Veritas InfoScale™ 7.3 Installation Guide - Linux

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Product(s): InfoScale & Storage Foundation (7.3)
  1. Section I. Introduction to Veritas InfoScale
    1. Introducing Veritas InfoScale
      1.  
        About the Veritas InfoScale product suite
      2.  
        About Veritas InfoScale Foundation
      3.  
        About Veritas InfoScale Storage
      4.  
        About Veritas InfoScale Availability
      5.  
        About Veritas InfoScale Enterprise
      6.  
        Components of the Veritas InfoScale product suite
      7.  
        About the Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware component
    2. Licensing Veritas InfoScale
      1.  
        About Veritas InfoScale product licensing
      2.  
        Registering Veritas InfoScale using product license keys
      3.  
        Registering Veritas InfoScale product using keyless licensing
      4.  
        Updating your product licenses
      5.  
        Using the vxlicinstupgrade utility
      6.  
        About the VRTSvlic RPM
  2. Section II. Planning and preparation
    1. System requirements
      1.  
        Important release information
      2.  
        Disk space requirements
      3. Hardware requirements
        1.  
          SF and SFHA hardware requirements
        2.  
          SFCFS and SFCFSHA hardware requirements
        3.  
          SF Oracle RAC and SF Sybase CE hardware requirements
        4.  
          VCS hardware requirements
      4.  
        Supported operating systems and database versions
      5.  
        Number of nodes supported
    2. Preparing to install
      1.  
        Mounting the ISO image
      2.  
        Setting up ssh or rsh for inter-system communications
      3.  
        Obtaining installer patches
      4.  
        Disabling external network connection attempts
      5.  
        Verifying the systems before installation
      6. Setting up the private network
        1.  
          Optimizing LLT media speed settings on private NICs
        2.  
          Guidelines for setting the media speed for LLT interconnects
        3.  
          Guidelines for setting the maximum transmission unit (MTU) for LLT interconnects in Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) environments
      7. Setting up shared storage
        1.  
          Setting up shared storage: SCSI
        2.  
          Setting up shared storage: Fibre Channel
      8.  
        Synchronizing time settings on cluster nodes
      9.  
        Setting the kernel.hung_task_panic tunable
      10. Planning the installation setup for SF Oracle RAC and SF Sybase CE systems
        1. Planning your network configuration
          1.  
            Planning the public network configuration for Oracle RAC
          2. Planning the private network configuration for Oracle RAC
            1.  
              High availability solutions for Oracle RAC private network
          3.  
            Planning the public network configuration for Oracle RAC
          4.  
            Planning the private network configuration for Oracle RAC
        2. Planning the storage
          1.  
            Planning the storage
          2. Planning the storage for Oracle RAC
            1. Planning the storage for OCR and voting disk
              1.  
                OCR and voting disk storage configuration for external redundancy
              2.  
                OCR and voting disk storage configuration for normal redundancy
            2.  
              Planning the storage for Oracle RAC binaries and data files
            3.  
              Planning for Oracle RAC ASM over CVM
        3.  
          Planning volume layout
        4.  
          Planning file system design
        5.  
          Setting the umask before installation
        6.  
          Setting the kernel.panic tunable
        7.  
          Configuring the I/O scheduler
  3. Section III. Installation of Veritas InfoScale
    1. Installing Veritas InfoScale using the installer
      1.  
        Installing Veritas InfoScale using the installer
    2. Installing Veritas InfoScale using response files
      1. About response files
        1.  
          Syntax in the response file
      2.  
        Installing Veritas InfoScale using response files
      3.  
        Response file variables to install Veritas InfoScale
      4.  
        Sample response file for Veritas InfoScale installation
    3. Installing Veritas Infoscale using operating system-specific methods
      1.  
        Verifying Veritas InfoScale RPMs
      2.  
        About installing Veritas InfoScale using operating system-specific methods
      3. Installing Veritas InfoScale using Kickstart
        1.  
          Sample Kickstart configuration file
      4.  
        Installing Veritas InfoScale using yum
      5. Installing Veritas InfoScale using the Red Hat Satellite server
        1.  
          Using Red Hat Satellite server to install Veritas InfoScale products
    4. Completing the post installation tasks
      1.  
        Verifying product installation
      2.  
        Setting environment variables
      3.  
        Next steps after installation
  4. Section IV. Uninstallation of Veritas InfoScale
    1. Uninstalling Veritas InfoScale using the installer
      1.  
        Removing VxFS file systems
      2.  
        Removing rootability
      3. Moving volumes to disk partitions
        1.  
          Moving volumes onto disk partitions using VxVM
      4.  
        Removing the Replicated Data Set
      5.  
        Uninstalling Veritas InfoScale RPMs using the installer
      6.  
        Removing license files (Optional)
      7.  
        Removing the Storage Foundation for Databases (SFDB) repository
    2. Uninstalling Veritas InfoScale using response files
      1.  
        Uninstalling Veritas InfoScale using response files
      2.  
        Response file variables to uninstall Veritas InfoScale
      3.  
        Sample response file for Veritas InfoScale uninstallation
  5. Section V. Installation reference
    1. Appendix A. Installation scripts
      1.  
        Installation script options
    2. Appendix B. Tunable files for installation
      1.  
        About setting tunable parameters using the installer or a response file
      2.  
        Setting tunables for an installation, configuration, or upgrade
      3.  
        Setting tunables with no other installer-related operations
      4.  
        Setting tunables with an un-integrated response file
      5.  
        Preparing the tunables file
      6.  
        Setting parameters for the tunables file
      7.  
        Tunables value parameter definitions
    3. Appendix C. Troubleshooting installation issues
      1.  
        Restarting the installer after a failed network connection
      2.  
        About the VRTSspt RPM troubleshooting tools
      3.  
        Incorrect permissions for root on remote system
      4.  
        Inaccessible system

Installing Veritas InfoScale using yum

You can install Veritas InfoScale using yum. yum is supported for Red Hat Enterprise operating system.

To install Veritas InfoScale using yum

  1. Configure a yum repository on a client system.

    • Create a .repo file under /etc/yum.repos.d/. An example of this .repo file for Veritas InfoScale is:

      # cat /etc/yum.repos.d/veritas_infoscale7.repo
      [repo-Veritas InfoScale]
      name=Repository for Veritas InfoScale
      baseurl=file:///path/to/repository/
      enabled=1
      gpgcheck=1
      gpgkey=file:///path/to/repository/RPM-GPG-KEY-veritas-infoscale7

      The values for the baseurl attribute can start with http://, ftp://, or file:///. The URL you choose needs to be able to access the repodata directory. It also needs to access all the Veritas InfoScale RPMs in the repository that you create or update.

    • Run the following commands to get the yum repository updated:

      # yum repolist
      # yum updateinfo
    • Check the yum group information:

      # yum grouplist | grep 73
         AVAILABILITY73
         ENTERPRISE73
         FOUNDATION73
         STORAGE73
      
      # yum groupinfo AVAILABILITY73
      # yum groupinfo FOUNDATION73
      # yum groupinfo STORAGE73
      # yum groupinfo ENTERPRISE73
    • Check the yum configuration. List Veritas InfoScale RPMs.

      # yum list 'VRTS*'
      Available Packages
      VRTSperl.x86_64        5.16.1.4-RHEL5.2           
      VRTSsfcpi.noarch       7.3.0.000-GENERIC       
      VRTSvlic.x86_64        3.02.73.010-0             
      ... 

    The Veritas InfoScale RPMs may not be visible immediately if:

    • The repository was visited before the Veritas InfoScale RPMs were added, and

    • The local cache of its metadata has not expired.

    To eliminate the local cache of the repositories' metadata and get the latest information from the specified baseurl, run the following commands:
    # yum clean expire-cache
    # yum list 'VRTS*'

    Refer to the Red Hat Enterpirse Linux Deployment Guide for more information on yum repository configuration.

  2. Install the RPMs on the target systems.

    • To install all the RPMs

      1.

      Specify each RPM name as its yum equivalent. For example:

      # yum install VRTSvlic VRTSperl ... VRTSsfcpi

      2.

      Specify all of the Veritas InfoScale RPMs using its RPM glob. For example:

      # yum install 'VRTS*'

      3.

      Specify the group name if a group is configured for Veritas InfoScale's RPMs. This name should keep consistency with the one in xml file. In this example, the group name is ENTERPRISE73:

      # yum install @ENTERPRISE73

      Or

      # yum groupinstall -y ENTERPRISE73
    • To install one RPM at a time

      1.

      Run the installer -allpkgs command to determine RPM installation order.

      # ./installer -allpkgs
      
      InfoScale Foundation: PKGS: VRTSperl VRTSvlic VRTSspt 
      VRTSveki VRTSvxvm VRTSaslapm VRTSvxfs VRTSsfmh VRTSsfcpi 
      
      InfoScale Availability: PKGS: VRTSperl VRTSvlic VRTSspt 
      VRTSveki VRTSllt VRTSgab VRTSvxfen VRTSamf VRTSvcs VRTScps 
      VRTSvcsag VRTSvcsea VRTSsfmh VRTSvbs VRTSvcswiz VRTSsfcpi 
      
      InfoScale Storage: PKGS: VRTSperl VRTSvlic VRTSspt VRTSveki 
      VRTSvxvm VRTSaslapm VRTSvxfs VRTSfsadv VRTSllt VRTSgab VRTSvxfen 
      VRTSamf VRTSvcs VRTScps VRTSvcsag VRTSdbed VRTSglm VRTScavf 
      VRTSgms VRTSodm VRTSsfmh VRTSsfcpi 
      
      InfoScale Enterprise: PKGS: VRTSperl VRTSvlic VRTSspt VRTSveki 
      VRTSvxvm VRTSaslapm VRTSvxfs VRTSfsadv VRTSllt VRTSgab VRTSvxfen 
      VRTSamf VRTSvcs VRTScps VRTSvcsag VRTSvcsea VRTSdbed VRTSglm 
      VRTScavf VRTSgms VRTSodm VRTSdbac VRTSsfmh VRTSvbs VRTSvcswiz 
      VRTSsfcpi

      2.

      Use the same order as the output from the installer -allpkgs command:

      # yum install VRTSperl
      # yum install VRTSvlic
        ...
      # yum install VRTSsfcpi
  3. After you install all the RPMs, use the /opt/VRTS/install/installer command to license, configure, and start the product.

    If the VRTSsfcpi RPM is installed before you use yum to install Veritas InfoScale, the RPM is not upgraded or uninstalled. If the /opt/VRTS/install/installer script is not created properly, use the /opt/VRTS/install/bin/UXRT73/add_install_scripts script after all the other Veritas InfoScale RPMs are installed. For example, your output may be similar to the following, depending on the products you install:

    # /opt/VRTS/install/bin/UXRT73/add_install_scripts
    Creating install/uninstall scripts for installed products
    Creating /opt/VRTS/install/installer for UXRT73
    Creating /opt/VRTS/install/showversion for UXRT73

To uninstall Veritas InfoScale using yum

  • You can uninstall Veritas InfoScale using yum. Use one of the following commands depending on the product that you have installed:
    # yum groupremove -y AVAILABILITY73
    # yum groupremove -y FOUNDATION73
    # yum groupremove -y STORAGE73
    # yum groupremove -y ENTERPRISE73