Importance and Collection of Exact Version Information ($zv / $zversion)
The answer to most problems and questions depend on the version of the product used. Sometimes the major release version (i.e. 2016.1) is sufficient. However, the maintenance release version, the build, and/or the adhoc information are often necessary. The exact version information also contains information on the OS (what OS and its architecture) and the character encoding of the product (8-bit vs Unicode), which can be useful or necessary to know.
Some situations where the exact version information is necessary include (but are not limited to) looking at our internal code to determine whether a certain development change (fixing a bug or introducing a new feature) is in the customer’s version; determining the exact code location of an error; or trying to reproduce the behavior seen.
The most comprehensive version information is obtained from the $ZVersion ($zv) string.
Cache for UNIX (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86-64) 2016.1.1 (Build 108U) Wed Jul 6 2016 16:02:29 EDT
Cache for UNIX (Apple Mac OS X for x86-64) 2016.1 (Build 531U) Tue Aug 11 2015 23:54:30 EDT
Cache for UNIX (IBM AIX for System Power System-64) 2016.1 (Build 653) Tue Mar 1 2016 17:25:29 EST
Cache for UNIX (Oracle Solaris for SPARC-64) 2016.1.1 (Build 108U) Wed Jul 6 2016 16:13:11 EDT
Cache for UNIX (HP HP-UX for Itanium) 2015.2.1 (Build 705_0_16197U) Fri Mar 11 2016 12:33:38 EST
Cache for Windows (x86-64) 2015.2.2 (Build 811U) Thu Mar 3 2016 12:55:48 EST
Cache for OpenVMS/IA64 V8.x (Itanium) 2014.1.3 (Build 775 + Adhoc 14741) 8-JAN-2015 03:41:01.57
Cache for OpenVMS/ALPHA V8.x (Alpha) 2014.1.3 (Build 775 + Adhoc 14809) 29-JAN-2015 21:39:56.22
Cache for OpenVMS/IA64 V8.x (Itanium) 2012.1.2 (Build 702U + Adhoc 12945) 24-JUL-2013 17:36:08.03
Cache for Windows (x86-64) 2013.1 (Build 446_0_13965U) Thu May 15 2014 18:18:59 EDT
1) From the Management Portal, you can get the version information by navigating to the About link. The Version item shows the $zv string. If this is a HealthShare instance, $zv will be followed by the component version information.
3) Another method to get the $zv information is through the cconsole.log, which can be found under the instance’s mgr directory. However for HealthShare, this does not include the component information. Sending the cconsole.log might be particularly useful if there have been recent upgrades and hence multiple $zv's or the cconsole.log is already needed by the WRC problem.
... 09/20/16-09:57:32:186 (83645) 0 Allocated 364MB shared memory: 256MB global buffers, 35MB routine buffers 09/20/16-09:57:32:196 (83645) 0 Jrn info from prior WIJ (imflags: 0): wdpass: 0 jrnwdpass: 34 fspec: /latest/mgr/jrnrest/20160920.007 filecnt: 6 fileoff: 0 prevfcnt: 6 prevfileoeff: 0 min trans cnt: 6 min trans index: 205816 09/20/16-09:57:32:207 (83645) 0 CSTART of Cache for UNIX (Apple Mac OS X for x86-64) 2017.2 (Build 506U) Tue Sep 20 2016 01:23:55 EDT. in /latest/mgr with wij: /latest/mgr/CACHE.WIJ from: /latest/mgr/ 09/20/16-09:57:32:207 (83645) 0 OS=[Darwin], version=[Darwin Kernel Version 15.6.0: Thu Jun 23 18:25:34 PDT 2016; root:xnu-3248.60.10~1/RELEASE_X86_64], release=[15.6.0], machine=[x86_64] nodename=[cgencler.iscinternal.com]. numasyncwijbuf: 0, swdwrtmax: 64, wijdirectio: off, synctype: 3 System Initialized. ...
4) Similarly, if the WRC problem needs a ^Buttons, ^pButtons, cstat, CacheHung, Diagnostic Report the $zv information will be included in these reports (again, for HealthShare, these will not include the component information).