Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Huawei OceanStor Series Arrays (A/P-F) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 RP1 and later for AIX

Article:TECH71217  |  Created: 2009-01-07  |  Updated: 2012-01-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH71217
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Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for Huawei OceanStor Series Arrays (A/P-F) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 RP1 and later for AIX

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This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and the Array Policy Module (APM) for Huawei OceanStor Series Arrays (A/P-F) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 RP1 and later for AIX

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

ASL Package Name: VRTSHUAWEIasl
ASL Package Description: VERITAS Array Support Library for Huawei OceanStor Series Arrays
APM Package Name: VRTSHUAWEIapm
APM Package Description: Array Policy Module for HUAWEI OceanStor Series Arrays
Package Version: 1.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0MP3 RP1 and later
Supported Arrays: Huawei OceanStor Series Arrays ( S5300, S5500, S5600, S6800E, S2300, S2300E, S2600F, S2600C, VIS6300, VIS6600 ) in A/P-F mode

NOTE:
1. VxVM 5.0MP3 RP1 is the minimum Veritas Volume Manager version that is required for the ASL and APM to function correctly.
2. All the arrays are supported in Fibre Channel (FC) mode only

Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory to store Huawei OceanStor ASL and APM package
# mkdir /tmp/HUAWEI_ASLAPM
# cd /tmp/HUAWEI_ASLAPM

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

3. After downloading VRTSHUAWEIasl_apm_AIX_vm5.0MP3RP1_v1.0.tar_326294.gz in /tmp/HUAWEI_ASLAPM/ directory, verify the cksum
# cksum VRTSHUAWEIasl_apm_AIX_vm5.0MP3RP1_v1.0.tar_326294.gz
3195900890 20530 VRTSHUAWEIasl_apm_AIX_vm5.0MP3RP1_v1.0.tar_326294.gz

4. Uncompress the file and extract the packages
# gunzip VRTSHUAWEIasl_apm_AIX_vm5.0MP3RP1_v1.0.tar_326294.gz
# tar xvf VRTSHUAWEIasl_apm_AIX_vm5.0MP3RP1_v1.0.tar_326294

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

6. Install the ASL as follows:
# installp -acgX -d VRTSHUAWEIasl.bff VRTSHUAWEIasl

7. Install the APM as follows:
# installp -acgX -d VRTSHUAWEIapm.bff VRTSHUAWEIapm

8. After the packages are installed, execute vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array and to load the new APM
# vxdctl enable
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL and/or APM does not take effect, and vxdctl enable does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute the vxconfigd -k -m enable command in addition to vxdctl enable.

9. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxhuawei.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=================================================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxhuawei.so
VID                 HUAWEI
PID                 S5300, S5500, S5600
                   S2300, S2100, V1800
                   V1500, VIS6000, S2300E
                   S2600, S6800E
ARRAY_TYPE          A/P-C, A/PF-HUAWEI
ARRAY_NAME          HUAWEI-S5300-, HUAWEI-S5500-, HUAWEI-S5600-
                   HUAWEI-S2300-, HUAWEI-S2100-, HUAWEI-V1800-
                   HUAWEI-V1500-, HUAWEI-VIS6000-, HUAWEI-S2300E-
                   HUAWEI-S2600-, HUAWEI-S6800E-

10. Verify the ASL version
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxhuawei.so
libvxhuawei.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-2. VXVM version: 5.0

11. Also verify the output of vxdmpadm listapm command. The APM should be in Active state.
Filename:               dmphuawei
APM name:               dmphuawei
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/PF-HUAWEI
Depending Array Types:  A/P
State:                  Active

ASL Package Information:
# lslpp -l VRTSHUAWEIasl
 Fileset                      Level  State      Description
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSHUAWEIasl              1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  VERITAS Array Support Library
                                                for Huawei OceanStor Series
                                                Arrays

Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSHUAWEIasl              1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  VERITAS Array Support Library
                                                for Huawei OceanStor Series
                                                Arrays

APM Package Information:
# lslpp -l VRTSHUAWEIapm
 Fileset                      Level  State      Description
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSHUAWEIapm              1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  Array Policy Module for HUAWEI
                                                OceanStor Series Arrays

Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSHUAWEIapm              1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  Array Policy Module for HUAWEI
                                                OceanStor Series Arrays



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