Using Enhanced HOLDDATA
BMC supports Enhanced HOLDDATA, which is a single source of ERROR-type ++HOLDs. You can use Enhanced HOLDDATA for the following purposes:
To ensure that you do not install PTFs or FMIDs with PTF-in-error (PE) or High Impact or Pervasive (HIPER) conditions
To monitor critical maintenance and conditions that affect your SMP/E environments
With Enhanced HOLDDATA, you can use the Exception SYSMOD report to detect critical conditions known to BMC, their relative severity, and how to fix them.
The BMC implementation of Enhanced HOLDDATA uses the same published format as the IBM Enhanced HOLDDATA. (For more information about IBM Enhanced HOLDDATA, see .) The BMC implementation of Enhanced HOLDDATA provides the following benefits:
BMC provides the Enhanced HOLDDATA for all BMC products in a single file.
BMC updates the Enhanced HOLDDATA daily.
BMC makes the data available for download for up to the previous three years.
Data includes ERROR-type ++HOLDs, such as PE, HIPER conditions, and fix categories (FIXCAT, for more information, see ).
- If a ++HOLD is rescinded, BMC includes ++RELEASE statements.
The smart data in the comment field indicates whether an error has occurred and provides the associated PTF number.
If you have file transfer and job scheduling capability, you can automate retrieving updated data and generating reports.
The Exception SYSMOD report summarizes missing critical services and the correcting PTFs that have not been applied.
The BMC implementation of Enhanced HOLDDATA does not use SOURCEIDs of PRP and HIPER.
For more information, see the following topics: