aix and remove Backing device from vhost

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2016-06-26
aix and how to remove Backing device from vhost
Question by:unixcafe
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    rmvdev -vdev backing_device


    rmvdev -vdev hdisk7

    If backing device is an LV you can specify "-rmlv" to delete the LV in the same go:

    rmvdev -vdev backing_lv -rmlv


    rmvdev -vdev my_lv -rmlv

    Instead of specifying the backing device you can also specify the virtual target device:

    rmvdev -vtd virtual_target


    rmvdev -vtd vtscsi7

    If there are several virtual target devices associated with the backing device in question use the "-f" flag to remove them all:

    rmvdev -vdev hdisk7 -f
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    Expert Comment

    "rmvdev" is the only available (and well documented, by the way) command to remove a backing device from a vSCSI host on the IBM VIOS.
    Thus the answer in
    is valid and verifiable (e. g. by "man  rmvdev"), it should be accepted.

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