Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA, AMS_WMS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 4.1 MP4 and later for Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9, SLES10

Article:TECH63812  |  Created: 2008-01-06  |  Updated: 2009-01-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH63812
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Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA, AMS_WMS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A) on VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 4.1 MP4 and later for Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9, SLES10

Solution



This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for HITACHI HDS9500-ALUA and AMS_WMS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 4.1 MP4 and later for Linux RHEL4, RHEL5, SLES9, SLES10.

For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
ASL Package Name:  VRTSHDS-9500-asl
APM Package Name: VRTSHDS-9500-apm
ASL Package Version: 1.4
APM Package Version: 1.4
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 4.1 MP4 and later
Supported Arrays: Hitachi Thunder HDS9500-ALUA and AMS_WMS Series Arrays (A/A-A-HDS, A/P-G, A/P, A/A).

Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory to download the ASL/APM package:
# mkdir tmp
# cd tmp

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

3. After downloading VRTSHDS-9500-asl-apm-1.4-1.4.tar_310747.gz , verify checksum of the file
# cksum VRTSHDS-9500-asl-apm-1.4-1.4.tar_310747.gz
3862572761 4278643 VRTSHDS-9500-asl-apm-1.4-1.4.tar_310747.gz

4. Uncompress the file and extract the ASL and APM Packages:
# gunzip VRTSHDS-9500-asl-apm-1.4-1.4.tar_310747.gz
# tar xvf VRTSHDS-9500-asl-apm-1.4-1.4.tar_310747
 
Following packages are present in VRTSHDS-9500-asl-apm-1.4-1.4.tar_310747.gz
APM PACKAGES:
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.i686.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.ia64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.i686.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.ia64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES10.i586.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES10.ia64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES9.i586.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES9.ia64.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_SLES9.x86_64.rpm
ASL PACKAGES:
 VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_RHEL4.i686.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.i686.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_SLES10.i586.rpm
 VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_SLES9.i586.rpm

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

6. ASL Installation:
 To install ASL package VRTSHDS-9500-asl-5.0-1.4_RHEL5.i686.rpm, type
# rpm -ivh VRTSHDS-9500-asl-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:VRTSHDS-9500-asl       ########################################### [100%]
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library

7. APM Installation:
 To install APM package VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm, type
# rpm -ivh VRTSHDS-9500-apm-1.4-1.4_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm

8. After the packages are installed, you must run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array and to load the APM.
# vxdctl enable
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL does not take effect, and vxdctl enable does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.

9. After running the vxdctl enable command, you should see libvxhdsalua.so in the output of the vxddladm listsupport command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxhdsalua.so
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE                                                
=======================================================================
LIBNAME              libvxhdsalua.so                                            
VID                  HITACHI                                                    
PID                  DF600, DF600-V, DF600F                                    
                    DF600F-V                                                  
ARRAY_TYPE           A/A-A-HDS, A/PG, A/P                                      
                    A/A                                                        
ARRAY_NAME           HDS9500-ALUA, AMS_WMS, DF800                        

10.  Verify that the APM is active by running vxdmpadm listapm command
# vxdmpadm listapm dmphdsalua.ko
Filename:               dmphdsalua.ko
APM name:               dmphdsalua
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           41
Array Types Supported:  A/A-A-HDS
Depending Array Types:  A/A-A
State:                  Active



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