zPDT release 1.6 Driver 49.23.02

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OVERVIEW

zPDT Software Update, release date February 9, 2016.

This “Fixpack” release of GA-6 (49.23.02) includes the following updates

  • This special fixpack updates the two Safenet rpms to fix problem where licenses cannot be obtained on
    latest Linux levels or after a Linux upgrade. In this case “token” command results in
    CPU 0, No Sentinel License Available 312
    Server Time Out
  • zPDT code was not changed or rebuilt in this fixpack.
  • Fixed a display error in the “listVtoc” command.
  • Fixed an untrusted search path issue with the “awsstart” command using the “–clean” option. Reference CWE-426.
  • Recent Linux for System z kernels fail during IPL. This occurs in Linux for System z kernels compiled for zec12 or later. These kernels require the System z Interlocked-Access Facility 2, which is represented by bit 52 in the output of the STFLE instruction. This version of zPDT has this feature.
  • Added “aws_tapeInit” stand alone utility to create an initialized tape volume.  Example of command – “aws_tapeInit [volser] [path/to/file] (no man page)
  • Added “aws_tapeInsp” to print out information about the volser, header1, header2.  Example of command – “aws_tapeInsp [path/to/file] (no man page)
  • Fixed a Leap Second time shift in zPDT environment.
  • Added a feature to notify designated administrator via email that token license is about to expire. Email recipients are configured by setting the environment variable: ZPDT_EXP_EMAIL with a list of email addresses. For example, “export ZPDT_EXP_EMAIL=” email address”
  • Clientconfig added the ability to add an additional BackupServer license server
  • Added “clientconfig_cli” as a command line version of clientconfig. Example – “clientconfig_cli -h” prints help.
  • The UIM Portnumber function was incorrectly adding plus 1 to an explicitly defined port number.
  • Miscellaneous changes

 

 

In addition, the base GA-6 base driver (49.12.01) and Fixpack 1 (49.23.02) provided the following enhancements which are continued in 49.17:

 

  • Added the Perform Timing Facility Function (PTFF) instruction.
  • Allow Z1090_token_Update -r to generate a token request file even if zPDT is running.
  • Added support for software initiated IPL – DIAG 308.
  • A new option has been added to alcckd using an –f4 flag. This option will allow creation of ckd volumes for Linux for System z. Some Linux for System z distributions do not provide modules needed for formatting CKD for their use. This alcckd option is intended to make installing such distributions easier. For example:  “alcckd /z/linuxvol -d3390-9 -f4” results in a 3390-9 volume that is formatted in the 4K blocks used by Linux for System z.
  • 3380 device now uses 3990 control unit instead of 3880 control unit.
  • Miscellaneous changes

This product is only available to Authorized ITC Customers. IBM Personnel and their Subcontractors are to use Resource Link.

INSTALLATION

Special installation notes for this release:
The installation of this release will ALWAYS perform the following steps – in this order:

  1. remove the current zpdt (z1090 / z1091) rpm level – no matter what level is installed (if installed)
    2. remove the current zpdt-shk-server rpm level – no matter what level is installed (if installed)
    3. remove the current sntl-sud rpm level – no matter what level is installed (if installed)
    4. installs sntl-sud-7.5.5-0.i386 rpm
    5. installs zpdt-shk-server-1.3.1.5-0.i386 rpm
    6. installs the 49.23 version of z1090.

If installed on a clean machine (with no Safenet rpms previously installed or Safenet rpms removed and then machine rebooted), users will be able to obtain licenses right after installation. If installed on a machine that has a previous z1090 installed, A machine reboot will be required after the installation.
Once machine is back up, users will be able to obtain licenses. Failure to reboot will prevent obtaining licensing with a return code of 304 – “license not available”

This release will install over any exiting zpdt driver already installed. And any other driver will install over this release. But if you re-install an older release, the Safenet rpms will go back to the bad versions and you will not obtain licenses.For downloaded zip file:

zPDT release 1.6 Driver 49.23.02

For downloaded zip file:

  • Unzip the downloaded release file
  • Review the CD Readme file (.txt & .pdf) for full information and instructions
  • FTP or otherwise transfer the install file (z1090-1-6.49.23.02.x86_64) to your zPDT system in the
    /tmp directory
  • Switch to root (UID 0) mode: su –
  • Change to the /tmp directory: cd /tmp
  • Make the program file executable: chmod 775 z1090-1-6.49.23.02.x86_64
  • Execute the z1090 installer program: ./z1090-1-6.49.23.02.x86_64
  • You will have to scroll through the license agreement then accept it. The installation should then complete.

For CDROM or .iso distributions:

  • Burn the .iso image onto a CD as an “image”. The resulting CD should have multiple files and directories on it.
  • See the instructions in the CD Readme file (.txt and .pdf) on the CD for full information
  • Copy the z1090 file to your /tmp directory: cp /run/media/ibmsys1/zPDT_Release_49.23.02/linux/z1090* /tmp
    (1 See note below regarding path to the CD)
  • Switch to root (UID 0) mode: su –
  • Change to the /tmp directory: cd /tmp
  • Make the program file executable: chmod 775 z1090-1-6.49.23.02.x86_64
  • Execute the z1090 installer program: ./z1090-1-6.49.23.02.x86_64
  • You will have to scroll through the license agreement then accept it. The installation should then complete.

1Different releases of Linux may automatically mount the CD at a different mount point than shown here. You may have to determine the correct path to the install file.

If you applied any IBM supplied zPDT patches to your installed system you will need to remove them before you can install this new release.  Check the documentation that came with the patches for specific removal instructions.

You should test your system to verify that it is functioning properly. The zPDT release level is displayed as one of the messages early in the initialization process. Or, use the z1090ver command.  Either method should report release 49.23.

Review the External Release Letter carefully; there are significant changes.

There are also release specific installation instructions in the External Release Letter and general installation instructions in Chapter 5 of the zPDT  Guide and Reference Redbook, (SG248205).