VxVm new disk issue

 
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Kenneth Woolard
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VxVm new disk issue

28 new Luns from a EMC Symmetric array have been presented and discovered succesfully on the 11.11 server.
Ioscan and Powerpath picks them up ok.
This server currently has VxVm filesystems as well as LVM.
My requirement is to create another 4 Disk groups and from them create Veritas volumes.

However when I launch the Veritas Enterprise administrator and try and add the disks to new groups I cannot see them

I then tried to do it manually using vxdiskadm but that never saw them either and I also tried a vxdisksetup -i as well to no avail i.e.

nuh302 $ ./vxdisksetup -i c18t10d0
vxvm:vxdisk: ERROR: Device c18t10d0: Not in the configuration

This is the first time I have tried creating VxVm stuff on an HP box - normally only use it on Solaris servers - I normally use LVM.

Am I missing something here - do I need to do some sort of initilisation like a 'pvcreate' as is done for LVM.

Any feedback and assistance would be most appreciated
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Robert-Jan Goossens
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Re: VxVm new disk issue

Hi,

Try a
# vxdctl enable

# vxdiskadm

Regards,
Robert-Jan
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm new disk issue

I think an other option is to run the

# vxdisk scandisks

command.

Regards,
Robert-Jan
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVm new disk issue

add on

How to add new disks on HP systems running VERITAS Volume Manager (tm)

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/243014.htm
Aashique
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Re: VxVm new disk issue

Hi,
Just now i also faced this problem. And i solved it.
Just Run the command:
#vxdisk scandisks.
Thanks for the previous all posting which one also helps me a lot..

Thanks & Regards

Aashique
chris huys_4
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Re: VxVm new disk issue

Hi Kenneth,

Did you run vxinstall ? Its the first thing you do when configuring vxvm on a hp-ux system. (or any OS ;) ). Unless you used vxvm as bootvolumemanager, when installing the system offcourse.

For the rest

* the "usual" powerpath commands, to check if everything is "alive".

* the standard, "ioscan -fn;insf -e -v;vxconfigd -km enable" sequence after "making new luns" visible for the system.

And if the above still doesnt give a "working vxdisksetup" ,run the
"vxdisk -o alldgs list", "vxprint -ht", "diskinfo /dev/rdsk/c18t10d0" commands and reply with the output.

Greetz,
Chris
PS.
> Am I missing something here - do I need to
>do some sort of initilisation like a
>'pvcreate' as is done for LVM.
"vxdisksetup" on vxvm is the "pvcreate" of lvm.