To disable multipathing and make devices invisible to VxVM
vxdiskadmcommand, and select menu option 16 (
Prevent multipathing/Suppress devices from VxVM's view) from the
vxdiskadmmain menu to prevent a device from being multipathed by the VxVM DMP driver (
vxdmp), or to exclude a device from the view of VxVM. You are prompted to confirm whether you want to continue.
1 Suppress all paths through a controller from VxVM's view
2 Suppress a path from VxVM's view
3 Suppress disks from VxVM's view by specifying a VID:PID
4 Suppress all but one paths to a disk
5 Prevent multipathing of all disks on a controller by VxVM
6 Prevent multipathing of a disk by VxVM
7 Prevent multipathing of disks by specifying a VID:PID
8 List currently suppressed/non-multipathed devices
? Display help about menu
?? Display help about the menuing system
q Exit from menus
Help text and examples are provided onscreen for all the menu items.
The numbered options have the following actions:
Disables multipathing for disks that match a specified Vendor ID and Product ID. The disks that correspond to a specified Vendor ID and Product ID combination are claimed in the OTHER_DISKS category and are not multipathed.