Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 5.0.1 and 5.0.1 RP1 on HP-UX 11i v3 and cross references to product documentation


Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions 5.0.1 and 5.0.1 RP1 on HP-UX 11i v3 and cross references to product documentation


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Product documentation is available at and 


5.0.1 for HP-UX 11i v3 is available at 

Patches are available on Patch Central at 


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Behavior of Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 ( on SF Oracle RAC on Unix and Linux platforms


Known Issues

Running swverify after installing VRTSperl patch PHCO_40782 generates several messages (2405098)

This issue affects the 5.0.1 RP1 version of the product. When you run the swverify command after installing VRTSperl patch PHCO_40782, the command  may display multiple NOTE messages about volatile files missing. These messages can be ignored because they have no impact on any of the VRTSperl functions.

If only the required packages are installed, installing the VRTSvxfs, VRTSdbed, and VRTSodm packages fail on the second node of the cluster (1852746)

This issue is caused by the dependencies of corequisite packages. The VRTSfsman package is a corequisite package of the VRTSvxfs package. However, VRTSfsman is an optional package. For example, if you install Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC (SFRAC) and choose to only install the required packages, VRTSfsman is not installed on the remote system before VRTSvxfs, and errors occur during VRTSvxfs installation. The installer does not copy the corequisite packages to the remote systems.

Further, the VRTSdbed and VRTSodm packages depend on VRTSvxfs being installed properly, so errors occur during those installations as well.

However, if you choose to install all product packages, including the optional ones, VRTSfsman is installed before VRTSvxfs and no errors occur.

Note: This issue was first noticed during SFRAC installation; however, it applies to all Storage Foundation products.


To avoid this issue with any of the Storage Foundation products, install all product packages, both required and optional. If you need to use the required packages only installation option, install each node independently from the local DVD media with the required packages installation option.

Configuration fails if the VAILAgent process fails to start (1853906)

The product installer checks to see if the VAILAgent process is running. If the process is not running, the configuration cannot continue and it terminates with an error. This is a timing issue between when the VAILAgent process starts and the product installer makes its check.


To workaround this issue, do the following.

To start the VAILAgent process and configure the CFS cluster

1. Add the missing registry keys to the registry. Enter the following command. If you enter the command on a single line, omit the \ continuation character at the end of the first line.

  # /opt/VRTSvail/bin/vaildiag \
  /JOINDOMAIN -agentname VAILAgent -standalonemode

  The vaildiag command displays the following  error, which can be ignored:

  ERROR: Authentication Broker value not available in the
  /etc/default/csf_resolv.conf file
  Please ignore this message if the installation was done in
   Host controller mode configuration.

2. Start the VAILAgent process. Enter the following command:

  # /opt/VRTSobc/pal33/bin/vxpal -a VAILAgent

3. Configure the CFS cluster. From the first node of the cluster, enter the following command:

  # /opt/VRTS/bin/cfscluster config -t 200 -s

5.0.1 supports HP-UX 11i V3 Fusion 0903 & higher versions

5.0.1 supports HP-UX 11i V3 Fusion 0903 & higher versions, but the installer does not do a check for this so it will install on unsupported lower versions. Use the instructions included with the product documentation to verify the version before installing.

VIAS support for 5.0.1 will be added later

VIAS Support for the 5.0.1 release will be added later and this document will be updated when the VIAS support is added.

Storage Foundation Installation Guide was marked DRAFT

The original 5.0.1 download file contained a copy of the Storage Foundation Installation Guide that was marked DRAFT and the corrected Storage Foundation Installation Guide is available at 

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