Tips to troubleshoot the error message, "ERROR: IPC Failure: Configuration daemon is not accessible", when running regular Veritas Volume Manager commands.

Problem

Tips to troubleshoot the error message, "ERROR: IPC Failure: Configuration daemon is not accessible", when running regular Veritas Volume Manager commands.

Error Message

vxvm:xxxx: ERROR: IPC Failure: Configuration daemon is not accessible

Solution

The above mentioned error message means  either vxconfigd is not running or needs to be reset. First check to see if vxconfigd is running:
# ps -ef | grep vxconfigd

If it is not running (or it's running, but probably stuck),  then enter the following to start it
# vxconfigd -k -x syslog

While trying to start the vxconfigd daemon, it is possible to get error messages like these: cannot open /dev/vx/config or volboot file not loaded. In this case,  bring up VxVM manually as follows:

# vxiod set 10
# vxconfigd -m disable -x syslog
# vxdctl init
# vxdctl initdmp    (Use this if Dynamic Multi-pathing (DMP) certified arrays are being used.)
# vxdctl enable
 
NOTE: VxVM commands should now be available.  If the problem continues, please contact Symantec Technical Services.  
 

 

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