Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System: How to install an IDR (Doc ID 1429544.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2013

Applies to:

Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun ZFS Storage 7120 - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun ZFS Storage 7320 - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System - Version Not Applicable and later
7000 Appliance OS (Fishworks)

Goal

 

How to install an IDR, what is an IDR and why is it needed ...


IDR a Interim Diagnostic Relief


Interim: Until official version with fix is released.
Diagnostic: Option of providing additional bits for debugging.
Relief: Implies customer is in need for a solution

Why is it needed


Urgent need to provide relief to customer. (hours not days or weeks)

  1. Issue happens frequently and is more than just a nuisance.
  2. Situation impacts production
  3. Customer can't wait for minor or micro release.



What has been changed

  1. Up until the 2010.Q3.4.2 Appliance Firmware Release, an IDR was provided as binary fix / T-Patch
  2. Starting with 2011.1, a full new binary release build is compiled for each new IDR
  3. Installed IDRs are listed as IDR in BUI/CLI in section Maintenance -> System -> "Available Updates"
  4. In the BUI the IDR rev/branch is now clearly displayed with a different color
  5. At the CLI you see an asterisk in front of the release number as here:                                     
    *ak-nas@2011.04.24.1.1,1-2.11.3.1 ( [*] : Interim Diagnostics and Relief (IDR) )

Sun ZFS Storage Appliances Troubleshooting Resource Center (Doc ID 1416406.1)

 

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