Upgrading DMP on Virtual I/O Server from 5.1SP1 or later to 6.0.1

This section provides the instructions to upgrade DMP on Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) from 5.1SP1 or later to 6.0.1.

To upgrade DMP on VIOS

  1. Disable DMP support for the rootvg:
    # vxdmpadm native disable vgname=rootvg
    Please reboot the system to disable DMP support for LVM 
    bootability
  2. Reboot the system.
  3. Shut down all Virtual I/O clients not having a failover capability, and only dependent on the Virtual I/O server being upgraded.
  4. Log in to the VIO Server partition.

    Use the following command to access the non-restricted root shell.

    $ oem_setup_env

    Note:

    In this procedure, invoke all subsequent commands from the non-restricted shell.

    Symantec recommends that you take a backup, in case you want to revert back to the earlier version.

  5. Unconfigure all virtual devices from all virtual adapters.
    # rmdev -p  vhost0
    vtscsi0 Defined
    ..
    
  6. Follow the procedure to upgrade DMP on Virtual I/O Server.

    See Upgrading Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing with the product installer.

  7. If required, reconfigure all the virtual target devices from all the virtual adapters.
    # cfgmgr -p vhost0
  8. Enable DMP for rootvg.
    # vxdmpadm native enable vgname=rootvg
    Please reboot the system to enable DMP support for LVM bootability
  9. Reboot the system. After the reboot, the system has DMP root support enabled.
  10. For all the Virtual I/O Servers, repeat the steps 1 through 5.
  11. Restart all the Virtual I/O clients you had shut down, and verify the configuration.