Error Code details
V-5-2-442
Severity: Error 
Component: Volume Manager 
Message:
Unexpected internal error -- Cannot get the system's hostid.
Description:

This message is displayed when the hostid entry in the /etc/vx/volboot file is corrupted. Possible reasons are:

 

  • A disk group is moved or migrated from one host to another, and the hostid entry is not updated accordingly.
     
  • The hostid entry in the file is deleted.

 

Veritas solutions
Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2013-03-28 07:14:09 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: 6.0
Content:

This solution is applicable to all rhel and sles platforms.

 

To solve the problem, correct the hostid entry:
 

  1. Enter:

# hostname
 

You’ll find the current hostid from the output.

 

  1. Enter:

vxdctl hostid hostid

 

If the problem persists, manually reinitialize the volboot file according to the host-specific values by entering:
 

# vxdctl init

 

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