Friday, April 20, 2007

Veritas Volume Manager - Installation Guide

Veritas Volume Manager is also called (VVM or VxVM )

Features :
1) VVM is Available for - Windows. Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX.
2) Versions (3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0).

Installing Veritas Volume Manager
  1. Insert the Veritas volume manager software cdrom into
    the cdrom drive. If volume management is enabled, it will
    automatically mount to /cdrom/volume_manager3.5
    (depending on the precise release iteration, the exact path
    may differ in your case):

  2. Change to the directory containing the Veritas Volume Manager packages:
    # cd /cdrom/volume_manager3.5/pkgs

  3. Add the required packages.
    Note that the order specified is
    siginificant in that the VRTSvlic package must be first,
    the VRTSvxvm package must be second, and then any
    remaining packages:
    #pkgadd -d . VRTSvlic VRTSvxvm VRTSvmdoc \
    VRTSvmman VRTSob VRTSobgui VRTSvmpro \
    VRTSfspro VRTSvxfs VRTSfsdoc

Once the Installation is complete as you see below:

This machine must now be rebooted in order to ensure
sane operation. Execute
shutdown -y -i6 -g0
and wait for the "Console Login:" prompt.
# shutdown -y -i6 -g0

Give the above command as it appears in the console.

Once the system reboots, apply any Veritas volume manager
patches. At the time of this writing, there are no patches
for neither volume manager or filesystem. However, future
patches (and there will be patches ;-) can be obtained from
Note that the patch installation instructions may require
that a reboot be performed after the patch is installed

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