Unable to create a layered volume

Article:TECH168671  |  Created: 2011-09-01  |  Updated: 2011-09-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH168671
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The following command fails:

# vxassist -g testdg make testvol 10g layout=concat-mirror


VxVM vxassist WARNING V-5-1-3111 Can not convert to desired layout
Creating non-layered volume


All disks are EMC Symmetrix


Comment from the source code.

* This function is for generic disk array support. Some operations are
* valid and supported for volumes based on disks from certain disk arrays,
* Currently, volumes based entirely on EMC Symmetrix disk arrays can be
*  mirrored, grown, but not relayout or convert to layered volume.




The vxassist command will create a non-layered volume instead.

Creating a layered volume on an EMC Symmetrix is not supported.

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