Monthly Archives: May 2013
to whom want to upgrade Storwize v7000 disk firmware (microcode) 🙂
to whom wonder any down time or performance issue should be expected or not 🙂
aaaa shortly yes ! you will see interesting chart like below ; IOPS values what you see in chart is measured after disk firmware update over
For how to upgrade please read https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/anthonyv/entry/updating_storwize_v7000_drive_code1?lang=en
You can find out putty,pscp,puttygen from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
For not to me or quickly memorize or shortly such article
pscp -i you.generated.file.with.puttygen.for.auth.ppk IBM2076_INSTALL_upgradetest_9.15 firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/username/upgrade Not: This folder at the upgrade time cleared by system because of space need and puttygen will help you to create a file for auth and you have to assign this key with a username what you create on v7000 After upload upgrade test file execute such command step by step svcservicetask applysoftware -file IBM2076_INSTALL_upgradetest_9.15 svcupgradetest -f Not: This command show the count of drive need to be upgrade , you can also add -d parameter to see everything as a list pscp -i you.generated.file.with.puttygen.for.auth.ppk IBM2076_DRIVE_You.Downloaded.Code email@example.com:/home/username/upgrade To list the disk drives svcinfo lsdrive -nohdr |while read did error use;do svcinfo lsdrive $did |while read id value;do if [[ $id == "firmware_level" ]];then echo $did" "$value;fi;done;done To Upgrade single drive svctask applydrivesoftware -file IBM2076_DRIVE_You.Downloaded.Code -type firmware -drive 23
To Upgrade some of disks
for did in 100 101;do echo "Updating drive "$did;svctask applydrivesoftware -file IBM2076_DRIVE_20110928 -type firmware -drive $did;sleep 10s;done
We need to install Oracle 11G and ASM point of view both node need to see same disk, generally multipath point of view when nodes come up its possible to see different LUN with different mapth name and its cause an issue for install oracle
There is an file under /etc/multipath which name is bindings , you can see that world wide name of disks and multipath names there.
What i did , take the one of node config file information as a baseline and copy it to other, then everything become okay, we do not have any issue of Oracle ASM configuration time about disk.
Related configuration is like below, hope its help for all
[root@kahin02-11g ~]# cat /etc/multipath/bindings
# Multipath bindings, Version : 1.0
# NOTE: this file is automatically maintained by the multipath program.
# You should not need to edit this file in normal circumstances.
# alias wwid