Array Support Library (ASL)/Array Policy Module (APM) Details
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 Basic information

Library name: libvxxiv
Library version: vm-5.0-rev-2
Package name: VRTSibmxiv
Package description: Array Support Library for IBM XIV series arrays
Package version: 2.0
Supported product versions:
  • 5.0MP2
  • 5.0MP1
  • 5.0
Embedded in VxVM?: No
Supported platforms:
  • Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9)
TechNote: 337759
Popularity: 434 viewed  9 downloaded
Download size: 30K
Checksum: 2702728704
Release date: N/A

 Supported Arrays and Modes

  • XIV
Supported mode: A/A

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This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library for IBM XIV Array (Active/Active) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0, 5.0MPx and 5.0RU1 for Linux For general information about ASL, see Tech Note 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile). ASL Package Name: VRTSibmxiv ASL Package Description: Array Support Library for IBM XIV series arrays ASL Package Version: 2.0 Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0, 5.0MPx and 5.0 RU1 Supported Arrays: IBM XIV (A/A) Installation Instructions: 1. Create a directory to store ASL package # mkdir /tmp/asl # cd /tmp/asl 2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the ASL package to /tmp/asl 3. After downloading VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_Linux.tar_337759.gz, verify checksum of the file # cksum VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_Linux.tar_337759.gz 2702728704 30621 VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_Linux.tar_337759.gz 4. Unzip the file and extract the rpm packages # gunzip VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_Linux.tar_337759.gz # tar -xvf VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_Linux.tar_337759 Note: Verify that there are five rpm packages as part of the tar ball. There is one ASL package per distribution VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_SLES9.i586.rpm VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_SLES10.i586.rpm VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm Following are the installation instructions for RHEL5 distribution Similar steps can be followed for other distributions (RHEL4/ SLES9 / SLES10/ SLES11) 5. Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled # vxdctl mode mode: enabled 6. ASL Installation: # rpm -ivh VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm Preparing... ########################################### [100%] 1:VRTSIBM-XIV ########################################### [100%] Adding the entry in supported arrays Loading The Library 7. After the package is installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk 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. 8. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command # vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxxiv.so ATTR_NAME ATTR_VALUE ============================ LIBNAME libvxxiv.so VID IBM PID 2810XIV ARRAY_TYPE A/A ARRAY_NAME XIV 9. Check ASL version # vxddladm listversion libname=libvxxiv.so libvxxiv.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-2. VXVM version: 5.0 ASL Package Information: # rpm -qil VRTSIBM-XIV Name : VRTSIBM-XIV Relocations : (not relocatable) Version : 5.0 Vendor : VERITAS Software Corporation Inc. Release : 2.0_RHEL4 Build Date : Tue 08 Dec 2009 03:25:32 PM IST Install Date: Thu 17 Dec 2009 04:41:49 AM IST Build Host : vmlx11.veritas.com Group : System/Data Storage Source RPM : VRTSIBM-XIV-5.0-2.0_RHEL4.src.rpm Size : 11409 License : Copyright (c) 1990-2007 VERITAS Software Corporation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS SOFTWARE IS THE PROPERTY OF AND IS LICENSED BY VERITAS SOFTWARE, AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS. Signature : (none) Packager : linuxvm-pkgr@veritas.com URL : http://www.veritas.com/ Summary : Array Support Library for IBM XIV series arrays. Description : Array Support Library for IBM XIV series arrays. /etc/vx/aslkey.d /etc/vx/aslkey.d/libvxxiv.key.2 /etc/vx/lib/discovery.d /etc/vx/lib/discovery.d/libvxxiv.so.2

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