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Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

FileSystem Software

hi, i need help

The file systems and / or volume are using the feature of HP-UX 11.31 or are using agile Addressing Addressing the legacy.

how to know which version to use
Honored Contributor

Re: FileSystem Software

HP-UX 11.31 onwards using Agile addressing and you must choose that. Do not use legacy.
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: FileSystem Software


Agile addressing means that your device file names are persistent and would look like '/dev/disk/disk3' instead of something like '/dev/dsk/c0d0t3'. Notice too "disk" instead of "dsk" and similarly "rdisk" in lieu of 'rdsk'.

You will see this in 'vgdisplay' output. Using 'ioscan -fn' will give you the *legacy* view, whereas 'ioscan -N -fn' will show the Agile View.

An excellent whitepaper is:


New options exist for 'vgimport' and 'vgscan' to choose the device file model you want to deploy. There is also a script called 'vgdsf' to migrate a LFM volume group from the legacy to the agile model in the appendix of the above whitepaper.


Ismail Azad
Esteemed Contributor

Re: FileSystem Software


I will say again that legacy addressing is still present only for backward comatiblity and will be obsolete in future releases. Use the persistent DSF or the agile address. Note :- the Agile address Lunpath hardware path and Agile Lun hardware path are two different things where the latter represents a virtualized hardware address and the former is related to a device handle. Authentication in the agile scheme is done with the WWID.

Ismail Azad
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Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: FileSystem Software

I used Addressing the legacy

strings /etc/lvmtab