VERITAS Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SANVC A/A-A ( 2145, 2062 ) series arrays on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 RP2 and later for AIX

Article:TECH71854  |  Created: 2009-01-25  |  Updated: 2010-01-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH71854
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VERITAS Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SANVC A/A-A ( 2145, 2062 ) series arrays on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 RP2 and later for AIX

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This TechFile provides information on Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM SANVC A/A-A ( 2145, 2062 ) series arrays for Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 RP2 and later on AIX

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

NOTE: VxVM 5.0MP3 RP2 is the minimum Veritas Volume Manager version that is required for the ASL and APM to function correctly.

ASL Package Name : VRTSibmsvc
ASL Package Version : 1.0
ASL Package description:  Array Support Library for IBM SANVC
APM Package Name: VRTSibmsvcapm
APM Package Version: 1.1
APM Package description:  VERITAS Array Policy Module for IBM SANVC
Supported versions of VERITAS Volume Manager: 5.0 MP3 RP2 and later
Supported Arrays: IBM SANVC ( 2145, 2062 )
Supported Mode:  A/A-A ( Active/Active-Asynchronous )

Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory to store packages
# mkdir /tmp/IBMSANVC_aslapm
# cd /tmp/IBMSANVC_aslapm

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

3. After downloading VRTSibmsvc_asl_apm_vm5.0_v1.1.tar_327114.gz in /tmp/IBMSANVC_aslapm, verify the checksum
# cksum VRTSibmsvc_asl_apm_vm5.0_v1.1.tar_327114.gz
3812930924 18871 VRTSibmsvc_asl_apm_vm5.0_v1.1.tar_327114.gz

4. Uncompress the file and extract the packages
# gunzip VRTSibmsvc_asl_apm_vm5.0_v1.1.tar_327114.gz
# tar -xvf VRTSibmsvc_asl_apm_vm5.0_v1.1.tar_327114

5. Before installing the ASL/APM packages, make sure VERITAS Volume Manager is installed and enabled
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

6. ASL Installation
# installp -acgX -d VRTSibmsvc.bff VRTSibmsvc

7. APM Installation
# installp -acgX -d VRTSibmsvcapm.bff VRTSibmsvcapm

8. After the packages are installed, run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array
# vxdctl enable

Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL/APM 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

9. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport
command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxibmsvc.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
==============================
LIBNAME             libvxibmsvc.so
VID                 IBM
PID                 2145, 2062
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A-A-IBMSVC
ARRAY_NAME          SAN_VC

10. Verify the ASL version
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxibmsvc.so
libvxibmsvc.so has version string:
vm-5.0-rev-1.VXVM version: 5.0

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

ASL Package Information:
# lslpp -l VRTSibmsvc
 Fileset              Level State      Description
 --------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSibmsvc         1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  Array Support
                                Library for IBM SANVC
Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSibmsvc         1.0.0.0  COMMITTED  Array Support
                                Library for IBM SANVC
APM package Information:
# lslpp -l VRTSibmsvcapm
 Fileset             Level  State      Description
 --------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
 VRTSibmsvcapm      1.0.0.1  COMMITTED     VERITAS
                 Array Policy Module for IBM SANVC
Path: /etc/objrepos
 VRTSibmsvcapm      1.0.0.1  COMMITTED      VERITAS
                  Array Policy Module for IBM SANVC






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