Category: VxVM Troubleshooting

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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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Solaris Storage Configuration – EMC VMAX + POWERPATH / MPxIO + VxVM

To simplify the Storage addition operation, i just made a quick cheat sheet for your easy understanding and  quick reference, since this information cannot be presented as html format i will be sharing it in image format, which you can print and use it as desk...

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Unable to get EMC storage Lun's visible under veritas control in Linux.

  I was performing Storage migrations for Linux RHEL 5.x and 6.x having VXVM. Storage have provided the Lun’s and confirmed all is okay from their end. But I was unable to get them visible on Veritas level though the same were visible at OS level....

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VxVM Troubleshooting – Increasing the Size of Veritas Disk Private Region

    We know that each disk under veritas volume manager  is having some  identification information in it’s private region, so that the disks are readily identifiable irrespective of the machine they are connected.  When we place these disks under Veritas Diskgroups, the VxVM will start writing...

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Storage Operations – VxVM vs RHEL LVM2

  Storage Operation VXVM RHEL LVM2 Installation and Configuration Installed using Veritas installer Installed as part of standard build via rpm Scan for new devices # vxdctl enable # vgscan Print list of volumes # vxprint -v # lvdisplay -C Print current config (detailed) # vxdg list # vgdisplay   list volume...

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Recovery of DISKGROUP in VXVM (Veritas Volume Manager).

Since long time I was thinking to have practical hands-on to how to recover Diskgroup in VXVM (which got  faulty and we are unable to import that). But unfortunately I wont have real time outputs with me to show how that can be achieved. But here...

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Unix Admin Reference – Veritas Volume Manager Volume States and Plex States

    While Troubleshooting Veritas Volume Manager, Understanding volume and plex states is key part to investigate about the current issue related to the Veritas Volumes. In this post, I made little effort to write all the possible Volume and Plex states so that it can...

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VxVM 5.0- Replacing rootdisk from rootdg – failing with error "Disk public region is too small"

Error while adding  replaced disk to the root mirror Solaris:/etc/vx/bin> vxdg -g rootdg -k adddisk rootdisk=c1t4d0s2 VxVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1-10127 associating disk-media rootdisk with c1t4d0s2:    Disk public region is too small   Resolution:  Solaris :/etc/vx/bin> vxdisk list DEVICE       TYPE            DISK         GROUP        STATUS c1t4d0s2     auto:sliced     –            –           ...

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