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: 6.0.400.001
Supported product versions:
  • 6.0.4
  • 6.0.3
  • 6.0.1
Embedded in VxVM?: No
Supported platforms:
  • Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11)
TechNote: TECH176305
Popularity: 925 viewed  46 downloaded
Download size: 674K
Checksum: 677187349
Release date: 2013-12-18 05:37:33

 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 Linux (SLES and RHEL) ======================================================================= Date : 12/9/2013 Package Name : VRTSaslapm Package Description : Array Support Libraries and Array Policy Modules for Veritas Volume Manager Package Version : 6.0.400.001 Operating System : Linux Operating System version : RHEL, SLES 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_Linux_6.0.400.001.tar.gz in /tmp/aslapm directory, verify the cksum # cksum VRTSaslapm_Linux_6.0.400.001.tar.gz 677187349 690270 pkgs/VRTSaslapm_Linux_6.0.400.001.tar.gz D. Uncompress the file and extract the packages # gunzip VRTSaslapm_Linux_6.0.400.001.tar.gz # tar -xvf VRTSaslapm_Linux_6.0.400.001.tar E. Change Directory to appropriate Linux release. # cd SLES11 Note: The below are example installation instructions for Linux SLES11. Similar instructions can be followed for RHEL5, RHEL6 and SLES10 3. Installation Instructions: ---------------------------- A. If VRTSaslapm package is currently NOT installed on your system then perform an initial install. 1. Install the package # rpm -ivh VRTSaslapm-6.0.400.001-SLES11.x86_64.rpm 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. Upgrade VRTSaslapm package to higher version, execute (to downgrade use option "--force"): # rpm -Uvh VRTSaslapm-6.0.400.001-SLES11.x86_64.rpm 3. After you upgrade VRTSaslapm package, you must execute: # vxdctl enable 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, deactivate the VGs. # umount <filesystem> # vgchange -a n 3. Disable DMP native support(off) # vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=off This command will ask for a reboot for rootvg support setup. 4. Upgrade the VRTSaslapm package # rpm -Uvh VRTSaslapm-6.0.400.001-SLES11.x86_64.rpm 5. Enable DMP native support(on) # vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=on This command will ask for a reboot for rootvg support setup. 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 # rpm -qil VRTSaslapm-6.0.400.001-SLES11 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 # rpm -e VRTSaslapm-6.0.400.001-SLES11 B. After you uninstall VRTSaslapm package, you must execute # vxdctl enable

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