Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for NetApp Storage Systems (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive- Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc.

Article:TECH63779  |  Created: 2008-01-03  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH63779
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Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for NetApp Storage Systems (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive- Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc.


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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=TECH74717
 
This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for the NetApp Storage Systems (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive- Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc.

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


ASL Package name:  VRTSNTAPasl
ASL Package version: 5.0,REV=05.28.2008.16.07
APM Package name: VRTSNTAPapm
APM Package version: 5.2,REV=09.12.2008.06.08
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 MP3 and later
Supported Arrays: NetApp Storage Systems (A/A-NETAPP, A/P-NETAPP, A/P-C-NETAPP), 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/APM supports array configured in SSI mode with ONTAP version 7.2 or higher.
3. Idle Lun probing must be turned off for proper working of ASL/APM. To turn off idle lun probing use 'vxdmpadm settune dmp_probe_idle_lun=off' command.


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 VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_5.0MP3_310682.tar.Z into /tmp/asl directory
 

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


5. To install the package:
# cd /tmp/asl
 
# gunzip < VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_5.0MP3_310682.tar.Z | tar xvf -
 
# pkgadd -d . VRTSNTAPasl
# pkgadd -d . VRTSNTAPapm


After the package is installed, you must run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as a NetApp array
# vxdctl enable


After running the vxdctl enable command, you should see libvxnetapp.so in the output of the vxddladm listsupport command:

# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxnetapp.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=================================================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxnetapp.so
VID                 NETAPP
PID                 All
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A-NETAPP, A/P-NETAPP, A/P-C-NETAPP


To find the version details of the ASL run the following command.
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxnetapp.so
libvxnetapp.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-3. VXVM version: 5.0


Package Information:
# pkginfo -l VRTSNTAPasl
  PKGINST:  VRTSNTAPasl
     NAME:  Veritas NetApp Array Support Library
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  5.0,REV=05.28.2008.16.07
  BASEDIR:  /etc/vx
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Veritas NetApp Array Support Library
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-5.0:19-Nov-2007
 INSTDATE:  Oct 03 2008 16:06
  HOTLINE:  Please contact VERITAS support
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:        5 installed pathnames
                  3 shared pathnames
                  3 directories
                  2 executables
                 51 blocks used (approx)


# pkginfo -l VRTSNTAPapm
  PKGINST:  VRTSNTAPapm
     NAME:  Veritas NetApp Array Policy Module.
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  5.2,REV=09.12.2008.06.08
  BASEDIR:  /
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Veritas NetApp Array Policy Module.
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-5.2:12-Sep-2008
 INSTDATE:  Oct 03 2008 16:07
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:       21 installed pathnames
                  9 shared pathnames
                  9 directories
                 12 executables
                348 blocks used (approx)



# vxdmpadm listapm all | grep dmpnetapp
dmpnetapp          dmpnetapp              1        A/P-C-NETAPP      Active
dmpnetapp          dmpnetapp              1        A/P-NETAPP        Active
dmpnetapp          dmpnetapp              1        A/A-NETAPP        Active


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

 



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