Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SAN Volume Controller Arrays (Active/Active-Asymmtric) using DMP with Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 on Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9, SLES10

Article:TECH62000  |  Created: 2008-01-25  |  Updated: 2013-05-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH62000
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Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SAN Volume Controller Arrays (Active/Active-Asymmtric) using DMP with Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 on Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9, SLES10


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<Latest ASL/APM is available in below SORT link>
 
 
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This Tech File provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for IBM SAN Volume Controller arrays using dynamic multipathing (DMP) with Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 and later on Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9, SLES10.
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For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)

DMP for the SANVC is supported by Native DMP.

Supported versions of VERITAS Volume Manager(tm): 5.0, 5.0 MP1, 5.0 MP3
Supported Arrays: IBM SAN Volume Controller (2145, 2062) (Active/Active-Asymmetric)


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

 
After downloading VRTSIBM-SVC_apm_asl-5.0-v2.tar_306688.gz , extract the files:
 

 
# zcat VRTSIBM-SVC_apm_asl-5.0-v2.tar_306688.gz | tar xvf -
 

The package contains the following 14 files,
VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_SLES9.i586.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.ia64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_SLES9.i586.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_SLES9.ia64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_RHEL5.i686.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_RHEL5.ia64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES10.i586.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES10.ia64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES9.x86_64.rpm

The asl VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.i686.rpm can be used for both RHEL4 and RHEL5
simliarly, the asl VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_SLES9.i586.rpm can be used for both SLES9 and SLES10.

Before adding any ASL/APM package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled:

# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

Installing on SLES10 system (similar instructions can be used on other platforms)

To install the RPMs:
# rpm -ivh VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_SLES9.i586.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:VRTSibmsvc             ########################################### [100%]
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library

# rpm -ivh VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:VRTSibmsvcapm          ########################################### [100%]
Installing 2.6.16.46-0.12-default VxVM drivers

After the RPMs are installed, run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an IBM SANVC:

# vxdctl enable

Verify that the RPMs are installed and configured appropriately:

# vxdmpadm listapm dmpsvc
Filename:               dmpsvc.ko
APM name:               dmpsvc
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/A-A-IBMSVC
Depending Array Types:  A/A-A
State:                  Active


# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxibmsvc.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
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LIBNAME             libvxibmsvc.so
VID                 IBM
PID                 2145, 2062
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A-A-IBMSVC
ARRAY_NAME          SAN_VC

 

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VRTSIBM-SVC_apm_asl-5.0-v2.tar_306688.gz (3.4 MBytes)


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306688


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH62000


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