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Getting Storage Foundation 5.0 MP3 and installing it on RHEL 5.x and CentIOS 5.x

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Download it from: http://www.symantec.com/business/products/downloads/index.jsp Click on the storage at the bottom of the screen and download “Storage Foundation” trialware. You can apply your license key to this version.

It comes in 3 big files

# ls -al
total 2180076
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 27 12:18 .
drwxr-x— 5 root root 4096 Oct 27 12:10 ..
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 943718400 Oct 27 11:06 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzaa
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 943718400 Oct 27 11:07 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzab
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 342755233 Oct 27 11:02 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzac

you need to cat broken gz archive files back to 1 file:

# cat sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzaa sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzab sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzac > sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz
# ls -la
total 4360132
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 29 12:45 .
drwxr-x— 5 root root 4096 Oct 27 12:10 ..
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 2230192033 Oct 29 12:46 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 943718400 Oct 27 11:06 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzaa
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 943718400 Oct 27 11:07 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzab
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 342755233 Oct 27 11:02 sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gzac
# gunzip sf_ha.dvd1.5.0.30.0.redhatlinux.tar.gz

# cd rhel5_x86_64
# ls -al
total 776
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 ..
drwxrwxr-x 5 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 authentication_service
drwxrwxr-x 4 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 cluster_management_console
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 cluster_server
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 cluster_server_agents
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 473 Jul 23 2008 copyright
drwxrwxr-x 5 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 file_system
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 664087 Jul 25 2008 getting_started.pdf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 2283 Jul 23 2008 installer
drwxrwxr-x 5 root root 4096 May 8 2007 perl
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 22338 Jul 18 2008 README_EULA
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 20646 Jul 24 2008 readme_first.txt
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 storage_foundation
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 storage_foundation_cluster_file_system
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 storage_foundation_cluster_file_system_for_oracle_rac
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 storage_foundation_for_db2
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 storage_foundation_for_oracle
drwxrwxr-x 5 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 volume_manager
drwxrwxr-x 5 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 volume_replicator
drwxrwxr-x 4 root root 4096 Jul 23 2008 windows
# ./installer

5.0MP3 Installation Program

Copyright (c) 2008 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantec, the Symantec Logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

The Licensed Software and Documentation are deemed to be “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer
software documentation” as defined in FAR Sections 12.212 and DFARS Section 227.7202.

Logs for installer are being created in /var/tmp/installer-bYwd2U.

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Symantec Product Version Installed Licensed
==============================================================================

Symantec Licensing Utilities (VRTSvlic) are not installed due to which products and licenses are not discovered
Please use the menu below to continue.

Task Menu:

I) Install/Upgrade a Product C) Configure an Installed Product
L) License a Product P) Perform a Pre-Installation Check
U) Uninstall a Product D) View a Product Description
Q) Quit ?) Help

Enter a Task: [I,C,L,P,U,D,Q,?] I

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

1) Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)
2) Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR)
3) Veritas Storage Foundation (SF)
4) Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle (SFORA)
5) Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 (SFDB2)
6) Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System (SFCFS)
7) Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System for Oracle RAC (SFCFSRAC)
8) Symantec Product Authentication Service (AT)
b) Back to previous menu

Select a product to install: [1-8,b,q] 3
Enter the system names separated by spaces on which to install SF: vxsan02

Initial system check:

Checking SF installation on vxsan02………………………………………………….. not installed
Checking libaio rpm ……………………………………………………………………… installed
Checking glibc rpm ………………………………………………………………………. installed
Checking kernel release on vxsan02…………………………………………………………….. ok
Checking distribution match with vxsan02……………………………………………………….. OK
Checking architecture on vxsan02………………………………………………………………. OK
Checking rpm dist match with vxsan02…………………………………………………………… OK
Checking for SE Linux on vxsan02…………………………………………………………. disabled

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Checking system licensing

Installing licensing rpms
SF is not licensed on vxsan02

Enter a SF license key for vxsan02: <>
<> successfully registered on vxsan02
SF license registered on vxsan02

Do you want to enter another license key for vxsan02? [y,n,q] (n) n

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Checking installed rpms on vxsan02

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

SF can be installed without optional rpms to conserve disk space.

1) Install required Veritas Storage Foundation rpms – 491 MB required
2) Install all Veritas Storage Foundation rpms – 625 MB required

Select the rpms to be installed on all systems? [1-2,q,?] (2)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

The following SF rpms will be installed:
VRTSperl Veritas Perl 5.8.8 Redistribution
VRTSvlic Veritas Licensing
VRTSicsco Symantec Infrastructure Core Services Common
VRTSpbx Symantec Private Branch Exchange
VRTSatClient Symantec Product Authentication Service Client
VRTSatServer Symantec Product Authentication Service
VRTSobc33 Veritas Enterprise Administrator Core Service
VRTSob Veritas Enterprise Administrator Service
VRTSobgui Veritas Enterprise Administrator
VRTSccg Veritas Enterprise Administrator Central Control Grid
VRTSmh Veritas Storage Foundation Managed Host by Symantec
VRTSaa Veritas Enterprise Administrator Action Agent
VRTSspt Veritas Software Support Tools
VRTSvxfscommon Veritas File System Common package
VRTSvxfsplatform Veritas File System Platform Specific Package
VRTSvxvmcommon Veritas Volume Manager Common Package
VRTSvxvmplatform Veritas Volume Manager Platform Specific Package
VRTSdsa Veritas Datacenter Storage Agent
VRTSfspro Veritas File System Management Services Provider

Press [Enter] to continue:
…continued:
VRTSvmman Veritas Volume Manager Manual Pages
VRTSlvmconv Veritas Linux LVM to VxVM Converter
VRTSvmpro Veritas Volume Manager Management Services Provider
VRTSdcli Veritas Distributed Command Line Interface
VRTSalloc Veritas Volume Manager Intelligent Storage Provisioning
VRTSvdid Veritas Device Identification API
VRTSddlpr Veritas Device Discovery Layer Services Provider
VRTSvrpro Veritas Volume Replicator Client Extension and Provider for
Veritas Enterprise Administrator
VRTSvcsvr Veritas Cluster Server Agents for VVR
VRTSjre15 Veritas Java Runtime Environment Redistribution
VRTSweb Veritas Java Web Server
VRTSvrw Veritas Volume Replicator Web Console
VRTSfsman Veritas File System Manual Pages
VRTSfssdk Veritas File System Software Developer Kit
VRTSfsmnd Veritas File System Software Developer Kit Manual Pages
VRTSvxmsa Veritas Mapping Service, Application Libraries
VRTSmaprocommon Veritas Storage Foundation GUI for Mapping

Press [Enter] to continue:
Checking for patch(1) rpm on vxsan02 ………………………………………… version 2.5.4 installed
It is possible to install SF rpms without performing configuration.

It is optional to configure SF now. If you choose to configure SF later, you can either do so manually, or run the
installsf -configure command. The product installation scripts can be found in /opt/VRTS/install directory

Are you ready to configure SF? [y,n,q] (y)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Logs for installer are temporarily being created in /var/tmp/installer-bYwd2U.

Installing SF: 100%

Installation completed successfully on all systems

The enclosure-based naming scheme is a feature of Veritas Volume Manager. It allows one to reference disks using a
symbolic name that is more meaningful than the operating system’s normal device access name. This symbolic name is
typically derived from the array name.

Do you want to set up the enclosure-based naming scheme? [y,n,q,?] (n)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Veritas Volume Manager default disk group name configuration:

Many Veritas Volume Manager commands affect the contents or configuration of a disk group. Such commands require
that the user specify a disk group. This is accomplished by using the -g option of a command or setting the
VXVM_DEFAULTDG environment variable. An alternative to these two methods for some commands is to configure the name
of the default disk group of a system.

Do you want to set up a default disk group for each system? [y,n,q,?] (y)

Specify a default disk group name for system vxsan02. [?] vx_dg0

You have decided to specify the default disk group as follows:

Host: vxsan02 …………………………………………………………………. Disk group: vx_dg0

Note: If ‘nodg’ is displayed, then the host will be configured to have no default disk group.

Is this correct? [y,n,q] (y)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Verifying the install systems fully qualified hostnames.

Querying fully qualified domain name of host “vxsan02″ …………………………………………… ok

Is the fully qualified hostname of system “vxsan02″ = “vxsan02.somedomain.com”? [y,n,q,?] (y)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Choose how this install will be managed.

This product can be configured in one of the following two ways:

* Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server managed host (Recommended)

* Standalone host

Pre-requisites for Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server managed host:
* A Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server (SFM) is configured
* SFM should be currently running and fully operational.
* Authentication Broker that is used by SFM should be running.

The following information would be requested during configuration:
* The host name of the SFM
* Previously set SFM agent account password

There are no pre-requisites for deploying as a standalone host.

Enabling Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server management simplifies and improves management of the complex
data center resources, reducing planned and unplanned down time.

Enable Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server Management? [y,n,q] (y) n

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Verifying the install systems fully qualified hostnames.

Configuring VEA in STANDALONE mode on “vxsan02″ …………………………………………………. ok

Configuring gridnode on “vxsan02″ ……………………………………………………………… ok
Registering gridnode on “vxsan02″ ……………………………………………………………… ok
Configuring actionagent on “vxsan02″ …………………………………………………………… ok
Registering actionagent on “vxsan02″ …………………………………………………………… ok
Registering StorageAgent on “vxsan02″ ………………………………………………………….. ok
Do you want to start Veritas Storage Foundation processes now? [y,n,q] (y)

Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0MP3

Logs for installer are temporarily being created in /var/tmp/installer-bYwd2U.

Starting SF: 100%

Startup completed successfully on all systems

Setting default disk group to vx_dg0 on vxsan02 ……………………………………………….. Done
Installation log files, summary file, and response file are saved at:

/opt/VRTS/install/logs/installer-bYwd2U
# vxdisk list
DEVICE TYPE DISK GROUP STATUS
emcpowera auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerb auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerc auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerd auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowere auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerf auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerg auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerh auto:none – – online invalid
emcpoweri auto:none – – online invalid
emcpowerj auto:none – – online invalid
sda auto:none – – online invalid