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Question about VCS support for LDOMs

Created: 04 Mar 2010 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 6 comments
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I'm trying to find a support matrix from Symmantec for Solaris LDOMs.  Can someone point me in the right direction?  I just want to make sure we're running the appropriate revision and patch levels of VCS and VxVM.  Thanks in advance.

- Joe

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Dev Roy's picture

What is the current VCS version and patch level?

# modinfo | grep -i vx
# pkginfo -l VRTSvcs

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trouphaz's picture

Just for some background, we're seeing multiple panics ever since we migrated to a new Clariion array.  In going through the EMC docs, we found that we're not running a version of VxVM that is supported with the Clariion, PowerPath and Solaris LDOMs.  So, if we're going to be upgrading VCS and VxVM, I wanted to make sure that we're taking Symmantec's requirements into consideration as well.

bash-3.00# modinfo | grep -i vx
 48 7bec6000  3a728 313   1  vxdmp (VxVM 5.0MP1-2007-01-22a: DMP Dr)
 50 7c002000 33fd48 314   1  vxio (VxVM 5.0MP1-2007-01-22a I/O dri)
 52 7bea1070    d48 315   1  vxspec (VxVM 5.0MP1-2007-01-22a control)
238 7bfed230    c30 311   1  vxportal (VxFS 5.0_REV-5.0MP1u_sol portal)
239 7aa00000 1bc8a0  21   1  vxfs (VxFS 5.0_REV-5.0MP1u_sol SunOS )
242 7b744800  4fe28 318   1  vxfen (VRTS Fence 5.0MP1)
259 7afe2000   a2c8 312   1  fdd (VxQIO 5.0_REV-5.0MP1u_sol Quick)
bash-3.00# pkginfo -l VRTSvcs
   PKGINST:  VRTSvcs
      NAME:  Veritas Cluster Server by Symantec
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  sparc
   VERSION:  5.0
   BASEDIR:  /
    VENDOR:  Symantec Corporation
      DESC:  Veritas Cluster Server by Symantec
    PSTAMP:  Veritas-5.0MP1+e1084049-11/24/07-08:31:01
  INSTDATE:  Dec 10 2009 16:10
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:      163 installed pathnames
                  24 shared pathnames
                   2 linked files
                  47 directories
                  84 executables
              142240 blocks used (approx)

trouphaz's picture

After digging around on Symmantec's site I found some tool https://vos.symantec.com/home.  This seems to be pretty interesting about evaluating the platform, at least for an upgrade and lists available patches.

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Dev Roy's picture

I would have given you that link for general checklist for install/upgrade, anyways you got it.

It is always advisable to upgrade your product to the latest available patch or product version. If you are not opting for VCS5.1 then you can upgrade your product to 5.0MP3RP3.
You can download the same from fileconnect.

How can you download latest MP or Product?

1.> Verify that that MP exists on FileConnect website http://www.symantec.com/downloads/fileconnect/inde...

2.> Go to site https://fileconnect.symantec.com/ .Then site will prompt you for serial number.

After entering serial number, you can download the product that you have purchased (not all products) as well as all updates for that product.

We cant really comment on the panics that you have encountered in the past, that can better be answered by Technical Support after a thorough investigation.

Regards,
Dev

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Dev Roy's picture

I believe you may not find RP3 from fileconnect but you can download MP3.

I will give you link for RP3 for Solaris Sparc, I believe you are running on Sparc as you have applied e1084049 which is for Sol Sparc.
https://vos.symantec.com/patch/detail/3036

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dev

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Marianne's picture

Compatibily questions will be answered in the Hardware Compatibility List:
ftp://exftpp.symantec.com/pub/support/products/Fou...
Array settings can also be checked and confirmed in the Hardware TechNote:
ftp://exftpp.symantec.com/pub/support/products/Fou...

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