Veritas Volume Manager is also called (VVM or VxVM )
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
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):
Change to the directory containing the Veritas Volume Manager packages:
# cd /cdrom/volume_manager3.5/pkgs
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
#pkgadd -d . VRTSvlic VRTSvxvm VRTSvmdoc \
VRTSvmman VRTSob VRTSobgui VRTSvmpro \
VRTSfspro VRTSvxfs VRTSfsdoc
Once the Installation is complete as you see below:
** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
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
1) It is important to create a diskgroup, so that VVM can be
moved to a different hosts.
Disk Groups includes filesystems/disks of the applcations.
Commands (vxdiskadd or vxdg).
#vxdg init diskgroup diskname=device
#vxdg init ABCdg ABCdg01=c0t0d1
2) Creating Volumes with vxassist:
# vxassist -g diskgroup make vol_name size
#vxassist -g ABCdg make ABC01 8g
Note: Understanding the contents of the /etc/default/vxassist file is important, especially when striping disks.
#mkfs -F vxfs -o bsize=8192,largefiles /dev/vx/rdsk/ABCdg/ABC01
4) Mounting the VXFS file system.
Creating and mounting filesystems go hand in hand. You must be certain that any special flags
mount -F vxfs -o largefiles /dev/vx/dsk/ABCdg/ABC01 /u03/oradata/ABC
that you have attached :
#vxdisk -o alldgs list
if not, try the following, and then repeat the previous step: