P1611 - IBM AIX pSeries Servers - HBAs with MPIO enabled

Mar 02, 2015
Patch for Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL - Version(s) 1.8.00,1.8.01,1.8.02,1.9.00

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Connector for IBM AIX - HBA

Should you install this patch?

Install this patch if your IBM AIX servers have HBAs with MPIO enabled.

What does it fix?

  • HBA ports were only considered active if a tape drive or hard disk were attached to them. HBA ports will now be considered active if an enabled path is associated to them.
  • Ports that were used as failover ports by MPIO were considered disabled. This caused false link down alerts and stopped monitoring on ports that were in fact active.

How to install the patch?

  1. Copy the following file to the $PATROL_HOME/lib/MS_HW_hdf directory on the server where the PATROL Agent runs:
  2. Re-initialize Hardware Sentry for the patch to take effect.
  3. Nothing needs to be installed on Console systems.