versionInfo command

 

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Product version information

The versionInfo 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.

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

 

Location of the command file

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

 

Syntax

The versionInfo command is a script.

 

Syntax for the versionInfo command on a Linux or UNIX platform

The

command syntax is

versionInfo.sh [ -format text | html]
               [ -file output file]
               [ -long ]
               [ -maintenancePackages ]
               [ -maintenancePackageDetail ]
               [ -components ]
               [ -componentDetail ]


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

Issue the command from the install_root/bin directory.

 

Syntax for the versionInfo command on a Windows platform

The

command syntax is

versionInfo [ -format text | html]
            [ -file output file]
            [ -long ]
            [ -maintenancePackages ]
            [ -maintenancePackageDetail ]
            [ -components ]
            [ -componentDetail ]


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

 

Parameters

-? or /? (Windows only)

Displays command syntax.

-components

Adds a list of installed components to the report.

-componentDetail

Adds details about installed components to the report.

-file fileName

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.

-long

Creates the long version of the report.

-maintenancePackages

Adds a list of applied maintenance packages to the report.

-maintenancePackageDetail

Adds details about an applied maintenance package to the report.

-usage

Displays command syntax.

 

Report description

The versionInfo 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 defined by the WAS_HOME environment variable.

  • 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 WAS installation.

  • Log directory - The file path of the log directory of the current WAS 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.

 

Installation platform information

Displays information from the platform.websphere file:

  • Name - IBM WebSphere Application Server

  • V- 6.0

 

Product list information

Displays a list of installed WebSphere products:

  • Product ID - The product ID of the installed product.

  • Status - The status of the product, either installed or uninstalled.

 

Installed product information

This information and the other information topic descriptions are hierarchal for each installed product, component, component update, installed maintenance package, included APARs, and component updates.

This section of the report displays the following information:

  • Name - The name of the installed product.

  • V- The current version of the product. Installing or uninstalling fix packs or refresh packs modifies this version.

  • ID - The product ID of the product installed, such as BASE, ND, EXPRESS, IHS, XD, or CLIENT.

  • Build level - The build level of the installed product.

  • Build date - The build date of the installed product.

 

Installed component information

Displays the following component-level information of the installed component from the .component file under the /properties/version directory:

  • Component name - The name of the installed component

  • Spec version - The spec version of the current component

  • Build level - The build level of the current component

  • Build date - The build date of the current component

 

Installed component update information

Displays the general maintenance package information:

  • Component name - the name of the installed component

  • Update type - All interim fixes, fix packs and refresh packs are maintenance packages. The update type field is always set to maintenance package.

  • Maintenance package ID - The ID of the maintenance package that is responsible for the current maintenance level of the product.

  • Update effect - The updated action taken on a particular component. The default effect is replace.

  • Log file name - The file path of the log file that records the maintenance actions for the current maintenance level.

  • Backup file name - The file path of the backup file generated during the installation of the maintenance package. Not applicable if the component is restored as a result of an uninstall of a maintenance package.

  • Timestamp - The time at which the component is updated. The timestamp is stated in GMT offset values.

 

Installed maintenance package information

Displays the general maintenance package information:

  • Maintenance Package ID - the maintenance package ID

  • Description - the description of the maintenance package

  • Build Date - the build date of this maintenance package

 

Included APARs information

Displays the list of APARs fixed by this maintenance package.

 

Component updates information

Displays the following information about each component that is updated by the installed maintenance package:

  • Component name - The name of the installed component.

  • Updated effect - The update action taken on the component by the maintenance package. The default action is replace.

  • Timestamp - The time at which the component update is installed (GMT offset).

 

Sample versionInfo report

When the WAS product has no interim fixes or fix packs applied, the genVersionReport.bat script creates the following information in the versionReport.html report file, which is edited to show only the first few components:

IBM WAS Product Installation Status Report

----------------------------------------

 Report at date and time 2005-05-18 15:58:40-0400

 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/backup
 TMP Directory:       /tmp


 Installation Platform
----------------------------------------
 Name                IBM WebSphere Application Server
 V            6.0


 Product List
----------------------------------------
  BASE               installed

Installed Product 
----------------------------------------

Name                 IBM WAS 
V             6.0.1
ID                   BASE
Build Level          m0451.03
Build Date           12/19/2004


 
Installed Component
---------------------------------------------------
Component Name:     activity.impl
Spec Version:       6.0
Build Version:      m0451.03
Build Date:         12/19/04

Installed Component Update
----------------------------------------------------
Component Name:          activity.impl
Update Type:             maintenance package
Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp1_linux
Update Effect:           replace
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:               2004-12-17 18:24:34-0500

Installed Component Update
-----------------------------------------------------
Component Name:         activity.impl
Update Type:            maintenance package
Maintenance Package ID: was60_fp2
Update Effect:          replace
Log File Name: 
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp2_linux.install/updatelog.txt
Backup File Name: 
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/backup/was60_fp2_linux.pak
Timestamp:              2004-12-19 06:24:34-0500


Installed Component
-----------------------------------------------------
Component Name:   activity.session
Spec Version:     6.0
Build Level:      m0451.03
Build Date:       12/19/04

Installed Component Update
-----------------------------------------------------
Component Name:          activity.session
Update Type:             maintenance package
Maintenance Package ID:  was60_fp2
Update Effect:           replace
Log File Name:
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update/was60_fp2_linux.install/updatelog.txt
Backup File Name:
  /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/backup/was60_fp2_linux.pak
Timestamp:               2004-12-19 06:24:34-0500

Installed Maintenance Package
-----------------------------------------------------
Maintenance Package ID:   was60_fp1_linux
Description:              IBM WebSphere Application Server, 
                          v6.1 Fix Pack for Linux
Build Date:                 12/17/2004

Included Apars
-----------------------------------------------------
PQ12345
   
Component Updates
-----------------------------------------------------
activity  updated  
installed on 2004-12-17 06:24:30-0500

Installed Maintenance Package
-----------------------------------------------------
Maintenance Package ID:   was60_fp2
Description:              IBM WebSphere Application Server, 
                          v6.2 Fix Pack for Linux
Build Date:               12/19/2004

Included Apars
-----------------------------------------------------
PQ12345
PQ23456
PQ34567

Component Updates
------------------------------------------------------
activity  updated  
installed on 2004-12-19 06:24:30-0500
activity.impl  updated  
installed on 2004-12-19 06:24:30-0500

-----------------------------------------------------
End Installation Status Report
-----------------------------------------------------

 

Summary of V6 changes for the VersionInfo command

Changes are in two areas: command syntax and report information.

 

Changes to command syntax

The following changes are in effect:

  • V6 replaces the terms efixes and ptfs with maintenancePackages to describe a specific maintenance package. This matches the terminology used in the V6 update installer application.

  • V6 replaces the terms efixesDetail and ptfDetail with maintenancePackageDetail to describe the detailed information that relates to a specific maintenance package.

 

Changes to report information

The following changes are in effect:

  • V6 replaces the term technology list with product list. The technology list displays the list of installed products in the current WAS_HOME directory.

  • V6 uses an update type value of maintenance package.

  • 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 removes IsRequired, IsOptional, IsExternal, and IsCustom from the Installed component update section of the report. The older terminology is not supported per component by the Version 6 Update Installer for WebSphere Software.

  • V6 replaces the term Install Date with Timestamp for consistency with the History report.

  • V6 replaces the Installed PTF section of the report with the Installed Maintenance Package section.

  • V6 removes the term Exposition because it is similar to the term Description.

  • V6 removes the Build Vfield from the Installed Maintenance Package section.

  • V6 removes the Supported Platforms section of the report.

  • V6 replaces the Included Fixes section of the report with the with by Included APARs section, which lists the APARs.

  • V6 removes the Custom Properties section of the report.


 

See Also


genVersionReport command

 



 

 

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