Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0 Rolling Patch 1 for HP-UX 11i v3 ( Support Oracle 10.2.0.4 )

Article:TECH62713  |  Created: 2008-01-20  |  Updated: 2009-01-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH62713
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0 Rolling Patch 1 for HP-UX 11i v3 ( Support Oracle 10.2.0.4 )

Solution



Date: 2008-08-11
OS: HP-UX
OS Version: 11iv3
Packages: VRTSdbac
Etrack Incidents: 1245398,1321146,1322433,1322756,1376390
Errors/Problems Fixed:
  PrivNIC agent fails to fail back the IP address when the first link is restored.
  Oracle clusterware to detect Veritas Cluster server as a vendor clusterware
  "linkrac 10gR2" issue for oracle 10.2.0.4 ERROR: Oracle binary not linked with Veritas IPC library
  spfile param instance_groups appended to SKGXN group_name overruns 18 chars
  "linkrac" fails with Oracle 10.2.0.4.

Fixes Applied for Products:
   Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC
Install/Uninstall Instructions:
      Refer Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC README
      (sfrac_readme.pdf) shipped along with this patch for
      detailed installation instructions.

Additional Notes:

Patch Name: PVKL_03842

Patch Description: VRTS 5.0 RP1 VRTSdbac Kernel Patch

Creation Date: 08/11/2008-15:52:25

Hardware Platforms - OS Releases: 11iv3 (B11.31)

Products: VRTSdbac 5.0 MP1

Filesets:
 PVKL_03842.DBAC-RUN,r=1.0,a=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA/PA,v=Symantec,fr=1.0,fa=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA/PA
 PVKL_03842.VCSMM-RUN,r=1.0,a=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA/PA,v=Symantec,fr=1.0,fa=HP-UX_B.11.31_PA
 PVKL_03842.VCSMM-RUN,r=1.0,a=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA/PA,v=Symantec,fr=1.0,fa=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA

Automatic Reboot?: No

Status: General Release

Critical: Yes

Category Tags:

Symptoms:
PVKL_03842 :

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1321146)
During Oracle Clusterware installation, the
Oracle installer is unable to detect
Veritas Cluster Server as a vendor
clusterware and waits indefinitely for
a default clusterware to start.

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1322433)
After installing or upgrading the Oracle Clusterware
and its binaries to version 10.2.0.4, the command
"linkrac 10gR2" fails with the following error message:
ERROR: Oracle binary not linked with Veritas IPC library.

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1322756)
Assigning long string values to the spfile parameter
"instance_groups" causes the value to exceed the allocated
18 bytes of space, resulting in a BAD TRAP panic.

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1245398)
Occasionally, the PrivNIC agent is unable to fail over the
IP address of the second private link to the first
private link that is restored.

Defect Description:
PVKL_03842 :

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1321146)
This issue arises because you have not updated the script
$CRS_HOME/css/admin/init.cssd to enable Oracle Clusterware
to detect Veritas Cluster Server as a vendor clusterware.
As a result, Oracle Clusterware indefinitely waits for
a default clusterware to start.

Resolution
This issue can be resolved by making manual patch updates
to the init.cssd script. However, to avoid a manual update
of the script, an alternative mechanism is used. The script
clsinfo is now placed in the /opt/nmapi/nmapi2/bin directory.
This change ensures that Oracle automatically detects the
presence of Veritas Cluster Server as a vendor clusterware.

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1322433)
The library format for the shared library, libskgxp, has
changed from static to dynamic format in Oracle 10.2.0.4.
As a result, the linkrac script is unable to locate the
shared library and fails with the error message.

Resolution
The linkrac script is now modified to determine the format
of the shared library that must be used with the
installed version of Oracle.

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1322756)
When you assign a value to the spfile parameter
"instance_groups", Oracle appends this value to the
SKGXN group_name. If the parameter value is a long string,
it may lead to a buffer overflow resulting in
a BAD TRAP panic of the system.

Resolution
A check has now been enforced on the length of the spfile
parameter "instance_groups", to ensure that even if Oracle
appends the "group_name" index, the length of the parameter
value is within the allocated 18 bytes of space.

(SYMANTEC Incident Number:1245398)
When the first private link is removed or damaged, the
interface is automatically stopped and the PrivNIC agent
fails over the corresponding  IP address to the second
private link. Later, when the first private link is restored,
the PrivNIC agent tries to retrieve the IP address but is
unsuccessful because the interface is non-functional.

Resolution
If the private IP address (configured in PrivNIC) is found
on any interface with the down state, clear it. Thus the IP
address can be assigned on the correct interface and can
be enabled. This also protects against the private IP being
configured on any other interface with down state and
resulting into connection loss from the other nodes.

Enhancement: No

Patch Files:
   /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/PrivNIC/hpux_netutil.pm
   /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/PrivNIC/monitor
   /opt/VRTSvcs/ops/bin/clsinfo
   /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/linkrac
   /opt/VRTSvcs/rac/lib/oramake
   /opt/nmapi/nmapi2/bin/clsinfo
   /usr/lib/libvcsmm.1
   /usr/lib/libvcsmm.sl
   /usr/lib/pa20_64/libvcsmm.1
   /usr/lib/pa20_64/libvcsmm.sl
   /usr/lib/hpux32/libvcsmm.1
   /usr/lib/hpux32/libvcsmm.so
   /usr/lib/hpux64/libvcsmm.1
   /usr/lib/hpux64/libvcsmm.so

Patch Conflicts: None

Patch Dependencies: None

Hardware Dependencies: None

Other Dependencies: None

Supersedes:

Equivalent Patches: None

Installation Instructions:

      Please review all instructions and the VERITAS support terms
      and conditions for precautions, scope of license,
      restrictions, and, limitation of liability and warranties,
      before installing this patch.

      Refer Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC README
      (sfrac_readme.pdf) shipped along with this patch for
      detailed installation instructions.



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