Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for SUN LSI variant arrays (SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, STK6580, STK6780 and Flexline 200/300 series) in Active-Passive Explicit Failover(A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3, 5.0MP4 and later, 5.0RU1, 5.0RU3 and 5.0RU4 for Linux

Article:TECH125248  |  Created: 2010-01-26  |  Updated: 2012-09-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH125248
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Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for SUN LSI variant arrays (SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, STK6580, STK6780 and Flexline 200/300 series) in Active-Passive Explicit Failover(A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3, 5.0MP4 and later, 5.0RU1, 5.0RU3 and 5.0RU4 for Linux


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This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy module (APM) for SUN LSI variant arrays (SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, STK6580, STK6780 and Flexline 200/300 series) in Active-Passive Explicit Failover(A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3, 5.0MP4 and later, 5.0RU1, 5.0RU3 and 5.0RU4 for Linux
 
For general information about ASLs, see TechNote: http://support.veritas.com/docs/249446
 
ASL Package Name: VRTSLSI-ALL
ASL Package Description: LSI MultiVID Array Support Library
ASL Package Version: 5.0-1.0 (For PPC and x86_64 architecture) And 1.0-5.0 (For i686 architecture)
 
APM Package Name: VRTSLSIapm
APM Package Description: Veritas Array Policy Module for LSI multiVID.
APM Package Version: 5.0-1.0 (Only for PPC architecture) And 5.0-4.0 (For x86_64 architecture)
 
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0MP3, 5.0MP4 and later, 5.0RU1, 5.0RU3, 5.0RU4
Supported Arrays: SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, STK6580, STK6780, Flexline 200/300 series
Supported Modes: A/P-F
 
Note:
a. This ASL/APM requires Array to be configured in Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) Mode. Please refer to TechNote #283282 for Array configuration for DMP.
 
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 and APM tar package
# mkdir /tmp/asl_apm/
# cd /tmp/asl_apm/
 
3. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package in /tmp/asl_apm/
 
4. After downloading VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346430.gz, verify the checksum of the file
# cksum VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346430.gz
417570008 4906485 VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346430.gz
 
5. Uncompress the file and extract the packages:
# gunzip VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346430.gz
# tar xvf VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346430
 
Note: Verify that there are sixteen .rpm packages as part of the tar ball. There is one ASL package per distribution, one APM package for x86_64 architecture per distribution and one APM for "ppc" architecture for RHEL5, SUSE10 and SUSE11
Following are the ASL packages:
VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_SUSE11.ppc64.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_RHEL5.ppc64.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_SLES10.i586.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_SUSE10.ppc64.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_SLES9.i586.rpm
 
Following are the APM packages:
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-1.0_SUSE11.ppc64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-1.0_RHEL5.ppc64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-1.0_SUSE10.ppc64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_SLES9.x86_64.rpm
 
6. Select the appropriate ASL and APM packages depending on the target machine distribution (RHEL or SLES).
Following are example installation instructions for RHEL5 x86_64 distribution:
ASL installation:
# rpm -ivh VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm
 
APM Installation:
# rpm -ivh VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
 
7. After the packages are installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an IBM DSxxxx array and then load the new APM:
# vxdctl enable
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL and/or APM 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=libvxlsiall.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=================================================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxlsiall.so
VID                 IBM, SUN, STK
                   SGI, LSI, ENGENIO
PID                 All
ARRAY_TYPE          A/P-C, A/PF-LSI
ARRAY_NAME          DS4300-, DS4100-, FAStT500-
                   FAStT200, DS4500-, DS4400
                   IBM-FAStT, DS4800-, DS4700-
                   DS5100, DS3400, DS3200
                   DS3300, SUN6130-, SUN6140-
                   SUN6540-, ST2540-, SUN2510-
                   SUN2530-, SUN2530-, STK6580_6780-
                   SUN6180-, STK-ARRAY, D280
                   D220, D240, D178
                   FLEXLINE, Sun 6540, LSI-
                   TP9300-, TP9400-, TP9500-
                   TP9700-, IS500-, IS4600-
                   ENGENIO-
 
9. Verify ASL library version as:
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxlsiall.so
libvxlsiall.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-5. VXVM version: 5.0
 
10. If array is configured in A/P-F mode, then verify that APM is in Active state.
# vxdmpadm listapm dmpEngenio
Filename:               dmpEngenio.ko
APM name:               dmpEngenio
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/PF-LSI
Depending Array Types:  A/P
State:                  Active
 



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