HP P9000 Replication Manager Software 7.1.1

HP P9000 Replication Manager Software
7.1.1-00 Release Notes
HP Part Number: TB584-96041
Published: September 2011
Edition: First
© Copyright 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Version
7.1.1-00
Description
This package contains updated HP P9000 Replication Manager Software. For the specific issues
resolved, see “Fixes” (page 3) in this document.
Update recommendation
Routine
Product models
HP P9000 Replication Manager Software
Devices supported
HP P9500 Disk Array
HP XP24000 Disk Array
HP XP20000 Disk Array
HP Storage Virtualization System 200
HP XP12000 Disk Array
HP XP10000 Disk Array
HP XP1024 Disk Array
HP XP128 Disk Array
Operating systems
For the supported operating systems, see chapter 1 of the HP StorageWorks P9000 Replication
Manager Software Configuration Guide:
http://www.hp.com/support/cvae/manuals.
Enhancements
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You can now use an MF-THP volume to set the configuration of a copy pair. You can also determine
whether the target volume is an MF-THP volume from the volume attribute information.
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You can now manage and monitor a consistency group that contains both open-system Continuous
Access pairs and mainframe Continuous Access pairs in HP P9500 storage systems, in the same
manner as in XP24000/XP20000 storage systems.
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You can now manage a Continuous Access Journal/Continuous Access copy pair that uses a
volume connected via FCoE.
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Configurations can now include pair management servers in a redundant configuration at a
remote site. Even if one of the pair management servers at the remote site is unavailable due to
maintenance or a hardware failure, you can still display and monitor configuration information
and perform operations on copy pairs (such as resync, split, and restore).
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The No Copy option was ignored when copy pairs were added to Continuous Access Journal
copy group from the Replication Manager GUI.
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When there were multiple primary volume configuration definition files for a single secondary
volume configuration definition file, some of the primary volume configuration definition files might
not appear in the hosts view or pair configurations view.
Fixes
Description
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Fixes
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If a task operation was performed and the path settings of the target volume of the task were
different from those specified when the task was created, the task operation generated the
RPM-00456 message.
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If a single copy group contained 256 or more Simplex (SMPL) copy pairs, starting Change Pair
Status Wizard for that copy group might fail with the KAVN00433-E (RPM-00480) message.
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Tasks that create a Continuous Access Journal (CAJ) copy pair or a task that would add a copy
pair to an existing CAJ copy group when Replication Manager version is below 7.1.1 generated
the KAVN00469-E (RPM-03304) error.
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If copy groups that made up a multi-target or cascade configuration contain a different number
of pairs, the Pair Configuration Wizard generated the KAVN-00209-E message for copy pair
volumes in the copy group with fewer pairs.
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Selecting a volume with multiple copy pair definitions and then starting Pair Configuration Wizard
generated the KAVN00561-E (RPM-00063) message.
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If there was an iSCSI-connected LU on the pair management server, when an attempt was made
in Pair Configuration Wizard to perform a pair operation task for a copy group, the task might
not be successful. In addition, alerts might not be detected, or the My Copy Group display might
be incorrect.
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If there was an iSCSI-connected LU on the pair management server, when a create operation that
reverses the copy direction was executed in Pair Configuration Wizard, the task succeeded but
the result was not reflected in the Configuration Information window.
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If the task to create a replica for the SQL Server database or the command (CLI) to make a backup
of the database generated the KAVX1212-E message, the pair status might not change to PSUS
status and might remain in the PAIR status when the task or command (CLI) ends.
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When attempting to open the JNLGs tab for the Continuous Access Journal secondary storage
systems in a 3DC delta resync configuration, if the resource group to which the user belonged
did not contain a Continuous Access Journal primary storage system, the attempt to display the
JNLG list tab might generate the KAVN00209-E message.
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If Reverse Copy Direction option was enabled for a create operation in Change Pair Status
Wizard, when the task for that operation was run for a copy pair that was part of a copy group
whose configuration definition files for the primary volume and secondary volume were located
on separate pair management servers, the task generated the RPM-00500 message.
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In a mainframe-based system, when selecting a copy pair that contained a volume for an XP24000
or XP20000 storage system, if the Replication Manager registered the Device Manager that
contained information about the volume to the information source, the Apply Open/MF CTG option
did not appear on 3. Select Pair Operation in Change Pair Status Wizard.
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In an environment in which 3DC MxNxO was configured on a mainframe system, you could not
add a consistency group to a copy group container.
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If the primary and secondary volumes of a remote copy pair had the same LDEV number, when
you tried to created or perform operations on a copy pair, it generated the RPM-00506 message,
and the copy pair status of the secondary volume became Unknown.
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Execution of a task that added a copy pair to an existing copy group that had a CTGID generated
the KAVN00453-E (RPM-04601) message.
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When selecting multiple volumes in Host view or Storage System view of LUNs, and then trying
to start Pair Configuration Wizard, it might generate the KAVN00561-E (RPM-00023) message.
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When selecting multiple volumes in Host view of DEVNs - Paired or Storage System view of LDEVsPaired, and then trying to start Pair Configuration Wizard, it might generate the KAVN00561-E
(RPM-00023) message.
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Display of the Copy Groups page in the Hosts view might generate the KAVN00419-E
(RPM-00590) message.
Using the Change Pair Status Wizard to execute tasks on copy pairs might generate the
KAVN00458-E (RPM-00500) message.
In the Edit My Copy Group dialog box, the Replication Manager might have incorrectly displayed
Pair Management Server or Config File information.
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If you upgraded the P9000 Command View Advanced Edition Suite, the version of Application
Agent available from the download screen might be a version older than your current version.
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The Replication Manager Server (Linux) did not support assigning more than 33 IP addresses.
Important considerations
Replacing secondary volumes of Continuous Access Synchronous or Continuous Access
Journal in a 3DC multi-target configuration (open systems)
To replace all the secondary volumes included in a Continuous Access Synchronous or P9000/XP
Continuous Access Journal copy pair, launch the Pair Configuration Wizard more than once to replace
the secondary volumes according to the following procedure.
1. Generate and execute the replacement tasks to partly replace the secondary volumes of the
Continuous Access Synchronous or P9000/XP Continuous Access Journal copy pair.
2. Generate and execute the replacement tasks for the secondary volumes not replaced in step 1.
If you use Pair Configuration Wizard only once to generate and execute the replacement tasks for all
of the secondary volumes in the Continuous Access Synchronous or P9000/XP Continuous Access
Journal copy pair, task execution might not be successful.
Copy group information displayed by users with View permission
If you log in as a user with View permission, incorrect link destinations appear when you click the
Copy Group, Pair Management Server, and Config File links in the Copy Groups tab of the Hosts view
displayed when you select Resources→Hosts in the Explorer menu.
To display the information provided by each link, click in the Explorer menu Resources→Pair
Configurations, and then click the item corresponding to each link in the displayed view by choosing
Resources→Pair Configurations in the Explorer menu.
Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4
Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 are not supported as management clients in this version.
Adobe Flash Player
This version does not support Adobe Flash Player 10.3 on management clients. Use Adobe Flash
Player 10.1 or 10.2.
Selecting pair creation options in Pair Configuration Wizard
When performing replication operations in a cluster configuration (N:1 configuration), you cannot
use the Conceal Secondary Volumes option for pair creation.
Important considerations
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If all of the following conditions are met, a Modify file task registered during pair creation generates
the KAVN00590-E error.
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Replication Manager is managing copy pairs in a cluster configuration (N:1 configuration).
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You launch the Pair Configuration Wizard in the view displayed by selecting Resources and then
Applications from the Explorer menu.
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You select the Conceal Secondary Volumes option on Pair Setting page of Pair Configuration
Wizard.
Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
When using the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS ) backup functionality of this product, make sure
that both the HBA and HBA driver support VSS functionality. Also, note that you cannot use following
HBA driver in the import server:
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Emulex 9802 32-bit and 64-bit FC Port Drivers 5.2.21a8
Creating a 4x4 Continuous Access Journal copy group for a mainframe system
When creating a 4x4 Continuous Access Journal copy group for a mainframe system, in certain
configurations there are conditions for the specifiable EXCTG ID.
If you create a 4x4 Continuous Access Journal copy group for a mainframe system by using Replication
Manager, Replication Manager does not check the specified EXCTG ID.
For details about the conditions for the specifiable EXCTG ID, see the Business Continuity Manager
release notes.
Windows Server 2008 R2
Do not use a Managed Service Account when using Replication Manager on Windows Server 2008
R2. If you specify a Managed Service Account for one of the following services, errors might occur
while you are performing Replication Manager operations:
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Application Agent services
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Protection Manager Service
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HBsA Service
SQL Server, SQL Server Agent, and other SQL Server-related services (when running a service to
create a replica for an SQL Server database)
Maintaining copy group consistency
For copy groups with consistency maintained between open systems and mainframe systems, you
cannot perform the following copy pair status change operations:
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Operations on the open system:
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takeover
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swap
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takeover-recovery (resync)
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takeover-recovery (recreate)
Operations on the mainframe system:
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restore
Also, regarding the above copy groups that are having their consistency maintained, if you use a tool
other than Replication Manager to perform a swap operation or takeover (Reverse Resync) operation
for either only the copy group on the open system or only the copy group on the mainframe system,
you cannot use Replication Manager to manage the relevant copy group.
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Important considerations
Prerequisites
See the HP StorageWorks P9000 Command View Advanced Edition Suite Software Installation and
Configuration Guide for complete product requirements.
Installation instructions
Manual references
For installation information, see the following manual sections:
Component
Manual
Management server
HP StorageWorks P9000 Command View Advanced Edition
Suite Software Installation and Configuration Guide
Management client
HP StorageWorks P9000 Replication Manager Software
Configuration Guide
Application Agent
HP StorageWorks P9000 Command View Advanced Edition
Suite Software Installation and Configuration Guide
Compatibility/interoperability
None
Prerequisites
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