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vxfenswap - Assist online replacement of coordinator disks.
vxfenswap -g diskgroup [ -n ] [ -a autoconfirm ]
vxfenswap -a cancel [ -n ]
changes the coordinator disks that are used for
arbitration in the event of a network partition. This change happens on
a running cluster.
The utility uses diskgroup specified with -g option to create the
new list of coordinator disks.
This utility uses /etc/vxfenmode file to decide whether
to pick raw paths or DMP (Dynamic Multipathing) paths for the
coordinator disks. This utility uses vxfenconfig command to change
the coordinator disks in the vxfen driver.
The utility picks up the nodes of the cluster by looking at the file
/etc/llthosts and picking those nodes that have fencing
configured. The nodes can also be specified in the file
/etc/vxfen_nodelist. This utility makes use of ssh and scp to
communicate with the nodes. Please make sure the communication is set up
properly before using this utility. Instead of ssh and scp, rsh and rcp
can be used for communication by specifying the -n option.
WARNING: After this utility is executed, it is possible that the whole
cluster will panic if any node leaves the cluster membership before this
utility returns successfully.
Use diskgroup specified with -g option.
Use non-secure communication. By default, the
vxfenswap utility makes use of ssh and scp to communicate with
nodes. When this option is specified, this utility will use rsh and rcp
Automatically commit disks without prompting for
confirmation. If this option is not specified, the vxfenswap
utility prompts for confirmation before changing the coordinator disks
in the vxfen driver.
Rollbacks the previous disk replacement operation if it was unsuccessful.
vxfenadm(1M), vxfenconfig(1M), vxfenmode(4M)
Last updated: Jan 2009
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