Sysload Agent for VIOS : The agent launches the "netstat –v" command when adapter is not connected

Document ID : KB000086205
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Affects Release version(s): 5

Error Message :
No errors

Patch level detected:SP Analyst Agent for IBM VIOS v5.61
Product Version: Sysload 5.6.0

Description :The agent launches the "netstat –v" command on network adapters that are not connected, this could lead to a crash of the VIOS system on unpatched VIOS systems (without IBM fix IV65286).
Environment:
OS: IBM AIX
OS Version: AIX on versions
Cause:
Cause type:
Defect
Root Cause: The issue was due to a bug on the VIOS systems of the command netstat -v
Resolution:
As a workaround for the agent VIOS 5.60, edit the configuration file sldvios.ini and set section [RTAD] as below :

[RTAD]
SEthAdapter=0
PEthAdapter=0
VEthAdapter=0
LAEthAdapter=0

Then restart the agent.

The definitve solution is included on Sysload Agent for IBM VIOS 5.80a

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Component: Agents
Version: Sysload 5.8.0
5.80a
Additional Information:
Workaround :
N/A