Late Breaking News (LBN) - Updates to the Release Notes for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 and 5.1 SP1 products on Solaris Sparc and Solaris x64
It is highly recommended that you check for any patches needed for these releases.
Please visit the following sites:
For the latest patches: https://sort.symantec.com/patch/matrix
For the latest updated documentation: https://sort.symantec.com/documents
For the latest patch availability notifications: https://sort.symantec.com/home
Refreshing CVM configuration after removing a node
In the Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System Installation Guide (5.1 SP1), Chapter, "Removing a node from Storage Foundation Cluster File System clusters," the following steps to refresh the CVM configuration after removing a node is missing.
Perform the following steps to refresh the CVM configuration on one of the existing nodes after removing a node:
# /etc/vx/bin/vxclustadm -m vcs reinit
# /etc/vx/bin/vxclustadm nidmap
SF Oracle RAC: patchadd of 145451-01,145451-03 fails with "vcsmm modunload failed". This is because vcsmm could be stopped even when there are dependent services still running.
For more information, see www.symantec.com/docs/TECH161705
SF Oracle RAC: Behavior of Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 (188.8.131.52) on SF Oracle RAC on Unix and Linux platforms
On Solaris 10 (SPARC only), if the size of EFI labeled disk is greater than 2TB, the disk capacity will be truncated to 2TB when it is initialized under Veritas Volume Manager
For more information, see: www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154204
After upgrading from SF 5.0MP3 to SF 5.1 the upgrade removes the VRTSpbx and VRTSicsco packages which are necessary for Netbackup to function
For more information, see: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH136354
With VxFS as the parent directory, command 'mount -a' fails to mount some of the child file systems specified in /etc/vfstab http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH140651
Veritas File Systems with Disk Layout Version 4 or Version 5 Cannot be Mounted or Upgraded with Veritas File System Release 5.1
Customers MUST UPGRADE to Disk Layout version 6 or 7 on all VxFS file systems BEFORE UPGRADING to the 5.1 release.
For more information, see http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/339064
In a Solaris 10 environment using Solaris local zones, following the documented steps to upgrade Storage Foundation High Availability products to version 5.1 may lead to different versions of packages being installed in global and local zones.
For more information, see http://support.veritas.com/docs/340825
When 5.1 Patch 1 (P1) is remotely installed on a Solaris 10 system that is being upgraded, the upgraded system enters maintenance mode when the system is booted
For more information, see http://support.veritas.com/docs/340912
Support for Solaris 10 Update 11 on SFHA Solutions
Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFHA) 5.1 SP1RP3 announces support for Solaris 10 Update 11 on SPARC and x86-64 architectures. For more information, see the latest Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 SP1RP3 Release Notes on SORT.
Customer information videos for this release are available at http://www.symantec.com/connect/sfha51
VRTSexplorer Support Tool http://support.veritas.com/docs/243150
Symantec recommends the use of Veritas Operations Manager to manage data center environments running Storage Foundation and High Availability Software. Download Veritas Operations Manager at http://go.symantec.com/vom
Previous versions of the management tools, including Storage Foundation Manager, VCS Management Console, Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) and VCS Java Console are available at http://www.symantec.com/business/products/otherresources.jsp?pcid=pcat_storage&pvid=operations_manager_1
Storage Management Community Forums, Blogs and more http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-storage-management-community-start-here
VOS (Veritas Operation Services) Portal: https://vos.symantec.com
VOS Portal Contains:
- Installation Assessment Services (Installation and Upgrade preparation)
- VOS Searchability (Error Code Lookup, Patches, Documentation, Systems, Reports)
- Detailed Reports (Product and License Usage)
- Notification Signup (VOS Notification Widget)