Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive- Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (TM) 5.0 for RHEL4(x86_64) and SUSE 9.

Article:TECH55838  |  Created: 2008-01-29  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH55838
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Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive- Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (TM) 5.0 for RHEL4(x86_64) and SUSE 9.


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THIS FILE HAS BEEN UPDATED, please refer to the following article for the most recent version:  http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH77602
 
This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive-Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (TM) 5.0 and later for RHEL4(x86_64) and SUSE 9.
 
For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
 
ASL Package Name: VRTSNTAPasl
 
ASL Package Version: 1.0
 
APM Package Name: VRTSNTAPapm
 
APM Package Version: 1.0
 
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 and later
 
Supported Arrays: Network Appliance Block Filers (A/A , A/P, or A/P-C), and IBM System Storage N3000, N5000 and N7000 Series.
 
Note:
 
This ASL and APM requires the hotfix 5.0MP1RP1a_linux_vm_hotfix or 5.0MP1RP1b_linux_vm_hotfix (which replaces 5.0MP1RP1a_linux_vm_hotfix and the link to this is available in related documents section). Install this hotfix before installing the ASL and APM.
 
Installation Instructions:
 
1.Create a directory to store package:
 
# mkdir tmp
 
# cd tmp
 
2.At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the ASL and APM packages
 
After downloading VRTSNTAPasl_apm_5.0-1.0_RHEL4.x86_64_SUSE9_294544.tar.Z, uncompress the file:
 
# gunzip < VRTSNTAPasl_apm_5.0-1.0_RHEL4.x86_64_SUSE9_294544.tar.Z |tar xvf -
 
Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled:
 
# vxdctl mode
 
mode: enabled
 
The package  contains ASL and APM for both RHEL4(x86_64) and SUSE 9. Consider RHEL4(x86_64) for installation instructions.
 
ASL Installation
 
Install the asl by executing the following command.
 
# rpm -ihv VRTSNTAPasl-5.0-1.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm
 
APM Installation
 
Install the apm by executing the following command.
 
# rpm -ihv VRTSNTAPapm-5.0-1.0_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
 
After the packages are installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an NetApp array and then load the new APM:
 
# vxdctl enable
 
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL and/or APM does not take effect and vxdctl enable does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.
 
After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command:
 
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxnetapp.so
 
ATTR_NAME ATTR_VALUE
 
=================================================================================================
 
LIBNAM libvxnetapp.so
 
VI NETAPP
 
ARRAY_TYP A/A-NETAPP, A/P-NETAPP, A/P-C-NETAPP
 
ARRAY_NAM Netapp, FAS*, F*
 
R*, G*, FAS9
 
GF96, GF94, GF98
 
GF92, FAS980, FAS960
 
FAS940, FAS920, FAS270
 
F880, F840, F820
 
F825, R100, R200
 
R150, GF920, GF940
 
GF960, GF980, FAS3050
 
FAS3020, FAS3050-M, GF3050
 
GF3020, GF3050-M, FAS6030
 
FAS6070, GF270, V3020
 
V3050, V6030, V6070
 
GF270, GF825, R200e
 
R210, R230, R270
 
FAS2050, V2050, FAS2020
 
V2020, FAS3070, V3070
 
FAS3030, V3030, FAS3040
 
V3040
 

 
Verify that the APM is in ACTIVE state:
 
# vxdmpadm listapm all|grep netapp
 
dmpnetapp.ko dmpnetapp 1 A/A-NETAPP Active
 
dmpnetapp.ko dmpnetapp 1 A/P-C-NETAPP Active
 
dmpnetapp.ko dmpnetapp
 

 



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