Array Support Library for HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (Active/Active-Asymmetric and ALUA) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 and later for AIX

Article:TECH69618  |  Created: 2009-01-13  |  Updated: 2010-01-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69618
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Array Support Library for HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (Active/Active-Asymmetric and ALUA) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 and later for AIX

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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) for HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 and later for AIX


For general information about ASLs, see TechNote  http://support.veritas.com/docs/249446


Package Name: VRTSHP-EVA
Package Version: 2.0
Supported versions of VERITAS Volume Manager: 5.0 and later
Supported Arrays: HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (A/A-A - Active/Active-Asymmetric and ALUA)


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

1. Create a directory to download the ASL and APM tar package
# mkdir /tmp/asl_apm/
# cd /tmp/asl_apm/

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

3. After downloading VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_323082.gz, verify cksum.
# cksum VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_323082.gz
3062868806 10362 VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_323082.gz

4. Uncompress the file and extract the packages
# gunzip VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_323082.gz
# tar xvf VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_323082

5. ASL Installation
# installp -acX -d ./VRTSHP-EVA.bff 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 command:
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 onward 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




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