Issues addressed in this hotfix are listed at the bottom of this TechFile. This hotfix is cumulative and includes issues addressed in previous hotfixes. Additional details are included in the Readme.
NOTE: This hotfix replaces the previously published VERITAS Volume Manager 2.7 for Windows 2000 HotFix05, English Version. Remove Hotfix05 before installing Hotfix05a.
Use the following steps to download and extract this service pack:
1. Scroll to the bottom of this TechFile and click "Download Now."
2. When prompted, select "Save This Program To Disk" and click OK.
3. At the next screen, select a location to save the file and click Save.
4. After the download completes, click Open to open the VERITAS Self-Extractor. Optionally, click Close if you prefer to extract the file at a later time. When you are ready to extract it, navigate to the location where it was saved and double-click the file to open the VERITAS Self-Extractor.
5. Select a location to save the extracted files, and then extract the contents by clicking the "Extract" button.
The package contains three files--a package ID, the Readme file, and the service pack executable file, setup.exe.
6. Click OK at the message "All files have been extracted." The Readme will open automatically. View the Readme for installation and uninstallation instructions.
Additional information not in Readme
Dynamic Disk and Dynamic Volume performance counters may not be added to Perfmon (Incident 83015) after installation of the hotfix if Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP) is installed on the same system. If this occurs, take the following steps to add the counters:
1. Close Perfmon if opened.
2. From a command line,
a. Change directory to "C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Volume Manager 2.7\VM5INF"
b. unlodctr vxio
c. lodctr vmperf.ini
3. Launch Perfmon
Dynamic Disk and Dynamic Volume counters will now be added to Perfmon.
When the MSCS cluster service was stopped on a node with an online Volume Manager Disk Group Resource...
In a system with MSCS and DMP installed, disabling both paths to a disk that is a part of a cluster resource...
After Volume Manager and DMP have been installed, adding or removing a SCSI adapter card may result...
In a system that has Volume Manager with DMP and a Compaq Smart Array controller installed, the message...
Additional information about mirror resynchronization will be available in the event viewer and Volume Manager GUI
Add CLI for display/selection of preferred plex
Dynamic disk and dynamic volume performance counters do not appear in Perfmon
Error messages in the event log when using the Terminal Services Client and running Perfmon to add performance counters
After VM has been upgraded from 2.5 to 2.7 and previous 2.7 hotfixes are applied, vxres.dll is missing
After a missing disk is removed from Volume Manager 2.7, the Event Log shows an incorrect alert message...
When a resource is offlined or terminated, error 4 occurs.
During rapid failover of MSCS resources on a multiprocessor server, bugcheck 0xOa can occur.
When multiple resources are offlined and onlined simultaneously, the Volume Manager application can hang.
When resources are being failed over continuosly the Volume Manager application can AV.
Improved the speed of the failover process.
When an MSCS cluster node is started or cluster resources are moved the file shares do not come on line...
When an MSCS Volume Manager Disk Group Resource is moved from one cluster node to another...
At shutdown, a system running MSCS and Volume Manager 2.7 will occasionally hang and not shut down in the expected manner.
When a mirrored volume is in the process of being brought to a healthy state after a disk failure...
Systems running Volume Manager 2.7 report error messages in the event log when using the Terminal Service Client...
The system will blue screen if an attempt is made to import a dynamic disk group that contains a disk...
After rebooting, volumes containing Microsoft SQL Server 2000 databases show a status of "Healthy, Failed."
In any volume with three or more mirrors, rebooting the system or importing the disk group while two or more of...
The system will fail to boot from a mirror volume if the size of the original mirror volume was exactly equal to the entire...
In certain situations, the Rescan command causes the "Upgrade to Cluster Disk" menu option to appear for...
In certain situations, when a hard disk that is part of a dynamic disk group is pulled out from a server, a blue screen...
Improvements were made to the vxio driver to ensure that shutdown and flush commands are sent to lower drivers.
This hotfix allows integration between SANPoint Control 3.5 and Volume Manager 2.7.
Occasionally, a system running Volume Manager 2.7 under heavy I/O may fail to load a driver correctly ...
Optimized the Rescan function to improve performance when hot plugging disks.
Improvements were made to the processes for locking and dismounting volumes on cluster disk groups during an offline operation.
Performance for offlining cluster disk groups was improved.