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:
  • 5.0MP4
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: 337759
Popularity: 721 viewed  44 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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