Online relayout allows you to convert between storage layouts in VxVM, with uninterrupted data access. Typically, you would do this to change the redundancy or performance characteristics of a volume. VxVM adds redundancy to storage either by duplicating the data (mirroring) or by adding parity (RAID-5). Performance characteristics of storage in VxVM can be changed by changing the striping parameters, which are the number of columns and the stripe width.
See "Performing online relayout" on page 304.
See "Converting between layered and non-layered volumes" on page 310.