Array Support Library for Equallogic Arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for Solaris Sparc.

Article:TECH66587  |  Created: 2009-01-09  |  Updated: 2010-01-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH66587
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Array Support Library for Equallogic Arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for Solaris Sparc.

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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) for Equallogic Arrays on Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 and later for Solaris Sparc.

For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
Package Name: Equallogic Array Support Library
Package Version: 1.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 and later
Supported Arrays: Equallogic Arrays (Active/Active)

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

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

3. After downloading VRTSEQLogic-asl-5.0-v1.0.tar_317319.gz, verify checksum of the file
# cksum VRTSEQLogic-asl-5.0-v1.0.tar_317319.gz
637013176       6461    VRTSEQLogic-asl-5.0-v1.0.tar_317319.gz

4. Uncompress the file
# gunzip VRTSEQLogic-asl-5.0-v1.0.tar_317319.gz
# tar xvf VRTSEQLogic-asl-5.0-v1.0.tar_317319

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

6. ASL Installation
To install the ASL package VRTSEQLogic, type
# pkgadd -d . VRTSEQLogic

7. After the ASL is installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an Equallogic 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.

8. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport and listversion commands
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxeqlogic.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=================================================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxeqlogic.so
VID                 EQLOGIC
PID                 100E-00
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A
ARRAY_NAME          EQLOGIC

# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxeqlogic.so
libvxeqlogic.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-1. VXVM version: 5.0

9. Package Information
# pkginfo -l VRTSEQLogic
  PKGINST:  VRTSEQLogic
     NAME:  Array Support Library for EQLOGIC Arrays
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  1.0,REV=01.09.2009.15.18
  BASEDIR:  /etc/vx
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Array Support Library for EQLOGIC Arrays
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-1.0:13-October-2006
 INSTDATE:  Jan 09 2009 03:26
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:        5 installed pathnames
                  3 shared pathnames
                  3 directories
                  2 executables
                 20 blocks used (approx)



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317319


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH66587


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