Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library for HP MSA2000 ( MSA2312fc, MSA2324fc, MSA2012sa, MSA2312sa, MSA2324sa, MSA2312i, MSA2324i, P2000 G3 FC, P2000G3 FC/iSCSI ) Series Arrays in Active/Active-Asymmetric (A/A-A) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 4.1MP4 and later for Linux

Article:TECH124417  |  Created: 2010-01-17  |  Updated: 2010-01-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH124417
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Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library for HP MSA2000 ( MSA2312fc, MSA2324fc, MSA2012sa, MSA2312sa, MSA2324sa, MSA2312i, MSA2324i, P2000 G3 FC, P2000G3 FC/iSCSI ) Series Arrays in Active/Active-Asymmetric (A/A-A) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 4.1MP4 and later for Linux

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This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) for HP MSA2000 ( MSA2312fc, MSA2324fc, MSA2012sa, MSA2312sa, MSA2324sa, MSA2312i, MSA2324i, P2000 G3 FC, P2000G3 FC/iSCSI ) Series Arrays in Active/Active- Asymmetric (A/A-A) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 4.1MP4 and later for Linux

For general information about ASLs, see TechNote http://support.veritas.com/docs/249446

ASL Package Name: VRTSHP-MSA2000
ASL Package Description: Array Support Library for HP MSA 2012/2312/2324 series arrays
ASL Package Version: 1.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 4.1MP4 and later
Supported Arrays: HP MSA Series ( MSA2312fc, MSA2324fc, MSA2012sa, MSA2312sa, MSA2324sa, MSA2312i, MSA2324i, P2000 G3 FC, P2000G3 FC/iSCSI ) Arrays
Supported Modes: A/A-A ( Active/Active- Asymmetric )

Installation Instructions:
1.Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled:
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

2. Create a directory to download the ASL tar package
# mkdir /tmp/asl
# cd /tmp/asl/

3. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package in /tmp/asl/

4. After downloading VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_Linux.tar_347423.gz, verify the checksum of the file
# cksum VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_Linux.tar_347423.gz
2965789740 22821 VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_Linux.tar_347423.gz

5. Uncompress the file and extract the packages:
# gunzip VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_Linux.tar_347423.gz
# tar -xvf VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_Linux.tar_347423

Note: Verify that there are four rpm packages as part of the tar ball i.e. one ASL package per distribution for RHEL4, RHEL5, SUSE9 and SUSE10
Following are the ASL packages
VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm
VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_SLES10.i586.rpm
VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_SLES9.i586.rpm

6. Select the appropriate ASL package depending on the target machine distribution (RHEL or SLES).
Following are example installation instructions for SLES9 distribution:
ASL installation:
# rpm -ivh VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_SLES9.i586.rpm

7. After the packages are installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim
the disk array as an array
# vxdctl enable

Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL does not take effect,
and the vxdctl enable command does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases,
you can execute the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.

8. After executing vxdctl enable and vxconfigd -k, verify the output of the
vxddladm listsupport command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxmsa2kfc_sa.so
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE
=========================================
LIBNAME              libvxmsa2kfc_sa.so
VID                  HP
PID                  MSA2312fc, MSA2324fc, MSA2012sa
                    MSA2312sa, MSA2324sa, MSA2312i
                    MSA2324i, P2000 G3 FC, P2000G3 FC/iSCSI
ARRAY_TYPE           A/A-A
ARRAY_NAME           MSA2312fc, MSA2324fc, MSA2012sa
                    MSA2312sa, MSA2324sa, MSA2312i
                    MSA2324i, HP_P2000

9. Verify ASL library version
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxmsa2kfc_sa.so
libvxmsa2kfc_sa.so has version string: vm-4.1-rev-1. VXVM version: 4.1

ASL Package Information
# rpm -qil VRTSMSA2000
Name        : VRTSMSA2000
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Version     : 4.1
Vendor      : VERITAS Software Corporation Inc.
Release     : 1.0_SLES9
Build Date  : Tue Mar  2 22:30:48 2010
Install date: Wed Mar 17 02:57:34 2010
Build Host  : vmlx21.veritas.com
Group       : System/Data Storage
Source RPM  : VRTSMSA2000-4.1-1.0_SLES9.src.rpm
Size        : 12528
License     : Copyright (c) 1990-2007 VERITAS Software Corporation.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  THIS SOFTWARE IS THE PROPERTY OF AND IS
LICENSED BY VERITAS SOFTWARE, AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS.
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : linuxvm-pkgr@veritas.com
URL         : http://www.veritas.com/
Summary     : Array Support Library for HP MSA 2012/2312/2324 series arrays.
Description : Array Support Library for HP MSA 2012/2312/2324 series arrays.
Distribution: (none)
/etc/vx/aslkey.d
/etc/vx/aslkey.d/libvxmsa2kfc_sa.key
/etc/vx/lib/discovery.d
/etc/vx/lib/discovery.d/libvxmsa2kfc_sa.so

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