Array Support Library for IBM XIV and XIV Nextra Arrays (Active/Active) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 RU1 for Linux SLES11.

Problem

Array Support Library for IBM XIV and XIV Nextra Arrays (Active/Active) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 RU1 for Linux SLES11.

Solution

This TechFile provides information about the Array Support Library for IBM XIV and XIV Nextra Arrays (Active/Active) on VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 RU1 for Linux SLES11.

For general information about ASL, see Tech Note 249446 (link in the Related Documents section of this TechFile).

ASL Package Name:  VRTSibmxiv

ASL Package Description:  Array Support Library for IBM xiv and XIV Nextra

ASL Package Version: 1.0

Supported versions of Veritas Volume Manager:  5.0  RU1

Supported Arrays: IBM XIV and XIV Nextra (A/A)


Installation Instructions:

1. Create a directory to store ASL package

# mkdir /tmp/asl

2. At the bottom of this TechFile, click on Download Now to download the ASL package to /tmp/asl

3. After downloading VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.tar_325473.gz, verify checksum of the file

# cd /tmp/asl
# cksum VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.tar_325473.gz
1777329800 5664 VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.tar_325473.gz


4. Unzip the file and extract the rpm package

# gunzip VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.tar_325473.gz
# tar -xvf VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.tar_325473
VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm

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

6. ASL Installation:

# rpm -ivh VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.x86_64.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:VRTSibmxiv             ########################################### [100%]
Adding the entry in supported arrays
Loading The Library

7. After the package is installed, you must execute the vxdctl enable command to claim the disk array.

# 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 the vxconfigd -k command in addition to vxdctl enable.

8. After executing vxdctl enable, verify the output of the vxddladm listsupport  and vxddladm listversion commands

# vxddladm listsupport libname=libvxxiv.so
ATTR_NAME           ATTR_VALUE
=====================================
LIBNAME             libvxxiv.so
VID                 XIV, IBM
PID                 NEXTRA, 2810XIV
ARRAY_TYPE          A/A
ARRAY_NAME          Nextra, XIV

# vxddladm listversion libname=libvxxiv.so
libvxxiv.so has version string: vm-5.0-rev-1. VXVM version: 5.0


9. ASL Package Information:

# rpm -qil VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11

Name        : VRTSibmxiv          
Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 5.0                
Vendor      : VERITAS Software Corporation Inc.
Release     : 1.0_SLES11          
Build Date  : Thu Apr  9 02:45:32 2009
Install Date: Wed Apr  8 18:52:09 2009        
Build Host  : sf-suse11.engba.symantec.com
Group       : System/Data Storage Source RPM: VRTSibmxiv-5.0-1.0_SLES11.src.rpm
Size        : 12847                            
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 IBM xiv and XIV Nextra
Description :
Array Support Library for IBM xiv and XIV Nextra
Distribution: (none)
/etc/vx/aslkey.d
/etc/vx/aslkey.d/libvxxiv.key.2
/etc/vx/lib/discovery.d
/etc/vx/lib/discovery.d/libvxxiv.so.2


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