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Domen Setar
Advisor

OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Hi,

I tried to put two OpenVMS virtual guests in cluster. I want to use a quorum disk in cluster. I can present (using HPVM) quorum disk to both servers, but I can only boot one of them. On other server I got a message that disk (quorum disk) is already used. How to solve this problem?
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Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Sorry, no hands-on experience here for now.
I doubt many have.
I would try to engage support for hand holding as soon as possible in this situation

The June-2010 OpenVMS Cluster Manual only mentions HPVM guests are support. That's it.

The OpenVMS on HPVM guest cookbook only gets the very basic going, leaving out any cluster hints. Still, you checked that right?
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvmsft/hpvm/integrityvm_cookbook.pdf


Which version of HPVM. 4.3 ?
Some useful OpenVMS words in:
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02752979/c02752979.pdf

Service Guard in play? This whitepaper is interesting:
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02015679/c02015679.pdf

Anyway,
Sounds like you defined 2 separate system disks. Correct?

What is the backing for the quorum disk?

I don't think shared disks can be file backed but need to map to physical disks.

What hpvmmodify command was used to define the (quorum)

>> On other server I got a message that disk (quorum disk) is already used.

When does that appear? Can you copy & paste the exact message and a few lines leading up to that?

Hope this helps some,
Hein
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

OpenVMS on HPVM can't have shared storage
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Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Re Ian

>>>
OpenVMS on HPVM can't have shared storage
<<<

Huh?????

For 0ver 25 years I have lived in the conviction that shared storage is __THE__ big advantage of (VMS-)clustering, and now HP starts offering "clustering" WITHOUT it??

Even Tru64 has(/had) a reasonable implementation.

Is HP trying to downgrade VMS to to the level of M$ or lesser NIXes?

Maybe soon I will start beging GLAD to be layed off.....

fwiw

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Ian,

Can you expand on your comment??

Are you saying that HPVM Guests (OpenVMS) can only share storage if that storage is "served" from a physical server that is a cluster member??

???

Dave.
Robert Brooks_1
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

OpenVMS on HPVM can't have shared storage

--

That statement certainly needs some amplification. I *suspect* that what Ian means is that shared storage must be MSCP-served; that only a single HPVM gust cluster member may have direct access to any one volume.

Ian?


-- Rob
Domen Setar
Advisor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Hi guys,

I think I solved the problem. The sollution is described in capture 6.1.3.3 of HP Integrity Virtual Machines 4.3:
Installation, Configuration, and
Administration manual.
Here it is how it goes:
(I'm sharing disk /dev/rdisk/disk135 to servers IZUMT2 an IZUMT3)

# hpvmdevmgmt -l gdev:/dev/rdisk/disk135
/dev/rdisk/disk135:CONFIG=gdev,EXIST=YES,DEVTYPE=DISK,SHARE=NO:IZUMT2:0x01.0x002
# hpvmmodify -P IZUMT3 -a disk:avio_stor::disk:/dev/rdisk/disk135
# hpvmdevmgmt -l gdev:/dev/rdisk/disk135
/dev/rdisk/disk135:CONFIG=gdev,EXIST=YES,DEVTYPE=DISK,SHARE=NO:IZUMT2,IZUMT3:0x2
# hpvmdevmgmt -m gdev:/dev/rdisk/disk135:attr:SHARE=YES
# hpvmdevmgmt -l gdev:/dev/rdisk/disk135
/dev/rdisk/disk135:CONFIG=gdev,EXIST=YES,DEVTYPE=DISK,SHARE=YES:IZUMT2,IZUMT3:02

Regards
Domen
Domen Setar
Advisor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS virtual machines and cluster

Rob Brooks correctly explained what I meant :-)
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