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:TECH129171  |  Created: 2010-01-26  |  Updated: 2012-11-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129171
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This doc has been deprecated by TECH199837:   http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH199837

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


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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA and 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
 

 
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: 1.4
 
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 and AMS_WMS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A)
 
Change Log: 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. 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_351403.gz, verify checksum of the file
 
# cksum VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar_351403.gz
 
2698493091 4944905 VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar_351403.gz
 

 
4. Uncompress the file and extract the ASL and APM Packages:
 
# gunzip VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar_351403.gz
 
# tar xvf VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar_351403
 

 
Following packages are present in VRTSHDS-9500-aslapm_4.1MP4_Linux.tar_351403.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:
 
VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.i686.rpm
 
VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_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 VRTSHDS-9500-asl-5.0-1.4_RHEL5.i686.rpm, type
 
# rpm -ivh VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_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, DF800                        
 

 
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
 

This doc has been deprecated by TECH199837: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH199837




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