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Re: pvcreate error (EVA 3000 and HP-UX 11v3)

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pvcreate error (EVA 3000 and HP-UX 11v3)

i can't create a physical volume for use as a volume group.

# pvcreate /dev/rdsk/c2t0d1
pvcreate: IO error on Physical Volume device "/dev/rdsk/c2t0d1".

# dd if=/dev/rdsk/c2t0d1 of=/dev/null bs=1024k
dd read error: Device busy
0+0 records in
0+0 records out
bash-3.2# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c2t0d1
I/O error
1+0 records in
0+1 records out
# diskinfo /dev/rdsk/c2t0d1
SCSI describe of /dev/rdsk/c2t0d1:
vendor: HP
product id: HSV100
type: direct access
size: 419430400 Kbytes
bytes per sector: 512

OS: HP-UX B.11.31 U ia64
EVA 3000 VCS: 3020
Ноw to solve this problem?

Thanks in Advance
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Re: pvcreate error (EVA 3000 and HP-UX 11v3)

If your EVA is using active/passive firmware (and I think it does, because it is HSV100), it is NOT supported with 11.31.
You need to have active/active firmware installed, see

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Re: pvcreate error (EVA 3000 and HP-UX 11v3)

your VCS firmware level is 3.020. minimum needed to upgrade directly to 4.007 is 3.028. refer to the release notes :