GDPS FTP Server Access Instructions                                                   (last update: 5/25/09)OverviewThe GD...
GDPS FTP Server Access Instructions                                                      (last update: 5/25/09)     ftp> d...
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  1. 1. GDPS FTP Server Access Instructions (last update: 5/25/09)OverviewThe GDPS Customer Support FTP Site provides GDPS customers access to documents and codereleases. The FTP server is located in Boulder, Colorado and managed by the Software Delivery,Enablement, and Support department of IBM. The server is accessible by customers.There are multiple GDPS/RCMF products: RCMF/PPRC, RCMF/XRC, GDPS/PPRC HyperSwapManager, GDPS/PPRC, GDPS/XRC, GDPS/Global Mirror, GDPS/MzGM, and GDPS/GM. There is oneuserid/password for each GDPS/RCMF product and the password will be periodically updated. Theuserid will provide read-only access to a segment in the FTP site associated with specific GDPS/RCMFproduct and is intended to download files. There are three key subdirectories per each GDPS/RCMFproduct segment: the docs subdirectory contains documentation for the base version/release. the code subdirectory contains the new version/release the fixes subdirectory is no longer used.The userid/password for the GDPS/RCMF product installed in your IT center will be sent by emailwhenever there is new information in any of the three directories.To get the new version/release, you are expected to display the content of each of the three directoriesand download the relevant files. Before downloading you must make sure to set the appropriatedownload mode: either binary for zip/bin files or ASCII for txt files. Detailed instructions are provided inthe download instructions below.If you have any difficulty accessing the GDPS Customer Support FTP Site, please send an email section describes how to download a new GDPS or RCMF version/release and its associateddocumentation. The following example uses (1) the gdpspp31 GDPS FTP site userid and (2)GDPS/PPRC 3.2 for illustrative purposes.The text format convention in the table is: Text in italic font provides an instruction to you Text in bold font is input to be provided by you Text in normal font is a system-generated response. Your action System response 1 Connect to the IBM FTP server: Connected to On Windows click “Start” > “Run” 220 FTP server (Version and specify wu-2.6.2(1) Mon Dec 3 15:26:19 MST 2005) ready. “ftp” or User( “ftp ” and click on OK. 2 Login into the GDPS FTP Server by specifying the userid & 331 Password required for gdpspp31. password for the specific GDPS/RCMF product. Note that the Password: userid is case sensitive. User( gdpspp31 Note: use the GDPS FTP site userid that is applicable to the product you are using. 3 Enter your password as provided in the email that announced 230 User gdpspp31 logged in. Access restrictions apply. the new version/release. Note that the password is case ftp > sensitive. Password: “password” 4 Change to the docs subdirectory for the specific GDPS/RCMF 250 CWD command successful product so that you can retrieve the documentation. ftp > ftp> cd docs 5 Display the contents of the docs subdirectory to show the 200 PORT command successful. documentation that is part of the version/release. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls. Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. GDPS FTP Server Access Instructions (last update: 5/25/09) ftp> dir total 10512 -rw-rw-r-- 1 20413400 204 1844 Jun 22 13:02 In a new RCMF/GDPS version release, there will be a GDPS_PPRC_V3R2_Readme.txt readme file and Install and Customization Guide. -rw-rw-r-- 1 20413400 204 5336334 Jun 22 07:43 In this example, there are two files: 226 Transfer complete. GDPS_PPRC_V3R2_Readme.txt ftp: 247 bytes received in 0,04Seconds 6,17Kbytes/sec. ftp > 6 Issue the command “ascii” to indicate that you intend to 200 Type set to A. download a file in ASCII format. ftp > ftp> ascii 7 Download the Readme file in text format. 200 PORT command successful. ftp> get 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for remote file GDPS_PPRC_V3R2_Readme.txt GDPS_PPRC_V3R2_Readme.txt (1844 bytes). local file drive:dirGDPS_PPRC_V3R2_Readme.txt 226 Transfer complete. where drive indicates the target hard drive on our system and ftp: 1902 bytes received in 0,41Seconds 4,64Kbytes/sec dir indicates the target directory. ftp > 8 Issue the command “binary” to indicate that you intend to 200 Type set to I. download a file in binary format. Note that a zip file needs to ftp > be downloaded as a binary file. ftp> binary 9 Download the Installation and Customization Guide . 200 PORT command successful. ftp> get 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for remote file (5336334 bytes). local file 226 Transfer complete. ftp: 5336334 bytes received in 1379.23Seconds 3.87Kbytes/sec. ftp > 10 Change to the subdirectory where the code is. 250 CWD command successful ftp > cd code ftp > 11 Display the contents of the code subdirectory. 200 PORT command successful. ftp > dir 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls. Total 4024 -rw-rw-r-- 1 20413400 204 2056968 Jun 22 05:37 226 Transfer complete. ftp: 86 bytes received in 0.05Seconds 1.72Kbytes/sec. ftp > 12 The file tranfer mode is still set to binary, so proceed to 200 PORT command successful. download the file. 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for ftp > get (2056968 bytes). remote file 226 Transfer complete. local file ftp: 2056968 bytes received in 519.33Seconds 3.96Kbytes/sec. ftp > 13 Close the FTP session. 221-You have transferred 0 bytes in 0 files. ftp > close 221-Total traffic for this session was 267 bytes in 0 transfers. 221-Thank you for using the FTP service on 221 Goodbye. ftp>Now you have downloaded all files that are part of the new GDPS or RCMF shipment. Please follow theinstructions in the Readme file to continue the installation. Page 2 of 2