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Smarter UNIX






As I have
mentioned a few times now, the HP-UX
11i v3 March 2010
update is now available. Today, I'll take a look at a few
enhancements that make it a little smarter, in addition to the enhancements
that made it easier that I blogged about earlier this week.


 


The Software
Assistant
(SWA) tool update was released on the web in December 2009 and is
included with the March 2010 update. It has replaced Security Patch Check to
patch and security bulletin management on HP-UX 11i v3 systems. It now allows
users to see partial results while the analysis is underway, review past
reports, schedule recurring analysis and export the reports from HP Systems
Insight Manager. SWA now allows non-root users to use SWA to run a bulletin
analysis, ensuring that security compliance can be monitored without
distributing root passwords. And finally, SWA flags patch dependencies both
installed on the system and in the report, so that you don't need to look up
the dependencies. Smarter.


 


If you are a
developer, HP
Code Advisor
, which plugs into Eclipse, does analysis on C and C++ program
to help detect coding errors, porting issues, and security vulnerabilities. It
now had more detail comparison reports, improved defect detection and improved
migration capabilities. There is also new FORTRAN compiler advise built into
the FORTRAN compiler. Smarter - and who knew I would ever mention FORTRAN in a
blog?


 


And speaking of
developers, there are improvements to HP
Caliper with Ktracer
to help resolve performance issues faster. HP Caliper
is a performance analysis and monitoring tool for applications, processes and
systems. Ktrace, integreated into HP Caliper, provides performance analysis
across both the application and the HP-UX kernel. There have been improvements
to improve system reliability, easier trace selection, richer reports, and
improved startup and tear down time. In other words, smarter.


 


The March 2010 update makes HP-UX 11i v3 a little
smarter, and a little easier, to use.


 


Jacob


 

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  • I work as a Master Architect in HP Servers R & D group. I work with teams spread across the lab and outside to build solutions which are highly available on HP-UX, OpenVMS and Mission Critical Linux platforms. In particular I contribute to develop HP Serviceguard clusters, HP-UX Security and Middleware products. I have been with HP for last 17 years and have exposure to HA/DR field from both R & D and customer perspectives.
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