Initializing disks as VxVM disks

Perform the following procedure to initialize disks as VxVM disks.

To initialize disks as VxVM disks

  1. Make the new disks recognizable. On each node, enter:

    # ioscan -nfC disk
    # insf -e


    The HP-UX man page for the insf command instructs you to run the command in single-user mode only. You can run insf -e in multiuser mode only when no other user accesses any of the device files. This command can change the mode, owner, or group of an existing special (device) file, or unlink and recreate a file. The special files that are currently open may be left in an indeterminate state.

  2. If the Array Support Library (ASL) for the array that you add is not installed, obtain and install it on each node before proceeding.

    The ASL for the supported storage device that you add is available from the disk array vendor or Symantec technical support.

  3. Verify that the ASL for the disk array is installed on each of the nodes. Run the following command on each node and examine the output to verify the installation of ASL.

    The following output is a sample:

    # vxddladm listsupport all
    LIBNAME                     VID
    ==============================================================            HP            DGC                 EMC
  4. Scan all disk drives and their attributes, update the VxVM device list, and reconfigure DMP with the new devices. Type:

    # vxdisk scandisks

    See the Veritas Volume Manager documentation for details on how to add and configure disks.

  5. To initialize the disks as VxVM disks, use one of the following methods:

    • Use the interactive vxdiskadm utility to initialize the disks as VxVM disks.

      For more information see the Veritas Volume Managers Administrator's Guide.

    • Use the vxdisksetup command to initialize a disk as a VxVM disk.

        vxdisksetup -i device_name

      The example specifies the CDS format:

        # vxdisksetup -i c2t13d0

      Repeat this command for each disk you intend to use as a coordinator disk.