VERITAS Volume Manager

The following are a very basic information about VERITAS Volume Manager. For more accurate information please read complete VERITAS Volume Manager Manuals.

Please don’t perform any instruction unless you know what the outcome is.

Important Notes for Installing VERITAS Volume Manager:

  • Check what VERITAS  packages are currently running:

# pkginfo | grep –i VRTS

  • Make sure the boot disk has at least two free partitions with 2048 contiguous sectors (512 bytes) aviable.

# prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0

  • Make sure to save the boot disk information by using the “prtvtoc” command.

# prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0  > /etc/my_boot_disk_information

  • Make sure to have a backup copy of the /etc/system and /etc/vfstab files.
  • Add packages to your system.

# cd 2location_of_your_packages

# pkgadd –d . VRTSvxvm VRTSvmman VRTSvmdoc

  • Add the license key by using vxlicinst.

# vxlicinst

  • Then run the Volume Manager Installation program.

# vxinstall

  • Check the .profile file to ensure the following paths:

# PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/vxvm/bin:/opt/VRTSobgui/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/VRTSob/bin

# MANPATH=$MANPATH:/opt/VRTS/man

# export PATH MANPATH

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