haping may hang or MultiNICB monitor times out if you configure multiple MultiNICB resources in a VCS 5.1RP2.

Problem

haping may hang or MultiNICB monitor times out if you configure multiple MultiNICB resources in a VCS 5.1RP2.

Error Message

2011/02/02 16:12:21 VCS ERROR V-16-2-13027 (alprod1) Resource(AppNICS) - monitor procedure did not complete within the expected
time.

2011/02/02 16:17:12 VCS INFO V-16-10001-6557 (alprod1) MultiNICB:AppNICS:monitor:Device:  aggr2 went from Up to Down

 

Solution

Please call Symantec Technical Support for the VCS 5.1RP2HF2 : "vcs-sol_sparc-VRTSvcsag-5.1RP2HF2-patches.tar.gz".
 

Please follow the README file to install it.

                          * * * READ ME * * *
               * * * Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 RP2 * * *
                         * * * Hot Fix 2 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2010-11-24


This document provides the following information:

   * PATCH NAME
   * PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
   * BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
   * OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
   * INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * INSTALLATION PRE-REQUISITES
   * INSTALLING THE PATCH
   * REMOVING THE PATCH


PATCH NAME
----------
Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 RP2 Hot Fix 2


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
------------------------------
VRTSvcsag


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 RP2
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.1 RP2
   * Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.1 RP2
   * Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 5.1 RP2


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------------------
Solaris SPARC 9
Solaris SPARC 10


INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------
This patch fixes the following Symantec incidents:

   * 2178254

     SYMPTOM: If you configure an IP resource for high availability
     under VCS, you may observe memory leakage.

     DESCRIPTION: The IP agent may fail to free internal memory
     allocations due to thread cancellation, and cause memory leakage.

     RESOLUTION: Symantec has modified the IP agent code to prevent the
     memory leakage.

   * 216504

     SYMPTOM: If you configure multiple MultiNICB resources in a VCS
     cluster, then haping may hang.

     DESCRIPTION: The haping() code is not thread-safe. When you
     configure multiple MultiNICB resources in a VCS cluster, multiple
     threads of the MultiNICB monitor simultaneously call haping().
     These concurrent calls may corrupt data and hang haping().

     RESOLUTION: Symantec has modified the MultiNICB agent to serialize
     the handling of haping calls and prevent data corruption.


INSTALLATION PRE-REQUISITES
---------------------------
The system should have
VRTSvcsag package from 5.1RP2 installed
before the installation of this patch.


INSTALLING THE PATCH
--------------------
To install the patch:
1. Stop IP agent and MultiNICB agent by using the following commands:
    # haagent -stop IP -force -sys [system_name]
    # haagent -stop MultiNICB -force -sys [system_name]
2. Install the patch by using the following command:
    # patchadd 143265-09
3. After installation is complete, verify that the patch
has been installed on the systems. On the system type:
    # showrev -p | grep 143265-09
If the patch is successfully installed,
then output similar to the following appears:
Patch: 143265-09 Obsoletes:  Requires:  Incompatibles:  Packages: VRTSvcsag
4. Start IP agent and MultiNICB agent by using the following commands:
    # haagent -start IP -sys [system_name]
    # haagent -start MultiNICB -sys [system_name]


REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
To remove the patch:
1. Stop IP agent and MultiNICB agent by using the following commands:
    # haagent -stop IP -force -sys [system_name]
    # haagent -stop MultiNICB -force -sys [system_name]
2. Remove the patch by using the following command:
    # patchrm 143265-09
3. After the removal is complete,
verify that the patch has been removed from all
systems in the cluster. On the system type:
    # showrev -p | grep 143265-09
   If the patch is successfully removed, no output appears.
4. Start IP agent and MultiNICB agent by using the following commands:
    # haagent -start IP -sys [system_name]
    # haagent -start MultiNICB -sys [system_name]


 


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