How to perform a patch software inventory using swainv

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This article show how to obtained the swainv collection script and create a XML software inventory file for use with Software Assistance or the ITRC patch assessment tool.

Abstract[edit]

This article show how to obtained the swainv collection script and create a XML software inventory file for use with Software Assistance or the ITRC patch assessment tool.

Obtain the ITRC swainv script[edit]

1. Open ITRC upload system information page.

2. Click on the swainv link and Save target as... to your system.

Get swainv.jpg


NOTE: As an alternate method, use your favorite FTP Client to directly obtain the file from: ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/export/bin/swainv


Perform the patch assessment[edit]

# 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 is store: ./inventory.xml

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