Array Support Library for HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (A/A-A-HP, ALUA) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 and 5.0MPx for Solaris Sparc

Article:TECH64961  |  Created: 2008-01-10  |  Updated: 2011-08-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64961
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Array Support Library for HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (A/A-A-HP, ALUA) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 and 5.0MPx for Solaris Sparc

This ASL package has been replaced with a new version. To get the latest version of this ASL package please go to  SORT ASL page:  https://sort.symantec.com/asl


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This ASL package has been replaced with a new version. To get the latest version of this ASL package please go to  SORT ASL page:  https://sort.symantec.com/asl

This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) for HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 and 5.0MPx for Solaris Sparc.
 
For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
 

 
Package Name: VRTSHP-EVA
 
Package Version: 1.3
 
Supported versions of VERITAS Volume Manager: 5.0, 5.0MP1 and 5.0MP3
 
Supported Arrays: HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (A/A-A-HP, ALUA)
 

 
Change log: Support for models 6400 and 8400 is added along with 4400 and array would be claimed as "ALUA" in 5.0MP3 onwards.
 

 

 
ASL Installation Instructions:
 
1. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the ASL package
 
# mkdir /tmp/EVA_ASL
 
# cd /tmp/EVA_ASL
 

 
2. After downloading VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-v1.3.tar_314045.gz, verify the checksum of the file
 
# cksum VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-v1.3.tar_314045.gz
 
3800442624      8248    VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-v1.3.tar_314045.gz
 

 
3. Uncompress the file and extract the package
 
# gunzip VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-v1.3.tar_314045.gz
 
# tar xvf VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-v1.3.tar_314045
 

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

 
5. Install the ASL by executing the pkgadd command
 
# pkgadd -d . VRTSHP-EVA
 

 
6. After the ASL is installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an HP EVA array
 
# 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.
 

 
7. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport and listversion commands
 

 
For VxVM version 5.0 and 5.0MP1, you should see following output:
 
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxhpeva.so
 
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
 
=================================================================================================
 
LIBNAME             libvxhpeva.so
 
VID                 HP
 
PID                 HSV300, HSV400, HSV450
 
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A-A-HP
 
ARRAY_NAME          EVA4400, EVA6400, EVA8400        
 

 
Note: After upgrading to 5.0MP3, you must execute vxddladm addsupport all command for proper working of given ASL with 5.0MP3.
 

 
For VxVM version 5.0MP3 onwards you should see following output:
 
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxhpeva.so
 
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
 
=================================================================================================
 
LIBNAME             libvxhpeva.so
 
VID                 HP
 
PID                 HSV300, HSV400, HSV450
 
ARRAY_TYPE          ALUA
 
ARRAY_NAME          EVA4400, EVA6400, EVA8400
 

 
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxhpeva.so
 
libvxhpeva.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-2. VXVM version: 5.0
 


Package information:
# pkginfo -l VRTSHP-EVA
  PKGINST:  VRTSHP-EVA
     NAME:  Array Support Library for HP EVA Series Arrays (4400/6400/8400)
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  1.1,REV=03.25.2009.08.13
  BASEDIR:  /etc/vx
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Array Support Library for HP EVA Series Arrays (4400/6400/8400)
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-1.1:06-February-2009
 INSTDATE:  May 15 2009 12:43
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:        5 installed pathnames
                  3 shared pathnames
                  3 directories
                  2 executables
                 30 blocks used (approx)
 

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