLES systems.
* 4045883 (4043371) If SecureBoot is enabled on the system, the product installer fails to install some InfoScale RPMs (VRTSvxvm, VRTSaslapm, VRTScavf).
* 4045884 (4042674) The product installer does not honor the single-node mode of a cluster and restarts it in the multi-mode if 'vcs_allowcomms = 1'.
* 4045885 (4043075) After performing a phased upgrade of InfoScale, the product installer fails to update the types.cf file.


DETAILS OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
This patch fixes the following incidents:

Patch ID: 7.4.3.300

* 4021519 (Tracking ID: 4021515)

SYMPTOM:
On SLES 12 SP4 and later systems, the installer fails to fetch the media speed of the network interfaces.

DESCRIPTION:
The path of the 'ethtool' command is changed in SLES 12 SP4. Therefore, on SLES 12 SP4 and later systems, the installer does not recognize the changed path and uses an incorrect path '/sbin/ethtool' instead of '/usr/sbin/ethtool' for the 'ethtool' command. Consequently, while configuring the product, the installer fails to fetch the media speed of the network interfaces and displays its value as "Unknown".

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix updates the installer to use the correct path for the 'ethtool' command.

* 4029177 (Tracking ID: 4027759)

SYMPTOM:
The product installer installs lower versions packages if multiple patch bundles are specified using the patch path options in the incorrect order.

DESCRIPTION:
The product installer expects that the patch bundles, if any, are specified in the lower-to-higher order. Consequently, the installer always overrides the package version from the available package in the last patch bundle in which it exists. If patch bundles are not specified in the expected order, installer installs last available version for a component package.

RESOLUTION:
To address this issue, the product installer is updated to correctly identify the higher package version before installing the patch bundles. It does so regardless of the order in which the patch bundles are specified.

* 4033243 (Tracking ID: 4033242)

SYMPTOM:
When a responsefile is used, the product installer fails to add the required VCS users.

DESCRIPTION:
The product installer fails to add the required VCS users during configuration, if a responsefile is used to provide the corresponding input.

RESOLUTION:
This patch updates the installer so that it adds the required VCS users while using a responsefile for configuration.

* 4033688 (Tracking ID: 4033687)

SYMPTOM:
The InfoScale product installer deletes any existing cluster configuration files during uninstallation.

DESCRIPTION:
During uninstallation, the product installer deletes cluster configuration files like /etc/llthosts, /etc/llttab, and so on. Consequently, when you reinstall the InfoScale product, you need to perform all the cluster configuration procedures again.

RESOLUTION:
This patch updates the product installer so that it no longer deletes any existing cluster configuration files. Consequently, you can reconfigure the clusters quickly by using the existing configuration files.

* 4034354 (Tracking ID: 4033988)

SYMPTOM:
The product installer displays the following error message after the precheck and does not allow you to proceed with the installation:
The higher version of <package_name> is already installed on <system_name>

DESCRIPTION:
The product installer compares the versions of the packages in an Infoscale patch bundle with those of the packages that are installed on a system. If a more recent version of any of the packages in the bundle is found to be already installed on the system, the installer displays an error. It does not allow you to proceed further with the installation.

RESOLUTION:
The product installer is updated to allow the installation of an Infoscale patch bundle that may contain older versions of some packages. Instead of an error message, the installer now displays a warning message and lets you proceed with the installation.

* 4043893 (Tracking ID: 4043890)

SYMPTOM:
The product installer incorrectly prompts users to install deprecated OS RPMs for LLT over RDMA configurations.

DESCRIPTION:
The following RPMs that are used in LLT RDMA configurations have been deprecated: (1) the libmthca and the libmlx4 OS RPMs have been replaced by libibverbs, and (2) the rdma RPM has been replaced by rdma-core. However, even when the libibverbs and the rdma-core RPMs are installed on a system, the InfoScale installer prompts users to install the corresponding deprecated RPMs. Furthermore, if these deprecated RPMs are not installed, the installer does not allow users to proceed with the InfoScale cluster configuration.

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix updates the product installer to use the correct OS RPMs dependency list for LLT over RDMA configurations.

* 4045882 (Tracking ID: 4043751)

SYMPTOM:
The VRTScps RPM installation may fail on SLES systems.

DESCRIPTION:
The VRTScps RPM has a dependency on the "/etc/SUSE-brand" file that is available in the "branding-SLE" package. If the brand file is not present on the system, the InfoScale product installer may fail to install the VRTScps RPM on SLES systems.

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix adresses the issue by updating the product installer to include the "branding-SLE" package in OS dependency list during the installation pre-check.

* 4045883 (Tracking ID: 4043371)

SYMPTOM:
If SecureBoot is enabled on the system, the product installer fails to install some InfoScale RPMs (VRTSvxvm, VRTSaslapm, VRTScavf).

DESCRIPTION:
InfoScale installations are not supported on systems where SecureBoot is enabled. However, the product installer does not check whether SecureBoot is enabled on the system. Consequently, it fails to install some InfoScale RPMs even though it proceeds with the installation.

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix updates the product installer to check whether SecureBoot is enabled, and if so, display an appropriate error message and exit.

* 4045884 (Tracking ID: 4042674)

SYMPTOM:
The product installer does not honor the single-node mode of a cluster and restarts it in the multi-mode if 'vcs_allowcomms = 1'.

DESCRIPTION:
On a system where a single-node cluster is running, if you upgrade InfoScale using a response file with 'vcs_allowcomms = 1', the existing cluster configuration is not restored. The product installer restarts the cluster in the multi-node mode. When 'vcs_allowcomms = 1', the installer does not consider the value of the ONENODE parameter in the /etc/sysconfig/vcs file. It fails to identify that VCS is configured on the systems mentioned in the response file and proceeds with upgrade. Consequently, the installer neither updates the .../config/types.cf file nor restores the /etc/sysconfig/vcs file.

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix updates the product installer to honor the single-node mode of an existing cluster configuration on a system.

* 4045885 (Tracking ID: 4043075)

SYMPTOM:
After performing a phased upgrade of InfoScale, the product installer fails to update the types.cf file.

DESCRIPTION:
You can rename the /etc/llttab file before an OS upgrade and revert to the original configuration after the OS upgrade and before you start the InfoScale stack upgrade. However, if you do not revert the renamed /etc/llttab file, the product installer fails to identify that VCS is configured on the mentioned systems and proceeds with upgrade. Consequently, the installer does not update the .../config/types.cf file.

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix updates the product installer to avoid such a situation. It displays an error and exits after the precheck tasks if the /etc/llttab file is missing and the other VCS configuration files are available on the mentioned systems.



INSTALLING THE PATCH
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1. Copy the hot-fix CPI_7.4.3_P3.pl to /tmp
2. Run installation scripts with the hot-fix
   Example:
   ./installer -require /tmp/CPI_7.4.3_P3.pl


REMOVING THE PATCH
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NONE


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
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NONE


OTHERS
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