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sfw-Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847a
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 Basic information
Release type: Hot Fix
Release date: 2010-11-17
OS update support: None
Technote: TECH140245 - VMDg / MountV resources fail to online or probe when Microsoft MS10-066 "Vulnerability in remote procedure call could allow remote code execution" is applied
Documentation: None
Popularity: 2585 viewed    600 downloaded
Download size: 1.59 MB
Checksum: 1239967867

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Storage Foundation 5.1SP1 On Windows IA64
Storage Foundation 5.1SP1AP1 On Windows IA64
Storage Foundation 5.1SP1 On Windows x64
Storage Foundation 5.1SP1AP1 On Windows x64
Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1 On Windows IA64
Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1AP1 On Windows IA64
Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1 On Windows x64
Storage Foundation HA 5.1SP1AP1 On Windows x64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements: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

 Fixes the following incidents:
2147847

 Patch ID:
None.

 Readme file  [Save As...]
Date: 2010-10-07
OS: Windows
OS Version: 2003
Packages: VxBridge.exe, cluscmd64.dll, vxcmd64.dll, vxcmd.dll, VxAssist.exe, VxSnap.exe
Etrack Incidents: 2147847

Errors/Problems Fixed
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This hotfix addresses an issue where storage related operations in a clustered environment fail due to the Microsoft Hotfix 982802.

Overview
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After installing the Microsoft security update 982802 on clustered systems where SFW is used to manage storage, some of the storage related operations may fail.

- In a Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) environment, the cluster disk group resources (MountV, VMDg) do not come online on the nodes.
The Windows Event Viewer may contain the following events:
Event ID: 9515
Event Source: Agent Framework
Description: VMDg:nodename-VMDg:online:Init diskgroup : Unrecognized error code. 800706C6

Event ID: 31201
Event Source: RPC
Description:
Application "%vcs_home%\bin\VCSAgDriver.exe"
type VMDg with process id 2980 has failed to complete a COM/RPC call  because of an invalid message from server.

Here, %vcs_home% is typically C:\Program Files\Veritas\Cluster Server.

- In an Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) environment, the Volume Manager Disk Group resource creation may fail. Also, if the controlling node of the cluster becomes inactive, the quorum arbitration process may fail.

This issue occurs due to a failure in some of the cluster calls to VxBridge.exe on 64-bit Windows Server 2003 systems.

Resolution
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This issue is fixed in the SFW components. An additional memory buffer is allocated for the output parameters. This ensures that the arguments passed from VxBridge.exe reach the clients.


Fixes Applied for Products
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Storage Foundation 5.1 Service Pack 1 for Windows
Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 SP1 for Windows


Install/Uninstall Instructions
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This package contains self-extracting files that are specific to the processor architecture and operating system version.
Choose the appropriate file for your computer's configuration.

=========================================================================
Operating System    Platform   File Name
=========================================================================
Windows Server 2003 IA64       Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847_w2k3_ia64.exe
                    x64        Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847_w2k3_x64.exe
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Download the appropriate hotfix executable to a temporary location on your system.
You can install this hotfix using the GUI or from the command line.
Instructions for both options are provided below.

Each self-extracting file includes the following updated file(s):

=================================================
Filename     | Version 	       |  Windows 2003  |
=================================================
VxBridge.exe | 5.1.10042.584   |  x64, IA64 	|
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cluscmd64.dll| 5.1.10042.584   |  x64, IA64 	|
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vxcmd64.dll  | 5.1.10042.584   |  x64, IA64 	|
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vxcmd.dll    | 5.1.10042.584   |  x64, IA64 	|
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vxassist.exe | 5.1.10042.584   |  x64, IA64 	|
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vxsnap.exe   | 5.1.10042.584   |  x64, IA64 	|
-------------------------------------------------


Before you begin
-----------------
[1] In case of Windows Server 2003 systems, this hotfix requires Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 pre-installed in your setup. Download and install MSXML 6.0 before installing the hotfix.
Refer to the following link for more information:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=993c0bcf-3bcf-4009-be21-27e85e1857b1&displaylang=en

Microsoft posted service pack and/or security updates for Core XML Services 6.0.
Please contact Microsoft or refer to Microsoft website to download and install latest updates to Core XML Services 6.0.
Refer to the following link for more information:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=70C92E77-9E5A-41B1-A9D2-64443913C976&displaylang=en

[2] The hotfix installation requires stopping the Storage Agent (vxvm) 
service which will cause the 'Volume Manager Disk Group' (VMDg) resources 
in a cluster environment (MSCS or VCS) to fault. If this hotfix is 
being applied to a server in cluster, make sure any cluster groups 
containing a VMDg resource are taken offline or moved to another node in 
the cluster before proceeding.

[3] Sometimes the hotfix may fail to install due to some stray rhs.exe processes that keep running even after the cluster service has been stopped. In such a case, you should manually terminate all the running rhs.exe processes, confirm that the clussvc service is stopped, and then retry installing the hotfix.

To install the hotfix using the GUI
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1. Double click the hotfix executable file to extract the contents to a default location on the cluster node.
On 32-bit systems, the files are extracted to:
"%commonprogramfiles%\Veritas Shared\WxRTPrivates"

On 64-bit systems, the files are extracted to:
"%commonprogramfiles(x86)%\Veritas Shared\WxRTPrivates"

The Hotfix Installer Wizard is automatically launched after the files are extracted.

2. Click "Next" on the Welcome screen. 
The 'Hotfix Installation Task' screen lists the tasks that are performed by the installer.

3. Click "Install Hotfix" to begin the hotfix installation. 
The status of each installation task is updated as it completes.

4. After the tasks are complete, click "Next" and then click "Finish" to complete the installation process.

5. If prompted to restart the server, do so.

6. If this is a clustered configuration (VCS or MSCS), please perform steps 1-5 on all additional nodes in the cluster.


To install the hotfix using the command line
---------------------------------------------
1. At the command prompt, run one of the following commands to extract the hotfix files to the default location:
C:\temp><Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform>.exe /x
or
C:\temp><Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform>.exe /extract

For example, to extract this hotfix on a 32-bit Windows 2003 system, the command is:
C:\temp>Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847_w2k3_x64.exe /x

2. From the command prompt, navigate to the default location where the hotfix files are extracted.
On 32-bit systems, the files are extracted to:
"%commonprogramfiles%\Veritas Shared\WxRTPrivates\<Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform>"

On 64-bit systems, the files are extracted to: 
"%commonprogramfiles(x86)%Veritas Shared\WxRTPrivates\<Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform>"

3. At the command prompt, run the following command to install the hotfix:
VxHF.exe /install:<Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform> /silent

Here, <Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform> is the name of the hotfix file excluding the OS, platform, and .exe extension.

For example, to install this hotfix on a 64-bit Windows 2003 system, the command is:
VxHF.exe /install:Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847 /silent

Hotfix Executable Name is Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847_w2k3_x64.exe.
When installing the hotfix, the <Hotfix_BuildVersion_IncidentNumber_OS_Platform> name is Hotfix_5_1_10042_584_2147847.
(note how the "_w2k3_x86.exe" is excluded).

4. Follow the instructions displayed in the command prompt to complete the hotfix installation.

5. If prompted to restart the server, do so at this time.

6. If this is a clustered configuration (VCS or MSCS), please perform steps 1-5 on all additional nodes in the cluster.


Additional Notes
----------------------+
- To confirm the installation of the hotfix, run the following command:
vxhf.exe /list

The output of this command lists the hotfixes installed on a system.

- For details about a particular hotfix, run the following command:
vxhf.exe /display:<HotfixName>

Here, <HotfixName> is the name of the hotfix file without the platform and the .exe extension.

- The hotfix installer (vxhf.exe) creates and stores logs at:
"%allusersprofile%\Application Data\Veritas\VxHF"

- For general information about the hotfix installer (vxhf.exe), please refer to the following technote:
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/329713.htm

- To view a list of hotfixes already installed on a system, please refer to the steps mentioned in the following technote: 
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/329704.htm

- For information on uninstalling a hotfix, please refer to the steps mentioned in the following technote: 
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/329709.htm


DISCLAIMER
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This fix has not been fully tested. It is recommended that the fix be evaluated in a test environment before implementing it in your production environment. When the fix is incorporated into a Storage Foundation for Windows maintenance release, the resulting Hotfix or Service Pack must be installed as soon as possible. Symantec Technical Services will notify you when the maintenance release (Hotfix or Service Pack) is available.



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