Storage Foundation 7.4.2 Configuration and Upgrade Guide - AIX

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Product(s): InfoScale & Storage Foundation (7.4.2)
Platform: AIX
  1. Section I. Introduction and configuration of Storage Foundation
    1. Introducing Storage Foundation
      1. About Storage Foundation
        1.  
          About Veritas Replicator Option
      2.  
        About Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager
      3.  
        About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)
    2. Configuring Storage Foundation
      1.  
        Configuring Storage Foundation using the installer
      2. Configuring SF manually
        1.  
          Configuring Veritas File System
      3.  
        Configuring DMP support for booting over a SAN
      4.  
        Configuring SFDB
  2. Section II. Upgrade of Storage Foundation
    1. Planning to upgrade Storage Foundation
      1.  
        About the upgrade
      2.  
        Supported upgrade paths
      3. Preparing to upgrade SF
        1.  
          Getting ready for the upgrade
        2.  
          Preparing for an upgrade of Storage Foundation
        3.  
          Creating backups
        4. Pre-upgrade planning when VVR is configured
          1.  
            Considerations for upgrading SF to 7.4 or later on systems with an ongoing or a paused replication
          2. Planning an upgrade from the previous VVR version
            1.  
              Planning and upgrading VVR to use IPv6 as connection protocol
        5.  
          Verifying that the file systems are clean
        6.  
          Upgrading the array support
      4.  
        Using Install Bundles to simultaneously install or upgrade full releases (base, maintenance, rolling patch), and individual patches
    2. Upgrading Storage Foundation
      1.  
        Upgrading Storage Foundation with the product installer
      2. Upgrade Storage Foundation and AIX on a DMP-enabled rootvg
        1.  
          Upgrading from prior version of SF on AIX 7.1 to SF 7.4.2 on a DMP-enabled rootvg
        2.  
          Upgrading the operating system from AIX 7.1 to AIX 7.2 in Veritas InfoScale 7.4.2
      3.  
        Upgrading SF on a Virtual I/O server (VIOS) from 6.2.1 or later to 7.4.2
      4.  
        Upgrading the AIX operating system
      5. Upgrading Volume Replicator
        1. Upgrading VVR without disrupting replication
          1.  
            Upgrading VVR on the Secondary
          2.  
            Upgrading VVR on the Primary
      6.  
        Upgrading SFDB
    3. Performing an automated SF upgrade using response files
      1.  
        Upgrading SF using response files
      2.  
        Response file variables to upgrade SF
      3.  
        Sample response file for SF upgrade
    4. Performing post-upgrade tasks
      1.  
        Optional configuration steps
      2.  
        Recovering VVR if automatic upgrade fails
      3.  
        Resetting DAS disk names to include host name in FSS environments
      4.  
        Upgrading disk layout versions
      5.  
        Upgrading VxVM disk group versions
      6.  
        Updating variables
      7.  
        Setting the default disk group
      8.  
        Verifying the Storage Foundation upgrade
  3. Section III. Post configuration tasks
    1. Performing configuration tasks
      1.  
        Switching on Quotas
      2.  
        Enabling DMP support for native devices
      3. About configuring authentication for SFDB tools
        1.  
          Configuring vxdbd for SFDB tools authentication
  4. Section IV. Configuration and Upgrade reference
    1. Appendix A. Support for AIX Live Update
      1.  
        Support for AIX Live Update (Technology preview)
    2. Appendix B. Installation scripts
      1.  
        Installation script options
      2.  
        About using the postcheck option
    3. Appendix C. Configuring the secure shell or the remote shell for communications
      1.  
        About configuring secure shell or remote shell communication modes before installing products
      2.  
        Manually configuring passwordless ssh
      3.  
        Setting up ssh and rsh connection using the installer -comsetup command
      4.  
        Setting up ssh and rsh connection using the pwdutil.pl utility
      5.  
        Restarting the ssh session
      6.  
        Enabling rsh for AIX
    4. Appendix D. Changing NFS server major numbers for VxVM volumes
      1.  
        Changing NFS server major numbers for VxVM volumes

Sample response file for SF upgrade

The following example shows a response file for upgrading Storage Foundation with keyless license key.

our %CFG;

our %CFG;
$CFG{accepteula}=1;
$CFG{keys}{keyless}=[ qw(STORAGE) ];
$CFG{prod}="STORAGE7.4.2";
$CFG{opt}{upgrade}=1;
$CFG{systems}=[ qw(sys1) ];
$CFG{edgeserver_host}="telemetry.veritas.com";
$CFG{edgeserver_port}=443;
1;

The following example shows a response file for upgrading Storage Foundation with permanent license key.

our %CFG;

$CFG{accepteula}=1;
$CFG{keys}{licensefile}=["<path_to_license_key_file>"];
$CFG{opt}{noipc}=1;
$CFG{opt}{upgrade}=1;
$CFG{prod}="STORAGE7.4.2";
$CFG{systems}=[ qw(sys1) ];
$CFG{edgeserver_host}="telemetry.veritas.com";
$CFG{edgeserver_port}=443;
1;