Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Phase I to Phase III on Linux for IBM System p and cross references to product documentation

Article:TECH49567  |  Created: 2009-01-05  |  Updated: 2009-01-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH49567
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Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Phase I to Phase III on Linux for IBM System p and cross references to product documentation

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5.0 Phase III on Linux for IBM System p

5.0 Phase III on Linux for IBM System p is has been released and more information is available at http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290245 

The release is available at http://www.symantec.com/downloads/fileconnect/index.jsp 


 

5.0 Phase III on Linux for IBM System p Known Issues

The Cluster Server Daylight Savings Time patch for this release is available at http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290335 

The Storage Foundation VRTSjre Patch for Daylight Savings Time is available at http://support.veritas.com/docs/290708 

The VRTSspt Support Package patch for this release is available at http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290334 



Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) Support

VCS requires that all nodes in the cluster use the same processor architecture and
run the same operating system version.



VEA service takes a long time to start

VEA service takes a long time to start if the configuration contains large number of LUNs (1403191)

In configurations with large numbers of LUNS which need to be discovered, the VEA service may take a long time to start. The long start-up time may cause the boot time to be longer than is allowed.

Workaround:
The solution is to start the VEA service in the background, so that the boot continues while the LUNs are discovered.

To start the VEA service in the background:

1. Edit the VEA start-up script.

For Storage Foundation 5.x, use the following command:
#  edit shell script /opt/VRTSobc/pal33/bin/vxpalctrl      

2. In the start_agent() function, add the following line:
      exit 0

   Before the lines:
      max=10
     count=0


Incident 1092052 - Creation of space-optimized instant snapshots
 
When creating space-optimized snapshots with the vxsnap make command, the operation may fail with the following error messages:

VxVM vxassist ERROR V-5-1-10128 Transaction aborted waiting for io drain  VxVM vxassist ERROR V-5-1-407 Attempting to cleanup after failure ...
VxVM vxassist ERROR V-5-1-6078 Cleanup operation failed, volumes in temporary state INST_MAK are required to be deleted manually and volumes with state INST_SRC need to be cleared.

or with these error messages:

VxVM vxassist ERROR V-5-1-10128 Cache volume for cache object is too small VxVM vxassist ERROR V-5-1-407 Attempting to cleanup after failure ...

This issue is under investigation by Symantec. There is currently no known workaround.

 
Incident 1090431 and 1089025 - System becomes unresponsive while synchronizing full-sized instant snapshots
 
When synchronizing full-sized instant snapshots with the vxsnap syncstart command, the system may become unresponsive, or the operation may fail with the following error message:

VxVM vxsnap ERROR V-5-1-6840 Synchronization of the volume <snap-vol> stopped due to I/O error

This issue is under investigation by Symantec. There is currently no known workaround.



Runinstaller for Oracle base installation 10.2.0.1 does not show Japanese characters on SUSE

In a Japanese locale, the runinstaller for the Oracle base installation of 10.2.0.1 does not display properly on SUSE. For more information, refer to 6384607.992 at the Oracle MetaLink web site http://metalink.oracle.com/



Cluster Management Console

- Incorrect path in the enable_security.csh script

When you run the enable_security.csh script, the script displays the following message [913307]:

./enable_security.sh: line 1: /bin/wc: No such file or directory

Workaround:
Edit the enable_security.sh script to include the correct path.  Replace the line /bin/wc with /usr/bin/wc.



- The enable_security.csh script does not detect the state of the Cluster Management Console (CMC) service group

If you run the enable_security.csh script after taking the CMC service group offline, the script displays the following message [927313]:

   Group is not offline on all systems. Please offline the CMC group on all systems in the cluster before running this script.

Workaround:
Edit the enable_security.sh script. Replace the following lines

# Get the number of systems on which the CCAvail group is offline.
OFFLINECOUNT=`$HAGRP -state CMC | $GREP "\|OFFLINE\|" | $WC -l`

with

# Get the number of systems on which the CCAvail group is offline.
OFFLINECOUNT=`$HAGRP -state CMC | $GREP "|OFFLINE|" | $WC -l`


Related Documents

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/288484  - Veritas (tm) Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Phase II Product Documentation - Linux for IBM System p


Release Notes

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/285834  - Late Breaking News and cross references to product documentation

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290245  - Veritas (tm) Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Phase III Getting Started Guide - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290239  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.0 Phase III Release Notes - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290241  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server 5.0 Phase III Release Notes - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290242  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) Cluster File System 5.0 Phase III Release Notes - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290243  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) for Oracle RAC 5.0 Release Notes - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290244  - Veritas (tm) Volume Replicator 5.0 Release Notes - Linux on IBM System p


Installation and Configuration Guides

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290255  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.0 Installation Guide - Linux for IBM System p 5.0 Phase III

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290246  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server 5.0 Installation Guide - Linux for IBM System p 5.0 Phase III

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290266  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) Cluster File System 5.0 Installation Guide - Linux for IBM System p 5.0 Phase III

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290272  - Veritas (tm) Volume Replicator 5.0 Installation Guide - Linux on IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290250  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server Agent for Sybase 5.0 Installation and Configuration Guide - Linux for IBM System p 5.0 Phase II

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290251  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server Agent for Oracle 5.0 Installation and Configuration Guide - Linux for IBM System p 5.0 Phase III


System Administration Guides

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290254  - Veritas File System 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290261  - Veritas (tm) Enterprise Administrator 5.0 User's Guide - VEA Series

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290270  - Veritas (tm) Volume Manager 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290262  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) for DB2 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290267  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) Cluster File System 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290264  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) for Sybase 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290273  - Veritas (tm) Volume Replicator 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290275  - Veritas (tm) Volume Replicator 5.0 Web GUI Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290257  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.0 Intelligent Storage Provisioning Administrator's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290263  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) for Oracle 5.0 Administrator's Guide - Linux on IBM System p


Users Guides

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290247  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server 5.0 Agent Developer's Guide - AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290248  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server 5.0 Bundled Agents Reference Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290249  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server 5.0 User's Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290252  - Veritas (tm) Cluster Server Agent for DB2 5.0 Installation and Configuration Guide - AIX, Linux, Solaris

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290256  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.0 Cross-Platform Data Sharing Administrator's Guide

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290258  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.0 Intelligent Storage Provisioning Solutions Guide

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290260  - Veritas (tm) FlashSnap Point-In-Time Copy Solutions 5.0 Administrator's Guide

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290269  - Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) for Oracle RAC 5.0 Installation and Configuration Guide - Linux for IBM System p

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290271  - Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 Troubleshooting Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290277  - Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 Agents for Veritas Volume Replicator Configuration Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290274  - Veritas (tm) Volume Replicator 5.0 Planning and Tuning Guide - Linux

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290276  - Veritas (tm) Volume Replicator Advisor 5.0 User's Guide - AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris



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