Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 4.1 on Solaris x64 - Late Breaking News

Article:TECH43357  |  Created: 2005-01-25  |  Updated: 2010-08-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH43357
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Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 4.1 on Solaris x64 - Late Breaking News


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To locate the most current product patch releases including Maintenance Packs, Rolling Patches, and Hot Fixes visit https://vos.symantec.com/patch/matrix 

VOS (Veritas Operation Services) Portal:  https://vos.symantec.com

VOS Portal Contains:

- Risk Assessments
- Installation Assessment Services (Installation and Upgrade preparation)
- VOS Searchability (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
- Detailed Reports (Product and License Usage)
- Notification Signup (VOS Notification Widget)


Documentation

Product documentation, man pages, and error messages for this release
are now available at:
vos.symantec.com/documents 

All documentation for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions products on Solaris x64 are cross referenced in the Related Documents section below.



Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 4.1 Maintenance Pack 1 on Solaris x64 is now available (03/23/06)


Veritas Storage Foundation 4.1 for Oracle RAC Installation and Configuration Guide Solaris x64 Platform Edition:

In the section "Copying IPC Libraries" on page 73, step 2 needs to be replaced to account for Oracle 10gR2 qualification with Veritas Storage Foundation 4.1 for Oracle RAC on Solaris x64 after publication of this guide.

This guide currently shows for step 2:
---------------
2. Copy the file into place.

For 32-bit Oracle
$ cp /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/libskgxp10_32.so \
   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxp10.so
For 64-bit Oracle
$ cp /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/libskgxp10_64.so \
   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxp10.so
---------------

Replace the above step 2 with the one below:

---------------
2. Copy the file into place.

For Oracle 10gR1:
For 32-bit Oracle
$ cp /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/libskgxp10_32.so \
   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxp10.so
For 64-bit Oracle
$ cp /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/libskgxp10_64.so \
   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxp10.so

For Oracle 10gR2:
For 32-bit Oracle
$ cp /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/libskgxp102_32.so \
   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxp10.so
For 64-bit Oracle
$ cp /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/libskgxp102_64.so \
   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxp10.so
---------------


4.1 Maintenance Pack 1 Documentation Disc:

The "VERITAS Cluster Server Enterprise Agent for Oracle Installation and Configuration Guide" is not available on the 4.1 Maintenance Pack 1 documentation disc. You can access this guide in the following location on the "VERITAS Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 4.1 Maintenance Pack 1" disc:

 cluster_server_agents/oracle_agent/docs/vcs_oracle_install.pdf


Veritas Volume Manager (tm) Software Limitations:

No Support for Local Zones:

Veritas Volume Manager for 4.1 on Solaris x64 does not support local zones.


Problem Installing Cluster Server on Systems with Non-English Locale:


The installation procedure will fail when using the Veritas installer to install Veritas Cluster Server (tm) on a remote server with a non-English locale. Invoke the following script to install to hosts that have the locale set to non-English:

 1. Copy the following script into an executable file named /tmp/i18nfix.pl

 2. Run the command:

      installvcs -require /tmp/i18nfix.pl

##############################################################
       sub _dor {
           return _dol(@_) if (_localsys());


           my (@r,$cmd,$q,$re,$rsh,$rtn);
           ($cmd,$re)=(@_);


           if ($re==2) {
               my ($doe, $doo);
               $doe = _dol("$CMD{RSH.EN_US} $SYS '$CMD{REX.EN_US} $_[0] 2>&1'");
               $doo = _dol("$CMD{RSH.EN_US} $SYS $CMD{CAT.EN_US} /tmp/rex");
               @r=($doe,$doo);
               return \@r;
           }


           $rsh="$CMD{RSH.EN_US} $SYS LANG=C ";
           $q = "\"" unless ($cmd=~/[">\$]/); #" balance for emacs
           $rtn=_dol("$rsh$q$cmd$q",$re);
           return "$rtn";
       }

       1;
##############################################################

Incorrect Acrobat Reader Version Specified in Documentation Disc README:

The README file on the Veritas Storage Foundation 4.1 and High Availability Solutions for Solaris x64 documentation disc states incorrectly that Acrobat 5.0 or higher is supported. Only the 4.0.5 version is available. You can download Acrobat 4.0.5 from the Adobe Web site:

http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobatreader/unix/4.x/sunx86-ar-405.tar.gz

Veritas Storage Foundation Installation Guide 4.1 Solaris x64 Platform Edition:

Page 35 of the Veritas Storage Foundation Installation Guide incorrectly states:

9. After you complete the installation procedure, read "Configuring the VERITAS Software" on page 131 for important details about initializing (where required), setting up, and using the Veritas software shipped with Veritas Storage Foundation.

Here is the correct step:

9. Proceed to verifying the Veritas Storage Foundation installation on page 36.


Hardware Issues:

Rare Freeze Seen on Sun Fire V20z and Sun Fire V40z systems:

On rare occasions, system freezes have been seen on the Sun Fire V20z and Sun Fire V40z servers a few minutes after booting the system. If the freeze occurs, you cannot access the system through the console or the network. You must power cycle the system. The cause of the problem continues to be investigated [Sun Bug ID 6282069].

Software Issues:

With SE3510 firmware revision 4.13 and 4.14, it may take a very long time to disable an I/O path when a LUN fails if it is not configured as redundant. If you disable the I/O path manually either by using the vxdmpadm command, disconnecting the cable, or using the SE3510 menu, the long wait time does not apply. This behavior occurs because the array firmware returns SCSI inquiry data without indicating the status of the LUN. [Note: This problem is resolved with 4.15E version of the array firmware available from Sun.]

A small memory leak in the OS when QIO is used:

In some rare cases, there is a memory leak when QIO is used. The memory leak is very small,  about 8 or more bytes based on the size of the I/O request. This happens when the OS returns an array of NULL pointers to pages, when the file system requests the OS to lock some pages for I/O in memory,  and the pages do not have shadows. Such an array will not be released by the OS. Sun Microsystems Inc. is currently working on the fix. The Sun bug ID is 6344261. The fix is planned to be released in the 118855-04 patch or later. The Symantec bug ID is 516182. Please contact your OS vendor to obtain a copy of the above patch.


Please refer back to this TechNote regularly, as any new issues will be documented here


 


Supplemental Materials

Value6282069
Description

On rare occasions, system freezes have been seen on the Sun Fire V20z and Sun Fire V40z servers


Value6335082
Description

The system may panic in hment_remove function



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