Array Support Library for HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (ALUA) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0MP3 for AIX

Article:TECH71032  |  Created: 2009-01-01  |  Updated: 2010-01-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH71032
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Array Support Library for HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (ALUA) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0MP3 for AIX

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This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) for HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (ALUA) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3 for AIX.

For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)

Package Name: VRTSHP-EVA
Package Description: Array Support Library for HP EVA Series Arrays (4400/6400/8400)
Package Version: 1.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0MP3
Supported Arrays: HP StorageWorks 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array (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.
Note: After upgrading to 5.0MP3 from 5.0 or 5.0MP1, you must execute vxddladm addsupport all command for proper working of the ASL

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

2. After downloading VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_326045.gz, verify the checksum of the file
# cksum VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_326045.gz
3852988998 10355 VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_326045.gz

3. Uncompress the file and extract the package
# gunzip VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_326045.gz
# tar xvf VRTSHP-EVA-5.0-asl-AIX-v2.0.tar_326045

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

5. Install the ASL by executing the installp command
# installp -acgX -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 and listversion commands
# 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:
# lslpp -l VRTSHP-EVA
 Fileset                      Level  State      Description
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSHP-EVA                 1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  VERITAS Array Support Library
                                                for HP EVA Series Arrays
                                                (4400/6400/8400)
Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSHP-EVA                 1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  VERITAS Array Support Library
                                                for HP EVA Series Arrays
                                                (4400/6400/8400)




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