Applying InfoPrint Manager Service

Since the InfoPrint Manager install process puts files locally in /usr/lpp/pd/bin on the AIX node and not on the shared filesystems that move from one node to another, updates have to be done on each node, but only one node at a time. To apply PTFs on a clustered InfoPrint Manager system:

  • Install the PTF on each standby node.
  • Failover the active node to the standby nodes, which will start InfoPrint Manager on the new PTF level of code.
  • Install the PTF on the former active nodes.
This minimizes downtime since it only brings down InfoPrint Manager once.