Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM DS3xxx, DS4xxx and IBM DS5xxx Series Arrays in Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Linux RHEL and SLES

Article:TECH72467  |  Created: 2009-01-17  |  Updated: 2010-01-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH72467
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Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for IBM DS3xxx, DS4xxx and IBM DS5xxx Series Arrays in Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Linux RHEL and SLES

Solution



This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy module (APM) for IBM DS3xx, DS4xxx and IBM DS5xxx Series Arrays in Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Linux RHEL and SLES

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

ASL Package Name: VRTSLSI-ALL
ASL Package Description: LSI MultiVID Array Support Library
APM Package Name: VRTSLSIapm
APM Package Description: Veritas Array Policy Module for LSI multiVID.
ASL Package version:  1.0-4.0
APM Package version:  5.0-3.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 MP3 and later
Supported Arrays:  IBM DS3xx series of Arrays ( DS3400,  DS3300,  DS3200 ), DS4xxx series of Arrays (  DS4100, DS4200, DS4300, DS4400, DS4500, DS4700 and DS4800) and IBM DS5xxx series of Arrays (DS5100 and DS5300)

Note: This ASL/APM requires Array to be configured in Active-Passive Explicit Failover Mode. Please refer to TechNote #283282 for Array configurtaion for DMP.


Installation Instructions:

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


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


3. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package in /tmp/asl_apm/


4. After downloading VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_asl_apm_v2.tar_327922.gz, verify the checksum of the file
# cksum VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_asl_apm_v2.tar_327922.gz
2704604140      2632175 VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_asl_apm_v2.tar_327922.gz


5. Uncompress the file and extract the packages:
# gunzip VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_asl_apm_v2.tar_327922.gz
# tar xvf VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_asl_apm_v2.tar_327922

Note: Verify that there are eight .rpm packages as part of the tar ball. There is one ASL package per distribution and one APM package for x86_64 architecture per distribution.
Following are the ASL packages:
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-4.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-4.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-4.0_SLES10.i586.rpm
VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-4.0_SLES9.i586.rpm

Following are the APM packages:
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-3.0_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-3.0_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-3.0_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
VRTSLSIapm-5.0-3.0_SLES9.x86_64.rpm


6. Select the appropriate ASL and APM packages depending on the target machine distribution (RHEL or SLES).
Following are example installation instructions for SLES10 distribution:
ASL installation:
# rpm -ivh VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-4.0_SLES10.i586.rpm

APM Installation:

# rpm -ivh VRTSLSIapm-5.0-3.0_SLES10.x86_64.rpm


7. After the packages are installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an IBM DS4xxx array and then 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 the vxdctl enable command does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.

8. After executing vxdctl enable and vxconfigd -k, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command, as follows:
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxlsiall.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=================================================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxlsiall.so
VID                 IBM, SUN, STK
                   SGI, LSI, ENGENIO
PID                 All
ARRAY_TYPE          A/P-C, A/PF-LSI
ARRAY_NAME          DS4300-, DS4100-, FAStT500-,
                   FAStT200-, DS4500-, DS4400
                   IBM-FAStT, DS4800-, DS4700-
                   DS5100, DS3400, DS3200
                   DS3300, SUN6130-, SUN6140-
                   SUN6540-, ST2540-, SUN2510-
                   SUN2530-, SUN2530-, ST6580-
                   STK-ARRAY, D280, D220
                   D240, D178, FLEXLINE
                   Sun 6540, LSI-, TP9300-
                   TP9400-, TP9500-, TP9700-
                   IS500-, IS4600-, ENGENIO-


9. Verify ASL library version as:
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxlsiall.so
libvxlsiall.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-4. VXVM version: 5.0


10. If array is configured in A/P-F mode, then verify that APM is in Active state.
# vxdmpadm listapm dmpEngenio
Filename:               dmpEngenio.ko
APM name:               dmpEngenio
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/PF-LSI
Depending Array Types:  A/P
State:                  Active




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