In some cases, I have to copy cert256.arm from Spectrum instance directory and copy to server client to register manually.
On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 9:59 PM, Deschner, Roger Douglas <rog...@uic.edu> wrote: > I've been using our test setup for further testing, and I'm thinking of > reversing my strategy. I may want to upgrade clients first, and then > servers. > > The basic issue is still how to overcome the roadblock of having an > Administrator ID automatically switched from TRANSITIONAL to STRICT upon > first login from a 7.1.8/8.1.2+ dsmadmc client. IBM seems to think we can > upgrade all servers and all clients to 7.1.8/8.1.2+ simultaneously. That is > not practical. > > In the worst case, this automatic switching could cause the System > Administrator's worst nightmare - to lose control over a running system. > > I am still considering the (very ugly) bypass of an administrative > schedule that sets it back to TRANSITIONAL for all Admin IDs every 5 > minutes. There will still be some failures. > > But I am also considering reversing the strategy I had considered earlier, > to a different strategy of upgrading all of the clients involved (about 7 > of them, I think, but I'm not sure) to 7.1.8 or 8.1.4 first, while the > servers are all still running older versions. So far, everything would be > working. > > Then doublecheck that there are not any left behind by scanning activity > logs, the summary file, etc. > > Then once the operation of these clients was stabilized, upgrade our 4 > servers one at a time. As each server is upgraded, the already-updated > client would cause certificates to be exchanged and that Admin ID to be > switched to STRICT, which would be OK since all of the client nodes where > that Admin ID might log in from would already be at V7.1.8/8.1.2+. (At > least we hope. This may expose those we forgot.) > > Unless I'm overlooking something big here, I think this would allow us to > upgrade each client and each server independently, and iron out any issues > one at a time. Any comments on this client-first strategy? > > Roger Deschner > University of Illinois at Chicago > "I have not lost my mind; it is backed up on tape somewhere."