Comparing specific file and component checksums

Specify individual files or components to include in the bill of materials verification.


Before you begin

Install the product before comparing checksums of individual files and components.


About this task

This topic describes how to use inclusion properties to specify individual files and components.

By default, IBM includes all files in the checksum comparison except for the 78 IBM excluded files

 I CWNVU0160I: [ivu] Verifying.
 I CWNVU0170I: [ivu] The installation root directory is C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServerV602\
 I CWNVU0300I: [ivu] The total number of user excluded files found are 0.
 I CWNVU0300I: [ivu] The total number of IBM excluded files found are 78.
 I CWNVU0180I: [ivu] Searching directory properties\version\install\\
                     backup for file listing: files.list
 I CWNVU0260I: [ivu] The total number of components found is: 285
 I CWNVU0270I: [ivu] Gathering installation root data.
 I CWNVU0460I: [ivu] The utility is running.
 I CWNVU0290I: [ivu] Starting the verification for 285 components.

 I CWNVU0470I: [ivu] Starting to analyze: activity
 I CWNVU0480I: [ivu] Done analyzing: activity


Several different methods are provided to include only certain files in the comparison.





When you issue one of the checksum commands from the app_server_root/bin directory, the status of the command is displayed on the terminal console or in a log file.


What to do next

Go to Changing the default message digest algorithm to learn more about the installver command.

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Excluding files from a checksum comparison Changing the default message digest algorithm Verifying checksums of installed files




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