Array Support Library for FSC FibreCAT SX80/SX100 Series Arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for Linux SLES9/SLES10

Problem

Array Support Library for FSC FibreCAT SX80/SX100 Series Arrays (Active/Active) on Veritas Volume Manager (tm) 5.0 and later for Linux SLES9/SLES10

Solution

This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library (ASL) for FSC FibreCAT SX80/SX100 Series Arrays on Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 and later for Linux SLES9/SLES10
For general information about ASLs, see TechNote 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile)
Package Name: VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL
Package Description: Array Support Library for FSC FibreCAT Series Arrays
Package Version: 1.0
Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager: 5.0, 5.0MP1, 5.0MP2, 5.0MP3
Supported Arrays: FSC FibreCAT SX80/SX100 Series Arrays (Active/Active)

Installation Instructions:
1. Create a directory in which the ASL package would be downloaded
# mkdir /tmp/FSC_ASL
# cd /tmp/FSC_ASL

2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the package. After downloading , verify checksum of the file as follows:
# cksum VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_319509.gz
3069009404 10485 VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_319509.gz

3. Uncompress the file and extract the rpm packages
# gunzip VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_319509.gz
# tar xvf VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_319509
Two ASL packages are present in VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_Linux.tar_319509.gz as follows:
- VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_SLES10.i586.rpm
- VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_SLES9.i586.rpm

4. Before adding any ASL package, ensure Veritas Volume Manager is installed and enabled
# vxdctl mode
mode: enabled

5. Install the ASL based on target machine distribution. Following is an example installation instruction for SLES9 distribution:
# rpm -ivh VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_SLES9.i586.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL   ########################################### [100%]
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library

6. After the package is installed, execute vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array as FSC-FibreCAT
# vxdctl enable
Note: In some cases, it has been reported that the installation of the ASL and/or APM does not take effect, and vxdctl enable does not claim the enclosure and devices. In such cases, you can execute vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.

7. After executing vxdctl enable, verify output of vxddladm listsupport command
# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxfsc.so
ATTR_NAME            ATTR_VALUE                                                
=======================================================================
LIBNAME              libvxfsc.so                                                
VID                  FSC                                                        
PID                  FibreCAT_SX1, FibreCAT_SX100                              
ARRAY_TYPE           A/A                                                        
ARRAY_NAME           FSC-FibreCAT

8. Verify the ASL library version
# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxfsc.so
libvxfsc.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-1. VXVM version: 5.0

Package Information:
# rpm -qi VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_SLES9
Name        : VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL         Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 5.0                               Vendor: VERITAS Software Corporation Inc.
Release     : 1.0_SLES9                     Build Date: Wed Jan 28 04:24:05 2009
Install date: Thu Feb 12 07:51:52 2009      Build Host: vmlx21.veritas.com
Group       : System/Data Storage           Source RPM: VRTSFSC-FibreCAT-ASL-5.0-1.0_SLES9.src.rpm
Size        : 9529                             License: Copyright (c) 1990-2005 VERITAS Software Corporation.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  THIS SOFTWARE IS THE PROPERTY OF AND IS LICENSED BY VERITAS SOFTWARE, AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS.
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : linuxvm-pkgr@veritas.com
URL         : http://www.veritas.com/
Summary     : Array Support Library for FSC FibreCAT Series Arrays
Description :
Array Support Library for FSC FibreCAT Series Arrays
Distribution: (none)


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