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Product: Dynamic Multi-Pathing

Platform: Windows

Product version: 6.0.1

Product component: Volume Manager

Check category: All

Summary

Volumes Health

Check category: Availability


Check description: Checks for status of Volume Manager volumes.


Check procedure:

  • Identifies list of attached disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Verifies all volumes are in started state.


Check recommendation: Ensures that all Volume Manager volumes are in started state.


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Storage Foundation 6.0.1 Administrator's Guide

NTFS Volume Dirty Bit

Check category: Availability


Check description: Check whether dirty bit is set on the New Technology File System(NTFS) volume.


Check procedure:

  • Retrieves the state of each volume on the target systems.
  • Verifies that volumes are not marked as DIRTY.


Check recommendation: Volume has been marked dirty and will likely require to run chkdsk command.


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Storage Foundation 6.0.1 Administrator's Guide

Mirrored Volumes Configurations

Check category: Availability


Check description: Checks if the sub-components of a mirrored volume share the same hard disk.


Check procedure:

  • Identifies any mirrored volumes present on the system.
  • Verifies if sub-components of a mirrored volume share the same harddisk


Check recommendation: Make sure that sub-components of a mirrored volume do not share the same harddisk to prevent a single point of failure for a mirrored volume.


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Storage Foundation 6.0.1 Administrator's Guide

Storage track alignment enable

Check category: Performance


Check description: Checks if track alignment is enabled for all disks.


Check procedure:

  • Uses the vxdisk list command to display all the connected disks on the system.
  • Uses the vxdisk diskinfo disk_name command to verify the track alignment setting on the disk.


Check recommendation: If your storage is not optimally track-aligned,, I/O performance can be impacted. To enable track alignment, enter: vxdisk DynamicDiskGroupName set track align= enable | disable | yes | no offset=offset# vid=vendor id pid=product id | DiskName | p#c#t#l#


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Storage Foundation 6.0.1 Administrator's Guide

 
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