Device Driver Installation Package 2.1 (DDI-2.1) for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.1 for Windows (SFW)

Article:TECH71253  |  Created: 2009-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH71253
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Device Driver Installation Package 2.1 (DDI-2.1) for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) 5.1 for Windows (SFW)

Solution



DDI-2.1 is the current package for Storage Foundation (tm) 5.1 for Windows, please read the Readme.txt located inside the download package for up-to-date information about this package and installation instructions.

New additions/enhancements for Dynamic Multipathing (DMP) Device-Specific Module's (DSM) in this DDI package:  

In addition to the arrays that were supported with earlier releases of SFW and SFW 5.1 DDI 1, SFW 5.1 DDI 2.1 provides the following enhancements:

DMP DSM Support (VHUAWEIAP) for the HUAWEI S5300/S2300 array
DMP DSM Support (VENGAP) for the IBM DS5000 array
DMP DSM Support (VFUJITSUAA) for the FUJITSU ETERNUS 2000/4000(excludes Models 80 and 100)/6000/8000/DX60/DX80/DX90 array

General Notes:

This DDI package requires that Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows 5.1 be installed.

This SFW 5.1 DDI 2.1 package contains mpioprov.dll. The version of mpioprov.dll is updated to 5.1.2000.0.

This SFW 5.1 DDI 1 package contains SFW 5.1 GUI fix related to SFW DMP DSM display.    

Notes about hardware compatibility:

Symantec maintains a Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for Veritas Storage Foundation & High Availability Solutions 5.1 for Windows Products on the Veritas Support web site. The HCL gives information on HBAs, firmware, and switches that have been tested with each supported array. Check the HCL for details about your hardware before installing this DDI package.

Refer to SFW 5.1 HCL for the latest list of supported arrays. http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302144 

IMPORTANT: Storage arrays may require additional configuration steps or updates to work with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and MPIO. Contact the manufacturer of the storage array for details.    

Notes about Microsoft iSCSI:

Setting the load balancing with the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator for an iSCSI device that is claimed by Veritas DMP DSMs does not change the load balancing of the Veritas DMP DSM. Setting the load balancing of an iSCSI device claimed by a Veritas DMP DSM should be done with the SFW VEA GUI or CLI commands.  

Known Problems:

After installing SFW 5.1 DDI-1 on a system that is running SFW 5.1 without the DMP option, the DMP option is shown as not being selected in the Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows (Server Components) entry of the Windows Control Panel. This is a known problem.

Issues Fixed by this DDI Package:

The SFW 5.1 DDI-2.1 package contains fixes to the issues listed below and the issues that were fixed in SFW 5.1 DDI-1. Refer to the Readme for SFW 5.1 DDI-1 for the issues that the SFW 5.1 DDI-1 package fixed.

Incident 1518358

    Description:
    mpioprov.dll may cause number of disks or arrays shown incorrectly.

    Comment:
    The fix in this package should be applied to systems running SFW 5.1.

Incident 1558411

    Description:
    DMP doesn't handle array controller reboot correctly in VENGAP or VIBMAPDS DSM.

    Comment:
    The fix in this package should be applied to systems running SFW 5.1 for the arrays under VENGAP or VIBMAPDS.


Attachments

SFW_5_1_DDI-2.1_326334.EXE (32.6 MBytes)

Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value1707177
DescriptionSFW 5.1 DDI-2.1


Legacy ID



326334


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH71253


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