Category: Blog for Unix Admin

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VXVM : Resolving duplicate disk/device entries in "vxdisk list" or vxdisksetup

Sometimes, when failed fibre channel disks are replaced in arrays or servers under Veritas Volume Manager control, duplicate entries appear in the vxdisk list output. While Veritas indicates in TechNote 236062 that the ultimate solution is a reconfiguration reboot (or two), recycling the host is often...

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VxVM Beginners – Commands and Examples – Part 2

This is a continuation post for our previous post Beginner’s Lesson – VERITAS Volume Manager for Solaris Learning VxVM administration will be much easier by understanding below three things> 1. How Veritas Volume Manager treats Operating System Native Disks into Veritas Volumes 2. What are the...

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VXVM on Solaris ( Sparc ) – Understanding boot Failures

Possible reasons for a boot failure: The boot device cannot be opened. The system cannot be be booted from unusable or stale plexes. A UNIX partition is invalid. There are incorrect entries in /etc/vfstab. Configuration files are missing or damaged

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VxVM Troubleshooting – Procedure to Replace Internal FibreChannel (FC) Disks controlled by VxVM

Hot swapping of a failed disk is fairly straight procedure if the disks are regular SCSI disks, but for the Fibre Channel (FC) disks we should follow different procedure for hot swaping. Below specific procedure should be used when replacing one of the internal disks in...

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