For security reason I need to patching only os Redhat 6.7 2.6.32-573 ( Infoscale 7.0 patch 100 running on this release), and probably this activity will change the rhn kernel version.
It's possibile to change kernel without impact on VCS compatibility ? What about Veritas support? It's possible to open a case in the future?
Thank a lot
According to https://sort.veritas.com/kernel/show_kernel/7.0.1/Linux/x86-64/RHEL6 kernels 2.6.32-573.22.1, 2.6.32-573.12.1 and 2.6.32-573 are supported with 7.0.1 base, so I think you are good to go.
It's RHEL 6.8 and 6.9 that need additional patches on top of the base 7.0.1
I'd download the SORT collector and run it against the target system just to make sure https://sort.veritas.com/data_collectors
But, what happen if I apply a redhat kernel patch for bug fix (example kernel-2.6.32-696.10.1.el6.x86_64.rpm - out of matrix Infoscale 7.0.1 ), Vcs always working or not? And if Works Can I open a new case in the future?
Thanks a lot
I'm pretty sure it will work considering the RH ABI compatibility guarantee and the generic RHEL kernel support statement (see below), but for Veritas to support the patch it has to be qualified, in my experience if you just reach out to your SE in Veritas and ask them to qualify the build it could be qualified reasonably quickly.
Officially you have a leg to stand on as per the release notes "All subsequent kernel versions and patch releases on the supported operating system levels are supported, but you should check the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website for additional information that applies to the exact kernel version for which you plan to deploy." https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/vstore/7.0/linux/productguides/html/infoscale_notes/ch07s...
so I don't think Veritas can refuse to support you, but I'd just ask SE to be sure.