Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 (5.0 MP2) on HP-UX 11i v2

Article:TECH67753  |  Created: 2009-01-11  |  Updated: 2011-03-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH67753
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Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 (5.0 MP2) on HP-UX 11i v2


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To locate the most current product patch releases including Maintenance Packs, Rolling Patches, and Hot Fixes visit  sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix 


This is the Late Breaking News for 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 on HP-UX 11i v2.

The Late Breaking News for 5.0 and 5.0 Maintenance Pack 1 on HP-UX 11i v2 is available at http://support.veritas.com/docs/281875 

The Late Breaking News for 5.0 on HP-UX 11i v3 is available at http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/293075 


Documentation

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 Getting Started Guide http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/156 

Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 Release Notes http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/157 

Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 Release Notes http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/153 

Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 Release Notes http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/155 

Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC, 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 Release Notes http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/154 

Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/283161

Hardware TechNote http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/283282 

Product documentation and man pages are available at   sort.symantec.com/documents
 

Downloads  

5.0 MP2 - Patches Only Release for upgrade customers ftp://ftp.veritas.com/pub/support/patchcentral/HP-UX/5.0_MP2/sfha/sfha-hpux1123-5.0MP2-patches.tar.gz 

5.0 MP2 - Full Release for new installation customers https://fileconnect.symantec.com 

Patches are available on SORT: ( formerly VOS)     sort.symantec.com/patch




Tools

Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)  sort.symantec.com
VRTSexplorer  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/243150
Storage Foundation Manager https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/storage-foundation-manager-20-new-release 


Forums

Storage Management Forums  http://www.symantec.com/connect/storage-management/forums  
Clustering and Replication Forums  http://www.symantec.com/connect/clustering-and-replication/forums  


System Panic with Veritas File System (VxFS) and Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager (HDLM) 6.1.0-00 for HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2 without Logical Volume Manager (LVM) http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/340090 



Additions to the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 MP 2 Release Notes


  System hang or GAB initiated panic after being up for more than 497 days
  For more information see: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH153685


  The path for the sfua_rep_mount script (# /opt/VRTSdbcom/config/sfua_rep_mount) is incorrectly mentioned

  In the following sections of the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 MP 2 Release Notes:

  Dropping the repository database for Oracle on Page 51
  Uninstalling Veritas Storage Foundation packages on Page 57
  Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 MP1 known issues on Page 94

  The path should read:

  # /sbin/init.d/sfua_rep_mount


Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0 MP2 known issues section

In the Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0 MP2 known issues section on Page 89 few warning messages are missing for the VRTSdbed package. The complete list of warning messages that are observed for the VRTSdbed package are given below. These warnings are harmless and can be ignored.

VRTSdbed [1469234]

WARNING: Directory "/etc/vx" should have mode "755" but the actual mode is "555".
WARNING: Directory "/etc/vx" should have owner,uid "root,0" but the actual owner,uid is "bin,2".
WARNING: Directory "/etc/vx" should have group,gid "sys,3" but the actual group,gid is "bin,2".
WARNING: Directory "/opt/VRTS/man/man4" should have mode "755" but the actual mode is "555".
WARNING: Directory "/opt/VRTS/man/man4" should have group,gid "sys,3" but the actual group,gid is "other,1".
WARNING: Directory "/opt/VRTSdbed" should have mode "700" but the actual mode is "750".
WARNING: Directory "/opt/VRTSdbed" should have owner,uid "root,0" but the actual owner,uid is "oracle,107".
WARNING: Directory "/opt/VRTSdbed" should have group,gid "sys,3" but the actual group,gid is "oinstall,1001".
WARNING: Fileset "VRTSdbed.DBED,l=/,r=5.0.00.00-GA" had file warnings.


Fixed issues section

In the Fixed issues section on Page 67, the following TechNote link for the additional fixed issues list for this release is erroneously added. Ignore this link: http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/285869


Updated documentation

Updated documentation can be found online using the documentation links above.


CSSD agent mandatory for SF Oracle RAC installations

You must configure the CSSD agent after installing Oracle Clusterware. The CSSD agent starts, stops, and monitors Oracle Clusterware. It ensures that the OCR, the voting disk, and the private IP address resources required by Oracle Clusterware are online before Oracle Clusterware starts. Using the CSSD agent with SF Oracle RAC installations thus ensures adequate handling of inter-dependencies and prevents premature startup of Oracle Clusterware.

During system startup, the Oracle Clusterware init scripts invoke the clsinfo script provided by Veritas software. The clsinfo script ensures that the OCR, the voting disk, and the private IP address resources are online before the cssd resource comes online. After the underlying resources come online, the CSSD agent starts Oracle Clusterware.

During system shutdown, the agent stops Oracle Clusterware before the OCR and voting disk resources are taken offline. This ensures that Oracle Clusterware does not panic the nodes in the cluster due to unavailability of the required resources.




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