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What client version do you keep for long term

Posted by Rhodes, Richard L. 
Rhodes, Richard L.
What client version do you keep for long term
March 14, 2019 10:59AM
Hi Everyone!

Curious what others do for holding onto BA client versions.
For the long term, what versions of clients do you hang onto?
All maintenance levels? ie: 7.1.8.0
All patch levels? ie: 7.1.8.x
Just highest patch levels? ie: 7.1.8.4 (just highest last digit)


Rick





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Harris, Steven
Re: What client version do you keep for long term
March 14, 2019 04:59PM
Hi Rick

What I'd like is for a yearly refresh of the client to the latest stable level. So .0 unless there is a particular patch that we need.

What actually happens is that I'm not permitted to use TSM to roll out client updates. The windows guys have their tools for that and the unix guys have their tools. What this means is that they never get updated.

I have a version built into the standard build, and everything gets built with that until the next standard build. Seems to work.

Cheers

Steve

Steven Harris
TSM Admin/Consultant
Canberra Australia

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From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> On Behalf Of Rhodes, Richard L.
Sent: Friday, 15 March 2019 4:30 AM
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Subject: [ADSM-L] What client version do you keep for long term

Hi Everyone!

Curious what others do for holding onto BA client versions.
For the long term, what versions of clients do you hang onto?
All maintenance levels? ie: 7.1.8.0
All patch levels? ie: 7.1.8.x
Just highest patch levels? ie: 7.1.8.4 (just highest last digit)


Rick





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Zoltan Forray
Re: What client version do you keep for long term
March 15, 2019 07:59AM
>>>>> The windows guys have their tools for that and the unix guys have
their tools. What this means is that they never get updated.

So true. Folks won't update their client unless there is a problem and I
have to push it on them (I eagerly wait for IBM's Software Withdrawal
notices (or major security issue) to bring out the hammer and force folks
to update/upgrade.). I too have broached the autoupdate subject and it
falls on deaf ears.

Right now we are mostly holding at 7.1.6.5 and/or 8.1.0.2 to avoid the
forced SSL/TLS until we can upgrade our servers from 7.1.7.400 which we
can't do until we resolve the issue of the webclient going away with 7.1.8/
8.1.2. Yes I know is has been resuscitated in 8.1.7.0 but doesn't work the
same way. Unfortunately the way we have implement the use of the webclient
for DFS backups, 8.1.7.0 doesn't work so we are getting ready to
re-engineer the whole process.

We have clients ranging from 5.5.00 (AS/400 - hopefully going away soon) to
8.1.4.1 (testing on a production system) and of course 8.1.7.0 (testing on
a test server). Still have 22-systems using discontinued 6.x clients
because they can't upgrade due to OS requirements/restrictions (old 32-bit
RHEL, old SPARC systems, Windows 2003, etc).

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:41 PM Harris, Steven <
steven.harris@btfinancialgroup.com> wrote:

> Hi Rick
>
> What I'd like is for a yearly refresh of the client to the latest stable
> level. So .0 unless there is a particular patch that we need.
>
> What actually happens is that I'm not permitted to use TSM to roll out
> client updates. The windows guys have their tools for that and the unix
> guys have their tools. What this means is that they never get updated.
>
> I have a version built into the standard build, and everything gets built
> with that until the next standard build. Seems to work.
>
> Cheers
>
> Steve
>
> Steven Harris
> TSM Admin/Consultant
> Canberra Australia
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> On Behalf Of Rhodes,
> Richard L.
> Sent: Friday, 15 March 2019 4:30 AM
> To: ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU
> Subject: [ADSM-L] What client version do you keep for long term
>
> Hi Everyone!
>
> Curious what others do for holding onto BA client versions.
> For the long term, what versions of clients do you hang onto?
> All maintenance levels? ie: 7.1.8.0
> All patch levels? ie: 7.1.8.x
> Just highest patch levels? ie: 7.1.8.4 (just highest last digit)
>
>
> Rick
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> This electronic communication may contain general financial product advice
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> financial product. The information has been prepared without taking into
> account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider
> the Product Disclosure Statement relating to the financial product and
> consult your financial adviser before making a decision about whether to
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>
> For further details on the financial product please go to
> http://www.bt.com.au
>
> Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
>


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