A striped volume contains at least one plex that consists of two or more subdisks located on two or more physical disks. A striped volume requires space to be available on at least as many disks in the disk group as the number of columns in the volume.
# vxassist [-b] [-g diskgroup] make volume length layout=stripe
# vxassist -b -g mydg make volzebra 10g layout=stripe
You can specify the disks on which the volumes are to be created by including the disk names on the command line. For example, to create a 30-gigabyte striped volume on three specific disks, mydg03, mydg04, and mydg05, use the following command:
# vxassist -b -g mydg make stripevol 30g layout=stripe \ mydg03 mydg04 mydg05
To change the number of columns or the stripe width, use the ncolumn and stripeunit modifiers with vxassist. For example, the following command creates a striped volume with 5 columns and a 32-kilobyte stripe size:
# vxassist -b -g mydg make stripevol 30g layout=stripe \ stripeunit=32k ncol=5