Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 and 5.1 SP1 products on Solaris Sparc and Solaris x64

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Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 and 5.1 SP1 products on Solaris Sparc and Solaris x64




It is highly recommended that you check for any patches needed for these releases.  

Please visit the following sites:

For the latest patches: 

For the latest updated documentation: 

For the latest patch availability notifications:

SF Oracle RAC: patchadd of 145451-01,145451-03  fails with "vcsmm modunload failed".  This is because vcsmm could be stopped even when there are dependent services still running.

For more information, see


SF Oracle RAC: Behavior of Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 ( on SF Oracle RAC on Unix and Linux platforms



On Solaris 10 (SPARC only), if the size of EFI labeled disk is greater than 2TB, the disk capacity will be truncated to 2TB when it is initialized under Veritas Volume Manager

For more information, see:

After upgrading from SF 5.0MP3 to SF 5.1 the upgrade removes the VRTSpbx and VRTSicsco packages which are necessary for Netbackup to function

For more information, see:

With VxFS as the parent directory, command 'mount -a' fails to mount some of the child file systems specified in /etc/vfstab


 Veritas File Systems with Disk Layout Version 4 or Version 5 Cannot be Mounted or Upgraded with Veritas File System Release 5.1

Customers MUST UPGRADE to Disk Layout version 6 or 7 on all VxFS file systems BEFORE UPGRADING to the 5.1 release.

For more information, see 

In a Solaris 10 environment using Solaris local zones, following the documented steps to upgrade Storage Foundation High Availability products to version 5.1 may lead to different versions of packages being installed in global and local zones.

For more information, see 

When 5.1 Patch 1 (P1) is remotely installed on a Solaris 10 system that is being upgraded, the upgraded system enters maintenance mode when the system is booted

For more information, see 


Support for Solaris 10 Update 11 on SFHA Solutions
Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 5.1 SP1RP3 announces support for Solaris 10 Update 11 on SPARC and x86-64 architectures. For more information, see the latest Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 SP1RP3 Release Notes on SORT.


5.1 Resources

Customer information videos for this release are available at

VRTSexplorer Support Tool  

Symantec recommends the use of Veritas Operations Manager to manage data center environments running Storage Foundation and High Availability Software. Download Veritas Operations Manager at

Previous versions of the management tools, including Storage Foundation Manager, VCS Management Console, Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) and VCS Java Console are available at 

Storage Management Community Forums, Blogs and more

VOS (Veritas Operation Services) Portal:

VOS Portal Contains:

    - Risk Assessments
    - Installation Assessment Services (Installation and Upgrade preparation)
    - VOS Searchability (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
    - Detailed Reports (Product and License Usage)
    - Notification Signup (VOS Notification Widget)

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