Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for NetApp Storage Systems (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive-Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc

Article:TECH74717  |  Created: 2009-01-22  |  Updated: 2011-02-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH74717
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THIS FILE HAS BEEN UPDATED, please reference the ASL page in SORT to locate the most recent version of the ASL:  https://sort.symantec.com/asl

Symantec Enabled Arrays - Array Support Library and Array Policy Module for NetApp Storage Systems (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive-Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc


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THIS FILE HAS BEEN UPDATED, please reference the ASL page in SORT to locate the most recent version of the ASL:  https://sort.symantec.com/asl
 
This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy Module (APM) for the NetApp Storage Systems (Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Passive- Concurrent) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 MP3 and later for Solaris Sparc

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

 
ASL Package name:  VRTSNTAPasl
ASL Package version:  5.1,REV=09.21.2009.13.36
APM Package name:  VRTSNTAPapm
APM Package version:  5.4,REV=09.22.2009.14.32
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager:  5.0 MP3 and later
Supported Arrays:  NetApp Storage Systems (A/A-NETAPP, A/P-NETAPP, A/P-C-NETAPP)
                            and IBM System Storage N3000, N5000 and N7000 Series.


Notes:
1. This array must be appropriately configured for dynamic multipathing (DMP) to be claimed correctly by the ASL. See the array vendor's documentation for more information
2. This ASL/APM supports array configured in SSI mode with ONTAP version 7.2 or higher
3. Idle LUN probing must be turned off for proper working of ASL/APM. To turn off idle LUN probing, use 'vxdmpadm settune dmp_probe_idle_lun=off' command.


Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory to store ASL/APM package
# mkdir /tmp/asl_apm
# cd /tmp/asl_apm

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

 
3. After downloading VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_vm5.0MP3.tar_332559.gz , verify checksum of the file
 
# cksum VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_vm5.0MP3.tar_332559.gz
2132386939      50383   VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_vm5.0MP3.tar_332559.gz

4. Unzip the file and extract the packages
# gunzip VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_vm5.0MP3.tar_332559.gz
# tar -xvf VRTSNTAPasl_apm_SunOS_vm5.0MP3.tar_332559

 
Warning: If installing on Solaris 9, then set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/lib. See TechNote 251706 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
 

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

6. ASL Installation
# pkgadd -d . VRTSNTAPasl

7. APM Installation
# pkgadd -d . VRTSNTAPapm

8. After the packages are installed, you must run the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as a NetApp array
# 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 command in addition to vxdctl enable

9. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxnetapp.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=================================================================================================
LIBNAME             libvxnetapp.so
VID                 NETAPP
PID                 All
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A-NETAPP, A/P-NETAPP, A/P-C-NETAPP

10. Verify ASL version
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxnetapp.so
libvxnetapp.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-3. VXVM version: 5.0

11. Now, verify that the APM is in Active state
# vxdmpadm listapm dmpnetapp
Filename:               dmpnetapp
APM name:               dmpnetapp
APM version:            1
Feature:                VxVM
VxVM version:           50
Array Types Supported:  A/P-C-NETAPP,A/P-NETAPP,A/A-NETAPP
Depending Array Types:  A/P-C,A/P,A/A
State:                  Active

 
Note: For additional information about ASLs, see TechNote 249325, Installing an Array Support Library (ASL) Guide for Solaris (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile).
 

ASL Package Information:
# pkginfo -l VRTSNTAPasl
  PKGINST:  VRTSNTAPasl
     NAME:  Veritas NetApp Array Support Library
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  5.1,REV=09.21.2009.13.36
  BASEDIR:  /etc/vx
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Veritas NetApp Array Support Library
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-5.1:21-Sept-2009
 INSTDATE:  Sep 23 2009 03:17
  HOTLINE:  Please contact VERITAS support
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:        5 installed pathnames
                  3 shared pathnames
                  3 directories
                  2 executables
                 63 blocks used (approx)

APM Package Information:
# pkginfo -l VRTSNTAPapm
  PKGINST:  VRTSNTAPapm
     NAME:  Veritas NetApp Array Policy Module.
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  5.4,REV=09.22.2009.14.32
  BASEDIR:  /
   VENDOR:  VERITAS Software
     DESC:  Veritas NetApp Array Policy Module.
   PSTAMP:  VERSION-5.4:21-Sept-2009
 INSTDATE:  Sep 23 2009 03:17
  HOTLINE:  800-342-0652
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:       21 installed pathnames
                  9 shared pathnames
                  9 directories
                 12 executables
                349 blocks used (approx)


 



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