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HACMP Supports San Volume Controller (SVC) 4.1



Document Author:

Michael E Herrera


Document ID:

FLASH10587


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

06/16/2007


Product(s) covered:

HACMP; HACMP/ES; SAN Volume Controller







Abstract: IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP*) for AIX 5L*, V5.3 and V5.4 updates support for the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Storage Software V4.1.


June 14, 2007

IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP*) for AIX 5L*, V5.3 and
V5.4 updates support for the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Storage
Software V4.1.

Please refer to the following table for support details.
Note: TL = Technology Level
HACMP v5.3
HACMP v5.4
HACMP #IY94307
HACMP #IZ00051+
HACMP #IY87247
HACMP #IZ00050+
Multi-path driver
AIX v5.2 TL 9 CSP
AIX v5.3 TL 4
AIX v5.3 TL 5
AIX v5.3 TL 5 CSP or higher
SDDPCM v2.1.1.0
AIX #IY95174
< not supported >
AIX #IY95080
AIX #IY91487
<no APARs required>
SDD v1.6.2.1
AIX #IY98568++
AIX #IY98751++
AIX #IY95080
AIX #IY98751++
AIX #IY98751++

+ These APARs are not yet generally available. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs.
++ These APARs will not be made generally available for AIX 5.2 TL 9 and AIX 5.3 TL 5. Please contact IBM Support
to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs.

While not required for correct operation with SDDPCM, the configuration of Fast I/O Failure on fibre-channel devices is highly
recommended. For information on configuring this feature refer to "StorageMultipath Subsystem Device Driver User’s Guide " http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7000303&aid=1 page 143

Additional requirement:
The AIX OS error daemon parameters should be tuned to avoid lost log entries (See documentation APAR IY75323 athttp://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY75323) HACMP requires the buffer size be set to at least 1 MB
and the log size to 10 MB. The following command can be used: "errdemon -B 1048576 -s 10485760"


Restriction notes for Metro Mirror:
  • An HACMP/XD and SVC Metro Mirror configuration with VIO is not currently supported.
  • Although SVC Host Name Aliases are arbitrary, for HACMP's support of Metro Mirror, they must match the node names used in the defined HACMP sites.
  • Resource Groups to be managed by HACMP cannot contain volume groups with both Metro Mirror-protected and non-Metro Mirror-protected disks.
  • HACMP functions for resource group movement due to Selective Failover by the user is not yet supported across sites.
  • HACMP does not support Global Mirror functions of SVC Copy Services.
  • For specific HACMP C-SPOC restrictions, refer to the "HACMP/XD for Metro Mirror: Planning and Administration Guide", page 73.
  • SDDPCM requires the configuration of Enhanced Concurrent Mode volume groups.

Other notes
  • SDD supports both Shared or Enhanced Concurrent Mode volume groups.
  • Ensure your SVC is properly configured to support SDD/SDDPCM host multipathing. This involves adding all the WWWNs for a host's WWPN's into a single Host object on the SVC. For example, for an HACMP node name Node_A with 2 WWPNs of WWNN_1 and WWNN_2, run svctask mkhost -name Node_A -hbawwpn WWNN_1 WWNN_2

Request APARs from the IBM Electronic Fix Distribution site at:
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/genunix3/aixfixes.html

For questions or concerns, please send a note to HA Feedback at:
HA Solutions Feedback/Poughkeepsie/IBM or hafeedbk@us.ibm.com

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.



Classification:

Hardware; Software

Category:

Installation and Migration




Platform(s):

IBM System p Family



O/S:

AIX

Keywords:

HACMP, SVC, HACMP/XD, Metro Mirror

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