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

Package name: VRTSaslapm
Package description: Array Support Libraries and Array Policy Modules for Volume Manager by Symantec
Package version: 6.0.100.202
Supported product versions:
  • 6.0.3
  • 6.0.1
Embedded in VxVM?: No
Supported platforms:
  • AIX (6.1, 7.1)
TechNote: TECH176305
Popularity: 688 viewed  24 downloaded
Download size: 265K
Checksum: 1578879075
Release date: 2013-12-18 05:36:51

 Package contents

The VRTSaslapm 6.0.1 package in product contains the ASLs and APMs to support the arrays indicated in the hardware compatibility list(HCL).
ASLs
Library Version VID PID Arrays Mode
libvxemc8.0EMCSYMMETRIXSymmetrix V-Max, Symmetrix DMX-4A/A


 Readme file  [Save As...]

======================================================================= VRTSaslapm package (Array Support Libraries and Array Policy Modules) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 6.0.1 for AIX ======================================================================= Date : 12/09/2013 Package Name : VRTSaslapm Package Description : Array Support Libraries and Array Policy Modules for Veritas Volume Manager Package Version : 6.0.100.202 Operating System : AIX Operating System version : 6.1, 7.1 Veritas Volume Manager Version : 6.0.100.000 ======================================================================= This is a Hot Fix Release for limited distribution. The change in the HF is: 3359217 Modified EMC ASL (libvxemc) to handle the case of BCV device switching to read-write mode causing continuous vxdmp error messages in syslog. ======================================================================= Installation Procedure: ====================== 1. Pre-Installation Checks: -------------------------- A) If there are any external ASL/APM packages installed on the system, Remove them before you start installation of VRTSaslapm package. B) VxVM 6.0.100.000 is the minimum VxVM version that needs to be installed before proceeding with installation of VRTSaslapm package. So make sure that VxVM 6.0.100.000 or higher version is installed on system. 2. Package Download Instructions: ---------------------------------- A. Create a directory to store the VRTSaslapm package # mkdir /tmp/aslapm # cd /tmp/aslapm B. Download the VRTSaslapm package C. After downloading VRTSaslapm_AIX_6.0.100.202.tar.gz in /tmp/aslapm directory, verify the cksum # cksum VRTSaslapm_AIX_6.0.100.202.tar.gz 1578879075 271060 VRTSaslapm_AIX_6.0.100.202.tar.gz D. Uncompress the file and extract the packages # gunzip VRTSaslapm_AIX_6.0.100.202.tar.gz # tar -xvf VRTSaslapm_AIX_6.0.100.202.tar 3. Installation Instructions: ---------------------------- A. If VRTSaslapm package is currently NOT installed on your system then perform an initial install. 1. Install the package # installp -acgX -d VRTSaslapm.bff VRTSaslapm 2. After you install VRTSaslapm package, you must execute: # vxdctl enable B. If there is a VRTSaslapm package already installed on your system then perform an upgrade/downgrade install. If the DMP native support is disabled ===================================== 1. Verify that DMP native support is disabled(off) # vxdmpadm gettune dmp_native_support 2. To upgrade VRTSaslapm package to higher version, execute (to downgrade use -F option): # installp -ad ./VRTSaslapm.bff VRTSaslapm 3. After you upgrade VRTSaslapm package, you must execute: # vxdctl enable If the DMP native support is enabled for rootvg =============================================== 1. Verify that DMP native support is enabled for rootvg # vxdmpadm native list vgname=rootvg 2. See if DMP native support is enabled (ON state) # vxdmpadm gettune dmp_native_support If enabled(ON state) then disable it: # vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=off Else disable DMP support for rootvg # vxdmpadm native disable vgname=rootvg 3. Reboot the machine 4. Upgrade the VRTSaslapm package (or downgrade with -F option) # installp -ad ./VRTSaslapm.bff VRTSaslapm 5. If you set the "dmp_native_support" tunable value to "off" in step #2 then set it back to "on" # vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=on Else enable DMP support for rootvg # vxdmpadm native enable vgname=rootvg 6. Reboot the machine If the DMP native support is enabled ==================================== 1. Verify that DMP native support is enabled(on) # vxdmpadm gettune dmp_native_support 2. Stop the applications using LVM, unmount the filesystems. # umount <filesystem> # varyoff <vgname> 3. Disable DMP native support(off). # vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=off 4. Upgrade the VRTSaslapm package (or downgrade with -F option) # installp -ad ./VRTSaslapm.bff VRTSaslapm 5. Enable DMP native support(on) # vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=on 6. Make sure VGs are up and re-mount the file-systems 4. Post-Installation Checks: ---------------------------- A. After you install VRTSaslapm package, verify output of "vxddladm listsupport" command: # vxddladm listsupport [all] # vxddladm listsupport libname=<libname> B. Check the output of "vxdmpadm listapm" command. The APM should be in Active state if the corresponding array is connected: # vxdmpadm listapm [all | apmname] C. To see package information, execute # lslpp -l VRTSaslapm Un-installation Procedure: ========================== Note: After un-installlation of VRTSaslapm package, any arrays that require an ASL/APM may not work properly until VRTSaslapm is installed again. A. To uninstall VRTSaslapm package, execute # installp -u VRTSaslapm B. After you uninstall VRTSaslapm package, you must execute # vxdctl enable

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