Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, and 6.0.5

Article:TECH164885  |  Created: 2011-07-18  |  Updated: 2014-11-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH164885
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The late-breaking news technote provides updates to the Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions Release Notes for the following versions:

  • 6.0.5  (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris)
  • 6.0.4 (Linux)
  • 6.0.3  (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris)
  • 6.0.2 (Linux)
  • 6.0.1  (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris)
  • 6.0  (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris)

Cause



Late-breaking updates to the Release Notes.

 


Solution



Review the following updates to the Release Notes:

Important release information

Patches

It is highly recommended that you check for any patches that may be required for the release.

For the latest patches: http://sort.symantec.com/patch/finder

Documentation

For the latest documentation: http://sort.symantec.com/documents

Notifications For the latest patch availability notifications: http://sort.symantec.com/welcome/notifications
 
For the latest knowledge articles and alert notifications: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO31128
 

 

Release Updates

Review the release updates for  AIX   |   HP-UX   |   Linux   |   Solaris.

AIX

Version Update
 

Supports AIX TL2 and AIX 6.1 TL8.

The latest Technology Level updates from AIX 7.1 TL2 and AIX 6.1 TL8 are supported with the following APARs:

  • AIX 6.1 TL8 : IV31919 
  • AIX 7.1 TL2 : IV31918

HP-UX

Version Update
6.0.3  Supports HP-UX 11i version 3 March 2013 update on VCS.

Linux

Version Update
6.0.2, 6.0.1 Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 3 (RHEL 6.3).
6.0.3 Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 4 (RHEL 6.4).
 
To support RHEL 6.4, you must install SFHA 6.0.3, and then install VxFS patch 6.0.300.300 (public hotfix 3 for installation on VxFS 6.0.3) to resolve the kernel incompatibility.
 
You can download VxFS patch 6.0.300.300 from the following location: 
 
https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/8227
6.0.3 Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 5 (RHEL 6.5).
 
To support RHEL 6.5, you must install SFHA 6.0.3, and then install VxFS patch 6.0.300.300 (public hotfix 3 for installation on VxFS 6.0.3) to resolve the kernel incompatibility.
 
You can download VxFS patch 6.0.300.300 from the following location: 
 
https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/8227
6.0.3, 6.0.1 Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 9 (RHEL 5.9).
6.0.3, 6.0.1 Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 10 (RHEL 5.10).
6.0.3 Supports Oracle Linux 5 Update 9 (OL 5.9).
6.0.5

Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 11 (RHEL 5.11) and Oracle Linux (OL 5.11)

6.0.5

Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6 with an additional patch.

RHEL 6.6 is qualified with SFHA 6.0.5 with SFHA patch 6.0.5.100 installed

For more information on the patch and where to obtain it, consult the following technote

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH225234

Solaris

Version Update
6.0.5

Supports Solaris 11.2 and up to Support Repository Updates (SRU) 11.2.3.5 on SPARC and x86-64 architectures.

Supports Solaris 11.1 up to Support Repository Updates (SRU) 11.1.21.4.1  on SPARC and x86-64 architectures.

6.0.3 Supports Solaris 11.1 up to Support Repository Updates (SRU) 11.1.17.5.0  on SPARC and x86-64 architectures.
6.0.3 Supports Solaris 10 Update 11 on SPARC and x86-64 architectures.
6.0.1, 6.0 PR1 Supports Solaris 11 on SPARC and x86-64 architectures.

 Known issues

Version Platform Products Known issues
6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.1, 6.0 AIX SF Oracle RAC

Oracle Clusterware 10g Release 2/11g Release 1 fails to perform a core dump during panic issues.

For more information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH202119
 

6.0.3 HP-UX VCS

The HP-UX 11i version 3 March 2013 update causes some VCS processes to terminate.

For more information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH204866
 

6.0.3, 6.0.1 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS, SF Oracle RAC, VCS, DMP

The VxFS component cannot be loaded or used. This is due to a compatibility issue on RHEL 6.4 with SFHA Solutions 6.0.1 and 6.0.3.

Symantec has released a VxFS patch  for SFHA 6.0.3.

Customers on SFHA 6.0.1 are required to upgrade to SFHA 6.0.3 before installing the patch.

6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS, SF Oracle RAC, VCS, DMP

The VxFS component cannot be loaded or used. This is due to a compatibility issue on RHEL 6.5 with SFHA Solutions 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and 6.0.3. 

Symantec has released a public patch for SFHA 6.0.3 to resolve the issue.

Customers on SFHA 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 are required to upgrade to SFHA 6.0.3 before installing the patch.

6.0.2, 6.0.1 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS, SF Oracle RAC, VCS, DMP

The VxFS component cannot be loaded or used. This is due to a compatibility issue on RHEL 6.3 running kernel version later than 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64.

Symantec has released a patch to resolve the issue.

6.0.2 AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris SFCFSHA, SF Oracle RAC

SFHA Solutions 6.0.2 does not include SFCFSHA and SF Oracle RAC products.

To deploy SFCFSHA or SF Oracle RAC, Symantec recommends the following steps:

  • Install SFHA 6.0.1.
  • Upgrade to SFHA 6.0.3 (or a later release)

For more information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH201650
 

  AIX SFCFSHA, SF Oracle RAC

Installation of or upgrade to AIX 6.1 TL8 or AIX 7.1 TL2 may cause I/O operations to freeze on specific volumes in SFCFSHA and SF Oracle RAC configurations.

In Cluster Volume Manager (CVM) configurations, volume recovery triggered on Veritas volumes that have DRL log plexes associated with them, causes I/O operations to freeze on that particular volume.

6.0.1 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS, SF Oracle RAC, VCS, DMP

SFHA Solutions 6.0.1 fails to install on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 with kernel updates later than 3.0.13-0.27.1

For more information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196086
 

6.0 RP1, 6.0 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS, SF Oracle RAC, VCS, DMP Compatibility issues are observed on RHEL6.3 with SFHA Solutions 6.0 and 6.0 RP1. This is due to the introduction of symbol changes within the new kernel.
6.0.5, 6.0.3, 6.0.1 AIX VCS

Process offline monitoring issues with Asynchronous Monitoring Framework

 http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH222286
 

6.0.5, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS, SF Oracle RAC

After installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6, the Volume Manager (VxVM) component of Storage Foundation & High Availability (SFHA) solutions 6.0.x fails to install or function. Symantec have released a patch  for SFHA 6.0.5. Consult the following TechNote

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH225234

6.0.5 Linux SF, SFHA, SFCFS

Problems un-mounting VxFS filesystems on RHEL 6.6 when inotify APIs are used.

Consult this technote for more information

 

Resources and tools

Management tools

Symantec recommends the use of Veritas Operations Manager to manage data center environments running SFHA Solutions software.

Download Veritas Operations Manager at http://go.symantec.com/vom

Previous versions of the management tools, including Storage Foundation Manager, VCS Management Console, Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) and VCS Java Console are available at http://www.symantec.com/business/products/otherresources.jsp?pcid=pcat_storage&pvid=operations_manager_1
 

Community forums

Browse through Storage Management community forums, blogs and more information at:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-storage-management-community-start-here

Operations tools

The SORT (Symantec Operations Readiness Tools) portal offers:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Installation Assessment Services (Installation and Upgrade preparation)
  • SORT Search ability (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
  • Detailed Reports (Product and License Usage)
  • Notification Signup, VCS Agents and more

Visit the SORT portal at:
https://sort.symantec.com

 

Related links

For information about Dynamic Multi-Pathing 6.0 and 6.0.1 on VMware ESX, see the following LBN:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/ TECH183493
 




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