Install fixes on UNIX and Linux

To install fixes or fix packs to update the cluster.


  1. Download the patches from Platform and put the distribution files on any host.

    For example,



    If hosts in your cluster have multiple binary types, you may require multiple distribution files to patch the entire cluster.

  2. Log on to a host in the cluster.
  3. Set your environment (if you cannot do this, prepare a configuration file, and use the -f option in the pversions and patchinstall commands).

    source LSF_TOP/conf/cshrc.lsf (for csh or tcsh)

    . LSF_TOP/conf/profile.lsf (for sh, ksh, or bash)

  4. Run the patch installer tool and specify the patches to install.

    For example,

    LSF_TOP/9.1/install/patchinstall //HostB/downloads/pkg1 //HostB/downloads/pkg2

    Let the patch installer finish.

  5. If you were prompted to do so, restart the cluster.

    Patches that affect running daemons require you to restart manually.

  6. Optional. Run LSF_TOP/9.1/install/pversions to determine the state of the cluster.
  7. Optional. If you were prompted to restart the cluster and have done so, you can free some space by deleting the contents of backup directories under EGO and LSF installation directories.