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IT25930: SLA ATTEMPTS TO BACKUP VADP PROXY WHILE IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SLA

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Assuming the following setup
    * A datastore 'datastore1' with virtual machines to be backed
    up
     * A datastore 'datastore2' with the VADP Proxy
    
    A SLA is defined to backup the virtual machines in datastore1.
    The disks of the virtual machines being backup up (located in
    'datastore1') are connected to the VADP proxy when doing HotAdd
    backups. When the disks are not detached correctly when backup
    completes, the VADP proxy will be included in the backup the
    next time the SLA runs because it detects disks from
    'datastore1' connected to this VADP proxy.
    
    A side-effect of this is that the backup of the VADP proxy will
    fail because the disks are added to the VADP proxy as
    independent disks.
    
    IBM Spectrum Protect Versions Affected:
    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.x
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics
    Verify if no left-over disks are attached to the VADP proxy
    server.
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords: SPP, SPPlus, VDDK, TS001027909
    

Local fix

  • Remove all disks that were added for HotAdd backups from the
    VADP proxy server and run the SLA again.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect Plus levels 10.1.1.*                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This has been fixed in level 10.1.2.                         *
    * Note that this is subject to change at the discretion of IBM *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has an improved algorithm for
    detecting independent disks. If a backup job is selected at
    the datastore level then any independent VMDKs on this datastore
    will be excluded from the virtual machine automatically.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT25930

  • Reported component name

    SP PLUS

  • Reported component ID

    5737SPLUS

  • Reported release

    A11

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-08-20

  • Closed date

    2018-09-20

  • Last modified date

    2018-09-20

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  •    VADP
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    SP PLUS

  • Fixed component ID

    5737SPLUS

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU058","label":"IBM Infrastructure w\/TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SSNQFQ","label":"IBM Spectrum Protect Plus"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"A11","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB26","label":"Storage"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
30 January 2024