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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 the Sun Microsystems Solaris Volume Manager software cannot be used directly as VxVM disks, but the disks can be converted so that their volumes become VxVM volumes.

See "About migration from Solaris Volume Manager" on page 529.

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

See "How DMP works" on page 137.