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vcs-sles10_x86_64-VRTSllt-5.0MP3RP2HF2
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The latest patch(es) : sfha-sles10_x86_64-5.0MP4 
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 Basic information
Release type: Hot Fix
Release date: 2009-09-18
OS update support: None
Technote: 332529
Documentation: None
Popularity: 399 viewed    10 downloaded
Download size: 4.67 MB
Checksum: 3950339553

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Cluster Server 5.0MP3 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0MP3 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System for Oracle RAC 5.0MP3 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation for DB2 5.0MP3 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0MP3 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation HA 5.0MP3 On SLES10 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch is obsolete. It is superseded by: Release date
sfha-sles10_x86_64-5.0MP4 2010-04-11

 Fixes the following incidents:
1631012, 1702445, 1749396, 1831925

 Patch ID:
VRTSllt-5.0.30.22-MP3RP2HF2_SLES10

 Readme file  [Save As...]
OS: Linux
OS Version: SLES10 (x86_64)
Fixes Applied for Products:
	VRSTllt - Veritas Low Latency Transport by Symantec

Additional Instructions:
Please read the instructions below before installing the patch.

      PATCH LLT 5.0MP3RP2HF2 for VRTSllt on 5.0MP3RP2
======================================================================

 Patch Date:  September, 2009

This README provides information on:
 * BEFORE GETTING STARTED
 * CRC AND BYTE COUNT
 * FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE PATCH
 * PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
 * INSTALLING THE PATCH
 * UNINSTALLING THE PATCH


BEFORE GETTING STARTED:
----------------------
This patch applies only to:
	VRTSllt 5.0MP3RP2 running on Linux (SLES10 x86_64)

Ensure that you are running the supported configurations before
installing this patch.


CRC AND BYTE COUNT:
------------------
Ensure that the patch file you have downloaded matches the following
checksum and byte count.

The following command can be used to ascertain this:
# cksum VRTSllt-5.0.30.22-MP3RP2HF2_SLES10.x86_64.rpm
3980824752	4918722	VRTSllt-5.0.30.22-MP3RP2HF2_SLES10.x86_64.rpm


FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE PATCH: 
--------------------------------------------
Etrack Incidents: 1831925, 1702445, 1749396, 1631012

SDR's of Fixed Symantec Incidents:
--------------------------------

Symantec Incident : 1831925
Symptom:
	An LLT node (say A) misses heartbeats from a peer node (say B) and 
	declares node B as dead. However, the other node B is not actually 
	dead, but just that it has not been able to send heartbeats to node A.
Defect Description:
	Node B is somehow very busy and is not able to schedule OS timeouts 
	fast enough. This causes node B to delay sending heartbeats out.
Resolution:
	From various LLT threads, check if the LLT timer handler has 
	executed in the last few seconds (LLT runtime tunable: timetosendhb) 
	or not. If not, send out heartbeats immediately.

Symantec Incident : 1702445
Symptom:
	When a node is going down, and at the same time another is coming up, 
	its possible that GAB induces a panic on a running node with 
	a message similar to the following:
	  "Port b halting system due to network failure"
Description:
	After LLT manages to open a node-level connection with a peer node, it
	takes some time before LLT marks its links as UP for the peer node.  If
	the peer node goes down before the links are marked UP for it, then the
	local LLT node is not able to detect the peer node's death.  This
	causes inconsistency in the GAB membership calculation, and can lead to
	GAB panicking one of the running nodes.
Resolution:
	The window in which LLT has opened a connection with a peer node, 
	but has not yet marked the links UP for that peer node, is now closed.

Symantec Incident : 1749396
Symptom:
	When LLT and GAB are started on both the nodes of a two 
	node cluster simultaneously, GAB shows jeopardy even 
	if two links are configured under LLT.
Description:
	During LLT startup, LLT sends a broadcast packet, which is used in the
	duplicate node-id detection mechanism.  This packet contains link
	information for the peer nodes to consume.  At startup time, this link
	information can be potentially incorrect.  When the peer node receives
	this packet, it learns the potentially incorrect link information from
	it. This causes incorrect notification of link state, and can cause GAB
	to report jeopardy membership even though more than one link has been
	configured under LLT.
Resolution:
	The broadcast packet sent at startup time will now have the link
	information set to an invalid value instead of an incorrect value.
	Hence, when the peer node recieves this packet, it does not consume the
	invalid link information. This has no adverse effect on the duplicate
	node-id detection mechanism.  

Symantec Incident : 1631012
Symptom:
	LLT over UDP gets configured successfully, even if the IP addresses
	specified for LLT links are not plumbed on the system.
Description:
	During LLT configuration, we don't consider IP addresses specified in
	the file /etc/llttab. If some other IP address (not defined for LLT) is
	plumbed on the system, LLT will come up without any error.
Resolution:
	Checks have been put-in to make sure that LLT gets configured only if
	the IP addresses specified in /etc/llttab are actually plumbed on some
	network interface.

PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH:
------------------------------
This patch updates the following VCS package:
	VRTSllt from 5.0MP3RP2(5.0.30.20) to 5.0MP3RP2HF2 (5.0.30.22)


INSTALLING THE PATCH:
--------------------
This patch must be installed after installing Veritas Cluster Server 5.0MP3RP2.
The following steps should be run on all nodes in the VCS cluster:

Stopping VCS on the cluster node:
--------------------------------
1. Log on as superuser on the system on which the point patch is to be
   installed.

2. Presistently freeze that node in VCS:
	# /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/haconf -makerw
	# /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hasys -freeze [nodename] -persistent
	# /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/haconf -dump -makero

3. Stop all clients of GAB. For example:
   a) For VCS, run the following command:
        # /etc/init.d/vcs stop

   b) For VxFEN:
        # /etc/init.d/vxfen stop

   Take care to also shutdown any components dependant on these clients.
   Take care to observe correct order.

4. Stop GAB:
        # /etc/init.d/gab stop

5. Stop LLT:
        # /etc/init.d/llt stop

Installing the Patch:
--------------------
1. Un-compress the downloaded patch from Symantec.
   Change directory to the unzipped patch location. 
   Install the VRTSllt 5.0.30.22 patch using the following command:
	# rpm -Uvh VRTSllt-5.0.30.22-MP3RP2HF2_SLES10.x86_64.rpm

2. Verify that the new patch has been installed:
	# rpm -q VRTSllt

   You will find the following output on display with the patch
   installed properly:
	VRTSllt-5.0.30.22-MP3RP2HF2


Re-starting VCS on the cluster node:
-----------------------------------
1. Start LLT by using the following command:
        # /etc/init.d/llt start

2. Start GAB by using the following command:
        # /etc/init.d/gab start

3. Start all the stopped GAB clients. For example:
   a) For VxFEN, run the following command:
       # /etc/init.d/vxfen start

   b) For VCS, run the following command:
        # /etc/init.d/vcs start

   Take care to also bring up any components that are dependent on the clients
   that were stopped in step 3. Take care to observe correct order.

4. Persistently unfreeze the system in VCS:
	# /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/haconf -makerw
	# /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hasys -unfreeze [nodename] -persistent
	# /opt/VRTSvcs/bin/haconf -dump -makero

UNINSTALLING THE PATCH:
----------------------
Un-install the LLT patch from each node following the steps given below:

Steps to remove the Patch from a cluster node:
---------------------------------------------
1. Follow the steps provided under "Stopping VCS on the cluster node" 
   section above, to stop VCS on the node & unload any drivers, as required.

2. Remove the patch by the following command:
	# rpm -e --nodeps VRTSllt

3. Verify that the patch has been removed from the system:
	# rpm -q VRTSllt
   You should see output similar to:
	package VRTSllt is not installed

4. Install VRTSllt package from VCS 5.0MP3 Installer CD 
   and upgrade to LLT 5.0MP3RP2 or higher.

5. Restart the node following the steps under 
   "Re-starting VCS on the cluster node" section above.



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