Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

 
Kishore Gowda
Advisor

Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

I am working on N-Class and RP-8440; both are configured identical with HP-UX 11.23 OS, Veritas 4.1 (VxFS & VxVM base packages)software, hw/sw patch bundles. I am creating filesystems using LVM commands (vgcreate, lvcreate, etc).. and I noticed that on RP-8440 the filesystem defaults to vxfs version 6 and in N-Class it defaults to vxfs version 5! Secondly, in N-Class there is no /sbin/fs/vxfs4.1 directory but this directory exists in RP-8440! How do I upgrade vxfs to version 6 in N-Class? I tried vxupgrade; but it only takes values <=5; so that is not an option! How do I re-install Veritas / LVM packages without starting from scratch? Thanks for your time.
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

Hi:

I'm afraid that you will have to install VxFS 4.1 to support a layout version 6. The installation guide notes, that "Installation of the VxVM 4.1 bundle on HP-UX 11i v2 removes the VxVM 3.5 components. If the VxVM 4.1 bundle is removed for any reason, the VxVM 3.5
bundle has to be re-installed on your system."

See:

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5991-5346/5991-5346.pdf

Regards!

...JRF...
Kishore Gowda
Advisor

Re: Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

I already have VxFS 4.1 bundle installed on both NClass and RP8440 as follows:
Base-VXFS 4.1.002 VERITAS File System Bundle 4.1 for HP-UX
Base-VXVM B.04.10.011 Base VERITAS Volume Manager Bundle 4.1 for HP-UX
I don't know why the NClass server defaults to disk layout version 5?
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

Hi (again):

I have not upgraded from 3.5 to 4.1 but rather cnly cold-installed 4.1. That said, see chapter-5, pages 33-35 of the installation guide; viz. the note that reads "Symbolic links to all Base-VXFS 4.1 command executables are installed in the
/opt/VRTS/bin directory. Add this directory to the end of your PATH
environment variable to access the commands."

Regards!

...JRF...
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout


COuld you post "swlist -l product |egrep -i "vxfs|vxvm|veritas"

and "vxlicrep"
Kishore Gowda
Advisor

Re: Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

Hi - I have attached output of swlist and vxlicrep. Please note there is online JFS product installed on RP-8440; but no JFS on N-Class. Also, the swlist does not list VRTSvxfs (veritas filesystem) on NClass, but it exists on RP-8440. This was a new install of HP-UX 11.23 along with Veritas 4.1 on both systems. Thank you.
Kishore Gowda
Advisor

Re: Vxfs version 5 & 6 disk layout

The issue has been resolved. The problem had to do with missing vxfs product on Nclass. As soon as vxfs was installed, I am able to create version 6 disk layout on Nclass. Although swlist -l bundle indicated there was "VxFS bundle" already installed, but "swlist -l product vxfs" confirmed that vxfs product was missing. Thanks for your help.