Thursday, 24 July 2014

Identify Fix Pack\Feature Pack \ APARs in Websphere Commerce 7

Determining what APARs are installed on WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Commerce keeps a history of installed APARs in the following locations: 

WC_installdir/properties/version/update/backup/NIFStack.xml
WC_installdir/instances/instance_name/properties/version/update/backup/NIFStack.xml

Check the NIFStack.xml file to see which APARs are currently installed.

Logs files for APAR  can be found in the following directories:
WC_installdir/logs/update/APAR_name.install
WC_installdir/logs/update/APAR_name.uninstall

The group of APARs installed during a fix pack installation are shown in the "apars" section.
Another option is to use the historyInfo command. The historyInfo command shows fix pack and APAR history including installation and uninstallation for the WebSphere Commerce product. The historyInfo command is located in the WC_installdir/bin directory

Identify Fix Pack\Feature Pack in WCS 7

1)Fix Pack and feature pack level can be found using versioninfo.bat

Go to C:\IBM\WCDE_ENT70_New\bin folder and type  versioninfo.bat

2)Feature Pack\fix Pack details at component level is stored in SITE table.

SITE
This table is not one that Commerce itself uses a lot, but it does store the version and FixPack and Feature Pack information, so can be very useful if you somehow have a mismatch between the Commerce application and the Commerce database, or if you need to verify Commerce versions at the database level. It is not one you will generally update.

Column Name
Column Type
Description
DATABASEVENDOR
VARCHAR(32)
Reserved for IBM internal use.
EDITION
VARCHAR(16)
Reserved for IBM internal use.
VERSION
SMALLINT
Reserved for IBM internal use.

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