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Solaris 10 Server Side SAN disk Check List

Posted on 2010-09-12
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40 Terabytes of SAN disk is being added to our 3PAR Storage. What are the steps/commands that need to checked from the Solaris 10 side to see the disk? What else needs to be done?
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by:Joseph Gan
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One of the first step is to type:

# cfgadm -al

To see if the OS can see the disk, if it is, then use "format" command to lable them one by one, and partition each disk, etc.
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by:Rhiaanon44
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Thanks ganjos. Do you have any documentation on how to label and partition the disks? Also, expand VxFS in a 3 node tier? I have been thrown into this role. Any help is appreciated!
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by:Rowley
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If they're going to be used  with VxVM, labelling them should suffice. To save time when formatting(lalbing) many disks set the following env variable:

NOINUSE_CHECK=blah

Setting the above will prevent format going off and checking whether the disk is currently in use. Formatting a long list of devices becomes much quicker, e.g. :





echo label > /var/tmp/fmtcmd
for i in `vxdisk list | nawk '/nolabel/ {print $1}'`;do 
dev=`vxdmpadm getsubpaths dmpnodename=$i |tail -1 |awk '{print $1}'`;
format -f /var/tmp/fmtcmd $dev;
done

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by:Rhiaanon44
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Hi Rowley. Yes, VxVM is involved. A 3 tiered node. I have to expand the VxFS first on one node. It keeps going up to 98%. Which is why we got the new disks.
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great resource: http://www.cuddletech.com/veritas/

cfgadm -al
devfsadm -Cv

label your disks

vxdisk scandisks
vxdisksetup your disks
add disks to your disk group

See how much you can extend by, if just one volume:
vxassist -g mydg maxgrow v_myvol01

resize:
vxresize -g mydg v_myvol01 +[sector value from previous command]

To grow using specific disks:
vxassist -g mydg maxsize alloc=disk10,disk11,disk12
 
then resize:
vxresize -bxg mydg v_myvol01 +[sector value from previous command] alloc=disk10,disk11,disk12

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Thank you guys!
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