Thursday Nov 01, 2007

Access Manager 7: New Patches (-06 Level)

Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 has new patches (-06 level) for all current supported platforms except HP-UX. Here are the patch numbers:

  • Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on SPARC® based systems: 120954-06
  • Solaris OS on x86 platforms: 120955-06
  • Linux systems: 120956-06
  • Microsoft Windows systems: 124296-06

These patches are available on http://sunsolve.sun.com.

For this patch, new features have been introduced and a number of problems have been fixed, as listed in the README file included with the patch. For a description of the patch 6 features and issues, see the Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Release Notes as follows: http://docs.sun.com/doc/819-2134

So now you can celebrate, or you can completely ignore this breaking news. Just do whatever comes naturally.

Monday May 14, 2007

Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 minor version support

In the most recent update to Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 Release Notes, I added an explanation about the support of the agents in the Policy Agent 2.2 software set when it comes to the minor versions of the operating system and of the deployment containers.

I, more or less, just took the information from the document and pasted it below. I'm guessing from queries in the past that there's a pretty high interest in this info. Not a high interest compared to the Super Bowl, say, but high interest compared to other Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 topics. Anyway, to make it easy to find, here it is as follows.



Understanding Server and Operating System Support for Policy Agent 2.2

Generally, information provided about Policy Agent 2.2 support for servers (deployment containers) and operating systems indicates only versions tested. However, each agent provides support beyond the specific versions tested.

Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 supports all minor versions of both the server and of the operating systems with the assumption that the minor versions do not introduce any interface changes on which the agent relies. The term minor can include terms such as update, service pack, and patch.


Web Agents and Minor Version Support of Servers and Operating Systems

This section provides examples of minor version support that applies to web agents in the Policy Agent 2.2 software set. Be aware that terms such as service pack or update do not always apply when referring to minor versions. For example, in reference to the deployment container Apache HTTP Server 2.0.54, the term “minor” refers to the part of the version number after “2.0.” Therefore, 2.1 is not considered a minor version. All versions that exist in the 2.0 series (2.0.x) are considered minor.

The following examples illustrate the type of minor version support provided. For these examples, the agent is Agent for Sun Java System Web Server 6.1. One of the platforms for which this agent was originally tested was Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 on SolarisTM version 10.

Example Deployment Container 

Examples of Supported Minor Versions 

Web Server 6.1 

  • Web Server 6.1 Service Pack 4

  • Web Server 6.1 Service Pack 7

  • Web Server 6.1 Service Pack 11

  • And so on, as service packs become available

Example Operating System 

Examples of Supported Minor Versions 

Solaris 10 

  • Solaris 10 1/06 release

  • Solaris 10 6/06 release

  • Solaris 10 11/06 release

  • And so on, as updates become available

 

For example, you could use Agent for Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 with Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Service Pack 7 on Solaris 10 6/06 release.


J2EE Agents and Minor Version Support of Servers and Operating Systems

This section provides examples of minor version support that applies to J2EE agents in the Policy Agent 2.2 software set. Be aware that terms such as service pack or update do not always apply when referring to minor versions. For example, in reference to the deployment container IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.1.1, the term “minor” refers to the part of the version number after “5.1.” Therefore, 5.2 is not considered a minor version. All versions that exist in the 5.1.0 series (5.1.x) are considered minor.

The following examples illustrate the type of minor version support provided. For these examples, the agent is Agent for BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP4. One of the platforms for which this agent was originally tested was BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP4 on Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition.

Example Deployment Container 

Examples of Supported Minor Versions 

BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP4 

  • BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP3

  • BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP5

  • BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP6

  • And so on, as service packs become available

Example Operating System 

Examples of Supported Minor Versions 

Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition 

  • Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition, SP1

  • Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition, SP2

  • Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition, SP3

  • And so on, as updates become available

 

For example, you could use Agent for BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP4 with BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 8.1 SP5 on Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition, SP2.



Any questions, queries, or comments? Not that I have answers, but it seems proper to ask.



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