Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 for AIX

Article:TECH56672  |  Created: 2009-01-08  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56672
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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=TECH77849

Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 for AIX


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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=TECH77849

This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Network Appliance Block Filers on (A/A-NETAPP and A/PG-C) Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 for AIX.

For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 http://support.veritas.com/docs/249446 


Package name: VRTSNTAPasl and VRTSNTAPapm
Package Version: 5.0.0.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 and later
Supported Arrays: Network Appliance Block Filers (A/A-NETAPP , or A/PG-C), and IBM System Storage N3000, N5000 and N7000 Series.


Notes:
1. This array must be appropriately configured for dynamic multipathing (DMP) to be claimed correctly by the ASL. See the array vendor's documentation for more information
2. This ASL and APM requires the hotfix 5.0MP1RP2HF3. Install this hotfix before installing the ASL and APM.



Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory to store ASL package:
# mkdir /tmp/asl

2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package

3. Download the file VRTSNTAP_5.0_ASL_APM_Aix-5.3_v1_295615.tar.Z into /tmp/asl directory and verify the cksum
# cksum VRTSNTAP_5.0_ASL_APM_Aix-5.3_v1_295615.tar.Z
2545915918 40575 VRTSNTAP_5.0_ASL_APM_Aix-5.3_v1_295615.tar.Z

4. Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled:
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

5. To uncompress the package
# cd /tmp/asl
# zcat VRTSNTAP_5.0_ASL_APM_Aix-5.3_v1_295615.tar.Z | tar xvf -
x VRTSNTAPapm.bff, 51200 bytes, 100 tape blocks
x VRTSNTAPasl.bff, 51200 bytes, 100 tape blocks

6. To install the packages
# cd /tmp/asl
# installp -acXd ./VRTSNTAPasl.bff VRTSNTAPasl
# installp -acXd ./VRTSNTAPapm.bff VRTSNTAPapm

7. Verify that the packages installed successfully
# lslpp -l VRTSNTAPasl
 Fileset                      Level  State      Description
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSNTAPasl                5.0.0.0  COMMITTED  VERITAS NetApp Array Support
                                                Library (1.0)

Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSNTAPasl                5.0.0.0  COMMITTED  VERITAS NetApp Array Support
                                                Library (1.0)

# lslpp -l VRTSNTAPapm
 Fileset                      Level  State      Description
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSNTAPapm                5.0.0.0  COMMITTED  Veritas NetApp Array Policy
                                                Module

Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSNTAPapm                5.0.0.0  COMMITTED  Veritas NetApp Array Policy
                                                Module


8. Execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as a Network Appliance device:
# vxdctl enable

After executing vxdctl enable, verify that ASL and APM are configured properly. Execute vxddladm and vxdmpadm commands to verify:
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxnetapp.so
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE
=======================================================================
LIBNAME              libvxnetapp.so
VID                  NETAPP
ARRAY_TYPE           A/PG-C, A/A-NETAPP
ARRAY_NAME           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, FAS6040, V6040
                    FAS6080, V6080

# vxdmpadm listapm dmpnetapp
Filename:               dmpnetapp
APM name:               dmpnetapp
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/A-NETAPP
Depending Array Types:  A/A
State:                  Active



 




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