Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for SUN LSI variant arrays (SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, SUN ST6580/6780 and Flexline 200/300 series) in Active-Passive Concurrent (A/P-C) and Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc

Article:TECH126757  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2010-01-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH126757
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Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for SUN LSI variant arrays (SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, SUN ST6580/6780 and Flexline 200/300 series) in Active-Passive Concurrent (A/P-C) and Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc

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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for SUN LSI variant arrays (SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, SUN ST6580/6780 and Flexline 200/300 series) in Active-Passive Concurrent (A/P-C) and Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc

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

ASL Package Name: VRTSLSIasl
ASL Package Description: LSI MultiVID Array Support Library
ASL Package Version: 2.0,REV=01.18.2010.13.27
APM Package Name: VRTSLSIapm
APM Package Description: LSI MultiVID Array Policy Module
APM Package Version: 1.4,REV=01.07.2010.05.24
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0MP3 and later
Supported Arrays: SUN6130, SUN6140, SUN6180, SUN6540, SUN2540, SUN2530, SUN2510, SUN ST6580/6780 and Flexline 200/300 series
Supported Mode: A/P-C and A/P-F

Note:
1. Please refer to TechNote 283282 (link provided in the Related Documents section below) for guidelines on array configuration supported with DMP.

2. Before installing this ASL package, Please remove any external ASL packages that are installed on this system for SUN 2540, SUN 6540, STK 6540 and Flexline 200/300 series. Please refer to following example to remove VRTSSTK2540, VRTSSTKasl and VRTSLSIasl
# pkginfo -l | egrep "VRTSST2540|VRTSSTKasl|VRTSLSIasl"
Then use "pkgrm" to remove the above packages.

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

2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the ASL and APM tar package into /tmp/asl_apm
# mkdir /tmp/asl_apm
# cd /tmp/asl_apm

3. After downloading VRTSLSIaslapm_Sol_sparc_5.0_7.0.tar_340465.gz, verify the cksum of the file
# cksum VRTSLSIaslapm_Sol_sparc_5.0_7.0.tar_340465.gz
2560659785      37846   VRTSLSIaslapm_Sol_sparc_5.0_7.0.tar_340465.gz

4. Uncompress the file and extract the packages
# gunzip VRTSLSIaslapm_Sol_sparc_5.0_70.tar_340465.gz
# tar xvf VRTSLSIaslapm_Sol_sparc_5.0_70.tar_340465

5. Install the ASL and APM using pkgadd command
# pkgadd -d . VRTSLSIasl
# pkgadd -d . VRTSLSIapm

6. After the packages are installed, execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array(s)
# 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

7. After executing vxdctl enable and/or vxconfigd -k, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport and vxddladm listversion commands as follows:
# 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, A/A
ARRAY_NAME          DS4300-, DS4100-, FAStT500-
                  FAStT200, DS4500-, DS4400
                  IBM-FAStT, DS4800-, DS4700-
                  DS5100, DS3400, DS3200
                  DS3300, SUN6130-, SUN6140-
                  SUN6540-, ST2540-, SUN2510-
                  SUN2530-, SUN2530-, ST6580_6780-
                  SUN6180-, STK-ARRAY, D280
                  D220, D240, D178
                  FLEXLINE, Sun 6540, LSI-
                  TP9300-, TP9400-, TP9500-
                  TP9700-, IS500-, IS4600-
                  ENGENIO-

# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxlsiall.so
libvxlsiall.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-5. VXVM version: 5.0

8. Verify that APM is in Active state if the array is configured in A/P-F mode (Refer to H/W technote: http://support.veritas.com/docs/283282 for details regarding array configuration).
Note: The APM is used only when the array is configured in A/P-F mode. The APM will report as "not Active" if the array is configured in A/P-C mode ( please see below screenshot).
Note: Non-Disruptive Firmware Upgrades are not supported when using the array in A/P-C mode.

# vxdmpadm listapm dmpEngenio
Filename:               dmpEngenio
APM name:               dmpEngenio
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/PF-LSI
Depending Array Types:  A/P
State:                  Active  << State when array is in A/PF mode

Package Information:
Note: The pkgchk command will report errors for missing files with ".2" extension. This is a known ASL and APM packaging limitation, which does not effect the functionality, and can be safely ignored.

ASL Package Information:
# pkginfo -l VRTSLSIasl
  PKGINST:  VRTSLSIasl
     NAME:  LSI MultiVID Array Support Library
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  2.0,REV=01.18.2010.13.27
  BASEDIR:  /etc/vx
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  LSI MultiVID Array Support library
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-2.0:18-Jan-2010
 INSTDATE:  Jan 18 2010 23:59
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:        5 installed pathnames
                  3 shared pathnames
                  3 directories
                  2 executables
                 38 blocks used (approx)

APM Package Information:
# pkginfo -l VRTSLSIapm
 PKGINST:  VRTSLSIapm
    NAME:  LSI MultiVID Array Policy Module
CATEGORY:  system
    ARCH:  sparc
 VERSION:  1.4,REV=01.07.2010.05.24
 BASEDIR:  /
  VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
    DESC:  LSI MultiVID Array Policy Module
  PSTAMP:  VERSION-1.4:7-Jan-2010
INSTDATE:  Jan 07 2010 16:07
 HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
   EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
  STATUS:  completely installed
   FILES:       21 installed pathnames
                 9 shared pathnames
                 9 directories
                12 executables
               336 blocks used (approx)



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