Upgrade from XCOM for Linux 11.6 SP00 32-bit to XCOM for Linux 11.6 SP01 64 bit.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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To upgrade from CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux 11.6 SP00 32-bit to XCOM for Linux 11.6 SP01 64 bit:   There is no migration path from CA XCOM Data Transport Service Pack for Linux PC 11.6 SP00 32-bit to CA XCOM Data Transport Service Pack 11.6.01 for Linux PC 64-bit.  The installed product will have to be uninstalled and then a new install will need to be done for CA XCOM Data Transport Service Pack 11.6.01 for Linux PC x64.

Red Hat Linux Intel

Installation of CA XCOM Data Transport for UNIX/Linux for UNIX/Linux PC X64 requires both of the following: 

  • Redhat Enterprise Linux, or SUSE Linux Enterprise running on an Intel or compatible PC
  • Kernel level at Version 2.6.32 or higher:  NOTE: the installation will fail if this requirement is not met.

Backup the current product before uninstalling it.  

1.    Change into the directory where XCOM is installed and ensure that there are no active transfers running by typing xcomqm -La.  

2.    Type xcomqm -R* to delete everything in the queue.

3.    Bring down the xcomd service with xcomd -cy

4.    Choose a System ID and System Name for this system. The System ID must have 1-4 characters and the System Name must have 1-8 characters. Together, the System ID and System Name are used to uniquely identify this specific CA XCOM Data Transport system.

5.   Before starting to uninstall CA XCOM Data Transport Service Pack 11.6 SP00 for Linux PC 32-bit, log on as superuser (root).

6.   Go to the Uninstaller subdirectory in the directory where you installed CA XCOM Data Transport for UNIX/Linux PC, the $XCOM_HOME/Uninstaller.

7.   Issue the command:

$ sh Uninstaller

Follow these step for the new install:

8.   Download the .iso file for CA XCOM Data Transport Service Pack 11.6.01 for Linux PC 64-bit to your PC

9.   Unzip the .iso file with Win-ZIP or similar unzip product.

10.  Upload the XCOM.bin file to your Linux system and put it in a temp directory.

11.  Change to the directory that contains the XCOM.bin file and start the installation. To do so, issue the following command:

sh XCOM.bin

12. Move through the installation process as follows. Respond to the prompt in each section in either of the following ways:

a.   Enter the number that is associated with your choice.

b.   Press Enter to accept the default.


c.    During the install, you must enter the System ID and System Name that you selected for this system.

d.   You can exit the installation process at any time by typing quit.

13. Restore saved files if needed.  In most cases the uninstall leaves behind any files you customized, with the exception of xcom.ses and xcom.tid.

14.  Start xcomd

From now on, there will be a migration path to the next maintenance. 


Additional Information:

For more information, see our online documentation CA XCOM Data Transport for UNIX/Linux - 11.6.01