Array Support Library for HP MSA2000 Arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for Linux (RHEL and SLES)

Article:TECH61136  |  Created: 2008-01-23  |  Updated: 2010-01-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH61136
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Array Support Library for HP MSA2000 Arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for Linux (RHEL and SLES)

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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) for HP MSA2000 arrays on Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 and later for Linux (RHEL and SLES).

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

Package Name: HP MSA Array Support Library
Package Version: 5.0  Release: 1.0_RHEL4
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 and later
Supported Arrays:  HP MSA2000 (Active/Active)

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

After downloading VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_305140.gz, uncompress the file:
# zcat VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_305140.gz | tar xvf -
Two packages VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_SLES9.i586.rpm for SLES9 and VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm for RHEL4 are present in VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_305140.gz

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

ASL Installation:
To install the package on RHEL4 system, type:
# rpm -ihv VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
 1:VRTSMSA2Kasl           ########################################### [100%]
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library

Note: Similar steps can be followed to install the packages on other platforms.
     The RHEL4 package can be used on both REHL4 systems as well as on RHEL5 systems.
     And SLES9 packages can be used on both SLES9 systems and on SLES10 systems.


After the package is installed, you must run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an MSA2000 array:
# vxdctl enable

After running vxdctl enable, you should see libvxhpmsa.so in the output of the vxddladm listsupport command:
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxmsa2k.so
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE                                                
=======================================================================
LIBNAME              libvxmsa2k.so                                              
VID                  HP,                                                        
PID                  MSA2012fc, MSA2212fc, MSA2012i                            
ARRAY_TYPE           A/A                                                        
ARRAY_NAME           MSA2012, MSA2212, MSA2012i                                

Package Information:
# rpm -qil VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_RHEL4
Name        : VRTSMSA2Kasl                 Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 5.0                               Vendor: VERITAS Software Corporation Inc.
Release     : 1.0_RHEL4                     Build Date: Fri 20 Jun 2008 05:46:23 PM EDT
Install Date: Mon 23 Jun 2008 10:43:23 AM EDT      Build Host: vmlx11.veritas.com
Group       : System/Data Storage           Source RPM: VRTSMSA2Kasl-5.0-1.0_RHEL4.src.rpm
Size        : 8631                             License: Copyright (c) 1990-2005 VERITAS Software Corporation.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  THIS SOFTWARE IS THE PROPERTY OF AND IS LICENSED BY VERITAS SOFTWARE, AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS.
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : linuxvm-pkgr@veritas.com
URL         : http://www.veritas.com/
Summary     : HP MSA2000fc Array Support Library
Description :
HP MSA2000fc Array Support Library
/etc/vx/aslkey.d
/etc/vx/aslkey.d/libvxmsa2k.key.2
/etc/vx/lib/discovery.d
/etc/vx/lib/discovery.d/libvxmsa2k.so.2




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