Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SAN Volume Controller (A/A-A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and 5.0MPx on Solaris Sparc

Article:TECH135652  |  Created: 2010-01-30  |  Updated: 2011-09-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH135652
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Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SAN Volume Controller (A/A-A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and 5.0MPx on Solaris Sparc


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This ASL package has been replaced with a new version. To get the latest version of this ASL package please go to  SORT ASL page:  https://sort.symantec.com/asl
 
This TechFile provides information about Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SAN Volume Controller (A/A-A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and 5.0MPx on Solaris Sparc

For general information about ASLs, refer to TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)

ASL Package Name: VRTSibmsvcasl
ASL Package Description: Array Support Librarry for IBM SANVC
ASL Package Version: 1.0,REV=03.26.2008.15.07
APM Package Name:  VRTSibmsvcapm
APM Package Description: Veritas Array Policy Module for IBM SVC.
APM Package Version: 1.1,REV=06.22.2010.15.21
Supported Arrays: IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145 (A/A-A)
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 and 5.0MPx
Supported Mode :  A/A-A  ( Active/Active-Asymmetric )

 
Installation Instructions:
 
1. Create a directory to download the ASL/APM package
 
# mkdir /tmp/asl_apm
 
# cd /tmp/asl_apm
 

 
2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the ASL/APM package
 

 
3. After downloading VRTSIBMSVCaslapm_SunOS_Sparc_VM-5.0.2.0.tar_356955.gz, verify the checksum
 
# cksum VRTSIBMSVCaslapm_SunOS_Sparc_VM-5.0.2.0.tar_356955.gz
 
511575112       19045   VRTSIBMSVCaslapm_SunOS_Sparc_VM-5.0.2.0.tar_356955.gz
 

 
4. Unzip the file and extract the package
 
# gunzip VRTSIBMSVCaslapm_SunOS_Sparc_VM-5.0.2.0.tar_356955.gz
 
# tar -xvf VRTSIBMSVCaslapm_SunOS_Sparc_VM-5.0.2.0.tar_356955
 

5. Before adding any ASL/APM package, make sure VERITAS Volume Manager is installed and enabled (the vxdctl mode command should return "enabled")
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

6. ASL Installation
# pkgadd -d . VRTSIBMsvcasl

7. APM Installation
# pkgadd -d . VRTSIBMsvcapm

 
8. After the package is installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array
 
# vxdctl enable
 
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL and/or APM 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 executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command
 
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxibmsvc.so
 
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
 
===================================
 
LIBNAME             libvxibmsvc.so
 
VID                 IBM
 
PID                 2145, 2062
 
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A-A-IBMSVC
 
ARRAY_NAME          SAN_VC
 

 
10. Verify ASL library version
 
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxibmsvc.so
 
libvxibmsvc.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-2. VXVM version: 5.0
 

 
11. Verify that the APM is in active state in the output of vxdmpadm listapm command
#vxdmpadm listapm dmpsvc
Filename:               dmpsvc
APM name:               dmpsvc
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/A-A-IBMSVC
Depending Array Types:  A/A-A
State:                  Active

ASL Package Information
# pkginfo -l VRTSibmsvcasl
  PKGINST:  VRTSibmsvcasl
     NAME:  Array Support Librarry for IBM SANVC
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  1.0,REV=03.26.2008.15.07
  BASEDIR:  /etc/vx
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Array Support library for IBM SANVC
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-1.0:26-March-2008
 INSTDATE:  Jun 30 2010 11:10
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:        5 installed pathnames
                  3 shared pathnames
                  3 directories
                  2 executables
                 28 blocks used (approx)

APM Package Information
# pkginfo -l VRTSibmsvcapm
  PKGINST:  VRTSibmsvcapm
     NAME:  Veritas Array Policy Module for IBM SVC.
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  1.1,REV=06.22.2010.15.21
  BASEDIR:  /
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  VERITAS Array Policy Module for IBM SVC.
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-1.1:22-June-2010
 INSTDATE:  Jun 30 2010 11:10
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:       21 installed pathnames
                  9 shared pathnames
                  9 directories
                 12 executables
                285 blocks used (approx)


 



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