Error claiming SAN disks in Volume Manager 4.1

Article:TECH166617  |  Created: 2011-08-07  |  Updated: 2012-07-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH166617
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



VxVM unable to see the disks even though Operating System (format) can see the disks. Also, the disks have a valid vtoc and the disks are all labeled.


Error



vxvm:vxconfigd: V-5-1-8832 ddl_vendor_check_attributes: libvxemc.so /dev/rdsk/c2t50060482D52F9043d110s2 Error,
vxvm:vxconfigd:             LUN_SERIAL_NO not specified: Error 0
vxvm:vxconfigd: V-5-1-8645 Error in claiming /dev/rdsk/c2t50060482D52F9043d110s2 by NR list: Error 0


Environment



VxVM 4.1 , 4.1MP1


Cause



Known Issue: etrack Incident Number: 380361


Solution



Two options to resolve this issue:

1.  Install the latest VxVM patches to address the known incident

Fixed : VXVM 4.1MP2 fixes the issue
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH50980

Rolling Patch 6: Veritas Volume Manager 4.1MP2 RP6 for Solaris (SPARC)
https://sort.symantec.com/patch/detail/2755
 

 

2.  Alternatively, at EMC disk array level
Set the spc-2 bit for the LUNs to off.




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH166617


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