Category: VxVM Learning

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How to scan for disks with Storage Foundation for UNIX and Linux

When adding new disks to a Storage Foundation configuration, separate scans are required by the operating system (OS) and by the Storage Foundation application. This post provides information about the commands and procedures that may be used to scan for disks.

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VxVM Information Center

VxVM Beginners Learning Read – VxVM Beginner’s Lesson Read – VxVM Learning with Commands and Examples Read – What is new in VxSF 6.0 Read – Important Definitions of VxVM Read – VxVM Volume States and Plex States Read – Veritas Plex state Transition VxVM How-to...

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VxVM : Re-adding a failed boot disk – incase of correctable errors

  Re-adding a disk is same procedure as replacing a failed disk, except we use same disk. We have to detach the disk  from vxvm, so that the VxVM will detect the disk failure and will cease access to the failed disk.  You can then perform...

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How to Remove existing filesystems from Veritas Volume Manager

How to Remove existing filesystems from Veritas Volume Manager: (all the filesystems were under veritas) Sometimes when databases will decommissioned, in that case we need to remove the unused filesystems from the Server in order to clean up the storage. Below is the complete process which will present how...

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VXVM 6.1 – How to manage VxVM Dynamic Multi Pathing ( DMP) using vxdmpadm?

Below examples will  help you to understand Veritas Dynamic Multipathing administration using vxdmpadm. To display the usage message for all vxdmpadm commands, enter: # vxdmpadm help To obtain a usage message for listctlr, use the command: # vxdmpadm help listctlr  

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VXVM 6.1 – What is the meaning of VxVM Exit Codes?

The majority of Veritas Volume Manager utilities use a common set of exit codes, which can be used by shell scripts or other types of programs to react to specific problems detected by the utilities. The number for each distinct exit code is described below.

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VXVM 6.1 – How to get Veritas Volume Accessibility and Usability information using vxinfo?

The following example output shows one volume, mkting, as being unstartable: # vxinfo [-g diskgroup] [volume …]  home   fsgen Started mkting fsgen Unstartable src fsgen Started rootvol root Started swapvol swap Started

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VXVM 6.1 – How to Get Information about current Veritas DMP devices?

Below example will display all the existing DMP devices : # /etc/vx/bin/vxgetdmpnames enclosure vendor=SEAGATE product=ST336607LSUN36G serial=DISKS name=disk     dmpnode serial=303432354139303747590000 name=disk_0     dmpnode serial=30343235413930424C300000 name=disk_1     dmpnode serial=30343238413933595A360000 name=disk_2 enclosure vendor=HITACHI product=DF600F serial=77011046 name=ams_wms0     dmpnode serial=0008 name=ams_wms0_8     dmpnode serial=0009...

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