infoscale-aix-Patch-7.4.0.1100

 Basic information
Release type: Patch
Release date: 2018-07-23
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 413 viewed    58 downloaded
Download size: 113.4 MB
Checksum: 1388068178

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
InfoScale Enterprise 7.4 On AIX 7.1
InfoScale Foundation 7.4 On AIX 7.1
InfoScale Storage 7.4 On AIX 7.1

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:
None.

 Fixes the following incidents:
3949322, 3950578, 3950740, 3953235

 Patch ID:
VRTSvxfs.bff
VRTSvxvm.bff
VRTSodm.bff

Readme file
                          * * * READ ME * * *
                       * * * InfoScale 7.4 * * *
                         * * * Patch 1100 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2018-07-02


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 7.4 Patch 1100


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
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AIX


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
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VRTSodm
VRTSvxfs
VRTSvxvm


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
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   * InfoScale Enterprise 7.4
   * InfoScale Foundation 7.4
   * InfoScale Storage 7.4


SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
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Patch ID: VRTSodm-7.4.0.1100
* 3953235 (3953233) After installing the 7.4.0.1100 (on AIX and Solaris) and 7.4.0.1200 (on Linux)
patch, the Oracle Disk Management (ODM) module fails to load.
Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-7.4.0.1100
* 3949322 (3944259) The vradmin verifydata and vradmin ibc commands fail on private diskgroups
with Lost connection error.
* 3950578 (3953241) Messages in syslog are seen with message string "0000" for VxVM module.
Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-7.4.0.1100
* 3950740 (3953165) Messages in syslog are seen with message string "0000" for VxFS module.


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

Patch ID: VRTSodm-7.4.0.1100

* 3953235 (Tracking ID: 3953233)

SYMPTOM:
After installing the 7.4.0.1100 (on AIX and Solaris) and 7.4.0.1200 (on Linux)
patch, the Oracle Disk Management (ODM) module fails to load.

DESCRIPTION:
As part of the 7.4.0.1100 (on AIX and Solaris) and 7.4.0.1200 (on Linux) patch,
the VxFS version has been updated to 7.4.0.1200.
Because of the VxFS version update, the ODM module needs to be repackaged due to an
internal dependency on VxFS version.

RESOLUTION:
As part of this fix, the ODM module has been repackaged to support the updated
VxFS version.

Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-7.4.0.1100

* 3949322 (Tracking ID: 3944259)

SYMPTOM:
The vradmin verifydata and vradmin ibc commands fail on private diskgroups
with Lost connection error.

DESCRIPTION:
This issue occurs because of a deadlock between the IBC mechanism and the
ongoing I/Os on the secondary RVG. IBC mechanism expects I/O transfer to
secondary in a sequential order, however to improve performance I/Os are now
written in parallel. The mismatch in IBC behavior causes a deadlock and the
vradmin verifydata and vradmin ibc fail due to time out error.

RESOLUTION:
As a part of this fix, IBC behavior is now improved such that it now considers
parallel and possible out-of-sequence I/O writes to the secondary.

* 3950578 (Tracking ID: 3953241)

SYMPTOM:
Customer may get generic message or warning in syslog with string as "vxvm:0000:
<msg>" instead of uniquely 
numbered message id for VxVM module.

DESCRIPTION:
Few syslog messages introduced in InfoScale 7.4 release were not given unique 
message number to identify 
correct places in the product where they are originated. Instead they are marked 
with common message 
identification number "0000".

RESOLUTION:
This patch fixes syslog messages generated by VxVM module, containing "0000" as 
the message string and 
provides them with a unique numbering.

Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-7.4.0.1100

* 3950740 (Tracking ID: 3953165)

SYMPTOM:
Customer may get generic message or warning in syslog with string as "vxfs:0000:<msg>" instead of uniquely 
numbered message id for VxFS module.

DESCRIPTION:
Few syslog messages introduced in InfoScale 7.4 release were not given unique message number to identify 
correct places in the product where they are originated. Instead they are marked with common message 
identification number "0000".

RESOLUTION:
This patch fixes syslog messages generated by VxFS module, containing "0000" as the message string and 
provides them with a unique numbering.



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-aix71-Patch-7.4.0.1100.tar.gz to /tmp
2. Untar infoscale-aix71-Patch-7.4.0.1100.tar.gz to /tmp/hf
    # mkdir /tmp/hf
    # cd /tmp/hf
    # gunzip /tmp/infoscale-aix71-Patch-7.4.0.1100.tar.gz
    # tar xf /tmp/infoscale-aix71-Patch-7.4.0.1100.tar
3. Install the hotfix(Please be noted that the installation of this P-Patch will cause downtime.)
    # pwd /tmp/hf
    # ./installVRTSinfoscale740P1100 [<host1> <host2>...]

You can also install this patch together with 7.4 base release using Install Bundles
1. Download this patch and extract it to a directory
2. Change to the Veritas InfoScale 7.4 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
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Run the Uninstaller script to automatically remove the patch:
------------------------------------------------------------
To uninstall the patch perform the following step on at least one node in the cluster:
    # /opt/VRTS/install/uninstallVRTSinfoscale740P1100 [<host1> <host2>...]

Remove the patch manually:
-------------------------
Manual uninstallation is not recommended.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
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NONE


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