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Error visible in diskgroup in VEA but not on commandline.

Created: 15 Oct 2013 • Updated: 16 Oct 2013 | 5 comments
Remco Etten's picture
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Goodmorning,

I have a strange error/issue within VEA. Customer is running solaris 10 upd 3 and storage foundation 5.0 mp1. Solaris machines (v490's) are clustered with symantec. (not sun cluster).

Customer has luns mapped from an EVA machine and also had some luns from a Netapp machine. The latter was not supported yet so they unmapped these netapp luns. Now it seems that something is left over and I cannot see how to get rid of it. The output from vxprint -ht is correct however, in the GUI, the diskgroup shows up with an exclamation (!) mark and an errorcross. 

A subdisk was relocated but I don't understand why it is showing this as an error.

 

Output from vxprint:

root@lwsi131 # vxprint -htv
Disk group: ngio_dg

V  NAME         RVG/VSET/CO  KSTATE   STATE    LENGTH   READPOL   PREFPLEX UTYPE
PL NAME         VOLUME       KSTATE   STATE    LENGTH   LAYOUT    NCOL/WID MODE
SD NAME         PLEX         DISK     DISKOFFS LENGTH   [COL/]OFF DEVICE   MODE
SV NAME         PLEX         VOLNAME  NVOLLAYR LENGTH   [COL/]OFF AM/NM    MODE
SC NAME         PLEX         CACHE    DISKOFFS LENGTH   [COL/]OFF DEVICE   MODE
DC NAME         PARENTVOL    LOGVOL
SP NAME         SNAPVOL      DCO
EX NAME         ASSOC        VC                       PERMS    MODE     STATE

v  baskets_vol  -            ENABLED  ACTIVE   31354880 SELECT    -        fsgen
pl baskets_vol-01 baskets_vol ENABLED ACTIVE   31354880 CONCAT    -        RW
sd ngio_dg02-05 baskets_vol-01 ngio_dg02 73400320 31354880 0      fabric_2 ENA
pl baskets_vol-02 baskets_vol ENABLED ACTIVE   31354880 CONCAT    -        RW
sd ngio_dg03-01 baskets_vol-02 ngio_dg03 0     31354880 0         fabric_11 ENA
pl baskets_vol-03 baskets_vol ENABLED ACTIVE   31354880 CONCAT    -        RW
sd ngio_dg01-05 baskets_vol-03 ngio_dg01 73400320 31354880 0      fabric_4 ENA
pl baskets_vol-05 baskets_vol ENABLED ACTIVE   LOGONLY  CONCAT    -        RW
sd ngio_dg01-06 baskets_vol-05 ngio_dg01 104755200 528  LOG       fabric_4 ENA

 

The ngio_dg01-06 was connected to fabric_17 however, fabric17 was removed. See pictures:

 

Please advise,

 

Regards
Remco

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Marianne's picture

Your screenshots are too small to see properly.

Early versions of SF 5.0 had various VEA bugs.I remember looging a call with Symantec about 4 years ago about descrepancies between cmd and VEA. It was resolved in a newly released patch (4 years ago).
Just checked - it was SF5.0 MP3 RP2.

Please upgrade to 5.0 MP3 followed by RP5.

Best to upgrade to version 6.0 - EOSL for version 5.0 is less than a year away:  https://sort.symantec.com/eosl/show_matrix

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Remco Etten's picture

Thanks Marianne,

There is already an upgrade path in place but we're waiting final approval. We hoped to clean out these errorneous messages before we would start the upgrade.

 

mikebounds's picture

You could try restarting the backend for the gui:

vxsvc -k (clean shutdown)

vxsvc (start it)

Mike

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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Remco Etten's picture

Thanks Mike,

 

This will just restart the GUI part (in other words, no disturbance to the cluster etc.?)

Thank you

Remco

mikebounds's picture

Correct - this just restarts the GUI backend - it has no effect on volume manager commands or I/O to volumes - see https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/sf/5.0MP3/solaris/manpages/vxvm/man1m/vxsvc.html

Mike

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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