vxdisk list output shows all the disks in error state

vxdisk list output shows all the disks in error state

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Last Published: 2010-01-28
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Problem

vxdisk list output shows all the disks in error state

Solution

vxdisk list output shows all the disks in the system in error state, including internal disks.

Normally when Operating System has issues in accessing disks, VxVM will mark the disks in error state.

If the loaded kernel modules are different than the VxVM version installed on the system, VxVM
cannot work properly and reports even internal disks in error state.

This can happen if the system is not rebooted after installing a patch or upgrading VxVM. In some
cases this issue is found on system where rootdisk is mirrored under Solaris Disk Suite and
mirror state is not synced.

To find the installed package version

# pkginfo -l VRTSvxvm
  PKGINST:  VRTSvxvm
     NAME:  Binaries for VERITAS Volume Manager by Veritas
 CATEGORY:  system
     ARCH:  sparc
  VERSION:  5.0,REV=05.11.2006.17.55
  BASEDIR:  /
   VENDOR:  Veritas Corporation
     DESC:  Virtual Disk Subsystem
   PSTAMP:  Veritas-5.0-MP1.26:2007-02-28  <=== Installed version is 5.0MP1
 INSTDATE:  Jan 13 2009 11:08
  HOTLINE:  https://support.veritas.com/phonesup/phonesup_ddProduct_.htm
    EMAIL:  support@veritas.com
   STATUS:  completely installed
    FILES:      982 installed pathnames
                 26 shared pathnames
                 19 linked files
                106 directories
                424 executables
             396511 blocks used (approx)

To check the loaded kernel modules

# modinfo | grep vx
24  12885c0  37f28 287   1  vxdmp (VxVM 5.0-2006-05-11a: DMP Drive)   <=== Module loaded is 5.0 base version.
26 7c002000 337840 288   1  vxio (VxVM 5.0-2006-05-11a I/O driver)
28  12bc740    d48 289   1  vxspec (VxVM 5.0-2006-05-11a control/st)


Solution:

Reboot the server and confirm right version of kernel module is loaded. In case of Solaris Disk Suite,
split the mirror, boot off one disk to confirm right version of kernel is loaded and sync the other disk.

Reference link: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000036988
 
 

 

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