HP-UX 11 - SIOC_INQUIRY when running diskinfo
Posted on 2009-12-19
We recently removed a few disks from an HP-UX server, however they are still showing up when running an ioscan -fnC command. Here is what we have done:
1. Remove all volume groups and associations with the disks
2. shutdown server
3. Removed LUN association on SAN
4. performed ioscan -fnC (disks still show up as "claimed")
5. removed special files using rmsf 'path to special file'
6. rmfs -H 'hardware path'
From our understanding, the disks should now be gone from HP-UX. The strange thing is that the disks still show up as "Claimed" when we run an ioscan -fnC, but there are no associated special files. If we do a diskinfo of the disks, we receive a message that states "SIOC_INQUIRY."
We have tried adding in new disks (we rebuilt our RAID group for RAID 1/0 instead of RAID5) but they are not accessible as the system appears to see the old disks still. I am not the Unix admin for our company, but I am trying to assist him. I would appreciate any assistance you can provide! Please let me know if any further information is required.