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3pardude007
Visitor

Unexport virtual volume

Dear All,

 

i want to unexport 2 virtual volume ,how to do it,if i right click on the virtual volume i get the option to unexport ,but i get a warning so i am worried if all the virtual volume will be removed.i get the below screen im worried it will removed all the VV presented to the host

 

7 REPLIES

Re: Unexport virtual volume

If the VV is not part of VVset, you can go ahead and unexport the VV that is expected message.

see attached screen shot from IMC user guide

I work for HPE

Re: Unexport virtual volume

Hi, You can right click on the VV and select unexport and and on the next screen it would show you two options "Delete and Do not Delete"  click on delete that would unexport the LUN but You have to ensure that there should not be any IO operation run on the LUN disk at the server end during the time when You unexport the LUN as it may corrupt the data.

Let me know if you have any question.

NirupakD
Occasional Advisor

Re: Unexport virtual volume

Hello There,

When you are unexporting the volume- is this part of a hostset ? Also are the volumes part of a volumeset ?

If there are multiple LUNs presented to a host set and your VVs are part of that, then it becomes a risky affair if you try to unport them from the host set. All exported LUNs will be removed from host access

To prevent this, go to the virtual volume tab and select the virtual volume. If this part of a set or template, this will show up in IMC. You may then unexport them individually.

The warning message you are getting will be for associated snapshots if any. These snapshots will also be deleted for the LUN. This is normal.

Hope this helps.

 

I work for HPE
Nirupak
Technical Solutions Specialist- Advanced Solution Center
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Unexport virtual volume

As others mentioned, is the host expecting the LUN to disappear?

In the CLI, you can also use "statvv VV-name" to see if any I/O.

3pardude007
Visitor

Re: Unexport virtual volume

Dear Nirupak,

 

Thanks for the response as per you advic ei followed the steps ,i did not get what you meant by "this will show up in IMC. You may then unexport them individually."i have attached the screenshot and martked the volume which i need to unexport and delete it permanentaly.

 

3pardude007
Visitor

Re: Unexport virtual volume

yes i want to delete this LUN permanentaly.

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Unexport virtual volume

>I want to delete this LUN permanently.

 

In the CLI:

removevlun -pat LmaehamSCL-Store "*" Lmehamsd01

removevv LmaehamSCL-Store