Error Code details
Severity: n/a 
Component: Volume Manager 
/dev/vx/info: No such file or directory

This error occurs when an open of the /dev/vx/info device or file fails. Starting or enabling vxconfigd attempts to open this device or file. If opening the device fails, then starting or enabling the vxconfigd process also fails.

This error could be caused by one of the following reasons:

  • The device or file is not present in the /dev/vx/ directory
  • The major number of the /dev/vx/info device does not match the major number of the kernel.


Veritas solutions
Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2010-05-11 22:34:07 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic
  1. Check that the vxspec driver is loaded properly. If the vxspec driver is not loaded, then the /dev/vx/info device will not be present.

    Use the operating system command to check that the vxspec kernel driver is loaded.

    For example, on AIX, use the genkex command:
    #  genkex | grep vxspec
    f1000000a0bc5000     3000 /usr/lib/drivers/vxspec

    If the vxspec driver is not loaded, reboot your system or use the operating system command to load a kernel driver. If the driver is loaded, you do not have to reboot.
  2. If you upgraded from a previous version of a Storage Foundation product, ensure that your upgrade completed successfully, and that the vxspec driver of the upgraded version is loaded in the kernel.  Refer to the installation guide for your product for more information about upgrading and verifying an upgrade.


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