Sun Storage Common Array Manager (CAM): Checking Version Using iam Command May Report Misleading Information (Doc ID 1901948.1)

Last updated on JULY 17, 2015

Applies to:

Sun Storage Common Array Manager (CAM) - Version 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When installing Sun Storage Common Array Manager (CAM), the choice of directory to unzip the contents is optional. The directory /var/tmp is a common choice. Installation delivers the iam command in the bin subdirectory of wherever the CAM download is unzipped.

The iam command is designed to report the base CAM version, which can be updated by patching. Patching will update the CAM version, but iam still reports the base version.

For example, installation of CAM 6.9 delivers version 6.9.0.16. This version should always be patched. Patching CAM 6.9.0.16 will update the version to 6.9.0.20. Refer to <Document 1296274.1> How to Download Common Array Manager (CAM) Software and Patches to obtain both the basic install packages and the patches for all versions of CAM.

After the CAM 6.9 patch has been applied, the BUI and sscs command correctly display version 6.9.0.20. However, the iam command still displays base version 6.9.0.16 after patching.

Below is an example of the output of the iam command. Note that the directory where iam is located depends on where the install packages were first unzipped.

 

Cause

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