Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays (Active/Passive-Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for HP-UX 11i v2

Article:TECH56848  |  Created: 2008-01-17  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56848
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Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays (Active/Passive-Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for HP-UX 11i v2


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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=TECH77669
 
This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays on Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 and later for HP-UX 11i v2.

For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)

Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 and later
Supported Arrays: Network Appliance Block Filer Storage Arrays (A/P-C)

Installation Instructions:

1. Create a directory to store NetApp ASL and APM package:
# mkdir /tmp/NTAP_ASLAPM

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

3. After downloading VRTSNTAP_apm_asl_5.0_hpux_1123pi_v1.1_296176.tar.Z in /tmp/NTAP_ASLAPM/ directory, uncompress the file:
# cd /tmp/NTAP_ASLAPM
# zcat VRTSNTAP_asl_apm_5.0_hpux_1123pi_v1.1_296176.tar.Z | tar xvf -

4. After uncompressing, one ASL package directory and one APM package directory are available:
# ls
asl
apm

5. Before adding ASL/APM package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled:
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

6. Install the APM first:
# cd apm
# swinstall -s 'pwd' VRTSNTAPapm

7. Install the ASL:
# cd ../asl
# swinstall -s 'pwd' VRTSNTAPasl

8. After the packages are installed, execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as NetApp array and to 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 -m enable command in addition to vxdctl enable.

9. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command:
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxnetapp.sl
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE                                                
=======================================================================
LIBNAME              libvxnetapp.sl                                            
VID                  NETAPP                                                    
ARRAY_TYPE           A/P-NETAPP, A/P-C-NETAPP, 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                                            
                           

10. Also verify the output of vxdmpadm listapm command:
# vxdmpadm listapm dmpnetapp
Module Name:            dmpnetapp
APM name:               dmpnetapp
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/A-NETAPP,A/P-C-NETAPP,A/P-NETAPP
Depending Array Types:  A/A,A/P-C,A/P
State:                  Active
       


 



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