VXVM 6.1 – How to Interpret veritas Configuration Daemon (vxconfigd) States from vxdctl output?
vxconfigd operates in one of the following modes: enabled, disabled or booted.
- The enabled state is the normal operating state. Most configuration operations are allowed in this state. Entering the enabled state imports all disk groups, and begins the management of device nodes stored in the /dev/vx/dsk and /dev/vx/rdsk directories.
- In the disabled state, vxconfigd does not retain configuration information for the imported disk groups, and does not maintain the volume device directories. Most operations are disallowed in this state. Certain failures, such as the volboot file not being loaded or devices not being auto-configured, cause vxconfigd to enter the disabled state automatically.
- The booted state is entered as part of normal system startup, prior to checking the root file system with fsck. If the root disk is under VxVM control, entering the booted mode imports the boot disk group. If the root disk is not under VxVM control, no disk groups are imported. vxconfigd then waits for a request to enter the enabled mode. The volume device node directories are not maintained in booted mode, because it may not be possible to write to the root file system.