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 Basic information
Release type: Rolling Patch
Release date: 2008-10-17
OS update support: None
Technote: 311859
Documentation: None
Popularity: 318 viewed    6 downloaded
Download size: 9.14 MB
Checksum: 3651034998

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Cluster Server 5.0MP2 On SLES9 i586

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

 Fixes the following incidents:

 Patch ID:

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Etrack Incidents: 1435107

Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 MP2 RP1


This document provides release information about Rolling Patch 1 for the Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 Maintenance Pack 2 release on the Linux platform.

Supported Platform

|				    |			     |	2.6.5-7.308-smp		 |
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9     |x86 (32-bit)	     |	2.6.5-7.308-bigsmp	 |
|Service Pack 4			    |			     |  2.6.5-7.308-default	 |
|				    |________________________|___________________________|
|				    | 			     |				 |
|				    |x86_64 (Intel Xeon, AMD  |	2.6.5-7.308-default	 |
|				    |Opteron)		     |  2.6.5-7.308-smp		 |
|				    |		   	     |				 |

Veritas products will operate on subsequent kernel and patch releases provided the operating systems maintain kernel ABI (application binary interface) compatibility. Information about the latest supported SUSE service packs is available in the following TechNote. Read this TechNote before installing any Veritas™ product.

For further details, see the Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 MP2 Release Notes.

Packages included in this Rolling Patch

Where <arch> is the Linux architecture.

Installing the RP1 RPMs on the cluster

1. Login as superuser.

2. Verify that /opt/VRTSvcs/bin is set in the PATH variable so you can execute all product commands.

3. Switch over the service group to a node that is running.
	# hagrp -switch <service_group> -to south

4. Make the VCS configuration writable. On a node that you want to upgrade, type:
	# haconf -makerw

5. Freeze the service group operations. Perform this task on each node if you had selected a group of nodes to upgrade.
	# hasys -freeze -persistent north

6. Make the VCS configuration read-only.
	# haconf -dump -makero

7. Stop VCS. Enter the following command in each node in the group that is upgraded:
	# hastop -local

8. Stop the VCS command server.
	# killall CmdServer

9. Stop GAB and LLT.
	# /etc/init.d/gab stop
	# /etc/init.d/llt stop

10. Upgrade the nodes and patch them to the supported kernel version.

11. Download the RPMs amd use the rpm commands to upgrade to 5.0 MP2 RP1.
	# rpm -U VRTSllt-<arch>.rpm				
	# rpm -U VRTSgab-<arch>.rpm 
	# rpm -U VRTSvxfen-<arch>.rpm
	# rpm -U VRTSvcsdr-<arch>.rpm

12. Start LLT, GAB, and VCS.
	# /etc/init.d/llt start
	# /etc/init.d/gab start
	# /etc/init.d/vcs start

13. Make the VCS configuration writable. Enter the following command from any node in the upgraded group.
	# haconf -makerw

14. Unfreeze the service group operations. Perform this task on each node if you had upgraded a group of nodes.
	# hasys -unfreeze -persistent north

15. Make the configuration read-only.
	# haconf -dump -makero

16. Switch back the service group to the original node.
	# hagrp -switch <service_group> -to north

Verifying the software installation

* To list the Veritas packages installed on your system, enter the following command:
	# rpm -qa | grep VRTS

Removing the RP1 RPMs

To uninstall VCS 5.0 MP2 RP1

1. Stop VCS along with all the resources. Then stop remaining resources manually.
	# /etc/init.d/vcs stop

2. Stop the VCS command server.
	# killall CmdServer

3. Uninstall VCS.
	# cd /opt/VRTS/install
	# ./uninstallvcs

4. If vxfen was originally configured in enabled mode, type the following on all the nodes:
	# rm /etc/vxfenmode

5. Reboot all nodes.

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