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SMP/E process

Postby Lee1990 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:20 pm

Can we make use of the FMID's those were already installed in a zone for a new or another zone?
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Re: SMP/E process

Postby steve-myers » Wed May 29, 2013 12:27 am

The SMP/E data base has three "zones."
  • The "Global" zone. All maintenance is received into the global zone.
  • One or more "target" zones. "Target" zones roughly represent an execution environment.
  • One or more "DLIB" zones. A DLIB zone represents the libraries containing the raw data that is incorporated into the live execution environment in the target zones. Each DLIB zone is linked to one or more target zones. In concept, data in a DLIB zone represents solid data that can be used to recreate portions of ot an entire FMID in a target zone.
All of the live data in target and DLIB zones is in FMIDs. An FMID in a DLIB zone is usually installed in at least one of the linked target zones.

So, the direct answer to your question is yes. An FMID defined in a DLIB zone (or not yet "accepted" into a DLIB zone) can be applied to a target zone that is defined in same global zone.

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Re: SMP/E process

Postby Lee1990 » Wed May 29, 2013 3:06 pm

In this case, we have a common global zone and individual Target and Distribution zones for each Product. The FMID's were already ACCEPTed into the DLIB zone of the Products previous version. Now can we use the ACCEPTed FMID's to install the Products new version?
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Re: SMP/E process

Postby nevilh » Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 pm

Have you tried looking at the BUILDMCS command to see if it will help you?
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Re: SMP/E process

Postby steve-myers » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:03 am

Lee1990 wrote:In this case, we have a common global zone and individual Target and Distribution zones for each Product. The FMID's were already ACCEPTed into the DLIB zone of the Products previous version. Now can we use the ACCEPTed FMID's to install the Products new version?
A new version of a product usually has a new FMID or FMIDs. You receive the new FMIDs into a global zone and apply them. The new FMIDs usually delete the old FMIDs.

Just an observation: for backup reasons, many shops build new CSI, DLIB and target libraries for the new FMID so they have a back out if there are problems with the new version.
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