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Distributed Systems Administration Utilities V2.

1 Release Notes for HP-UX 1 v2 1i October 2008

HP Part Number: T2786-90300

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1 Distributed Systems Administration Utilities V2.1 Release Notes...............................5
What's in This Version............................................................................................................................5 Configuration Synchronization.........................................................................................................5 New Features...............................................................................................................................5 Known Problems and Workarounds...........................................................................................5 Consolidated Logging.......................................................................................................................6 New Features ..............................................................................................................................6 Known Problems..........................................................................................................................6 Command Fanout..............................................................................................................................6 New Features ..............................................................................................................................6 Known Problems and Workarounds...........................................................................................7 DSAU Documentation............................................................................................................................7 Locating the Distributed Systems Administration Utilities Release Notes..............................................7 Locating the Distributed Systems Administration Utilities User's Guide..............................................7

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1-1 DSAU and Open Source Versions...................................................................................................5

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1 Distributed Systems Administration Utilities V2.1 Release Notes


Distributed Systems Administration Utilities provide several tools for simplifying the management of groups of systems and Serviceguard clusters. DSAU consists of three primary components: Configuration synchronization tools - provide policy-based configuration management for groups of systems and Serviceguard clusters. Consolidated logging tools - provide centralized logging and advanced log filtering features. Specific support is provided for creating a highly available log consolidation server using Serviceguard. Command fanout tools - provide high performance tools for executing shell commands and distributing files across groups of systems and Serviceguard clusters. Each of these components is based on an open source product: Configuration synchronization uses the Configuration Engine (cfengine) Consolidated logging uses Syslog Next Generation (syslog-ng) Command fanout uses Parallel Distributed Shell (pdsh)

What's in This Version


The DSAU version 2.1 uses the latest versions of the open source components, and the Serviceguard package styling is now modular. The later sections in this document discuss the details of the new features. The following table lists the specific open source versions included with this release of DSAU. Table 1-1 DSAU and Open Source Versions
DSAU 2.1 DSAU Kit C.01.00.15 OS Release GNU cfengine syslog-ng 2.0.9 pdsh 2.16

HP-UX 11i v2 October 2.2.6 2008

DSAU supports Serviceguard version A.11.17 and later.

Configuration Synchronization
New Features
Configuration Engine Updated to New Version DSAU now uses the Configuration Engine (cfengine) version 2.2.6. The new version of Configuration Engine includes minor enhancements and fixes for defects. For more information about changes in cfengine version 2.2.6, see the ChangeLog file located at /opt/dsau/src/ cfengine/cfengine-2.2.6.tar.gz on your system. New Package Styling The Serviceguard package styling is now moved from legacy to modular. The benefit of modular package styling includes flexibility and scalability to Serviceguard users. For more information about modular style of packaging, see the Migrating Packages from Legacy to Modular Style white paper available at http://docs.hp.com/en/12120/migrating-packages.pdf.

Known Problems and Workarounds


The csync_wizard supports the -f filename option to allow for non-interactive use. The input file csync_wizard_input.txt located at /var/opt/dsau/cfengine/tmpdir/ contains the answers to all the questions that the wizard asks during an interactive session.
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When configuring configuration synchronization in a Serviceguard cluster, cfengine is defined to run as a package. The data items specified in the input file include the volume group and logical volume names for the package. Both of these values must be fully qualified. For example: volumegroup:/dev/vgcsync logicalvolume:/dev/vgcsync/lvol1 When running the Configuration Synchronization Wizard in a Serviceguard cluster, make sure your current directory is not on the filesystem associated with the shared storage for the package. When creating the Serviceguard package, the filesystem is forcibly dismounted and Serviceguard will inadvertently kill the wizard process since it is preventing the filesystem from being dismounted. During each use, the Configuration Synchronization Wizard creates backups of the current cfengine configuration in the directory /var/opt/dsau/cfengine/backups. The top level files in this directory are the most recent backups. Any previous configurations are saved time-stamped subdirectories named "v_timestamp". These backup directories are never deleted and can accumulate if the wizard is used many times. HP recommends that you delete these backup directories periodically.

Consolidated Logging
New Features
Syslog Next Generation Updated to New Version DSAU now uses the Syslog Next Generation (syslog-ng) version 2.0.9. The new version of Syslog Next Generation supports IPv6, and includes minor enhancements and fixes for defects. For more information about changes in syslog-ng version 2.0.9, see the NEWS file located at /opt/dsau/src/syslog-ng/syslog-ng-2.0.9.tar.gz on your system. New Package Styling The Serviceguard package styling is now moved from legacy to modular. The benefit of modular package styling includes flexibility and scalability to Serviceguard users. For more information about modular style of packaging, see the Migrating Packages from Legacy to Modular Style white paper available at http://docs.hp.com/en/12120/migrating-packages.pdf.

Known Problems
There are no known problems in this release.

Command Fanout
New Features
Parallel Distributed Shell Updated to New Version DSAU now uses the Parallel Distributed Shell (pdsh) version 2.16. The new version of Parallel Distributed Shell includes minor enhancements and fixes for defects. For more information about changes in pdsh version 2.16, see the NEWS file located at /opt/dsau/src/pdsh/ pdsh-2.16.tar.gz on your system.

Distributed Systems Administration Utilities V2.1 Release Notes

IMPORTANT: On HP-UX 11i v2 Integrity systems, pdsh requires an additional software, LibcExt, to make use of the functions that are not shipped with the standard Library Routines, libc on HP-UX 11i v2. LibcExt contains setegid() and seteuid() POSIX APIs, which the pdsh tool requires to function properly. LibcExt forms part of the Portability Package (Product # PortPkg) depot. You can download Portability Package from the HP Software Depot web site at www.software.hp.com

Known Problems and Workarounds


Parallel Distributed Shell (pdsh), Parallel Distributed Copy (pdcp) and the commands based on these utilities (cexec, ccp, ckill, cuptime, cps) display misleading error messages when the security environment is not properly configured. For example, if non-interactive ssh is not properly configured, pdsh and pdcp display error messages such as the following: pdsh@source_node:target_node:Failed to initiate RCP protocol pdsh@source_node:target_node:ssh exited with exit code 255 This indicates that pdsh was unable to establish an ssh connection with the remote node. For additional troubleshooting information, refer to Distributed Systems Administration Utilities User's Guide, Chapter 4, Command Fanout.

DSAU Documentation
DSAU documentation includes the following items: Distributed Systems Administration Utilities User's Guide These Release Notes (the document you are reading) DSAU manual pages Open source manual pages

Locating the Distributed Systems Administration Utilities Release Notes


For the most recent information, visit the HP documentation web site: http://docs.hp.com Search for Distributed Systems Administration Utilities V2.1 Release Notes.

Locating the Distributed Systems Administration Utilities User's Guide


For the most recent information, visit the HP documentation web site: http://docs.hp.com Search for Distributed Systems Administration Utilities User's Guide.

DSAU Documentation