How to perform a patch assessment using SWAINV and Software Assistance
This article demostrates how to use ITRC swainv collection script and HP-UX Software Assistance to perform a system patch assessment. This procedure is particularly useful to asses a customer HP-UX 11i server without installing the complete Software Assistance product but with the ability to create comprensive reports.
Obtain the ITRC swainv script
1. Open ITRC upload system information page.
2. Click on the swainv link and Save target as... to your system.
Perform the patch assessment
# sh swainv Copyright (c) Hewlett-Packard 2005-2006. All rights reserved. ./swainv revision: 3.47 This script lists the patches, products, bundles, and filesets found in a system or depot and packages the information in a file for transfer to the ITRC or the Response Center. * Listing Filesets * Listing Products * Listing Bundles * Inventory written to ./inventory.xml
Notice were the inventory.xml file was saved.
Process the inventory.xml with Software Assistance
1. Use swa report -a "QPK CRIT" -s <inventory_source> to generate the assestment.
# swa report -a "QPK CRIT" -s /var/tmp/inventory.xml ======= 06/05/09 11:11:43 CST BEGIN Report on Issues and New Software (user=root) (jobid=delta) * Gathering Inventory * Using specified inventory file "/var/tmp/inventory.xml". * Getting Catalog of Recommended Actions and Software * Using existing local catalog file * Performing Analysis * Generating Reports NOTE: See HTML-formatted report "/root/.swa/report/swa_report.html" Software Assistant Action Report Assessment Profile Inventory Source Name: nrmdhpp2 OS: HP-UX B.11.31 Model: ia64 hp server rx6600 Inventory File: /var/tmp/inventory.xml Inventory Date: 04 June 2009 14:17:08 GMT-06:00 Catalog Information Catalog File: /root/.swa/cache/swa_catalog.xml Catalog Date: 03 June 2009 19:16:36 GMT-06:00 Analysis Information Analysis File: /root/.swa/cache/swa_analysis.xml Analysis Date: 05 June 2009 11:11:53 GMT-06:00 Ignore Files: /root/.swa/ignore Issues Ignored: 0 Selected Analyzers QPK: latest Quality Pack bundle CRIT: patches that fix critical issues Recommended Actions Patch Bundles The following bundles are recommended by HP. The patches delivered in these patch bundles might include fixes for patches not listed in this report. If you will not install the patch bundles listed here, rerun the analysis without the "QPK" analyzer and generate a new report to obtain a full list of patches. Bundle Revision Description ------ -------- ----------- QPK1131 B.11.31.0903.334a Quality Pack Depot for 11i v3, March 2009 With bundle QPKAPPS revision B.11.31.0903.334a With bundle QPKBASE revision B.11.31.0903.334a Patches See detail or html report for more links to patch details such as special installation instructions, patch quality rating, patch reboot, and other dependencies. Patch ID Date Description -------- ---- ----------- PHCO_36666 2008-12-01 find(1) cumulative patch PHCO_37811 2008-11-24 logins(1M) cumulative patch PHCO_38062 2008-07-28 ioinit(1M) cumulative patch PHCO_38145 2008-09-13 Mass Storage CRA cumulative patch PHCO_38268 2008-08-29 cumulative SAM patch PHCO_38547 2008-12-11 ugm cumulative patch PHCO_38735 2008-12-10 sfd cumulative patch PHCO_38982 2009-01-18 syslogd(1M) cumulative patch PHKL_36389 2007-07-18 Firmware interface support for MCA recovery PHKL_36390 2007-07-18 Error record decoding support for MCA recovery PHKL_37920 2008-07-28 efi cumulative patch PHKL_38072 2008-07-28 perfmon cumulative patch PHKL_38396 2008-06-25 lofs cumulative patch PHKL_38604 2009-02-26 esctl cumulative patch PHKL_38612 2008-11-17 Fix for DNLC hang PHKL_38636 2008-09-10 WSIO subsystem cumulative patch PHKL_38713 2008-10-23 shutdown cumulative patch PHKL_38733 2008-12-10 dev_config cumulative patch PHKL_38750 2009-01-12 estape cumulative patch PHKL_38786 2009-02-26 GIO cumulative patch PHKL_38938 2009-02-26 SCSI cumulative I/O patch PHNE_38689 2008-12-18 LAN cumulative patch PHSS_37662 2008-02-15 rp4440/rp4410 PDC46.34/BMC04.06/MPE.03.32 FW PHSS_37780 2008-02-28 rx2620 System, BMC & iLO MP Firmware Patch PHSS_37895 2008-03-19 rx4640 System, BMC and MP Firmware Patch PHSS_37902 2008-07-31 FORTRAN I/O Library [libIO77] PHSS_38562 2008-10-03 HPUX System Fault Management Sep 2008 PHSS_39067 2008-12-19 rx5670 System, BMC & iLO MP Firmware Patch PHSS_39122 2008-11-25 HP DCE 2.0 client cumulative patch PHSS_39484 2009-03-12 Serviceguard A.11.18.00 Manual Actions See detail or html report for more information on each action. The following Detection Confidence (DC) levels are used: D - Detection confidence is "definite" and based on specific revisions of installed software. R - Detection confidence is "relevant" and based on installed software but can not determine if action has been taken. U - Detection confidence is "unknown" and based only on operating system version. Issue DC Date Description ----- -- ---- ----------- SEE ALSO swa "issue", "detail", and "html" reports, swa-report(1m). ======= 06/05/09 11:12:01 CST END Report on Issues and New Software succeeded. (user=root) (jobid=delta) NOTE: More information may be found in the Software Assistant logfile "/var/opt/swa/swa.log".
2. Review the HTML-formatted report /root/.swa/report/swa_report.html.