Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library Array (ASL) and Policy Module (APM) for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA, AMS_WMS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 4.1 MP4 and later for Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9 and SLES10 SP3

Article:TECH199837  |  Created: 2012-11-16  |  Updated: 2012-11-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199837
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Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library Array (ASL) and Policy Module (APM) for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA, AMS/AMS_WMS, SMS and HUS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 4.1 MP4 and later for Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9 and SLES10 SP3


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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA, AMS/AMS_WMS, SMS and HUS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 4.1 MP4 and later for Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9 and SLES10 SP3
 
For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
 
ASL Package Name:  VRTSHDS-9500-asl 
ASL Package Version: 1.6 (Only for RHEL4 and RHEL5 ) and 1.4
APM Package Name: VRTSHDS-9500-apm
APM Package Version: 1.5 (Only for SLES10 i586 and SLES10 x86_64) and 1.4
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 4.1 MP4 and later
Supported Arrays: Hitachi Thunder HDS9500-ALUA, AMS/AMS_WMS, SMS and HUS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A)
 
Change Log:
1. SLES10 SP3 support is added to APM packages VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.5-1.5_SLES10.i586.rpm and VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.5-1.5_SLES10.x86_64.rpm only.
2.Support for HUS DF850 is added to VRTSHDS9500asl-4.1-1.6_RHEL5.i686.rpm and VRTSHDS9500asl-4.1-1.6_RHEL4.i686.rpm  only.
 
Any other RPM package has not been changed.
  
Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory to download the ASL/APM package:
# mkdir tmp
# cd tmp
 
2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package
 
3. After downloading VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar,gz, verify checksum of the file
 $ cksum VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar.gz
919972853       4945662 VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar.gz
 
4. Uncompress the file and extract the ASL and APM Packages:
# gunzip VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar.gz
# tar xvf VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar
 
Following packages are present in VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar.gz
 
APM PACKAGES:
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.i686.rpm 
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.ia64.rpm 
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.i686.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.ia64.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES9.i586.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES9.ia64.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES9.x86_64.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES10.ia64.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.5-1.5_SLES10.i586.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.5-1.5_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
 
ASL PACKAGES: 
VRTSHDS9500asl-4.1-1.6_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSHDS9500asl-4.1-1.6_RHEL5.i686.rpm 
VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_SLES10.i586.rpm
VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_SLES9.i586.rpm
 
5. Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled:
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled
 
6. ASL Installation:
 To install ASL package VRTSHDS9500asl-4.1-1.6_RHEL5.i686.rpm, type 
# rpm -ivh VRTSHDS9500asl-4.1-1.6_RHEL5.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:VRTSHDS-9500-asl       ########################################### [100%]
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library
 
7. APM Installation:
 To install APM package VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm, type
# rpm -ivh VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
 
8. After the packages are installed, you must run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array and to load the APM.
# vxdctl enable
 
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL does not take effect, and vxdctl enable does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.
 
9. After running the vxdctl enable command, you should see libvxhdsalua.so in the output of the vxddladm listsupport command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxhdsalua.so
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE                                                 
==============================================
LIBNAME              libvxhdsalua.so                                 
VID                  HITACHI           
PID                  DF600, DF600-V, DF600F, DF600F-V                                                   
ARRAY_TYPE           A/A-A-HDS, A/PG, A/P,   A/A                                     
ARRAY_NAME           HDS9500-ALUA, AMS_WMS, SMS_100,
                     AMS_2100, AMS_2300, AMS_2500,
                     HUS_110, HUS_130, HUS_150
 
10.  Verify that the APM is active by running vxdmpadm listapm command 
# vxdmpadm listapm dmphdsalua.ko
Filename:               dmphdsalua.ko
APM name:               dmphdsalua
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           41
Array Types Supported:  A/A-A-HDS
Depending Array Types:  A/A-A
State:                  Active
 

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