Veritas Storage Foundation Installation Guide

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Veritas Storage Foundation™ Installation Guide


I. Installation overview and planning
1. Introducing Storage Foundation
About Veritas products
About Veritas graphical user interfaces
2. Planning to install Storage Foundation
About planning for SF installation
About installation and configuration methods
Downloading the Storage Foundation software
3. System requirements
Release notes
Hardware compatibility list (HCL)
Supported operating systems
Storage Foundation memory requirements
Disk space requirements
Discovering product versions and various requirement information
Database requirements
VxVM licenses
Cross-Platform Data Sharing licensing
4. Licensing Veritas products
About Veritas SFHA Solutions product licensing
Setting or changing the Veritas SFHA Solutions product level for keyless licensing
Installing Veritas SFHA Solutions product license keys
II. Installation of Storage Foundation
5. Preparing to install Storage Foundation
Installation preparation overview
About using ssh or rsh with the Veritas installer
Setting environment variables
Mounting the product disc
Assessing the system for installation readiness
6. Installing Storage Foundation using the script-based installer
About the Veritas installer
Installing Storage Foundation using the installer
7. Installing Storage Foundation using the Web-based installer
About the Web-based installer
Before using the Veritas Web-based installer
Starting the Veritas Web-based installer
Obtaining a security exception on Mozilla Firefox
Performing a pre-installation check with the Veritas Web-based installer
Installing SF with the Web-based installer
8. Installing Storage Foundation using other methods
Installing SF using Kickstart
Sample Kickstart configuration file
Installing Storage Foundation using yum
III. Configuration of Storage Foundation
9. Configuring Storage Foundation
Configuring Storage Foundation using the installer
Configuring Storage Foundation manually
Configuring the SFDB repository database after installation
IV. Upgrading Storage Foundation
10. Preparing to upgrade
About upgrading
About the different ways that you can upgrade
Supported upgrade paths
About using the installer to upgrade when the root disk is encapsulated
Preparing to upgrade
11. Upgrading Storage Foundation
Upgrading Storage Foundation from previous versions to 6.0
Upgrading Storage Foundation using the Veritas Web-based installer
Upgrading Veritas Volume Replicator
12. Performing post-upgrade tasks
Optional configuration steps
Re-joining the backup boot disk group into the current disk group
Reverting to the backup boot disk group after an unsuccessful upgrade
Post upgrade tasks for migrating the SFDB repository database
Recovering VVR if automatic upgrade fails
Upgrading disk layout versions
Upgrading VxVM disk group versions
Updating variables
Setting the default disk group
Verifying the Storage Foundation upgrade
V. Verification of the installation or the upgrade
13. Verifying the installation
Verifying that the products were installed
Installation log files
Starting and stopping processes for the Veritas products
Checking Veritas Volume Manager processes
VI. Uninstallation of Storage Foundation
14. Uninstalling Storage Foundation
Removing VxFS file systems
Removing rootability
Moving volumes to disk partitions
Removing the Replicated Data Set
Uninstalling SF RPMs using the script-based installer
Uninstalling SF with the Veritas Web-based installer
Removing license files (Optional)
Removing the Storage Foundation for Databases (SFDB) repository after removing the product
VII. Installation reference
A. Installation scripts
About Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions installation scripts
Installation script options
B. Response files
About response files
Installing SF using response files
Configuring SF using response files
Upgrading SF using response files
Uninstalling SF using response files
Syntax in the response file
Response file variables to install, upgrade, or uninstall Storage Foundation
Response file variables to configure Storage Foundation
Sample response file for SF upgrade
C. Tunable files for installation
About setting tunable parameters using the installer or a response file
Setting tunables for an installation, configuration, or upgrade
Setting tunables with no other installer-related operations
Setting tunables with an un-integrated response file
Preparing the tunables file
Setting parameters for the tunables file
Tunables value parameter definitions
D. Configuring the secure shell or the remote shell for communications
About configuring secure shell or remote shell communication modes before installing products
Manually configuring and passwordless ssh
Restarting the ssh session
Enabling rsh for Linux
E. Storage Foundation components
Storage Foundation installation RPMs
Veritas Storage Foundation obsolete and reorganized installation RPMs
F. Troubleshooting installation issues
Restarting the installer after a failed connection
What to do if you see a licensing reminder
Troubleshooting information
Incorrect permissions for root on remote system
Inaccessible system
Upgrading Veritas Storage Foundation for Databases (SFDB) tools from 5.0x to 6.0 (2184482)
G. Compatability issues when installing Storage Foundation with other products
Installing, uninstalling, or upgrading Storage Foundation products when other Veritas products are present
Installing, uninstalling, or upgrading Storage Foundation products when VOM is already present
Installing, uninstalling, or upgrading Storage Foundation products when NetBackup is already present

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