Error Code details
V-5-2-1503
Severity: Error 
Component: Volume Manager 
Message:
Disk device $device is not defined.
Description:

This message is displayed when you initialize a disk or make a disk on-line in Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM).


It occurs if the selected disk access (da) device does not appear in the internally running vxdisk list. Probable reasons are:

 

  • The disk is not configured in Operation System (OS) device tree.
  • VxVM device tree is stale.

 

Veritas solutions
Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2013-02-21 06:26:34 PST
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic
Content:

This solution is available on Linux.

 

To resolve this issue, do the following:

 

  1. Scan the OS devices on adapters and refresh the OS device tree. Enter:

 

# echo '- - -' > /sys/class/scsi_host/host$i/scan

 

Note: The $i above is the host number, like 0, 1, and 2.

 

The example below scans all the OS devices on adapter host0.

 

# echo '- - -' > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan

 

  1. Refresh VxVM device tree. Enter:

 

#    vxdisk scandisks

 

  1. Retry the operation you used when you saw the message.

 

For detailed information on the vxdisk command, see the vxdisk manual page.

 

Note: This link points to the release 6.0.1, Linux platform version of the manual page. For the manual page for your release, go to the Documents page on the SORT website.

 

Solution 2 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2013-02-21 05:51:57 PST
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic
Content:

This solution is available on AIX, HP-UX and Solaris.

 

To resolve this issue, do the following:

 

  1. Use the following commands to check whether the disk appears in the OS device tree:

  On AIX:        # lsdev –Cc disk

  On HP-UX:   # insf -e -C disk

  On Solaris:  #  format

 

  1. If the disk is not configured in the OS device, do the following:
  1.        Run an operating system-specific disk discovery command to refresh the OS device tree. For example:

                   On AIX:           #     cfgmgr

                   On HP-UX:     #     ioscan -fnkC disk

                   On Solaris:    #     devfsadm

 

  1.       Refresh VxVM device tree. Enter:

                  #  vxdisk scandisks

 

  1. If the disk is configured in the OS device, the issue is possibly because VxVM device tree is stale. To resolve this issue, refresh VxVM device tree. Enter:

            #             vxdisk scandisks

 

  1. Retry the operation you used when you saw this message.

 

For detailed information on the vxdisk command, see the vxdisk manual page.

 

Note: This link points to the release 6.0.1, Solaris platform version of the manual page. For the manual page for your release and platform, go to the Documents page on the SORT website.

 

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