Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.1, 6.1.1

Problem

 Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for

  • Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions on Linux, Solaris, and AIX - 6.1, 6.1.1

 

Solution

Patches

It is highly recommended that you check for any patches needed for this release. For the latest patches: https://sort.veritas.com/patch/finder

Documentation

For the latest updated documentation: https://sort.veritas.com/documents/

Notifications

For the latest patch availability notifications: https://sort.veritas.com/welcome/notifications

Tech Alert

The 'delayed allocation' (dalloc) feature of Veritas File System (VxFS) can cause silent data corruption.

For more information, see TECH227057.

Known Issues
[ Install - Linux ]: The installation process fails after performing a pre-check and the installer requests the user to install incorrect version of OS rpms (3878583)
If the operating system (OS) update version is not supported by the release, the installer checks if the P-patch for the OS update version exists. If the P-patch exists, the installer directly downloads the P-patch from SORT. But in  this scenario, the required OS rpms are not updated correctly and the installer prints incorrect version of OS rpms and asks the user to install those rpms. The installation fails because of the version mismatch.
Workaround: Exit the installation and re-run the installer with the required P-patch downloaded by the installer.
The downloaded patch is located at the following directory:
/opt/VRTS/install/repository/required_patch/
Run the following command:

./installmr -patch_path /opt/VRTS/install/repository/required_patch/<downloaded_patch>


[ DMP/VxVM ]: On Solaris 11 U2 SRU 13.6, the namingscheme parameter of vxddladm cannot be changed even when the value of dmp_native_support is off (3833983)
On Solaris 11 U2 SRU 13.6, the following error message is displayed if you change the disk namingscheme when the value of dmp_native_support is off:
VxVM vxddladm ERROR V-5-1-15950 Cannot change naming-scheme/persistence/lowercase/use_avid values as OS native support is enabled on some DMP devices.
Workaround: There is no workaround. Do not change namingscheme in 6.1.1.

[ DMP/VxVM ]: On Solaris 11 U2 SRU 13.6, the dmp_native_support value might not be changed (3795742)
On Solaris 11U2 SRU 13.6, the following messages are displayed if you try to change the value of dmp_native_support:
VxVM vxdmpadm ERROR V-5-1-15690 Operation failed for one or more zpools
VxVM vxdmpadm ERROR V-5-1-15686 The following zpool(s) could not be migrated as they are not healthy -  rpool
Workaround: There is no workaround. Upgrade to 7.0 or later release.

[ DMP/VxVM ]: The "vxdmpadm settune dmp_native_support=off" command fails on Solaris (3769928)
This issue is specific to 6.1.1, Solaris (Solaris SPARC ) 11.2 or later updates only.

Workaround:
Upgrade the ‘zpools’ using the explicit ‘zpool upgrade’. Alternatively, upgrade to SFHA 6.2.1 where the fix for the issue is available.
 
[ DMP/VxVM ]: Solaris 11 update 1 system fails to come up after enabling dmp_native_support. The same occurs even after the system is rebooted (3750313)
This issue is specific to 6.1.1, Solaris (Solaris SPARC) 11.1 or later updates only.

Workaround:
No workaround is available. Fix for the issue is available in 6.2.1 release.

[ DMP/VxVM ]: After the OS native support is enabled and the host is rebooted, the system continues to panic and cannot start (3787475)
The issue occurs only when the root disks are mirrored, and the OS native support is enabled with DMP.
This issue is specific to 6.1.1, Solaris (SPARC) 11.2 SRUs 9.5 or later updates only.

Workaround:
Refer to the Oracle Bug ID: 20896210 for workaround.
Contact Oracle support for assistance.

Documentation errata in the Cluster Server 6.1 Administrator's Guide and Release Notes bundled with the installation media

The following Cluster Server documents bundled with the installation media contain instances of the term 'dynamic selection of target system.'

  • Cluster Server 6.1 Administrator's Guide
  • Cluster Server 6.1 Release Notes

Replace all instances of 'dynamic selection of target system' with 'AdaptiveHA.'

These errata are corrected in the online version of these documents. You can download the latest updated documents from SORT: https://sort.veritas.com/documents/

Process offline monitoring issues with Asynchronous Monitoring Framework

000022623

After installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6, the Volume Manager (VxVM) and Low Latency transport (LLT) components of Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions 6.1 & 6.1.1 fail to install or function.
Veritas have released a patch for 6.1.1 to address this, consult the following TechNote:
 
Problems un-mounting a VxFS file system on RHEL 6.6 where inotify API is used.
Consult this technote for more information and patch locations
 

Updates

Support for Storage Foundation High Availability (SFHA) Solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.1.1 by default does not support RHEL 6.7 due to an incompatibility with the kernel interface. Veritas has released a patch to address the issue.

For more information on the patch and where to obtain it, consult the following technote:
https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000025669

Support for Storage Foundation High Availability (SFHA) Solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.1.1 by default does not support RHEL 6.6 due to an incompatibility with the kernel interface. Veritas has released a patch to address the issue. SFHA 6.1.1 is qualified with RHEL 6.6 with this patch installed.

For more information on the patch and where to obtain it, consult the following technote

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH225307

Support for Storage Foundation High Availability (SFHA) Solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5 and Oracle Linux (OL 6.5)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.1 by default does not support RHEL 6.5 and Oracle Linux (OL) 6.5 due to incompatibility in the kernel interface. Veritas has released three patches to address this.  SFHA 6.1 is qualified with RHEL 6.5 and OL 6.5 (RHEL-compatible kernel) with these patches installed.

For more information on the patches required and where to obtain them, see the following TechNote:

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH214987

Support for Storage Foundation High Availability Solutions (SFHA) and Cluster Server (VCS) on Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Support Repository Updates (SRUs) up to 11.2.13.6

Veritas supports Solaris 11.2 and Support Repository Updates (SRUs) up to 13.6 with SFHA and VCS 6.1.1.

Support for Storage Foundation High Availability (SFHA) Solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 update 11 (RHEL 5.11) and Oracle Linux (OL 5.11)

RHEL 5.11 & OL 5.11 are supported with Storage Foundation High Availability (SFHA) Solutions 6.1.1.

Support for Oracle Solaris 11.3 SPARC and Support Repository Updates (SRU) to 11.3.10.5
Veritas supports Oracle Solaris 11.3 SPARC and up to 10.5 with SFHA Solutions 6.1.1 and a patch. The patch is required to support Solaris 11.3. To obtain the P-patch, go to
https://sort.veritas.com/patch/detail/11448.

Support for Solaris 11.1 up to Support Repository Updates (SRU) 11.1.21.4.1 on SFHA Solutions

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 6.1 announces support for Solaris 11.1 up to Support Repository Updates (SRU) 11.1.21.4.1 on SPARC architecture.

Support for Storage Foundation High Availability (SFHA) Solutions on Oracle VM for SPARC 3.2.x

Veritas supports Oracle VM for SPARC 3.2.x with SFHA solutions 6.1.1.

Note: Fiber channel SR-IOV is not yet supported with SFHA solutions.

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