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SPM (formerly known as SPAM) is a set of tools that help manage change in an AIX environment. It uses a client-server architecture and is focused on five functional areas: collection of configuration, reporting configuration changes, comparing configurations, extracting configuration, and searching for configuration changes. Each of these functional areas also includes reporting and export capabilities. The collection of configuration is achieved by installing a client package on all systems being managed. The SPM Server provides a Web interface for reporting and examining configuration changes.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  03 Feb 2011 17:41

    Release Notes: AIX 6.1 & VIOS support. WPAR-aware. Multiple major bugfixes. Multiple module improvements. Cleanup of tunables and the addition of an override file. A workaround for a buggy 'fcstat' command. An update to capture AIX 6.1+ restricted tunables. Allows debug logging to files instead of just syslog. Improved performance with EMC disk discovery methods. Default collection includes NIM configuration. An improved error handling mechanism. Client errors are now reported on the Server. A Web UI overhaul and major functionality improvements.

    •  08 May 2006 07:21

      Release Notes: A new Web interface for server-side functions was added. Integrated reporting functionality was added. Client and server bugfixes were made.

      •  23 Sep 2005 12:57

        Release Notes: This release was certified for AIX 5.2 and 5.3. Some new features include a Web interface for server-side configuration, reports, comparisons, and extractions. The collection and storing of system routing table was improved. Hdisk LTG size is collected. Better comparison exclusions were implemented. The ability to compare systems located on different SPAM servers (remote compare) was added. 5.3 specific additions were done. fixmgr is used. LVMO information and SUMA configuration are collected.

        •  06 Feb 2005 20:38

          Release Notes: Increased debug level. EMC and ESS device querying. Platform hardware information. More NFS details. RPMs included in LPP report. More eFix detail. IPSEC filters included in Ethernet report. A new NIM report. More print queue detail. SRC Subsystems included in Process report. A new SysFile report for common system configuration files. Multiple additions to System report. Updates to User and Group collection. Some collector CVS path issues have been updated. The comparer has been updated with command line override for mail recipients. The comparer's report has been updated to contain host links.

          •  10 Nov 2004 15:38

            Release Notes: A new user module to collect user and group information was added. A new "modules" parameter was added in spam2.conf. The collection feature now ouputs to XML in addition to plain text. A new "mailToSunday" parameter was added in spam2rpt.conf. A new spam2comp that utilizes XML output was created.


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