Category: VxVM Maintenance

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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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Veritas VxVM : Growing a Solaris root filesystem controlled by Veritas

Below is one of the procedure will help you to grow the root file system controlled by Veritas, but this procedure need system downtime 1. Remove the mirrored plexes from Veritas (vxplex -o rm dis ) use “vxprint -ht” to find the mirrored plexes (usually rootvol-02 & swapvol-02)...

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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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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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Dynamic LUN expansion in Veritas Volume Manager on Solaris OS

In gurkulindia.com under Storage Configuration section, we have already discussed many examples on how to expand a filesystem using the new Storage LUNs allocated to a server. There are situations, that storage team sometimes just expands the already assigned LUN to the extra size ( provided...

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