historyInfo command

The historyInfo command generates a report from data extracted from XML files in the properties/version folder and the properties/version/history folder. The report includes a list of changed components and a history of installed or uninstalled maintenance packages.

 

Product history information

The historyInfo tool displays important data about the product and its installed components, such as the build version and build date. History information for installation and removal of maintenance packages also displays in the report. This tool is particularly useful when working with support personnel to determine the cause of any problem.

Product history reports

The following report generation scripts extract data from XML data files in the properties/version folder and the properties/version/history folder:

Syntax

The historyInfo command is a script.

 

Syntax for the historyInfo command on a Linux or UNIX platform

The

command syntax is

historyInfo.sh [ -format text | html]
               [ -file file_name]
               [ -maintenancePackageID ID_of_maintenance_package]
               [ -component component_name ]


historyInfo.sh [ -help | -? | /help | /? | -usage ]

Issue the command from the install_root/bin directory.

 

Syntax for the historyInfo command on a Windows platform

The

command syntax is

historyInfo [ -format text | html]
               [ -file file_name]
               [ -maintenancePackageID ID_of_maintenance_package]
               [ -component component_name ]


historyInfo [ -help | -? | /help | /? | -usage ]
Issue the command from the install_root\bin directory.

Parameters

-? or /? (Windows only)

Displays command syntax.

-component component_name

Name of a component. When specified, the product history report displays events for only the named component. When not specified, the report displays events for all components.

-file file_name

Specifies the output file name. The report goes to standard output (stdout) by default.

-format text | html

Selects the format of the report. The default is "text".

-help or /help (Windows only)

Displays command syntax.

-maintenancePackageID ID_of_maintenance_package

Specifies the ID of the interim fix, fix pack, or refresh pack. When specified, the product history report displays events for only the named maintenance package. When not specified, the report displays events for all maintenance packages.

-usage

Displays command syntax.

Location of the command file

The command file is a script. On Linux and UNIX platforms, the command file is named genHistoryReport.sh in the install_root/bin directory. On Windows platforms, the command file is named genHistoryReport.bat in the install_root\bin directory.

Report description

The historyInfo command reports the following information:

Installation information

Displays the following general information about the current installation:

  • Report date and time - The date and time that the report was generated. The timestamp uses GMT offset values.

  • Product directory - The file path to the installation root directory of the product.

  • Versiondirectory - The file path of the version directory of the current WAS installation.

  • DTD directory - The file path of the DTD directory of the current installation.

  • Log directory - The file path of the log directory of the current installation. The maintenance package log files are in the directory.

  • Backup directory - The file path of the backup directory of the current WAS installation. The backup files generated during the installation of maintenance packages are in this directory.

  • TMP directory - The file path of the temporary directory of the current machine.

  • History directory - The file path of the history directory of the current installation. The history files are in the directory.

  • History File - The file path of the event.history file.

Installation event information

Displays the list of installed maintenance packages (interim fix, fix pack, and refresh pack) and the following related information:

  • Maintenance package ID - The ID of the maintenance package.

  • Action - The action taken with this maintenance package, which is either install or uninstall.

  • Package file name - The file name of the maintenance package that was installed.

  • Log file name - The file path of the log file generated during the installation or removal of the maintenance package.

  • Backup file name - The file path of the backup file generated during the installation of the maintenance package. This field does not apply for an uninstall action.

  • Timestamp - The time when the maintenance action (install or uninstall) occurs. The time is stated in relation to GMT.

  • Result - The result of the installation or removal action. The result is either success, partial success, or failure.

Component installation event information

Displays the following component-level information of the event for the current maintenance package:

  • Maintenance package ID - The ID of the maintenance package to which this particular installation event belongs.

  • Component name - The name of the current component.

  • Action - The action taken on this component due to the action of the current maintenance package, either install or uninstall

  • Update action - The updated action taken on this component. By default, the update action for an installation action is replace.

  • Timestamp - The time at which the action occurs for the maintenance package (GMT offset values).

  • Result - The result of the install or uninstall action. The result is either success, partial success or failure.

Sample historyInfo report

The genHistoryReport.bat script creates the following information in the historyReport.html report file, which is edited to show only the first few components:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
IBM WAS History Report
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Report at date and time: 2004-12-26 01:47:19-0500

Installation
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Product Directory:   /opt/WebSphere/AppServer
VDirectory:   /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version
DTD Directory:       /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/dtd
Log Directory:       /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update
Backup Directory:    /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/update/backup
TMP Directory:       /tmp
History Directory    /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/history
History File         /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/event.history

Installation Event
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp1_linux
Action:                                install      
Package Filename:             was60_fp1_linux.pak
Log File Name:      
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp1_linux.install/updatelog.txt
Backup File Name: 
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/backup/was60_fp1_linux.pak
Timestamp:                         2004-12-14 06:15:14-0500
Result:                                success

   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp1_linux
   Component Name:            activity
   Action:                                install
   Update Action:                   replace
   Timestamp:                         2004-12-14 06:15:14-0500
   Result:                                success  

   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp1_linux
   Component Name:            activity.impl
   Action:                                install
   Update Action           replace
   Timestamp:                        2004-12-14 06:15:14-0500
   Result:                               success

   
Installation Event
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp2
Action:                                install      
Package Filename:            was60_fp2_linux.pak
Log File Name:      
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp2.install/updatelog.txt
Backup File Name:
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/backup/was60_fp2.pak
Timestamp:                        2004-12-14 10:25:34-0500
Result:                                partial success

   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp2
   Component Name:            activity
   Action:                                install
    Update Action:                   replace
   Timestamp:                        2004-12-14 10:25:34-0500
   Result:                               partial success
   
   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp2
   Component Name:            activity.impl
   Action:                                install
   Update Action:                   replace
   Timestamp:                        2004-12-14 10:25:34-0500
   Result:                                partial success
   
Installation Event
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance Package ID: was60_fp2
Action:                                uninstall      
Package Filename:            was60_fp2_linux.pak
Log File Name:      
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp2.uninstall/updatelog.txt
Backup File Name:            not applicable
Timestamp:                        2004-12-18 17:29:12-0500
Result:                                success

   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID: was60_fp2
   Component Name:            activity
   Action:                                uninstall
   Update Action:                    replace
   Timestamp:                        2004-12-18 17:29:12-0500
   Result:                                success
   
   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID: was60_fp2
   Component Name:            activity.impl
   Action:                                uninstall
   Timestamp:                        2004-12-18 17:29:12-0500
   Update Action:                   replace
   Result:                                success
      
Installation Event
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp1_linux
Action:                                uninstall     
Package Filename:            was60_fp1_linux.pak
Log File Name:   
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp1_linux.uninstall/updatelog.txt
Backup File Name:             not applicable
Timestamp:                         2004-12-23 15:15:14-0500
Result:                                fail

   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp1_linux
   Component Name:            activity
   Action:                                uninstall
   Update Action:                    replace
   Result:                                fail
      
   Component Installation Event
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Maintenance Package ID: was60_fp1_linux
   Component Name:            activity.impl
   Action:                                uninstall
   Update Action:                   replace
   Result:                                fail
   
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
End History Report
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The event.history file

The historyInfo command also generates the event.history file. This file represents the raw data of the history report information. The following example of an event.history file corresponds to the history report in the preceding example

<!DOCTYPE event-history SYSTEM "eventHistory.dtd">
<event-history>
  <update-event
    event-type="ptf"
    id="was60_fp1_linux"
   update-action="install"
   primary-content="was60_fp1_linux.pak"
   update-type="replace"
   log-name=
      "/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp1_linux.install/updatelog.txt"
   backup-name=
      "/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/backup/was60_fp1_linux.pak"
    start-time-stamp="2004-12-14 06:15:14-0500"
    result="success">
    <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp1_linux"
      id="activity"
      update-action="install"
      update-type="replace"
      start-time-stamp="2004-12-14 06:15:14-0500"
      result="success">
   </update-event>
   <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp1_linux"
      id=" activity.impl"
      update-action="install"
      update-type="replace"
      start-time-stamp="2004-12-14 06:15:14-0500"
      result="success">
   </update-event>
 </update-event>
 <update-event
    event-type="ptf"
    id="was60_fp2"
   update-action="install"
   primary-content="was60_fp1_linux.pak"
   update-type="replace"
   log-name="/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp2.install/updatelog.txt"
   backup-name="/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/backup/was60_fp2.pak"
     start-time-stamp="2004-12-14 10:25:34-0500"
     result="partialSuccess">
    <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp2"
      id="activity"
      update-action="install"
      update-type="replace"
     start-time-stamp="2004-12-14 10:25:34-0500"
     result="partialSuccess">
   </update-event>
   <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp2"
      id=" activity.impl"
      update-action="install"
      update-type="replace"
      start-time-stamp="2004-12-14 10:25:34-0500"
      result="partialSuccess">
   </update-event>
 </update-event>
 <update-event
    event-type="ptf"
    id="was60_fp2"
   update-action="uninstall"
     primary-content=" was60_fp2.pak"
   update-type="replace"
   log-name=
      "/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp2.uninstall/updatelog.txt"
   backup-name="not applicable"
    start-time-stamp="2004-12-18 17:29:12-0500"
    result="partialSuccess">
    <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp2"
      id="activity"
      update-action="uninstall"
      update-type="replace"
     start-time-stamp="2004-12-18 17:29:12-0500"
      result="partialSuccess">
   </update-event>
   <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp2"
      id=" activity.impl"
      update-action="uninstall"
      update-type="replace"
     start-time-stamp="2004-12-18 17:29:12-0500"
      result="partialSuccess">
   </update-event>
 </update-event>
 <update-event
    event-type="ptf"
    id="was60_fp1_linux"
   update-action="uninstall"
     primary-content=" was60_fp1_linux.pak"
     update-type="replace"
   log-name=
      "/opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp1_linux.install/updatelog.txt"
   backup-name="not applicable"
    start-time-stamp="2004-12-23 15:15:14-0500"
    result="faiurel">
    <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp1_linux"
      id="activity"
      update-action="uninstall"
      update-type="replace"
      start-time-stamp="2004-12-23 15:15:14-0500"
      result="failure">
   </update-event>
   <update-event
      event-type="component"
      parent-id="was60_fp1_linux"
      id=" activity.impl"
      update-action="uninstall"
      update-type="replace"
      start-time-stamp="2004-12-23 15:15:14-0500"
      result="failure">
   </update-event>
  </update-event>
</event-history>

Summary of V6 changes for the historyInfo command

Changes are in three areas: command syntax, report information, and the event.history file.

Changes to command syntax

V6 replaces the term updateID with maintenancePackageID to describe a specific maintenance package. This matches the terminology used in the V6 update installer application.

Changes to report information

The following changes are in effect:

  • V6 replaces the term PTF ID with Maintenance package ID. This change is consistent with the terminology used in the Update Installer for WebSphere Software.

  • V6 replaces the term Primary content with Package file name.

  • V6 replaces the terms Start Time and End Time with a Timestamp for the completion of the event.

  • V6 removes the terms IsExternal, and IsCustom.

  • V6 removes the Result Message section of the report because the information is reported in the Result and Action section.

  • V6 sets the value of Backup file name to "not applicable" if the update action is uninstall. No backup file is generated when a maintenance package is uninstalled.

  • V6 adds a new result state, partial success. The V6 Update Installer for WebSphere Software can generate a partial success.

Changes to the event.history file

The following changes are in effect:

  • V6 replaces the terms Start Time and End Time with a Timestamp for the completion of the event.

  • V6 removes the terms IsRequired, IsExternal, IsCustom, root-property-file, root-property-name, and root-property-value, which are not supported by the Update Installer for WebSphere Software.

  • V6 removes the Result Message section of the report because the information is reported in the Result and Action section.

  • V6 sets the value of update-event to "replace".

  • V6 sets the value of Backup file name to "not applicable" if the update action is uninstall. No backup file is generated when a maintenance package is uninstalled.

  • V6 adds a new result state, partial success. The V6 Update Installer for WebSphere Software can generate a partial success.


 

See Also


genHistoryReport command

 



 

 

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