vxdisksetup errors on AIX with VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-5433 Device disk_1: init failed:

Problem

Attempted to reinitialise a disk within Volume Manager using vxdisksetup on AIX 6.1

Error Message

 

# vxdisksetup -fi hdisk1

VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-5433 Device disk_1: init failed:

Attribute cannot be changed with a reinit

Cause

The disk concerned still had an LVM header, as indicated by the following output:

 

 

 

# vxdisk list

DEVICE TYPE DISK GROUP STATUS

disk_0 auto:LVM - - LVM

disk_1 auto:LVM - - LVM <<<

 

# vxdisk -e list

DEVICE TYPE DISK GROUP STATUS OS_NATIVE_NAME ATTR

disk_0 auto:LVM - - LVM hdisk0 -

disk_1 auto:LVM - - LVM hdisk1 <<<

Solution

Since the disk wasn't being used actively by LVM, the header was cleared from the disk:

# chpv -C hdisk1
# vxdisksetup -fi hdisk1
 

The disk was then successfully reinitialised.


Applies To

AIX 6.1TL5

Storage Foundation 6.0

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