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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus V 10.1.7 iFix2 - Released Feb 8th, 2021

By Christopher Rogers posted 16 days ago

  

IBM has released the latest iFix for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The latest version is 10.1.7.2, which upgrades to version 10.1.7.3102. If you are not familiar with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, it's a unified data protection for hybrid cloud environments. For more information about this product, and for a 30-day free trial, click here for more information!

For all the details of the 10.1.7 release, you will want to visit Download Information page for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The download page contains everything you need to know about the release. Below, are some of the key highlights from the documentation which includes the link to download the iFix as well as the Security Bulletins that were fixed in iFix 2.

Download Package

To download the latest iFix for version 10.1.7 of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, you will want to use the link below:

interim fix Link-> spp_10.1.7.3102
interim fix 2 10.1.7.2
Platforms
Linux
Applies to versions
10.1.6.2040, 10.1.7.3040, 10.1.7.3051
Upgrades to
10.1.7.3102



Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprints

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprints 10.1.7 Update 1 is available as well. The important updates that were made to the blueprints is below:
  1. The 10.1.7 Update 1 Blueprints are based on changes introduced into the 10.1.7 iFix2 stream and are not meant to be used with 10.1.7 iFix1 or 10.1.6 or previous versions of the product
  2. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus server appliance sizing information added
  3. Use virtual machine count as input to determine sizing for Spectrum Protect Plus server, vSnap server, and VADP proxy components (VMware only)
  4. Updated information about expanding LUNs
  5. Added sample workflow for recovering vSnap system configuration from a backup
  6. Added information about changing the frequency of the Storage Server Inventory job
  7. Added information about SLA design considerations
It's always best to review the blueprints when upgrading. You want to make sure that your system is optimized for the version you are upgrading to. To review the blueprints in their entirety, click here.

Security Bulletins

The following vulnerabilities are identified in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Version 10.1.7.2. It is important to review the entire list of vulnerabilities which is found on the Download Page linked above. However, here are the vulnerabilities fixed in this iFix:
Vulnerabilities in Node.js and FasterXML jackson-databind affect IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. https://ibm.biz/Bdf4Jg
Vulnerabilities in Linux Kernel and Java affect IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. https://ibm.biz/Bdf4kz
Denial of Service vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2020-5023). https://ibm.biz/Bdf4kf
Vulnerability in psutil affects IBM Spectrum Protect Plus backup and restore of Db2 and MongoDB databases (CVE-2019-18874). https://ibm.biz/Bdf4kn
Vulnerabilities in psutil, python, and Golang affect IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Container backup and restore for Kubernetes and OpenShift. https://ibm.biz/Bdf4tB

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11 days ago

@NEZIH BOYACIOGLU This is the first I am hearing of this issue. I would recommend you open a case and have it looked into further. Thank you!

11 days ago

Do not upgrade to this patch level if you are using "Catalog file metadata" for filelevel restores on Vmware backups. VM's choosed for file restore will fails and your successfull backup reports will full of failures.