What is Veritas Volume Manager?
Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia and Sun.Com:
The Veritas Volume Manager, VVM or VxVM is a proprietary logical volume manager from Veritas (now part of Symantec). It is available for Windows, AIX, Solaris, Linux, and HP-UX. A modified version is bundled with HP-UX as its built-in volume manager. It offers volume management and Multipath I/O functionalities (Wikipedia).
VERITAS Volume Manager software is an advanced, system-level disk and storage array solution that alleviates downtime during system maintenance by enabling easy, online disk administration and configuration. The product also helps ensure data integrity and high availability by offering fast failure recovery and fault tolerant features. VERITAS Volume Manager software provides easy-to-use, online storage management for enterprise computing and emerging Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. Through the support of RAID redundancy techniques, VERITAS Volume Manager software helps protect against disk and hardware failures, while providing the flexibility to extend the capabilities of existing hardware. By providing a logical volume management layer, VERITAS Volume Manager overcomes the physical restriction imposed by hardware disk devices (Sun.COM).
Here are the knowledge base and manual guide:
- VxVM – My Command Reference (Update 10.01.05)
- VxVM – Creating Volume
- VxVM – Increasing Size of a Volume
- VXVM – Disable VXVM At Boot When Boot Disk Is Encapsulated
- VxVM – Maintaining Mirrored Volumes
- VxVM – Rectifying a Single Way Volume
- VXVM – Removing Encapsulated Bootdisk-OS from VM Control
- VxVM – Replacing Failed Bootdisk
VERITAS Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 4.1 for Solaris Documentation CD
Veritas Volume Manager Administrator’s Guide
Veritas Volume Manager Troubleshooting Guide
VX-CHEAT-SHEET: Volume manager & FS cheats
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