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Installing Signalware Service Pack 6V or 6.3

Installing Service Pack 6V or 6.3 builds on the example of a default Signalware 9 installation earlier in this chapter.

This patch installation example uses the same user (siguser) and user group (users) information and assumes that you have performed the base installation and configuration procedures documented earlier in this chapter.

Note: Ensure that before you upgrade to SP6.V or SP6.3, you have SP6.0 installed in the system.

Installing the Patch Package

To add Service Pack 6V or 6.3 to a Signalware 9 SP6.0 installation:

  1. Log in as root.
  2. If you have not done so already, download and unpack the Signalware 9 Service Pack 6V or 6.3 file.
  3. Copy the Signalware Service Pack 6V or 6.3 package file from its location in your download directory or from a Signalware CD to a temporary working directory. (/tmp/omni/6V is used in the example in this section).
  4. If Signalware is running, shut it down.
  5. Stop the RADIUS process.
  6. Start the Signalware installation.

    Execute:
    swsetup

    The script prompts you for a user identifier.

  7. Enter the unique user account that you created in the initial installation: siguser.

    The Signalware Main Menu is displayed.

    Welcome. This menu gives you options for different Ulticom (R) products. Select
    a product to get started.
    HOST: mercury      Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                    Signalware Main Menu                 02 September 2014 18:15
     1 = Install/Configure (Signalware is uninstalled or off-line) 
     2 = Online Upgrade (Signalware is installed and running) 
     3 = Installation Status and Reports 
     4 = Installation Maintenance 
     5 = Configuration Maintenance 
     6 = Start an Installed Instance of Signalware 
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
                                          
    
  8. Enter 1 to install the patch.

    The Install/Configure menu is displayed.

    Welcome. Signalware 9.02 or greater has been installed on your system. All menu
    options are available to you. Select an option to get started. Remember,
    additional help for each menu is available by typing F12 or entering "help" at
    the prompt.
    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                            Install/Configure            02 September 2014 18:15
     1 = [ ]Limit Installations to a Single Instance 
     2 = [X]Allow Multiple Installation Instances of Signalware 
     3 = Replace Signalware (replace an existing installation with new GA) 
     4 = Upgrade One of the Currently Installed Installation Instances (SP or ECN) 
     5 = Clone a Currently Installed Instance and Upgrade the Clone 
    >
    Type 1-5 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
                                          
    
  9. Enter 4 to select the Signalware installation that requires the patch.

    The Instance Selection screen is displayed.
    If you are working on a system with the default configuration, only one installation is listed.

    The default behavior for installation allows multiple installation instances
    (Staged Installation). If you wish to restrict this behavior, please select
    option 1. Re-enable staged installation by selecting option 2.To delete and replace an existing instance,
    select option 3. To upgrade an instance, select option 4. To clone and upgrade
    an instance, select option 5. More detailed descriptions of these options are
    available from the help menu. Remember, pressing F12 or typing "help" at any
    menu will display additional help.
    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                      Select Instance to Upgrade       02 September 2014 18:16
     1 = (C) /opt/ulcm 
    >
    Type 1-1 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
                                          
    
  10. Enter 1 to select the location of the Signalware 9 installation.

    The Upgrade Instance screen is displayed.

    Select the instance to upgrade.
    "(C)" indicates the instance is commissioned while "(D)" indicates
    it is decommissioned or was never commissioned.
    Please note, if you select the currently running instance, (i.e. the
    commissioned instance), you will be asked to terminate Signalware
    before installing the packages.
    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm            Upgrade Instance        02 September 2014 18:16
     1 = [ ]Install Packages 
     2 = [ ]Configure Platform 
     3 = [ ]Commission Instance 
     4 = [ ]Configure Nodes 
     5 = [ ]Start Signalware 
     6 = Done 
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
    
  11. Enter 1 to install the package.

    The Package Directory screen is displayed.

    This path will perform an offline upgrade of an existing instance. Begin by
    selecting "Install Packages" to install Signalware in the directory of your
    choice. Remember, entering an option number followed by -manpage or -help will
    display the manpage for the corresponding command.
    
    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu  siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm          Package Directory        02 September 2014 18:16
    Enter the directory path containing the packages to be installed. This may be a loc l or network path or the mount point for a CDROM or DVD-ROM device. If the packages to install are in more than one directory enter the first directory to install. You will be prompted for additional directory paths after each set of packages are installed.
    
    > /tmp/omni/6V
    Please enter directory containing the Signalware software []:
    
  12. Enter the path to the patch package file. The example in Step 10 shows /tmp/omni/6V as the source location.

    If the install prompts for either a Quick Install or Advanced Install, choose the Quick Install option.

    The Upgrade Instance screen is displayed after the patch is applied.

    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu  siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm                  Upgrade Instance    02 September 2014 18:17
     1 = [X]Install Packages 
     2 = [ ]Configure Platform 
     3 = [ ]Commission Instance 
     4 = [ ]Configure Nodes 
     5 = [ ]Start Signalware 
     6 = Done 
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
                                          
    You have completed the install step. NOTE: to use the remaining options in this menu you must have installed a version newer than 9.02GA. Continue by selecting the "Configure Platform" option to configure Signalware on this CE. Prior to executing this step all CE and LAN names must be appropriately defined in the system host file. If you need to install additional packages re-select "Install packages".
  13. Enter 2 to configure the platform on the installed instance.

    The Configure Platform screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury  Ulticom (R) Product Menu  siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm            Configure Platform           02 September 2014 18:18
    
     1:  Instance Install Directory.......:/opt/ulcm 
    
    
    >
    Type Line Number to Change; Done=0 [0]
    
    You are about to execute configurePlatform on an instance. Please verify the
    above values are correct. To correct a value, enter its line number. Enter 0
    when done. <Esc> or <F11> to abort the command.
  14. Enter 0 to accept the installation directory that you entered earlier.

    The script checks for any platform configuration that you created previously and displays if it exists.

    Executing configurePlatform  on CE mercury
    
    **************************************************************
     ***                                                        ***
     ***            CONFIGURE Signalware PLATFORM               ***
     ***                                                        ***
     **************************************************************
    
      FOUND:  APPLIED configuration file, configurePlatform.Conf
              Completed   "Mon Sep  1 18:19:05 IST 2014 on mercury"
    
    
    The APPLIED configuration file, configurePlatform.Conf,
    contains the operator responses to the last APPLIED configurePlatform session.
    +------+  configurePlatform /main/sw9/69
    | INFO |  OMNI_HOME = /opt/ulcm
    +------+
    
    Do you wish to use this configuration file? (yes or no) [yes]?
    
  15. Enter yes to use the existing platform configuration.

    For detailed instructions about how to configure a new platform, see Configuring the Platform.

    Selected existing configuration(s) state:
       APPLIED : Completed   Mon Sep  1 18:19:05 IST 2014 on mercury
    
    
     A complete configuration has been selected, completed  Mon Sep  1 18:19:05 IST 2014 on mercury.
    
    Apply the configuration (yes or no) [no]?
  16. Enter yes to have the existing platform configuration take effect.
    +------+
    | INFO |  Completed configurePlatform successfully.
    +------+
    +------+
    | INFO |  Operator must run swcommission prior to executing configureNodes
    +------+
    
    
    configurePlatform completed successfully
    Press enter to continue:
  17. Press Enter to continue with the remaining steps of the installation.

    The Upgrade Instance screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu  siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                       Upgrade Instance            02 September 2014 19:30
     1 = [X]Install Packages
     2 = [X]Configure Platform
     3 = [ ]Commission Instance
     4 = [ ]Configure Nodes
     5 = [ ]Start Signalware
     6 = Done
    
    
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
    
    You have completed the Configure Platform step. Continue by selecting the
    "Commission Instance" option to install all Signalware drivers on this CE and
    start the Signalware daemons. The "Configure Platform" step must be completed
    before executing this step. If you wish to modify your platform configuration,
    you must use the "-override" switch.
  18. Enter 3 to install drivers and configure the Signalware daemons.

    The Commission Instance screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury   Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm         Commission Instance             02 September 2014 19:31
    
     1: Instance Install Directory.......: /opt/ulcm
    
    
    >0
    Type Line Number to Change; Done=0 [0]
    
    
    
    You are about to commission an instance. Please verify the above values are
    correct. To correct a value, enter its line number. Enter 0 when done.  <Esc> or <F11> to abort the command. 
  19. Enter 0 to accept the install directory that you entered earlier.
    Executing  /opt/ulcm/conf/swcommission with OMNI_HOME=/opt/ulcm on CE mercury
    ..
    Executing swdecommission ................
    Decommissioning sctp......
    Decommissioning nrp.
    Decommissioning mr
    Decommissioning mom.
    Decommissioning lom
    Decommissioning suamod
    Decommissioning uamod
    Decommissioning suadrv
    Decommissioning swsys....
    Decommissioning swrmm........
    
    
    Commissioning instance 1 in progress.......
    SW_HOME=/opt/ulcm
    .sw_gui -> /var/svc/manifest/network/sw_gui-tcp.xml
    Importing sw_gui-tcp.xml ....Done
    
    Commissioning swrmm.
    Commissioning swsys.
    Commissioning suadrv.
    Commissioning suamod
    Commissioning uamod
    Commissioning lom.
    Commissioning mom.
    Commissioning nrp
    Commissioning mr.
    Commissioning sctp............
    Commissioning c7l3rt
    Commissioning c7m3uart
    Commissioning m3uamod.
    Commissioning c7sccp
    Commissioning c7tcap
    Commissioning c7iup
    Commissioning c7isup
    Commissioning c7tup
    +---------+
    | WARNING | Current "java" version is less than 1.7 and is not compatible
    +---------+ with Signalware "jgui" executable.
                Please install "java" version 1.7 or greater.
                "java" can be obtained from either Sun(R) at java.com or
                OpenJDK(R) at openjdk.org.
                Alternatively, you may install the jre-6u11 from Sun(R),
                available in directory /opt/ulcm/tools.
    
    
    Commissioning ac7tcap
    
    DFconverting multiconf.cnf...
    ....
    SW_HOME=/opt/ulcm (instance 1) is commissioned.
    
    
    commission completed Successfully on CE mercury
    Press enter to continue:
  20. Press Enter to continue with the remaining steps of the installation.

    The Upgrade Instance screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury    Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                            Upgrade Instance            02 September 2014 19:33
    
     1 = [X]Install Packages
     2 = [X]Configure Platform
     3 = [X]Commission Instance
     4 = [ ]Configure Nodes
     5 = [ ]Start Signalware
     6 = Done
    
    
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
    
    You have completed the Commission step. All drivers for this instance are now
    installed and Signalware daemons are running. Continue by selecting the
    "Configure Nodes" option to perform Signalware Node configuration. The
    "Commission" step must be completed before executing this step.
    
  21. Enter 4 to configure the node.

    The Enter SHM screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury   Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm               Enter SHM            02 Sep 2014 19:34
    
    In order to perform this operation, the system needs a SHM value.
    
    
    >
    Enter SHM to configure []:
  22. Enter the shared memory value based on the user ID of the siguser user account that you created earlier (see Beginning the Installation).

    You can determine the user ID by entering the cat /etc/passwd command in a new window.

    The Signalware User screen is displayed.

    HOST:mercury  Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm                   Signalware User             02 Sep 2014 19:35
    
    A special user account should be used for the operation and provisioning of
    Signalware. Though not a rule, the user id of the account should equal the
    shared memory value that will be used to configure and execute Signalware.
    Enter the username below.
    
    
    >
    Please enter username you wish to run Signalware []:
  23. Enter the user account as siguser for running the Signalware.

    The Configure Nodes screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury    Ulticom (R) Product Menu  siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm               Configure Nodes            02 Sep 2014 19:37
    
     1:  Instance Install Directory.......: /opt/ulcm 
     2:  Shared Memory.....................: 559 
     3:  Username.........................: siguser
    
    
    >
    Type Line Number to Change; Done=0 [0]
    
    You are about to execute configureNodes on an instance. Please verify the above
    values are correct. To correct a value, enter its line number. Enter 0 when
    done.  <Esc> or <F11> to abort the command. 
  24. Enter 0 to accept the values.

    The script checks for any node configuration that you created previously and prompts you to specify whether you want to use the existing node configuration.

    Do you wish to use an existing configuration [N]: 
  25. Enter Y to use the existing node configuration.

    For detailed instructions about how to configure a new node, see Configuring Nodes.

    Executing /opt/ulcm/bin/configureNodes -ks on CE mercury
    +------+  configureNodes /main/sw9/201
    | INFO |  OMNI_HOME=/opt/ulcm
    +------+  SHM=559
    +------+
    | INFO |  Using previously saved configuration.
    +------+
    +------+
    | INFO |  Cleanup was performed for shared memory files 559.
    +------+
    
    
    configureNodes completed successfully on CE mercury
    Press enter to continue:
  26. Press Enter to continue with the remaining steps of the installation.

    The Upgrade Instance screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury   Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm                 Upgrade Instance     02 September 2014 19:38
    
     1 = [X]Install Packages
     2 = [X]Configure Platform
     3 = [X]Commission Instance
     4 = [X]Configure Nodes
     5 = [ ]Start Signalware
     6 = Done
    
    
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
  27. Enter 5 to start the Signalware.

    After the Signalware is successfully started, the following prompt appears:

    Press enter to continue:
  28. Press Enter to continue with the remaining steps of the installation.

    The Upgrade Instance screen is displayed.

    HOST: mercury   Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
    /opt/ulcm                 Upgrade Instance       02 September 2014 19:39
    
     1 = [X]Install Packages
     2 = [X]Configure Platform
     3 = [X]Commission Instance
     4 = [X]Configure Nodes
     5 = [X]Start Signalware
     6 = Done
    
    
    >
    Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
    
    Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded Signalware on this CE. You can
    now exit this menu.
  29. Enter 6 to exit.

    The Install/Configure menu is displayed.

    HOST: mercury       Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                        Install/Configure               02 September 2014 19:40
    
    1 = [ ]Limit Installations to a Single Instance 2 = [X]Allow Multiple Installation Instances of Signalware 3 = Replace Signalware (replace an existing installation with new GA) 4 = Upgrade One of the Currently Installed Installation Instances (SP or ECN) 5 = Clone a Currently Installed Instance and Upgrade the Clone

    >Press Key "F11" Type 1-5 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
  30. Press F11.

    The Signalware Main Menu is displayed.

    HOST: mercury      Ulticom (R) Product Menu    siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                          Signalware Main Menu       02 September 2014 19:41
    

    1 = Install/Configure (Signalware is uninstalled or off-line) 2 = Online Upgrade (Signalware is installed and running) 3 = Installation Status and Reports 4 = Installation Maintenance 5 = Configuration Maintenance 6 = Start an Installed Instance of Signalware

    >Press Key "F11" Type 1-6 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
  31. Press F11.

    The Product Menu is displayed.

    Welcome. Signalware 9.02 or greater has been installed on your system. All menu options are available to you. Select an option to get started. Remember, additional help for each menu is available by typing F12 or entering "help" at the prompt.
    HOST: mercury       Ulticom (R) Product Menu     siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                         Product Menu               02 September 2014 19:44
    

    1 = Signalware .................... Develop/Deploy SS7 Services 2 = nSignia ....................... SS7 and IP Networks Convergence 3 = Client/Server Client .......... Client/Server Client Components 4 = WLAN Libraries ................ Authentication/SMS Library Source 5 = Diameter ...................... Network Access or IP Mobility Protocol 6 = Lower Layer Board (LLB) API ... ATM API for AMC board 7 = Exit
    >7 Type 1-7 <enter>; <esc> or F11=Previous Menu; F12=Help; ?<enter>=Status
  32. Enter 7 to exit from the Product Menu.
    Welcome. This menu gives you options for different Ulticom (R) products. Select a product to get started.
    HOST: mercury     Ulticom (R) Product Menu   siguser (uid=0(root) gid=0(root))
                          Product Menu          02 September 2014 19:45
    
    You are about to exit the Signalware Menu System. Are you sure you want to exit? To continue using the menu system enter Y. To exit enter N. >
  33. Enter N to confirm.
    Would you like to continue the Signalware Menu System? (Y/N)[Y]:
    


    >
  34. Enter N to exit.

 

Modified: 2017-10-26