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: 5.1.114.101
Supported product versions:
  • 5.1SP1
Embedded in VxVM?: No
Supported platforms:
  • AIX (5.3, 6.1, 7.1)
TechNote: TECH77062
Popularity: 435 viewed  14 downloaded
Download size: 312K
Checksum: 1462075400
Release date: 2014-02-03 05:26:46

 Package contents

The VRTSaslapm 5.1SP1 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) 5.1SP1 for AIX ======================================================================= Date : 1/31/2014 Package Name : VRTSaslapm Package Description : Array Support Libraries and Array Policy Modules for Veritas Volume Manager Package Version : 5.1.114.101 Operating System : AIX Operating System version : 5.3, 6.1, 7.1 Veritas Volume Manager Version : 5.1.100.000 Note: This VRTSaslapm package is ONLY for VRTSvxvm 5.1SP1 and 5.1SP1 RP/PR/HF releases. This VRTSaslapm package should NOT be used on VxVM 6.0, 6.0.1 or higher releases. Note: AIX 7.1 support requires VxVM 5.1SP1RP2 or higher ======================================================================= This is a Hot Fix Release for limited distribution. The change in the HF release is: 3421361 modified the libvxemc ASL to detect the Maximum Reclaim size correctly for Thin Reclamation. For description of changes made in this update, and other information related to VRTSaslapm package, please reference the TechNote: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77062 ======================================================================= 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 5.1.100 is the minimum VxVM version that needs to be installed before proceeding with installation of VRTSaslapm package. So make sure that VxVM 5.1.100 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_5.1.114.101.tar.gz in /tmp/aslapm directory, verify the cksum # cksum VRTSaslapm_AIX_5.1.114.101.tar.gz 1462075400 319564 VRTSaslapm_AIX_5.1.114.101.tar.gz D. Uncompress the file and extract the packages # gunzip VRTSaslapm_AIX_5.1.114.101.tar.gz # tar -xvf VRTSaslapm_AIX_5.1.114.101.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. Note: For AIX 7.1 support, if you are upgrading from 5.1SP1PR1, then you will need to follow the "Downgrade Installation Instructions" below as the revision of VRTSaslapm package for PR releases are higher than the latest VRTSaslapm update packages. Upgrade Installation Instructions: ---------------------------------- 1. Verify the version of currently installed VRTSaslapm package. Make sure that you are upgrading VRTSaslapm package with a higher version. # lslpp -l VRTSaslapm 2. To upgrade VRTSaslapm package to higher version, execute: # installp -ad ./VRTSaslapm.bff VRTSaslapm 3. After you upgrade VRTSaslapm package, you must execute: # vxdctl enable Downgrade Installation Instructions: ------------------------------------ Note: If an array support was added via the currently installed version of the VRTSaslapm package then the downgrade of the package may cause that array to not work properly. 1. Verify the version of currently installed VRTSaslapm package. Make sure that you are downgrading VRTSaslapm package with a lower version. # lslpp -l VRTSaslapm 2. To downgrade VRTSaslapm package to a lower version, execute: # installp -F -ad ./VRTSaslapm.bff VRTSaslapm 3. After you downgraded VRTSaslapm package, you must execute: # vxdctl enable 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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