Storage Foundation for Windows High Availability, Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Patch 2 (CP2.)

Article:TECH165487  |  Created: 2011-07-25  |  Updated: 2011-08-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH165487
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Prior to the release of Cumulative Patches (CPS), most hotfixes that were needed required contact with Symantec Technical Services. Depending on the issue that is being experienced, the requirement for interaction can increase downtime or delay the movement of servers into a production environment.


Environment



SFW-HA 5.1 SP2

SFW 5.1 SP2

VCS 5.1 SP2


Solution



CP2 has been released for Storage Foundation for Windows High Availability (SFW-HA), Storage Foundation for Windows (SFW) and Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) 5.1 Service Pack (SP) 2.  CP2 is available to download from the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) https://sort.symantec.com/ and can be used to install the fixes for the issues described in the Related Articles and listed as Etrack incidents below.

The CPs available on SORT are:

  • SFW-HA 5.1 SP2 which includes fixes to all options for SFW and VCS (e.g. Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR), FlashSnap, VCS Agents / Resources, Configuration Wizards, GCO, etc.). This does not include any SFW options specific to Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) or Windows Failover Cluster (WFOC).
  • SFW 5.1 SP2 which includes fixes to all options for SFW (e.g. VVR, FlashSnap, MSCS / WFOC, etc.).
  • VCS 5.1 SP2 which includes fixes to all options for VCS (VCS Agents / Resources, GCO, Configuration Wizards, GCO, etc.).

Please note that the CPs do not include updates to DMP. Updates to DMP will be provided via Quarterly Device Driver Installation (DDI) Packages. Please refer to article TECH155178, http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH155178, for a list of DDI packages and their related articles.
 

The CP for SFW-HA, vcs-CP2_SFWHA_51SP2, can be downloaded from https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/5263.

NOTE: vcs-CP2_SFWHA_51SP2 is only for SFW-HA 5.1 SP2 and all options. Do not install this on SFW or VCS 5.1 SP2.

The CP for SFW is, sfw-CP2_SFW_51SP2, can be downloaded from https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/5262.

NOTE: sfw-CP2_SFW_51SP2 is only for SFW 5.1 SP2 and all options. Do not install this on SFW-HA or VCS 5.1 SP2.

The CP for VCS is vcs-CP2_VCSW_51SP2, can be downloaded from https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/5264.

NOTE: vcs-CP2_VCSW_51SP2 is only for VCS 5.1 SP2 and all options. Do no install this on SFW-HA or SFW 5.1 SP2.

The CP and the link contains a readme file that includes the installation instructions and all of the Errors / Problems that the CP addresses. Please review the readme prior to installation of the CP.

CPs are installed using VxHFBatchInstaller and they can be installed in two modes using the command line interface (CLI):

  • Verbose installation prompts for inputs and displays the installation progress status in the CLI.
  • Non-verbose installation is a silent installation. The installer does not prompt for inputs and directly proceeds with the installation tasks. The installer displays the installation progress status in the CLI.

For specific installation instructions, please review the Readme file that is listed on each of the 3 aforementioned links above and that is also included in the CP download after it is extracted.


Known issues with CP2

1. High CPU usage is experienced for 10-20 seconds when running VCS commands (any command starting with HA.)  This is caused by Etrack 2401163 for VCS or SFW-HA.  This issue does not affect standalone SFW installations.  Symantec is currently working on resolving this issue and the resolution will be included in a future CP release.

Workaround:  If this symptom is being exbited, the recommended workaround is to manually remove patch 2401163 (Hotfix_5_1_20022_2401163.)  For instructions on how to remove a patch, refer to technote TECH73443 (link at the bottom of this technote.)


Supplemental Materials

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Description

CP1 - Mirror operation failing with not enough disk space


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Description

CP1 - The volume is raw after a shrink operation. Accessing the volume via Windows Explorer prompts to format it.


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Description

CP1 - Storage agent not starting after upgrade to 5.1 SP2


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CP1 - Active node rebooted when vxvm service hung. VMDg attribute settings should not have caused a reboot.


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Description

CP1 - Import/Deport DG in cluster environment fails due to timeout


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CP1 - Stop error 0x3B from VXIO following path removal


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CP1 - Replication not working in NAT environment


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CP1 - RHS.exe crashes - MS analysis points to vxres

RHS crash appears to occur due to a vxres.dll deadlock in Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster


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Description

CP1 - Mirror View Agent does not work with SFW-HA 5.1 SP2


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CP1 - Issues with MoveGroup operation in WFC: RhsCall::DeadlockMonitor: Call ONLINERESOURCE timed out for resource VMDg


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CP1 - SRDF agent causes had.exe to fail and generate Dr. Watson crash dumps.


SourceETrack
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Description

CP1 - Volume raw after performing volume shrink


SourceETrack
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Description

CP1 - Virtual IP is reported as online but cannot be pinged yet. This causes the next dependent resource to fail.


SourceETrack
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Description

CP1 - Global group concurrency issues: Printshare resources online on both sides of GCO


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CP1 - Data corruption occured on SQL volume after disk evacuation was performed.


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CP1 - Support non-scopped fileshares on Windows 2008 with SFW-HA 5.1 SP2


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CP1 - Add thin provisioning support for the HP XP array to SFW 5.1 SP2.


SourceETrack
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Description

CP1 - SRDF resource does not work with long path name after upgrading to SFW-HA 5.1 SP2


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Description

CP1 - Disk group deport hangs after only after a backup with NBU.


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CP1 - V-52410-49479-116: Attempt to create DR Solutions configuration wizard fails with error.


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Description

CP1 - Slow DG deport during cluster switch unable to close handles with force deport enabled


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CP1 - HotFix Installer intermittently fails at stopping services step while trying to stop 'vxvm' service.


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Description

CP2 - Disaster Recovery Configuration Wizard fails to discover SRDF on the node.


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Description

CP2 - The IIS resource in a Storage Foundation for Windows High Availability (SFW-HA) cluster fails to probe when IIS binding is configured for an HTTPS port


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Description

CP2 - The VCS agent for Hitachi TrueCopy fails to detect the correct status of the HTC configuration and thus fails to invoke the "pairresync" command.


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Description

CP2 - BSOD 0x12E while performing VVR operations


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Description

CP2 - VCS Login fails after credential renewed by CredRenewFrequency initiated renewal.


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Description

CP2 - Misplaced track alignment when creating volume with DRL


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Description

CP2 - IIS agent reports unknown when hostname is configured in the IIS site


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Description

CP2 - After an upgrade from SFW-HA 5.1 SP1 to SP2, an error 9050 event from the AgentFramework is reported for each MountV resource during an online.


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Description

CP2 - MountV fails as online before volumes arrive




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