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Oracle HSM: Release 6.1-01 Patch Release is Now Available (Doc ID 2240438.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 04, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Details

NOTE: The Oracle HSM 6.1-05 patch release (build id 6.1.59) is the current release as of August 2020 and supersedes the previous 6.1-0X patches.  Reference Document 2700396.1 for further details.

The Oracle HSM (SAM-QFS) 6.1-01 patch release (build id 6.1.35) is available out on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

This is mainly a bugfix release but a few features and one qualification were added, as outlined below.  A complete listing of the bugfixes can be found in the "README.txt" of the patch download bundle.

New features in the 6.1-01 release:

 * Provide a REST API for libsam

 * Media Validation API
This feature provides a libsam.so API to gather information about filesystems, devices, media catalogs, media validation file defects, and the ability to schedule on demand media validation. See the intro_libsam(3), sam_media_api(3), verifyd.cmd(4), tpverify(1M), and backto(1M) man pages for more information.

 * Add Oracle Storage Cloud as an archive target
Add cloud archive feature. Synthetic/cloud library support added to talk to Oracle Storage Cloud. Both Archive Service and Object Service features of the Oracle Storage Cloud are supported. See the man pages cloud(7), sam-cloudd(1m), sam-robotsd(1m), mcf(4), samu(1m), and recycler.cmd(4) for more information.

Reference the Oracle HSM and Oracle Storage Cloud Service Quick Start Guide for step by step guidance on configuration and management of Oracle HSM with the Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

New Qualification in the 6.1-01 release:

 * IBM TS4500 tape library, firmware version 12001300

 

For details on the previous HSM 6.1 Base release, see <Document 2124212.1>

Actions

To download the HSM 6.1-01 release:

Sign into the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud site and select 'All Categories' on the left side. In the box on the right type in "QFS" and it will provide different product name selections. Select "StorageTek QFS". Then select "Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager Release 6.1.1.0.0". It will say "Added to Cart". Click on the shopping cart icon that says "Selected Software". Then click on 'Platforms/Languages' and choose one of the Solaris 64-bit choices.

FYI...the choice for a Linux QFS client is not shown here as a platform choice but the Solaris zip file that's provided, will have the Linux iso included in it.

Scroll down on the page and click on 'Continue'. The next screen will show the Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions. Scroll all the way down and check the box saying you've reviewed the terms and restrictions. Now click on 'Continue'. The next screen will show you have selected software "V860463-01.zip Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) 6.1.1.0.0, 247.3 MB". Click on 'Download'.

For best practices prior and during an HSM (SAM-QFS) upgrade, reference <Document 1538209.1>.

For assistance with upgrading to the 6.1-01 release:

WARNING: If running Solaris 11.3 with SRU 20 or greater installed..and using IPS to install packages, please reference <Document 2278696.1>, which provides details on a special 6.1-01 build that's needed, to resolve an upgrade failure with the error of "runtime/python-26@2.6.4,5.11-0.175.0.0.0.2.537 are obsolete"

Reference the Oracle® Hierarchical Storage Manager and StorageTek QFS Software Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 6.1.

After installation, this release will report itself with a build id of '6.1.35'.

Please reference <Document 2242793.1> which documents a tape archiving issue that could be seen after upgrading.

Documentation

The HSM 6.1-01 Release Notes can be found within the downloaded zip file, in a file titled "README.txt".

The entire Oracle HSM 6.1 documentation library can be found here.

Note: The additional 6.1-01 documentation content was pushed into the existing 6.1 documentation library

 

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Details
 New features in the 6.1-01 release:
 New Qualification in the 6.1-01 release:
Actions
 To download the HSM 6.1-01 release:
 For assistance with upgrading to the 6.1-01 release:
 Documentation
Contacts
References

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