04-27-2011 06:30 AM
Am looking at updating our Ignite servers to the latest version, but this is a show-stopper:
NOTE: On HP-UX 11i v3 OS, the make_sys_image command will not create archive if the
legacy device support is disabled. To enable the legacy device support, run the following
command: # insf –L
Our 11iv3 servers all have legacy device names disabled. Does anyone have insight into why this is now required? Seems to be a step backward?
04-27-2011 08:50 AM
If you are upgrading ignite software for clients' backup/recovery; then won't be affected.
May be, for make_sys_image, it still internally calls/consider the legacy dsf.
06-15-2012 07:30 AM
Reading the latest release notes for Ignite C.7.14.274, i see this:
QXCR1001173668. The make_*_recovery command is enabled to support archive and recovery of systems in agile-DSF mode. This feature is currently limited to systems that do not use sasd driver based disks.
Does this mean no more requirement for Legacy DSF? Can I finally do rmsf -L?
07-09-2012 01:54 PM
I just read the latest Release notes and found this:
Due to application dependencies, HP-UX software deployment tools, such as Ignite-UX, expect
legacy Device Special Files to be present and the legacy naming model to be enabled.
Therefore Ignite-UX supports only partial migration as detailed in the white paper "
v3 Persistent DSF Migration Guide
" found at: http://www.docs.hp.com/en/oshpux11iv3.html#Storage%20Area%20Management
Ignite-UX does not support full migration
which involves disabling the legacy naming model.
Appears to me that it does not yet support the removal of legacy device files.