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VxVm and EVA again.

Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

VxVm and EVA again.

Hi,

Checked the Support Matrix for VxVm 4.1. Could not find any EVA arrays supported.

In VxVm 3.5 there was support for EVA 3000/5000 (but not DMP) and I have seen something about that support for 4000/6000/8000 has been added (but still not listed in the support matrix for 3.5).

But, for VxVm 4.1, no EVA arrays.

What is the problem, why won't HP support EVA for VxVm ? Is EVA not a HP product ?

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Christian Schwartz-Søre
Regular Advisor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

VxVM is a VERITAS legacy product (now from Symantec), and they are the ones qualifing the product for the specific hardware platforms.

Check the following link for support and compatibility using the support.veritas.com link:

http://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/VolumeManager_UNIX/253014.pdf

Regards
Christian
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Leif,

I am not sure with VxVM 4.1 but under VxVM 3.5 - all SecurePath (HSX) protected Arrays are supported. That includes all EVA line + HSG80 based arrays.

The EVA4/6/8K where SecurePath is oprtional I thought already supported VxVM DMP. I too noticed the EVA line disappeared from the VxVM 4.1 HCL. Have you asked HP/Veritas fo supportability issues?

BTW VxVM 4.1 will only be available on HP-UX 11i version 2 environments (11.23+). VxVM 3.5 will be the last and final version for HP-UX 11i version 1 (aka 11.11).

Hakuna Matata.
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Hi,

Cristian,

Yes, I know that VxVm is a Veritas (or Symantec) product but, you can buy it from HP as a HP product and a basic version is bundled in HP-UX. As I understand, VxVm is the prefered volume manager for HP-UX 11.23 but, LVM will be avialable for legacy reasons.

If this is true, it seems very strange to me that VxVm 4.1 lacks support for EVA disks.

Thats because my comment about "is EVA not a HP product". I sometimes got a feeling that HP and Compaq still is two different companys.





Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Leif,

Veritas DMP support for EVA4K/6K/8K is planned, and was originally to be released this quarter... as it hasn't turned up yet I can only imagine that it will be available 'real soon now'.

But it is planned.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Or you can try it now if you've full VxVM license and an EVA4,6,8K.

I do not think an Array Support Library will be needed or ever produced for the EVA line anyway as it is hghly virtualized already.

Hakuna Matata.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Leif,

Any update on your search for EVA 3K/5K (Active/Active @ VCS 4.x) support under VxVM 3.5? You may want to check the following thread:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1108351

Also, Array Support Library (ASL) for EVA 4/6/8K for VxVM 3.5 is out but it is uncertain yer whether this ASL will work with EVA 3K/5K that are VCS 4.X (Active/Active)... Please see:

http://entkb.symantec.com/security/documentDisplay.do?gotoLink=0&docType=1000&contextId=25676:0.0&clusterName=Fusion&contentId=f29a2a9c-c551-4956-89cc-77ce6583868c&responseId=d8af2cbe5ed2bec0:1b1fbf4:1114c2aa4de:-54db&groupId=6&answerGroup=0&score=-1&page=http://docs/278428.htm&result=1&excerpt=Document+ID:+278428+http://support.veritas.com/docs/278428+E-Mail+this+document+to+a+colleague+VERITAS+E...

And let's push HP and Symantec to provide DMP support for upgraded EVA 3/5K. The A/A code for VCS 4.X I assume is the same as the A/A code that's on EVA 4/6/8K so coming up with an ASL should really not be that difficult.

Hakuna Matata.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Leif,

I am in that rocky boat.

I searched Symantec and HP's web sites and could not find any refrence about A/A EVA (i.e. EVA4/6/8K) having an ASL (array support library) for VxVM 4.1 on HP-UX 11.23.

There is however an ASL for EVA4/6/8K for VxVM 3.5 on 11.11 but none for VxVM 4.X on 11.23.

I've yet to try if that version works under 11.23
Hakuna Matata.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Some of the docs are probably too old to list current hardware.

I found VxVM 4.1 together with current array listed in the cluster matrix like this:

Disaster Tolerant Clusters Products Compatibility and Feature Matrix
(Metrocluster Continuous Access EVA) - May 2008

http://search.hp.com/redirect.html?type=REG&qt=vxvm+eva&url=http%3A//docs.hp.com/en/6192/DT-matrix-mceva.pdf%3Fjumpid%3Dreg_R1002_USEN&pos=8

But best hit:

http://search.hp.com/redirect.html?type=REG&qt=vxvm+eva&url=http%3A//docs.hp.com/en/5992-0542/5991-0542.pdf%3Fjumpid%3Dreg_R1002_USEN&pos=18

Hardware Support Matrix For VxFS 4.1 and VxVM 4.1 on HPUX
11i Version 3

lists EVA 4/5/6/8000.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

I just found our, no more ASL for EVA 4/6/8K on 11iv2. It's now internal to VxVM 4.1.. but one need to be at a recent VxVM kernel and Command and Provider Patch.
Hakuna Matata.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

Grep for example this patch for the enterprise virtual arrays:

http://www11.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=PHCO_37838&sel={hpux:11.23,}&BC=main|search|patchDetail{PHCO_37838,{hpux:11.23,}}|patchtree{PHCO_37838,{hpux:11.23,}}|

You will find a lot of fixes regarding eva's.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Adam Garsha
Valued Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

HP's 4.1 stream is supported on EVA5K VCS 4.x (we've been live for over a year using the CFS stuff) and I searched and opened case earlier and it is also indeed supported for EVA8.1K (to which we are moving).

Patches are required, I'd open a case to get info.

If you are asking about VxVM directly from Veritas, I don't know, our kits are from HP.

Adam Garsha
Valued Contributor
Adam Garsha
Valued Contributor

Re: VxVm and EVA again.

# vxdmpadm listenclosure all
ENCLR_NAME ENCLR_TYPE ENCLR_SNO STATUS ARRAY_TYPE
============================================================================
Disk Disk DISKS CONNECTED Disk
cell2 EVA5000 50001FE15000C3A0 CONNECTED A/A-A-HP
cell1 EVA5000 50001FE1500090D0 DISCONNECTED -
cell-c1 EVA8000 50001FE150113ED0 CONNECTED A/A-A-HP

# vxprint -g EVA8100TEST
TY NAME ASSOC KSTATE LENGTH PLOFFS STATE TUTIL0 PUTIL0
dg EVA8100TEST EVA8100TEST - - - - - -

dm cell-c1_lun001 cell-c1_0 - 1031040 - - - -

# vxdisk list cell-c1_0
Device: cell-c1_0
devicetag: cell-c1_0
type: auto
hostid: its-db2
disk: name=cell-c1_lun001 id=1216752061.139.its-db2
group: name=EVA8100TEST id=1216752072.141.its-db2
info: format=cdsdisk,privoffset=128
flags: online ready private autoconfig autoimport imported
pubpaths: block=/dev/vx/dmp/cell-c1_0 char=/dev/vx/rdmp/cell-c1_0
version: 3.1
iosize: min=512 (bytes) max=1024 (blocks)
public: slice=0 offset=1152 len=1031040 disk_offset=0
private: slice=0 offset=128 len=1024 disk_offset=0
update: time=1216752074 seqno=0.6
ssb: actual_seqno=0.0
headers: 0 120
configs: count=1 len=640
logs: count=1 len=96
Defined regions:
config priv 000024-000119[000096]: copy=01 offset=000000 enabled
config priv 000128-000671[000544]: copy=01 offset=000096 enabled
log priv 000672-000767[000096]: copy=01 offset=000000 enabled
lockrgn priv 000768-000839[000072]: part=00 offset=000000
Multipathing information:
numpaths: 8
c40t0d1 state=enabled type=primary
c42t0d1 state=enabled type=primary
c44t0d1 state=enabled type=secondary
c46t0d1 state=enabled type=secondary
c50t0d1 state=enabled type=primary
c48t0d1 state=enabled type=primary
c54t0d1 state=enabled type=secondary
c52t0d1 state=enabled type=secondary

# vxddladm listsupport all
LIBNAME VID PID
==============================================================================
libvxautoraid.sl HP C3586A, C5447A, A5257A
libvxcscovrts.sl CSCOVRTS MDS9
libvxdgc.sl DGC All
libvxeccs.sl ECCS All
libvxemc.sl EMC SYMMETRIX
libvxfc60.sl HP A5277A
libvxfujitsu.sl FUJITSU GR710, GR720, GR730, GR740, GR820, GR840
libvxhds.sl HITACHI All
libvxhdsalua.sl HITACHI DF600, DF600-V, DF600F, DF600F-V
libvxhitachi.sl HITACHI DF350, DF400, DF400F, DF500, DF500F
libvxhpalua.sl HP, COMPAQ HSV101, HSV111 (C)COMPAQ, HSV111, HSV200, HSV210
libvxnec.sl NEC DS1200, DS1200F, DS3000SL, DS3000SM, DS3001, DS300
libvxshark.sl IBM 2105
libvxstorcomp.sl StorComp OmniForce
libvxva.sl HP A6188A, A6189A
libvxveritas.sl VERITAS All
libvxxp256.sl HP All
#libvxemc.sl EMC SYMMETRIX