HP-UX 11i version 2 Operating Environment Update Release (OEUR) for June 2008 We are pleased to announce the latest release of HP-UX 11i v2 June 2008 Operating Environment Update Release (“June 2008 HP-UX OEUR”). This latest update is for both users of HP 9000 (PA-RISC based) systems and HP Integrity (Itanium®2 based) systems. The June 2008 HP-UX OEUR is available to customers with a valid support agreement. The information in this document is intended to assist in determining whether this release is right for you. This update to HP-UX 11i v2 is known by both of the following names: Name HP-UX 11i version 2 June 2008 update HP-UX 11.23 Usage Standard name and DVD labels VUF name
The June 2008 HP-UX OEUR contains a few minimal updates for I/O and Storage Drivers, QPK, and Diagnostics. o SerialSCSI-00 Delivers the driver sasd. For further information on specific changes in this release, see the SerialSCSI-00 (sasd) Mass Storage Driver Release Notes. For further information on supported cards, see SAS Host Bus Adapters Support Matrix. These documents are available at http://docs.hp.com/en/netcom.html (navigate to SAS Host Bus Adapters). RAID-01 Delivers the driver ciss. For further information on specific changes in this release, see the RAID-01 Mass Storage Driver Release Notes. For further information on supported cards, see HP Smart Array RAID Controllers Support Matrix. These documents are available at http://docs.hp.com/en/netcom.html (navigate to SMART Array (RAID)) Ignite-UX updated to support delivery of the updated HP-UX 11i v2 Install Kernel for 2 drivers. No functional changes of Ignite-UX itself.
Detailed information about the Ignite-UX update in June 2008 can be found at http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/infolib.htm Click on “Release Notes” and go to Section 2.2 The June 2008 HP-UX OEUR is supported on all current HP Integrity servers. All of the following HP 9000 PA-RISC servers are fully supported: • • • • • • • A-Class/rp2400 series (except the 32-bit processor A180 and A180C) L-Class/rp5400 series rp3400 series rp4400 series All N-Class/rp7400 series All rp8400 series All HP 9000 Superdome
Legacy HP 9000 server product families, including D, K, R, T and V-Class are not supported on HP-UX 11i v2. HP 9000 workstation product families, including B, C, and J-Class are also not supported on HPUX 11i v2. Support for these workstation products continues on HP-UX 11i v1. A complete listing of supported servers for HP-UX 11i can be found at: www.hp.com/go/hpuxservermatrix The June 2008 HP-UX 11i v2 OEUR media has the same patch bundles that were delivered on the December 2007 media. The new 11i v2 Support Pack media for June 2008 delivers the updated QPK patch bundles. Please see the "Future HP-UX Updates" section in this letter for more information about the Support Pack media.
Additional Software Media in the June 2008 HP-UX 11i v2 OE Shipments Software Pack Program The Software Pack Program delivers a variety of optional HP-UX 11i v2 core enhancements on the Support Pack media for 11iv2 DVD. The product notes together with descriptions of individual enhancements can be found under the DOCS directory on the Support Pack media. For more details on the Support Pack media please refer to the included RBI booklet. In addition to being available on the media, the core enhancements can also be downloaded from HP Software Depot http://software.hp.com: 1. Go to http://software.hp.com 2. Search for “SWPACKv2” 3. Click on “HP-UX Software Pack (Optional HP-UX 11i v2 Core Enhancements)”. At this site you can read descriptions of specific products, as well as download them. • Products which were previously delivered on the Software Pack media for 11iv2 as well as products delivered only on the web have been grouped together on the Support Pack media for 11i v2.
HP-UX 11i Version 1 (B.11.11) Support Plus – June 2008 Release
We are pleased to announce the latest release of HP-UX 11i v1 Support Plus. These tested bundles include patches that fix HP-UX defects, enable new hardware, and provide diagnostic tools. Support Plus is available to customers on media by request only. Please use the following information to decide whether this release is right for you.
HP-UX 11i v1 Support Plus CD-ROM content:
If your hardware platform is an HP-UX Workstation or Server HP-UX Workstation or Server HP-UX Workstation or Server HP-UX Workstation or Server HP-UX Workstation or Server HP-UX Workstation or Server HP-UX Workstation or Server And you want to Use the latest diagnostic tools Prepare your server to use iCOD (Instant Capacity on Demand) functionality Prepare your server to use iCOD (Instant Capacity on Demand) functionality Install patches for HP-UX 11i v1 which are required to install and update the OS. Enable new systems and supported hardware products (e.g. I/O adapters and devices) Install defect fixes for OE applications. Install defect fixes for the core OS, graphics, and networking drivers included on the OE. You should install OnlineDiag bundle from the depot /cdrom/DIAGNOSTICS/B.11.11 ICOD-purchase (B9073AA bundle) from /cdrom/DIAGNOSTICS/B.11.11 ICOD-utility (T1322AA bundle) from /cdrom/DIAGNOSTICS/B.11.11 Required 11i v1 Patch Bundle from /cdrom/BUNDLE11i Hardware Enablement Bundle: from /cdrom/HWEnable11i Applications Quality Pack (GOLDAPPS11i) from /cdrom/GOLDQPK11i Base Quality Pack (GOLDBASE11i) from /cdrom/GOLDQPK11i Revision date June 2008 December 2003 December 2003 June 2003 December 2006 June 2008 June 2008
For additional information on the bundles, you may also visit the web pages on the IT Resource Center: *
Obtaining HP-UX Support Plus Media and Bundles
If you are interested in receiving the June 2008 release of HP-UX Support Plus on CD-ROM, or in downloading any of the patch bundles contained on this media, please follow the appropriate instructions below. You can download patch bundles found on the Support Plus Media through the HP IT Resource Center: 1. 2. 3. 4. The URL is: http://itrc.hp.com. Click on “more…” in the “maintenance / support” area. Then select “standard patch bundles” in the “patching” area. Then select “HP-UX patch bundles” to retrieve the list of available Support Plus releases.
Or you can download Diagnostic and Support Tools patch bundles on SWdepot. 1. 2. 3, The URL is: http://software.hp.com Enter B6191AAE in the “Search” field Then select “receive for free”
HP-UX Internet HP-UX Internet Express is a carefully selected compilation of Open Source packages which enriches HPUX functionality in the areas of Web Services, Internet Services and Security services. The selected open source packages represent popular components in these areas. HP does not provide support for Open Source components shipped with HP-UX Internet Express. However, you can provide feedback or report a defect by email to the HP-UX Internet Express Team. In keeping with HP-UX high quality standards, Internet Express has been tested and qualified on HP-UX. Many Internet Express components can be installed and configured via the Web-based Webmin administration utility, which is shipped as part of the HP-UX Apache-based Web Server offering. Internet Express packages can also be downloaded from the following URL: HP-UX 11i v1: http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXIEXP1111 HP-UX 11i v2: http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXIEXP1123 HP-UX 11i v3: http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXIEXP1131 *** HP will be discontinuing the 11i v1 version of Internet Express as of June 15, 2008. Starting with the September 2008 release, there will no longer be Internet Express media included in the 11i v1 media kit. HP-UX 11i Operating Environment Extension Release for March 2008 We are pleased to announce that in December 2006, HP began to offer a new Extension Release process to eligible HP-UX OE support contract customers. When a protected application product is ONLY being updated on the Application Release media and that protected application product is a part of an Operating Environment offering that is not updated, customers will be notified of this product update in their notification letter as a separate offering. Example for June 2008 is: June 2008 HP-UX 11i v2 Operating Environment
N/A N/A N/A June 2008 N/A June 2008 June 2008
HP-UX 11i v1 Applications HP-UX 11i v2 Applications HP-UX 11i v3 Applications HP-UX 11i v1 Support Plus Released in June and Dec HP-UX 11i v1 Extension Release HP-UX 11i v2 Extension Release HP-UX 11i v3 Extension Release
Customers will then be able to request the application release media and a special codeword that will allow access to the applicable software. These releases are only offered physically. Select the appropriate version of the Extension Software release EX1803 (EXVymm) (V for Version) on the notification entitlement mailing form to receive the application media and special codeword. Updates are on the HP ServiceGuard and Storage Management HPUX v2 and v3 Independent media for the HP-UX 11i v2 and v3 Operating Environments in March 2008. Updated Application HP-UX OE 11i v1 HP-UX OE 11i v2 HP-UX OE 11i v3 Product and date last Last updated 12/2006 Last updated 12/2007 Last updated 03/2008 updated on the Application media HP GlancePlus/UX Pak B3701AA Dec 2007 HP Process Resource Mgr (PRM) B3835DA Sept 2007 Enterprise Cluster Master Media Toolkit (ECM) B5139EA June 2007 ServiceGuard NFS Toolkit B5140BA March 2008 HP MPI B6060BA Sept 2007 HP-UX Workload Manager B8843CA March 2008 HP Serviceguard SW T1905CA March 2008 HP ECM Toolkit T1909BA March 2008 OnlineJFS 5.0 B3929FA May 2008 On independent media OnlineJFS 5.0 B3929FB May 2008 On independent media Future HP-UX Updates B7993AA Enterprise OE B7994AA Mission Critical B7993AA Enterprise OE B7994AA Mission Critical B7994AA Mission Critical B7994AA Mission Critical B6821AA Technical Computing B7993AA Enterprise OE B7994AA Mission Critical
B8483AA Mission Critical B8483AA Mission Critical B8483AA Mission Critical B8482AA Enterprise OE B8483AA Mission Critical BA490AA Enterprise OE BA491AA Mission Critical
A. Release Roadmap for HP-UX 11i v1, v2 and v3
We are committed to providing our customers with new functionality to meet the needs of today's enterprises. To best meet these needs and assist our customers for planning purposes, the current HP-
UX Update release schedule is noted below (Please note that the information in this chart is subject to change without notice, and will be updated by HP as needed on a quarterly basis): HP-UX 11i version 11i v3 Schedule Ship Timeframe September 2007 Notes Full update release* of 11i v3 HP updated the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles for HP-UX 11i v1. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK is available on Support Plus media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HP-UX systems shipped from HP after that date. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK is via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com Full update release* of 11i v2 Full update release* of 11i v3 for both original HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environments, and new HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environments HP updated the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles for HP-UX 11i v1. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK is available on Support Plus media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HP-UX systems shipped from HP after that date. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK is also be available via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com. HP updated the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles and Online Diagnostics for HP-UX 11i v2. This software is available on Support Pack media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HP-UX systems shipped from HP after that date. Optional Core Enhancements for HP-UX 11i v2 are also be available on Support Pack media. The HP-UX 11i v2 QPK is also be available via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com. HP delivered 2 updated drivers and an update to Ignite-UX on OE media for 11i v2 Full update release * of 11i v3 planned to be delivered on the new HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environments only HP will update the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles for HP-UX 11i v1. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK will be available on Support Plus media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HPUX systems shipped from HP after that date. The HP-UX 11i v1 QPK will also be available via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com. HP will update the Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles and Online Diagnostics for HP-UX 11i v2. This software will be available on Support Pack media to all customers under a then current support agreement and will be ignited on all HP-UX systems shipped from HP after that date. Optional Core Enhancements for HP-UX 11i v2 will also be available on Support Pack media. The HP-UX 11i v2 QPK will also be available via the ITRC web site at: http://itrc.hp.com. Full update release * of 11i v3 planned to be delivered on the new HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environments only
December 2007/January 2008
11i v2 11i v3 11i v1
December 2007/January 2008 April 2008 June 2008
11i v3 11i v1
September 2008/October 2008 December 2008/January 2009
December 2008/January 2009
March 2009/April 2009
* Full update release: Update to the Operating Environment (OE), Quality Pack (QPK) patch bundles, Hardware Enablement (HWE) patch bundle, and Software Pack (SPK) media for the designated OS version. The Application Release (AR) is updated for all OS versions.
B. Discontinuance Strategy for HP-UX 11i v1, v2, and v3
The following table shows the current discontinuance (removal from the Corporate Price List) and end of factory support dates for current HP-UX 11i releases: HP-UX Version 11i v3 *** 11i v2 11i v1 11i v1 Workstation ** 11.0 Introduction Date February-2007 September-2003 December-2000 December-2000 November-1997 End of Sales 31-December-2012 31-December -2009 31-December -2009 31-December -2007 1-February-2005 End of Factory Support * 31-December-2017 31-December-2013 31-December-2013 31-December-2013 31-December-2006
* Support no longer available from HP Factory Support, but Limited Support may be offered for an additional duration. Please note that the end of sales information in the above chart is subject to change without notice, and will be updated by HP as needed. ** End of Sales date for HP PA-RISC Workstations is December 31, 2007. HP will take orders on a material available basis through this date. End of Factory Support for HP-UX 11i V1 on Workstations is December 31, 2013. *** End of Sales date for the original OE product offering for HP-UX 11i v3 OEs i.e.: FOE, TCOE, EOE, is planned for September 30, 2008. We will continue to provide information on the plans for future releases through our online communications at http://www.hp.com/softwarereleases/releases-media2/. Training on HP-UX 11i v3 is available now! HP Education Services offers the training needed to maximize performance, reliability, security, and uptime on HP-UX systems. As part of the HP-UX 11iv3 launch, HP has released two new courses: IT Managers: HP-UX 11i v3 Features and Functions (HE775S) - 1 day System Administrators: HP-UX 11i v3 for Experienced HP-UX Administrators (HE776S) - 2 days Existing courses are being enhanced to include HP-UX 11iv3 features throughout the courses. New courses are in development for managing Integrity Server Blades and the VSE Suite tools in the new VSE Operating Environment. HP Education Services also offers a complete training curriculum on server virtualization, with courses covering specific technology components for control, instant capacity, partitioning and availability. Visit your country web site for course descriptions and more information on availability: www.hp.com/learn/UNIX, or, www.hp.com/learn/VSE.
Product Updates Customers are advised that the 4.1 version of Symantec products will be replaced by the 5.0 version of such products in an upcoming update release of 11iv3. These new products provide enhanced storage management capabilities and are more closely integrated with the advanced mass storage stack introduced in 11iv3. They will initially be available from HP on separate media in 2Q2008 and will be fully backward compatible with the 4.1 version of the products. In the September 2008 timeframe they will be integrated into 11iv3 OEs as optional installations, replacing VxVM 4.1 with VxVM 5.0 but leaving the default OE installation unchanged. That is, at initial OE integration, VxFS 4.1 + LVM will remain the default installation choice, and VxFS 5.0 + LVM or VxFS + VxVM 5.0 will be optional. Future Fusion OEs will later make 5.0 the default install choice. Product Obsolescence Security_patch_check obsolescence. The Software Assistant (SWA) utility and catalog replace and expand the capabilities provided by security_patch_check. The March 2008 release of security_patch_check will initially use the security_catalog and provide full legacy support. • On November 1st, 2008 this version of security_patch_check will begin invoking Software Assistant. "security_patch_check -m" will continue to support the old report format by translating into an equivalent swa-report (1M) command. On a date after November 1st. 2008 the catalog file required for older versions of security_patch_check will no longer be available. All users should plan on converting to swa (1M) before November 1st, 2008.