1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 26, 2012 3:10 PM by Lazar NameToUpdate

    AIX Patch Analysis Options

    Joe Piotrowski

      I'm relatively new to AIX Patching, can someone explain what these different Analysis Options mean when you create a Patch Analysis Job in AIX?

       

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      - Use patch global configuration settings

      - Stop analysis if any applied fileset found

      - Continue analysis even if applied fileset found

        • 1. AIX Patch Analysis Options

          This basically means to choose one of the two options below, how you have it defined in Patch Global Configuration / AIX / Analysis Option

          - Use patch global configuration settings

           

          These are the actual two options that your question is about, and if you chose one within Patch Analysis Job, then it just overrides what you had in the Patch Global Config:

          - Stop analysis if any applied fileset found

          - Continue analysis even if applied fileset found

           

          Now on to the actual two options:

           

          In AIX world, the patches can have few states "Applied", "Committed".

          Applied = the patch is installed, but it can still be rolled back. While there are patches in 'Apply' state, you cannot install other patches on top. Applied state is like a QA phase, and one you are confortable, you 'Commit' those patches.

          Committed = the patch is installed and cannot be rolled back. You can install other patches on top of this now.

           

          - Stop analysis if any applied fileset found

          This will basically tell you that, if there are patches on the system that are not 'Committed', then you will not be able to do patch deployment anyways, so don't even bother doing analysis.

           

          - Continue analysis even if applied fileset found

          This means, still do the analysis, even if not all the patches are 'Committed', but deployment will not happen, unless the patches are first 'Committed'