infoscale-rhel8_x86_64-Patch-8.0.0.1400

 Basic information
Release type: Patch
Release date: 2022-04-14
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 1110 viewed    downloaded
Download size: 556.22 MB
Checksum: 3577608932

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
InfoScale Availability 8.0 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Enterprise 8.0 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Foundation 8.0 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Storage 8.0 On RHEL8 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch supersedes the following patches: Release date
vm-rhel8_x86_64-Patch-8.0.0.1200 (obsolete) 2022-02-16

 Fixes the following incidents:
3951882, 4053178, 4055808, 4056593, 4056684, 4057420, 4061114, 4061115, 4062606, 4062799, 4064784, 4064786, 4064788, 4065565, 4065628, 4065651, 4065820, 4065841, 4066063, 4066213, 4066225, 4066259, 4066667, 4068407, 4069608, 4070027, 4070623

 Patch ID:
VRTSamf-8.0.0.1100-RHEL8
VRTSdbac-8.0.0.1100-RHEL8
VRTSgab-8.0.0.1100-RHEL8
VRTSodm-8.0.0.1100-RHEL8
VRTSvxfs-8.0.0.1200-RHEL8
VRTSllt-8.0.0.1200-RHEL8
VRTSvxfen-8.0.0.1200-RHEL8
VRTSvcs-8.0.0.1200-RHEL8
VRTScps-8.0.0.1200-RHEL8
VRTSrest-2.0.0.1100-linux
VRTSperl-5.34.0.1-RHEL8
VRTSaslapm-8.0.0.1600-RHEL8
VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1600-RHEL8
VRTSveki-8.0.0.1400-RHEL8

Readme file
                          * * * READ ME * * *
                       * * * InfoScale 8.0 * * *
                         * * * Patch 1400 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2022-04-12


This document provides the following information:

   * PATCH NAME
   * OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
   * PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
   * BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
   * SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * DETAILS OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * INSTALLATION PRE-REQUISITES
   * INSTALLING THE PATCH
   * REMOVING THE PATCH


PATCH NAME
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InfoScale 8.0 Patch 1400


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------------------
RHEL8 x86-64


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
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VRTSamf
VRTSaslapm
VRTScps
VRTSdbac
VRTSgab
VRTSllt
VRTSodm
VRTSperl
VRTSrest
VRTSvcs
VRTSveki
VRTSvxfen
VRTSvxfs
VRTSvxvm


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * InfoScale Availability 8.0
   * InfoScale Enterprise 8.0
   * InfoScale Foundation 8.0
   * InfoScale Storage 8.0


SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1600
* 4057420 (4060462) Nidmap information is not cleared after a node leaves, resulting in add node failure subsequently.
* 4062799 (4064208) Node failed to join the existing cluster after bits are upgraded to a newer version.
* 4065841 (4065495) Add support for DELL EMC PowerStore.
* 4066213 (4052580) Supporting multipathing for NVMe devices under VxVM.
* 4068407 (4068404) ASL request for HPE 3PAR/Primera/Alletra 9000 ALUA support.
Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1200
* 4066259 (4062576) hastop -local never finishes on Rhel8.4 and RHEL8.5 servers with latest minor kernels due to hang in vxdg deport command.
Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1100
* 4064786 (4053230) VxVM support for RHEL 8.5
* 4065628 (4065627) VxVM Modules failed to load after OS upgrade .
Patch ID: VRTSdbac-8.0.0.1100
* 4053178 (4053171) Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 5(RHEL8.5).
Patch ID: VRTSgab-8.0.0.1100
* 4064784 (4053171) Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 5(RHEL8.5).
Patch ID: VRTSamf-8.0.0.1100
* 4064788 (4053171) Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 5(RHEL8.5).
Patch ID: VRTSodm-8.0.0.1100
* 4061115 (4052885) ODM support for RHEL 8.5.
Patch ID: VRTSveki-8.0.0.1400
* 4070027 (4066550) Increasing Veki systemd service start timeout to 300 seconds
Patch ID: VRTSperl-5.34.0.1
* 4069608 (4069607) Security vulnerability detected on VRTSperl 5.34.0.0 released with Infoscale 8.0.
Patch ID: VRTSrest-2.0.0.1100
* 4056593 (4067458) For the  Restserver, loginwithcert  is not working for a certificate issued by a third-party certificate authority(CA).
Patch ID: VRTScps-8.0.0.1200
* 4066225 (4056666) The Error writing to database message may intermittently appear in syslogs on CP servers.
Patch ID: VRTSvxfen-8.0.0.1200
* 3951882 (4004248) vxfend generates core sometimes during vxfen race in CPS based fencing configuration
Patch ID: VRTSllt-8.0.0.1200
* 4066063 (4066062) Node panic is observed while using llt udp with multiport enabled.
* 4066667 (4040261) During LLT configuration, if set-verbose is set to 1 in /etc/llttab, an lltconfig core dump is observed.
Patch ID: VRTSvcs-8.0.0.1200
* 4065820 (4065819) Protocol version upgrade failed.
* 4070623 (4070999) Processes registered under VCS control get killed after running the 'hastop -local -force' command.
Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-8.0.0.1200
* 4055808 (4062971) Enable partition directory on WORM file system
* 4056684 (4056682) New features information on a filesystem with fsadm(file system administration utility) from a device is not displayed.
* 4062606 (4062605) Minimum retention time cannot be set if the maximum retention time is not set.
* 4065565 (4065669) Creating non-WORM checkpoints fails when the tunables - minimum retention time and maximum retention time are set.
* 4065651 (4065666) Enable partition directory on WORM file system having WORM enabled on files with retention period not expired.
Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-8.0.0.1100
* 4061114 (4052883) VxFS support for RHEL 8.5.


DETAILS OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
This patch fixes the following incidents:

Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1600

* 4057420 (Tracking ID: 4060462)

SYMPTOM:
System is unresponsive while adding new nodes.

DESCRIPTION:
After a node is removed, and adding node with  different node name is attempted; system turns
unresponsive. When a node leaves a cluster, in-memory information related to the node is not cleared due to the race condition.

RESOLUTION:
Fixed race condition to clear in-memory information of the node that leaves the cluster.

* 4062799 (Tracking ID: 4064208)

SYMPTOM:
Node is unresponsive while it gets added to the cluster.

DESCRIPTION:
While a node joins the cluster, if bits on the node are upgraded; size
of the object is interpreted incorrectly. Issue is observed when number of objects is higher and on
InfoScale 7.3.1 and above.

RESOLUTION:
Correct sizes are calculated for the data received from the master node.

* 4065841 (Tracking ID: 4065495)

SYMPTOM:
This is new array and we need to add support for EMC PowerStore.

DESCRIPTION:
EMC PowerStore is new array and current ASL doesn't support it. So it will not be claimed with current ASL. This array support has been now added in the current ASL.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes to support EMC PowerStore have been done.

* 4066213 (Tracking ID: 4052580)

SYMPTOM:
Multipathing not supported for NVMe devices under VxVM.

DESCRIPTION:
NVMe devices being non-SCSI devices, are not considered for multipathing.

RESOLUTION:
Changes introduced to support multipathing for NVMe devices.

* 4068407 (Tracking ID: 4068404)

SYMPTOM:
We need to add support to claim ALUA Disks on HPE 3PAR/Primera/Alletra 9000 arrays.

DESCRIPTION:
Current ASL doesn't support HPE 3PAR/Primera/Alletra 9000 ALUA array type. This ALUA array support has been now added in the current ASL.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes to support HPE 3PAR/Primera/Alletra 9000 ALUA array have been done.

Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1200

* 4066259 (Tracking ID: 4062576)

SYMPTOM:
When hastop -local is used to stop the cluster, dg deport command hangs. Below stack trace is observed in system logs :

#0 [ffffa53683bf7b30] __schedule at ffffffffa834a38d
 #1 [ffffa53683bf7bc0] schedule at ffffffffa834a868
 #2 [ffffa53683bf7bd0] blk_mq_freeze_queue_wait at ffffffffa7e4d4e6
 #3 [ffffa53683bf7c18] blk_cleanup_queue at ffffffffa7e433b8
 #4 [ffffa53683bf7c30] vxvm_put_gendisk at ffffffffc3450c6b [vxio]   
 #5 [ffffa53683bf7c50] volsys_unset_device at ffffffffc3450e9d [vxio]
 #6 [ffffa53683bf7c60] vol_rmgroup_devices at ffffffffc3491a6b [vxio]
 #7 [ffffa53683bf7c98] voldg_delete at ffffffffc34932fc [vxio]
 #8 [ffffa53683bf7cd8] vol_delete_group at ffffffffc3494d0d [vxio]
 #9 [ffffa53683bf7d18] volconfig_ioctl at ffffffffc3555b8e [vxio]
#10 [ffffa53683bf7d90] volsioctl_real at ffffffffc355fc8a [vxio]
#11 [ffffa53683bf7e60] vols_ioctl at ffffffffc124542d [vxspec]
#12 [ffffa53683bf7e78] vols_unlocked_ioctl at ffffffffc124547d [vxspec]
#13 [ffffa53683bf7e80] do_vfs_ioctl at ffffffffa7d2deb4
#14 [ffffa53683bf7ef8] ksys_ioctl at ffffffffa7d2e4f0
#15 [ffffa53683bf7f30] __x64_sys_ioctl at ffffffffa7d2e536

DESCRIPTION:
This issue is seen due to some updation from kernel side w.r.t to handling request queue.Existing VxVM code set the request handling area (make_request_fn) as vxvm_gen_strategy, this functionality is getting impacted.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes are added to handle the request queues using blk_mq_init_allocated_queue.

Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-8.0.0.1100

* 4064786 (Tracking ID: 4053230)

SYMPTOM:
RHEL 8.5 support is to be provided with IS 8.0

DESCRIPTION:
RHEL 8.5 ZDS support is being provided with IS 8.0

RESOLUTION:
VxVM packages are available with RHEL 8.5 compatibility

* 4065628 (Tracking ID: 4065627)

SYMPTOM:
VxVM modules are not loaded after OS upgrade followed by a reboot .

DESCRIPTION:
Once the stack installation is completed with configuration , after OS upgrade vxvm directory is not formed under /lib/modules/<upgraded_kernel>veritas/ .

RESOLUTION:
VxVM code is updated with the required changes .

Patch ID: VRTSdbac-8.0.0.1100

* 4053178 (Tracking ID: 4053171)

SYMPTOM:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 5(RHEL8.5).

DESCRIPTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
versions later than RHEL8 Update 4.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 
5(RHEL8.5) is now introduced.

Patch ID: VRTSgab-8.0.0.1100

* 4064784 (Tracking ID: 4053171)

SYMPTOM:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 5(RHEL8.5).

DESCRIPTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
versions later than RHEL8 Update 4.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 
5(RHEL8.5) is now introduced.

Patch ID: VRTSamf-8.0.0.1100

* 4064788 (Tracking ID: 4053171)

SYMPTOM:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 5(RHEL8.5).

DESCRIPTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
versions later than RHEL8 Update 4.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 
5(RHEL8.5) is now introduced.

Patch ID: VRTSodm-8.0.0.1100

* 4061115 (Tracking ID: 4052885)

SYMPTOM:
The ODM module fails to load on RHEL 8.5.

DESCRIPTION:
This issue occurs due to changes in the RHEL 8.5 kernel.

RESOLUTION:
The ODM module is updated to accommodate the changes in the kernel and load as expected on RHEL 8.5.

Patch ID: VRTSveki-8.0.0.1400

* 4070027 (Tracking ID: 4066550)

SYMPTOM:
After reboot LLT, GAB service fail to start as Veki service start times out.

DESCRIPTION:
After reboot, when systemd tries to bring multiple services in parallel at the same time of Veki, Veki startup times out. The default Veki startup timeout was 90 seconds, which is getting increased to 300 seconds with this patch

RESOLUTION:
Increasing Veki start timeout

Patch ID: VRTSperl-5.34.0.1

* 4069608 (Tracking ID: 4069607)

SYMPTOM:
Security vulnerability detected on VRTSperl 5.34.0.0 released with Infoscale 8.0.

DESCRIPTION:
Security vulnerability detected in the Net::Netmask module.

RESOLUTION:
Upgraded Net::Netmask module and re-created VRTSperl 5.34.0.1 version to fix the vulnerability .

Patch ID: VRTSrest-2.0.0.1100

* 4056593 (Tracking ID: 4067458)

SYMPTOM:
For the  Restserver, loginwithcert  is not working for a certificate issued by a third-party certificate authority(CA).

DESCRIPTION:
For the  Restserver, loginwithcert  is not working for a certificate issued by a third-party certificate authority(CA).

RESOLUTION:
Code introduced to support loginwithcert for a certificate issued by a third-party certificate authority(CA).

Patch ID: VRTScps-8.0.0.1200

* 4066225 (Tracking ID: 4056666)

SYMPTOM:
The Error writing to database message may appear in syslogs intermittently on InfoScale CP servers.

DESCRIPTION:
Typically, when a coordination point server (CP server) is shared among multiple InfoScale clusters, the following messages may intermittently appear in syslogs:
CPS CRITICAL V-97-1400-501 Error writing to database! :database is locked.
These messages appear in the context of the CP server protocol handshake between the clients and the server.

RESOLUTION:
The CP server is updated so that, in addition to its other database write operations, all the ones for the CP server protocol handshake action are also synchronized.

Patch ID: VRTSvxfen-8.0.0.1200

* 3951882 (Tracking ID: 4004248)

SYMPTOM:
vxfend process segfaults and coredumped

DESCRIPTION:
During fencing race, sometimes vxfend crashes and generates core dump

RESOLUTION:
Vxfend internally uses fork and exec to execute sub tasks. The new child process was using same file descriptors for logging purpose. This simultaneous read of same file using single file descriptor was resulting incorrect read and hence the process crash and coredump. This fix creates new file descriptor for child process to fix the crash

Patch ID: VRTSllt-8.0.0.1200

* 4066063 (Tracking ID: 4066062)

SYMPTOM:
Node panic

DESCRIPTION:
Node panic observed in llt udp multiport configuration with vx ioship stack.

RESOLUTION:
When llt receives an acknowledgement, it tries to free the packet and corresponding client frags blindly without checking the client status. If the client is unregistered, then the free functions of the frags will be invalid and hence should not be called.

* 4066667 (Tracking ID: 4040261)

SYMPTOM:
During LLT configuration, if set-verbose is set to 1 in /etc/llttab, an lltconfig core dump is observed.

DESCRIPTION:
Some log messages may have IDs like 00000. When such logs are encountered, it may lead to a core dump by the lltconfig process.

RESOLUTION:
VCS is updated to use appropriate message IDs for logs so that such issues do not occur.

Patch ID: VRTSvcs-8.0.0.1200

* 4065820 (Tracking ID: 4065819)

SYMPTOM:
Protocol version upgrade from Access Appliance 7.4.3.200 to 8.0 failed.

DESCRIPTION:
During rolling upgrade, IPM message 'MSG_CLUSTER_VERSION_UPDATE' is generated and as a part of it we do  some validations for bumping up protocol. If validation succeeds then a broadcast message to bump up the cluster protocol is sent and immediately we send success message to haclus. Thus, the success message is sent before processing the actual updating Protocol version broadcast message. This process occurs for very short period. Also, after successful processing of the broadcast message, the Protocol version is properly updated in config files as well as command shows correct value.

RESOLUTION:
Instead of immediately returning success message, haclus CLI waits till upgrade is implemented on broadcast channel and then success message is sent.

* 4070623 (Tracking ID: 4070999)

SYMPTOM:
Processes registered under VCS control get killed after running the 'hastop -local -force' command.

DESCRIPTION:
Processes registered under VCS control get killed after running the 'hastop -local -force' command.

RESOLUTION:
'KillMode' value changed from 'control-group' to 'process'.

Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-8.0.0.1200

* 4055808 (Tracking ID: 4062971)

SYMPTOM:
All the operations like ls, create are blocked on file system

DESCRIPTION:
In WORM file system we do not allow directory rename. When partition directory is enabled, new directories are created and files are moved under this leaf directory based on hash. Due to WORM FS this rename operation was blocked and splitting could not complete. Blocking all the operations on file system.

RESOLUTION:
Allow directory renaming in the context of partition directory split and merge.

* 4056684 (Tracking ID: 4056682)

SYMPTOM:
New features information on a filesystem with fsadm(file system administration utility) from a device is not displayed.

DESCRIPTION:
Information about new features like WORM (Write once read many), auditlog is correctly updated with a file system mounted through the fsadm utility, but on the underlying device the new feature information is not displayed.

RESOLUTION:
Updated fsadm utility to display the new feature information correctly.

* 4062606 (Tracking ID: 4062605)

SYMPTOM:
Minimum retention time cannot be set if the maximum retention time is not set.

DESCRIPTION:
The tunable - minimum retention time cannot be set if the tunable - maximum retention time is not set. This was implemented to ensure 
that the minimum time is lower than the maximum time.

RESOLUTION:
Setting of minimum and maximum retention time is independent of each other. Minimum retention time can be set without the maximum retention time being set.

* 4065565 (Tracking ID: 4065669)

SYMPTOM:
Creating non-WORM checkpoints fails when the tunables - minimum retention time and maximum retention time are set.

DESCRIPTION:
Creation of non-WORM checkpoints fails as all WORM-related validations are extended to non-WORM checkpoints also.

RESOLUTION:
WORM-related validations restricted to WORM fsets only, allowing non-WORM checkpoints to be created.

* 4065651 (Tracking ID: 4065666)

SYMPTOM:
All the operations like ls, create are blocked on file system directory where there are WORM enabled files and retention period not expired

DESCRIPTION:
For WORM file system, files whose retention period is not expired can not be renamed. When partition directory is enabled, new directories are created and files are moved under this leaf directory based on hash. Due to WORM FS this rename operation was blocked and splitting could not complete. Blocking all the operations on file system.

RESOLUTION:
Allow directory renaming of files even if retention period is not expired in the context of partition directory split and merge.

Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-8.0.0.1100

* 4061114 (Tracking ID: 4052883)

SYMPTOM:
The VxFS module fails to load on RHEL 8.5.

DESCRIPTION:
This issue occurs due to changes in the RHEL 8.5 kernel.

RESOLUTION:
VxFS module is updated to accommodate the changes in the kernel and load as expected on RHEL 8.5.



INSTALLING THE PATCH
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Run the Installer script to automatically install the patch:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Please be noted that the installation of this P-Patch will cause downtime.

To install the patch perform the following steps on at least one node in the cluster:
1. Copy the patch infoscale-rhel8_x86_64-Patch-8.0.0.1400.tar.gz to /tmp
2. Untar infoscale-rhel8_x86_64-Patch-8.0.0.1400.tar.gz to /tmp/hf
    # mkdir /tmp/hf
    # cd /tmp/hf
    # gunzip /tmp/infoscale-rhel8_x86_64-Patch-8.0.0.1400.tar.gz
    # tar xf /tmp/infoscale-rhel8_x86_64-Patch-8.0.0.1400.tar
3. Install the hotfix(Please be noted that the installation of this P-Patch will cause downtime.)
    # pwd /tmp/hf
    # ./installVRTSinfoscale800P1400 [<host1> <host2>...]

You can also install this patch together with 8.0 base release using Install Bundles
1. Download this patch and extract it to a directory
2. Change to the Veritas InfoScale 8.0 directory and invoke the installer script
   with -patch_path option where -patch_path should point to the patch directory
    # ./installer -patch_path [<path to this patch>] [<host1> <host2>...]

Install the patch manually:
--------------------------
Manual installation is not recommended.


REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
Manual uninstallation is not recommended.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
--------------------
Veritas recommends using the latest CPI patch with -require option for any deployment-related operations.


OTHERS
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NONE