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About disk management

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

  Note   Most VxVM commands require superuser or equivalent privileges.

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

See "About migration from Sistina LVM" on page 525.

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

See "How DMP works" on page 139.