vxdisksetup reports "Invalid attributes" when attempting to initialise disk on Solaris platform

Problem

An attempt was being made to initialise a lun on a Solaris 9 machine using the vxdisksetup command. The previous history of the lun was unknown.

Error Message

# vxdisksetup -i san_vc0_9
VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-535 Device san_vc0_9: Invalid attributes

 

Cause

It transpired that the disk had formerly been used for ZFS on another system.

Solution

The suggestion was given that since the lun was being reinitialised, that a precautionary dd be run over the first 100MB or so to remove any possible stale ZFS information/headers. The disk was then relabeled using format (either SMI or EFI), and the disk could then be reinitialised successfully using vxdisksetup.


Applies To

Solaris 9

Volume Manager 5.1SP1

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