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 AIX

Article:TECH75503  |  Created: 2009-01-12  |  Updated: 2014-09-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75503
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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 AIX


Solution



To locate the most current product patch releases including Maintenance Packs, Rolling Patches, and Hot Fixes visit:   https://sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix

Veritas Operation Services (VOS)

VOS Portal:  
https://sort.symantec.com/home

VOS Portal contains:

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


Behavior of Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.1) on SF Oracle RAC on Unix and Linux platforms

Details:    http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH135605

 

Oracle Clusterware 10g Release 2/11g Release 1 fails to perform a core dump during panic issues on AIX

Please refer to the following technote for more details of this issue.

 

It is highly recommended that you check for any patches needed for this release.  

Please visit the following sites:

For the latest patches available for this release:  https://sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix

For the latest updated documentation for this release:   https://sort.symantec.com/documents

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 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/339064 

 

Install 5.1 SP1 RP1 (Rolling Patch 1) on AIX 5.3 and 6.1

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/4655 for AIX

Please note that 5.1 SP1 RP1 (Rolling Patch 1) should only be installed on AIX 5.3 and 6.1.

Instlal 5.1 SP1 PR1 (Platform Release 1) on AIX 7.1

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/4546/ for AIX

Please note that 5.1 SP1 PR1 (Platform Release 1) should only be installed on AIX 7.1


Install 5.1 Patch 1 after Installing 5.1

https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/2956  for AIX

Known issue on VCS 5.1 SP1, 5.1 SP1 RP1 

Process offline monitoring issues with Asynchronous Monitoring Framework
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH222286  for AIX

Resources

Customer information videos for this release are available at  http://www.symantec.com/connect/sfha51

VRTSexplorer Support Tool http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH17676  
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 http://go.symantec.com/vom 

Previous versions of the management tools, including Storage Foundation Manager, VCS Management Console, Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) and VCS Java Console are available at http://www.symantec.com/business/products/otherresources.jsp?pcid=pcat_storage&pvid=operations_manager_1 

Storage Management Community Forums, Blogs and more http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-storage-management-community-start-here   

VOS (Veritas Operation Services) Portal:   https://sort.symantec.com/home

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)


SFHA support of Power 7 hardware:

IBM is releasing specific service pack (SP) levels of AIX 5.3 and 6.1 that will support the new POWER7 servers, operating in POWER6 compatibility mode.

Please check with IBM on the exact SP level of AIX that is supported on a specific POWER7 server.

Storage Foundation stack and VCS is expected to support these SP levels of AIX 5.3 and 6.1 releases that run on POWER7 hardware.

Therefore as long as these AIX levels support the POWER7 hardware in POWER6 compatibility mode, Storage Foundation stack and VCS will support newly released POWER7 hardware.

Note that native POWER7 mode support is also included in the 5.1 Rolling Patch 2 (5.1RP2) release.
 




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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75503


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