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Expand EVA Disk - Solaris

J Borgia
Advisor

Expand EVA Disk - Solaris

I have built a 50GB RAID 1 Vdisk on my EVA8100 and presented it to a Sun Solaris 10 Server. It sees the disk fine. I can build a filesystem on it. I extend the size of the Vdisk to 100GB RAID 1 Vdisk in CommandView EVA. When I get back on th Sun server, I run autoconfigure under format/type. It seems to see the new additional storage. When I try to label the disk with the new storage, it tells me: VTOC Warning: No backup labels. Label failed.

After that, the disk reverts back to it's 50GB size, but still shows as 100GB in CVEVA.

Any ideas on expanding this disk in Solaris? I'm hoping to not have to use the Solaris LVM.
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Tim Chilton
Frequent Advisor

Re: Expand EVA Disk - Solaris

It's my understanding that Solaris doesn't support vdisk expansion. There are utilities such as Veritas that will allow you to concatenate smaller LUNs into larger ones, though.
J Borgia
Advisor

Re: Expand EVA Disk - Solaris

So far, my attempts are proving that you're right. I can't seem to get Solaris to recognize a Vdisk that I increase in size.
J Borgia
Advisor

Re: Expand EVA Disk - Solaris

I found this in another forum article. Anyone had any luck with this procedure?

- type "format"
- Select "type"
- Selected the same type of the disk before increase the size
- Select "type" againg
- Selected "0" to automatic reconfigure
- Select "partitions"
- Select "print"
- Select "label" answer "yes"
- Quit from the format command

After that I will continue with your procedure and everything is well