1. Why Big SQL 4.2 December refresh ?
Answer: Big SQL 4.2 December refresh addresses several APARs. The list of all the APARs addressed in this release can be found here.
2. How do I get the Big SQL 4.2 December refresh ?
Answer: The repos are updated with BigSQL 4.2 refresh. Please follow your standard process to download the software.
3.Â Who can install Big SQL 4.2 December refresh?
Answer: For any fresh install, Big SQL 4.2 refresh isÂ automatically available for both IOP 4.2 and HDP 2.4.x and 2.5.x customers. The repos are now refreshed with new Big SQL 4.2.
For existing install looking to get this updated release or if you performed an online installation of Big SQL on IOP Version 4.2 or on HDP version 2.4.x or 2.5.x, you need to update to the current Big SQL refresh release before adding new nodes.
If the Big SQL installation was done online (Option 1 in Installing the BigInsights value-add packages), you need to first update to the current release using the Big SQL patch management process (described at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21989383) before adding any Big SQL nodes.
If the Big SQL installation was done offline using a local repository mirror please, update the offline repo with the new updated binaries and follow the patch management process to apply this refresh. http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21989383
If you are doing a new or full re-installation, you need to just follow the BigInsights value add install process.