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Solaris Raid Level and Array Type Primer

A simple article highligting the raid levels and arry types available for the Solaris operating system

Troubleshooting SEVM/VxVM 3.x

This article is designed to walk you through common VxVM problems allowing you to troubleshoot them.

VxVM command line cheat sheet (part 2)

This article is aimed at providing a list of basic and advanced command-line examples for Veritas Volume Manager.

VxVM 5.1 exit codes

The majority of the VxVM utilities use a common set of exit codes, which allow programs to react to specific problems detected by the utilities.

Basic VERITAS Volume Replicator Commands

Veritas Volume Replicator aides in an effective maintain a consistent copy of application data at one or more remote locations via data-replication

Network ports used by Veritas Storage Foundation

If you have configured a firewall, ensure that the firewall settings allow access to the services and ports used by SF and SF-HA

Backup and Recover VxVM Disk Configuration

How to backup Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) configuration for a disk group and use the backup to recover the disk group configuration

Sun Storage T3 DMP Failover FAQ

This FAQ should answer some of the basic questions on how failovers work on the StorEdge T3 array

Moving a SPARCstorage Array between servers

Here are the steps necessary to ensure successful switch-over of a Sun Storage Array (SSA) between two Sun systems.

Growing a UFS filesystem on Solaris

Did you know that it is also possible without a volume manager? You just have to know some special arguments to the mkfs command.

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) cheat sheet

This article is aimed a providing a list of basic and advanced commands and common information for Veritas Volume Manager

Setting VxVM permissions on volumes

Witihout using vxedit to change permissions VxVM device files go back to the defaults each time vxconfigd is enabled or the system rebooted.

Veritas Volume Manager state flowchart

This diagram is derived from the Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) Performance and Tuning course notes. Additional state paths have been added.

Cannot import diskgroup - No Configuration Copies

A rate occurrance where VxVM fails where we cannot import a diskgroup due to the Veritas configuration database become corrupt.

Removing VxVM from a Solaris root disk

This post provides an example of how to remove VxVM from a Solaris root disk. The operating system is mirrored between the two devices.

Renaming Sun Cluster node names

Sometime hostname need to be changed especially when your customer want to make some list of server more orderly and correctly identify your machine

Basic VxVM Commands

This post provides a list of basic Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) commands

Veritas Volume Manager

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) is an implementation of disk management allowing for mirroring and raid to better manage and utilise your storage.