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About disk management

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) allows you to place disks under VxVM control, to initialize disks, and to remove and replace disks.

  Note   Most VxVM commands require superuser or equivalent privileges.

Rootability, which puts the root disk under VxVM control, is not supported for this release of VxVM for AIX.

Disks that are controlled by the LVM subsystem cannot be used directly as VxVM disks, but they can be converted so that their volume groups and logical volumes become VxVM disk groups and volumes.

See the Veritas Storage Foundation Migration Guide.

The dynamic multipathing (DMP) feature of VxVM is used to administer multiported disk arrays.

See "How DMP works" on page 113.