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SM_3
Super Advisor

vxconfigd will not start

I have installed RHEL4 AS and volume manager 4.1 with MP4 but I cannot start vxconfigd. Can someone pls help me to solve this issue. I get the following error:

# vxconfigd
VxVM vxconfigd FATAL ERROR V-5-1-8379 vxdmp driver not loaded on the system. This version of VxVM mandatorily requires vxdmp to be loaded. Exiting.

# lsmod |grep -i vx
vxportal 8064 0
vxfs 1529904 2 fdd,vxportal

# rpm -qa |grep -i vrtsvxvm
VRTSvxvm-platform-4.1.40.00-MP4_RHEL4
VRTSvxvm-common-4.1.40.00-MP4_RHEL4





8 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

In the output of the loaded modules, vxdmp is not listed and is required.

Check if the module is installed:

modinfo vxdmp

If it's installed, try to load it:

modprobe vxdmp

If it is not installed, install it.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

Thanks.

If I need to install vxdmp, how do I install this component. Pls adise.
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

I have tried what you advised. vxdmp is not installed as you suggested. How do I install this component. I thought it would have been installed with Veritas Storage Foundation 4.1.

[root@proliant1 rpms]# modinfo vxdmp
modinfo: could not find module vxdmp

[root@proliant1 rpms]# modprobe vxdmp
FATAL: Module vxdmp not found.

[root@proliant1 vxvm]# pwd
/lib/modules/2.6.9-5.ELsmp/veritas/vxvm
[root@proliant1 vxvm]# ls -la
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 15 19:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Aug 15 19:01 ..

Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

It seems that VxVM is not installed on your machine.

AFAIK the name of VxVM rpm is "VRTSvxvm ".

Please confirm that this available on your install media and install it. Everything should work after that.

Thanks
Sri
abandon all hope, ye who enter here..
Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

apologies, I was wrong. there is no such rpm as VRTSvxvm(It is there in HP-UX though)

VRTSvxvm-platform-4.1.40.00-MP4_RHEL4 should contain the dmp driver.

do rpmverify on VRTSvxvm-platform to see if there are any missing files.

what are the contents of /etc/vx/kernel/

do you see something like vxdmp.ko.
abandon all hope, ye who enter here..
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

Hi, I have tried what you have suggested. rpm --verify does not return anything but there are vxdmp.ko* files in /etc/vx/kernel directory. Any ideas.

[root@proliant1 kernel]# uname -a
Linux proliant1 2.6.9-5.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 5 19:30:39 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@proliant1 kernel]#
[root@proliant1 kernel]# rpm --verify VRTSvxvm-platform-4.1.40.00-MP4_RHEL4
[root@proliant1 kernel]#
[root@proliant1 kernel]# pwd
/etc/vx/kernel
[root@proliant1 kernel]# ls -al vxdmp.ko*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 311668 Apr 25 2007 vxdmp.ko.2.6.9-11.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 247444 Apr 25 2007 vxdmp.ko.2.6.9-11.ELhugemem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 249436 Apr 25 2007 vxdmp.ko.2.6.9-11.ELsmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 311668 Apr 25 2007 vxdmp.ko.2.6.9-34.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 247444 Apr 25 2007 vxdmp.ko.2.6.9-34.ELhugemem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 249436 Apr 25 2007 vxdmp.ko.2.6.9-34.ELsmp
Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

The postinstall script of this package is supposed to copy the files from /etc/vx/kernel to /lib/modules// .....

In your case it seems that its not happening.

From the scripts it seems that it uses /etc/vx/.cpi_vm_rpm_msg to log install messages.
Do you see any errors/warnings in /etc/vx/.cpi_vm_rpm_msg?

***whts your kernel version?***

You can check the scripts in RPM by

rpm -q --scripts VRTSvxvm-platform.
postinstall is the script which should have copied the modules to correct location.
I would suggest removing the rpm and reinstalling it again.

Thanks
Sri
abandon all hope, ye who enter here..
kuldeep saroha
Frequent Advisor

Re: vxconfigd will not start

Dear,

you can configure and start the vxconfigd service on RHEL4 without installing any update. First check the system requirement for VXVM.

Regards
kuldeep