Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library for NEC iStorage S1000/S2000/S4000 Series and D Series arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Linux (RHEL)

Article:TECH68941  |  Created: 2009-01-20  |  Updated: 2010-01-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH68941
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library for NEC iStorage S1000/S2000/S4000 Series and D Series arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Linux (RHEL)

Solution



This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) for NEC iStorage S1000/S2000/S4000 Series and D Series arrays on Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 MP3 and later for Linux (RHEL).

For general information about ASLs, refer to TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section below)

Package Name: VRTSNIPNYis
Package Version: 5.0 Release: 1.0_RHEL
Supported versions of VERITAS Volume Manager (tm): 5.0 MP3 and later
Supported Arrays: NEC iStorage S1000/S2000/S4000 Series and D Series (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 VRTSNIPNYis_v1_RHEL_50.tar_321319.gz , verify checksum of the file as follows:
# cksum VRTSNIPNYis_v1_RHEL_50.tar_321319.gz
1958029281 4785 VRTSNIPNYis_v1_RHEL_50.tar_321319.gz

4. Uncompress the file and extract the rpm package:
# gunzip VRTSNIPNYis_v1_RHEL_50.tar_321319.gz
# tar xvf VRTSNIPNYis_v1_RHEL_50.tar_321319

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

6. ASL Installation:
# rpm -ivh VRTSNIPNYis-5.0-1.0_RHEL.i686.rpm
Preparing...                 ##################################################
VRTSNIPNYis             ##################################################
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library

Note: This package and the following installation instructions are common for both RHEL4 and RHEL5.

7. After the package is installed, you must run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an NEC iStorage array:
# vxdctl enable

Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL does not take effect, and the vxdctl enable command does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.

8. After running vxdctl enable, run the vxddladm listsupport and vxddladm listversion command and verify the output:
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxnipnyis.so
ATTR_NAME        ATTR_VALUE                                                  
=============================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxnipnyis.so
VID                      NEC
PID                      iStorage 1000, iStorage 2000, iStorage 4000
ARRAY_TYPE      A/A
ARRAY_NAME     NEC

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

Package Information:
# rpm -qiv VRTSNIPNYis
Name        : VRTSNIPNYis                Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 5.0                                 Vendor: Symantec Software Corporation Inc.
Release     : 1.0_RHEL                      Build Date: Fri 06 Mar 2009 07:10:56 PM JST
Install Date: Fri 06 Mar 2009 07:22:46 PM JST      Build Host: vmlx11.veritas.com
Group       : System/Data Storage      Source RPM: VRTSNIPNYis-5.0-1.0_RHEL.src.rpm
Size        : 6625                                License: Copyright (c) 1990-2009 Symantec.  
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  THIS SOFTWARE IS THE PROPERTY OF AND IS LICENSED BY Symantec, AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS.
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : linuxvm-pkgr@veritas.com
URL         : http://www.symantec.com/
Summary     : NEC iStorage S1000/S2000/S4000 Series and D Series Array Support Library for Volume Manager 5.X
Description :
NEC iStorage S1000/S2000/S4000 Series and D Series Array Support Library for Volume Manager 5.X

Attachments

VRTSNIPNYis_v1_RHEL_50.tar_321319.gz (5 kBytes)


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321319


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH68941


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