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HP-UX 11i v3 Installation and Update Guide: HP Integrity Server Blades, HP Integrity Servers, and HP 9000 Servers > Chapter 8 Verifying System Install or Update

Verifying the HP-UX Cold-Install or Update


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To verify that HP-UX 11i v3 was installed or updated successfully, use the Software Distributor commands swlist and swverify, as described in this section. In addition, you can view the results of your update in the log file /var/opt/swm/swm.log. Refer to “Step 6: Update” for more information.

TIP: For help with these commands, refer to the swlist(1M) and swverify(1M) manpages, and the Software Distributor Administration Guide, which is available on the Instant Information DVD or the HP Technical Documentation Web site:


Task 1: Listing all Software Installed on Your System

  1. List the bundles and products installed on your system:

    /usr/sbin/swlist -l bundle -l product > /tmp/software_list

  2. Check the list to see that it contains the bundles and products you wish to have installed on your system.

  3. For a cold install, you may want to compare the output of the swlist command above with the contents of the HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environment DVD and the Application Software DVD. To see the contents of a DVD, issue the following command:

    /usr/sbin/swlist -l bundle -l product -s /dvdrom > /tmp/dvdcontent

Task 2: Verifying the Installed Software

You can verify that all software was successfully installed on your system by typing the following command:

/usr/sbin/swverify \*

The message “Verification succeeded” should be displayed on the console at the end of the operation. Further messages from the verification process can be found in the log files: /var/adm/sw/swverify.log and /var/adm/sw/swagent.log

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