The VxVM software virtual objects built from subdisks are called plexes. A plex consists of one or more subdisks located on one or more VxVM software disks.
- Also known as submirrors
- Mid-tier building blocks of the VxVM software volumes
- Named based on the name of the volume for which it is a submirror, plus an appended incremental numeric identifier
- Organized using the following methods:
- Stripe (RAID 0)
- Mirror (RAID 1)
- Striping with parity (RAID 5)