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need to rescan disk without restart the server

Created: 27 Aug 2013 • Updated: 21 Nov 2013 | 5 comments
dh3kan's picture
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hi all,

i have a problem, please help to solved it out.

i need to create new FS using Vxfs but i cannot scan the new disk.

i already try :

- devfsadm -Cv

- luxadm -e forcelip ........

- vxdisk scandisks

the disk can be seen using format, but if i using vxdisk list the disk cannot be seen.

thanks before

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mikebounds's picture


vxdctl enable


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

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g_lee's picture

moved to Storage Foundation forum as the question does not pertain specifically to VCS.

If the vxdctl enable does not work, it would help if you provided the following to investigate further:

- OS platform/version

- vxvm version

- output of format (showing the disk in question)

- prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/cXtXdXs0  ### where cXtXdX is the disk in question

- any error(s) from the attempt at vxdisk scandisks / vxdctl enable

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stinsong's picture

Hi dh3kan,

Did you run "cfgadm -c configure cX" after map LUNs to the host ?

I think the OS not detect the LUNs from the hardware level. 

After "cfgadm -c configure cX", do " devfsadm -C" and "vxdctl enable" would solve the problem.

Douglas Snyder's picture

Here is a listing of disk utilites taht can help you troubleshoot the issue.  I also reccomend contacting technical support.

The Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) vxddladm utility is an administrative interface to the dynamic array support facility of the Device Discovery Layer (DDL). The DDL discovers disks and their attributes that are required for Storage Foundation (SF) operations.

The vxddladm utility lets you do the following:

  • List the types of arrays supported.
  • Add or remove array support from DDL.
  • List supported JBODs.
  • Add or remove JBOD support.
  • Customize the set of array libraries that can participate in device discovery.

For more information on using the vxddladm utility to administer support for disk arrays libraries, see:

For more information on using the vxddladm utility to administer JBOD support, see:

For more information on using the vxddladm utility to add disks as foreign devices, see:

The vxddladm utility also allows you to administer the Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) device naming, and to manage the DMP event source daemon.

For more information on changing the disk device naming scheme and managing the DMP event source daemon, see:

For more information on using the vxddladm utility to list device information, see:

vxddladm (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other releases and platforms can be found on the SORT website.

Doug Snyder, CISSP

Doug Snyder

Technical Architect 5

Columbus, Ohio USA

Marianne's picture

Seems the OP has lost interest? 

No reply to any of the suggestions since the original post on 27 August!

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