How to update the network interface card driver in a node that is a member of a VERITAS Cluster Server for Windows or VERITAS Storage Foundation for Windows and High Availability cluster

Article:TECH23256  |  Created: 2002-01-10  |  Updated: 2011-04-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH23256
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



How to update the network interface card (NIC) driver in a node that is part of a VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS)  for Windows 2000 or VERITAS Storage Foundation (tm) for Windows and High Availability (SFW-HA) cluster.


Solution



To properly update the NIC driver in a node  that is part of a VCS for Windows or SFW-HA cluster, the VERITAS High Availability Engine (HAD) and VCS communication components must be stopped. These components must be stopped because VCS communications depends on network connectivity and may be using the NIC that is having the driver update. This procedure should be performed one node at a time.
 
  1. Stop HAD while keeping the VCS Service Groups online by executing the following command at a command prompt:
    hastop -local -force
  2. Stop the VCS communications components:
    net stop gab
    net stop llt
  3. Update the NIC driver following manufacturer's instructions
  4. Restart the VCS communications components and HAD by executing the following commands at a command prompt:
    net start gab
    net start llt
    hastart


Legacy ID



252655


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH23256


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