Thursday, October 10, 2013

How to configure Veritas Volume Manager VxVM 6.0.2

The disks should be discovered by OS before it can be added to Veritas Volume Manager.

1. List the disks detected by VxVM.

# vxdisk -o alldgs list

Eg :

[root@rhel61 ~]# vxdisk -o alldgs list
DEVICE       TYPE            DISK         GROUP        STATUS
sda          auto:none       -            -            online invalid
sdb          auto:none       -            -            online invalid
sdc          auto:cdsdisk    mydg01       mydg         online
sdd          auto:cdsdisk    mydg02       mydg         online
[root@rhel61 ~]#

sda and sbd are not configured / initialized for VxVM; where as sdc and sdd are initialized and added to a disk group.

2. Initialize disks.

vxdisksetup -i [attributes]

# vxdisksetup -i sdc
# vxdisksetup -i emc0_dd1

Initializing a disk will create Privae and Public regions in the disks, Meta data is stored in private region and public reagion is available for general purpose data usage. 32 MB is reserved for private region.