A patch installs files to the <BASEDIR>/smarts/local directory of the product.

The installation software performs the following actions:
  • Backs up all files that are being replaced or merged.
  • Merges changes from your current, user-modifiable configuration files into the new versions of the files from the patch.
  • Displays complete summary at the end of patch installation.
  • Displays the location of a log file that lists the results of merging the files.
    Note: If the original product was installed on one computer and then was copied to another computer, the patch cannot be applied to the copied installation. You must apply the patch to the computer with the original installation, and then the results can be copied to another computer.

Patch Installation File

You can install the patch on the host where the IP product is running.

For example, the binary details are:
  • IP: setup-IP-linux-<patch version>-64BIT.bin
  • SAM: setup-SAM-linux-<patch version>-64BIT.bin
    Note: You can download the binary from https://customerconnect.vmware.com.

Installation Directory

In this document, the term <BASEDIR> represents the location where Domain Manager software is installed. For UNIX, the default location is: /opt/InCharge/<productsuite>. The <productsuite>; represents the Domain Manager product suite to which the product belongs. Optionally, you can specify the root of <BASEDIR> to be something other than /opt/InCharge (on UNIX) but you cannot change the name of the <productsuite> that is part of the <BASEDIR>.

Install a New Patch over an Older Patch

Patches are cumulative each successive patch includes all of the fixes from any previous patches. As a result, a newer patch can be installed on top of an older patch. The patch number, which increments itself for each successive patch, indicates the version. A patch with higher version number can be installed over a patch with a lower version number. The installation software checks the version of the installed product and the version to be installed at the beginning of its process. It will not allow an older version to be installed on top of a newer version.

Apply Patch Using CLI Mode

CLI mode provides a text-based method for invoking the installation software. This mode is intended for UNIX platforms with non-graphic (text-only) consoles. The CLI mode installation follows the same process as the wizard mode but displays text on the terminal screen and requires user responses on the keyboard.

Run CLI Mode

  1. Change directory to the directory where you typically store patches, for example, ./opt.
  2. Run following setup command and then click Enter. Replace xx with the relevant product name, for example: ESM. For exact name, see the Patch Installation File section.

    Setup command syntax for CLI mode (Linux): /setup-IP-linux-<patch version>-64BIT.bin.

    A welcome message with information about the installation appears.

    Note: Stop all Domain Manager services and processes that use programs or libraries from the product being upgraded or installed before performing the installation.

User Selections and Navigation in CLI Mode

  • During the patch installation process, at the end of each screen of text, you are prompted with a set of options. For example:
    • Type back to go to the previous step type.
    • Type quit to cancel anytime.
  • Select a choice by typing the text and press Enter.
  • Accept the default choice, and press Enter.
  • Other screens have different choices. For example, when the license agreement is displayed, the following prompt appears:

    Press any key to continue to read license agreement or press 0 to advance to end.

  • At the end of the license agreement, the installation process displays the first of several menus. Choose from the following (Y/N) options:
    • Y - to accept the terms of the license agreement.
    • N - not to accept the terms of the license agreement.
  • Type the desired selection and press Enter. In the case of the license agreement, you must accept the agreement by typing Y and pressing Enter.

    The screen is displayed with an Get User Input. Choose the base location by entering the correct number. For example, type 1 to choose the default location for installation and press Enter.

Get User Input

  1. Run /opt/InCharge <product version>

    For example, if the product name is ESM and default install folder is /opt/InCharge, the installer displays:

    VMware Smart Assurance Server Manager will be installed in the following location:

    Product Name: ESM

    Install Folder: /opt/InCharge

  2. Press Enter to continue the installation.
  3. Press Enter to exit the installer.

    When the patch installation is complete, reconcile the configuration files as described in Reconcile user-modifiable files.

Apply Patch Using Unattended (Silent) Mode

Unattended mode installs the patch without user input or a response file. When invoking the install program, specify the location of the product suite to be patched.

In order to invoke an unattended installation of the patch, type the appropriate setup command from the following table and then press Enter. Replace “xx” with the relevant product name, for example, ESM. For exact name, see the Patch Installation File section.

Setup command syntax for unattended mode (Linux): /setup-IP-linux-<patch version>-64BIT.bin -i silent -Product.installLocation=/opt/InCharge, where xx represents the product name.
Note: You must provide the correct base installation location. For example: base10.1 build is installed inside /opt/InCharge.

Once the installation is completed inside /tmp ** log file will be created with the summary. When the patch installation is complete, reconcile the configuration files as described in Reconcile user-modifiable files.