Thank you! I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. After doing some research I do not have the netapp apm installed. (Though the ASL is installed.) Now I'm off to find where on the symantec website I can find the netapp apm and make sure I get all the asl/apm versions setup correctly.
Romeo On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Joshua Fielden <[EMAIL PROTECTED] > wrote: > Using "vxdmpadm disable ctlr=cX" to disable one path administratively > (or other individual disable syntax as-needed) is the best-practice for > doing SAN work. > > Iopolicy can be set on the fly -- are you sure you have the correct > ASL/APM packages for NetAPP storage for your version? Having the > wrong/missing APM (Array Policy Module) can cause problems during > administrative path work. > > Cheers, > > jf > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Romeo > Theriault > Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 4:11 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [Veritas-vx] changing vxdmp iopolicy on live volumes > > I was under the impression that changing vxdmp's iopolicy on the fly was > supported. I recently changed a live Solaris 9 hosts vxdmp iopolicy from > round-robin to singleactive and a handful of it's FCP SAN volumes went > offline with read/write errors. I quickly switched the iopolicy back to > round-robin and was able to get the offlined volumes back online with > some fsck's, etc.... All of the volumes have two paths through different > FCP cards and switches. > > So was I wrong, is changing the iopolicy on vxdmp not a safe thing to > do? Should I have done something differently? > > This is what I did: > vxdmpadm setattr enclosure FAS30500 iopolicy=singleactive > > On a related topic, the person whom I've replaced didn't leave the FCP > switch passwords behind so we need to reboot the switches to their > bootprom to reset the passwords. I was really hoping that I'd be able to > change the iopolicy on the Solaris/Veritas machines to singleactive and > then change their primary controller for a time being so I could reboot > the FCP switches one at a time to reset their passwords, thus removing > the need to shutdown all of the machines. Is this possible? > > Thanks for any hints and help on the matter, > > -- > Romeo Theriault > System Administrator > Information Technology Services > > -- Romeo Theriault System Administrator Information Technology Services Ph#: 207-561-3517 Em@: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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