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

Library name: libvxlsiall
Library version: vm-5.0-rev-5
ASL package name: VRTSLSI-ALL
ASL package version: 5.0-1.0 (For PPC and x86_64 architecture) And 1.0-5.0 (For i686 architecture)
APM: dmpEngenio
APM package version: 5.0-1.0 (Only for PPC architecture) And 5.0-4.0 (For x86_64 architecture)
Supported product versions:
  • 5.0MP4
Embedded in VxVM?: No
Supported platforms:
  • Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux (POWER)/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (POWER), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11)
TechNote: 346432
Popularity: 657 viewed  15 downloaded
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Checksum: 417570008
Release date: N/A

 Supported Arrays and Modes

  • DS3000, DS3200, DS3300, DS3400, DS4100 (FAStT100), DS4200, DS4300 (FAStT600), DS4400 (FAStT700), DS4500 (FAStT900), DS4700, DS4800, DS5100, System Storage DS3000 series, System Storage DS5000 series, TotalStorage DS4000 series
Supported mode: A/P-C, A/PF-LSI

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This TechFile provides information on the Array Support Library (ASL) and Array Policy module (APM) for IBM DS3xx, DS4xxx and IBM DS5xxx Series Arrays in Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) mode on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0MP3, 5.0MP4 and later, 5.0RU1, 5.0RU3 and 5.0 RU4 for Linux For general information about ASLs, see TechNote ASL Package Name: VRTSLSI-ALL ASL Package Description: LSI MultiVID Array Support Library ASL Package Version: 5.0-1.0 (For PPC and x86_64 architecture) And 1.0-5.0 (For i686 architecture) APM Package Name: VRTSLSIapm APM Package Description: Veritas Array Policy Module for LSI multiVID. APM Package Version: 5.0-1.0 (Only for PPC architecture) And 5.0-4.0 (For x86_64 architecture) Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0 MP3, 5.0MP4 and later, 5.0RU1, 5.0RU3, 5.0RU4 Supported Arrays: IBM DS3xx series of Arrays (DS3400, DS3300, DS3200 ), DS4xxx series of Arrays ( DS4100, DS4200, DS4300, DS4400, DS4500, DS4700 and DS4800) and IBM DS5xxx series of Arrays (DS5100 and DS5300) Supported Modes: A/P-F Note: a. This ASL/APM requires Array to be configured in Active-Passive Explicit Failover (A/P-F) Mode. Please refer to TechNote #283282 for Array configuration for DMP. b. DS3200sa array is not supported on LoP, Since external SAS is not supported by IBM system Installation Instructions: 1.Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled: # vxdctl mode mode: enabled 2. Create a directory to download the ASL and APM tar package # mkdir /tmp/asl_apm/ # cd /tmp/asl_apm/ 3. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package in /tmp/asl_apm/ 4. After downloading VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346432.gz, verify the checksum of the file # cksum VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346432.gz 417570008 4906485 VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346432.gz 5. Uncompress the file and extract the packages: # gunzip VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346432.gz # tar xvf VRTSLSI-MultiVID-5.0_aslapm_Linux.tar_346432 Note: Verify that there are sixteen .rpm packages as part of the tar ball. There is one ASL package per distribution, one APM package for x86_64 architecture per distribution and one APM for "ppc" architecture for RHEL5, SUSE10 and SUSE11 Following are the ASL packages: VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_SUSE11.ppc64.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_RHEL4.i686.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_RHEL5.ppc64.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_SLES10.i586.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-5.0-1.0_SUSE10.ppc64.rpm VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_SLES9.i586.rpm Following are the APM packages: VRTSLSIapm-5.0-1.0_SUSE11.ppc64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-1.0_RHEL5.ppc64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_SLES10.x86_64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-1.0_SUSE10.ppc64.rpm VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_SLES9.x86_64.rpm 6. Select the appropriate ASL and APM packages depending on the target machine distribution (RHEL or SLES). Following are example installation instructions for RHEL5 x86_64 distribution: ASL installation: # rpm -ivh VRTSLSI-ALL-1.0-5.0_RHEL5.i686.rpm APM Installation: # rpm -ivh VRTSLSIapm-5.0-4.0_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm 7. After the packages are installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as an IBM DSxxxx array and then load the new APM: # vxdctl enable Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL and/or APM does not take effect, and the vxdctl enable command 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 and vxconfigd -k, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport command # vxddladm listsupport ATTR_NAME ATTR_VALUE ================================================================================================= LIBNAME VID IBM, SUN, STK SGI, LSI, ENGENIO PID All ARRAY_TYPE A/P-C, A/PF-LSI ARRAY_NAME DS4300-, DS4100-, FAStT500- FAStT200, DS4500-, DS4400 IBM-FAStT, DS4800-, DS4700- DS5100, DS3400, DS3200 DS3300, SUN6130-, SUN6140- SUN6540-, ST2540-, SUN2510- SUN2530-, SUN2530-, STK6580_6780- SUN6180-, STK-ARRAY, D280 D220, D240, D178 FLEXLINE, Sun 6540, LSI- TP9300-, TP9400-, TP9500- TP9700-, IS500-, IS4600- ENGENIO- 9. Verify ASL library version as: # vxddladm listversion has version string: vm-5.0-rev-5. VXVM version: 5.0 10. If array is configured in A/P-F mode, then verify that APM is in Active state. # vxdmpadm listapm dmpEngenio Filename: dmpEngenio.ko APM name: dmpEngenio APM version: 1 Feature: VxVM VxVM version: 50 Array Types Supported: A/PF-LSI Depending Array Types: A/P State: Active

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