failed to create a Veritas dg

Hi,

I'm creating a DG with 6 LUNs. The LUNs have 1 TB each. The disks are as below:
When you configure a disk error message appears:

emc_clariion0_264 auto            -            -            nolabel
emc_clariion0_265 auto            -            -            nolabel
emc_clariion0_266 auto            -            -            nolabel
emc_clariion0_267 auto            -            -            nolabel
emc_clariion0_268 auto            -            -            nolabel
emc_clariion0_269 auto            -            -            nolabel

root@ # vxdisksetup -i emc_clariion0_264 format=cdsdisk

c5t500601663EE00243d228s2
VxVM vxdisksetup ERROR V-5-2-5241 Cannot label as disk geometry cannot be obtained.
root@ #

root@ # vxdisksetup -i emc_clariion0_265 format=cdsdisk
c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2
VxVM vxdisksetup ERROR V-5-2-5241 Cannot label as disk geometry cannot be obtained.
root@ #

...
...

root@ # vxdisk list emc_clariion0_264
Device:    emc_clariion0_264
devicetag: emc_clariion0_264
type:      auto
flags:     nolabel private autoconfig
pubpaths:  block=/dev/vx/dmp/emc_clariion0_264 char=/dev/vx/rdmp/emc_clariion0_264
guid:      -
udid:      DGC%5FVRAID%5FCKM00123600618%5F6006016025303100932DF87904C4E411
site:      -
errno:     Device path not valid
Multipathing information:
numpaths:   8
c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c7t500601673EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
c5t5006016F3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c5t500601663EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
c6t500601663EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
c6t5006016F3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c8t5006016E3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c8t500601673EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
root@BMG01 #

Can someone help me solve the problem?
 
Thanks.
 
Marconi
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If disk is bigger that 1TB,

If disk is bigger that 1TB,  use 'format -e' with the /dev/vx/rdmp name to set the size of partition 0 to 0tb and partition 2 to entire disk, then label the disk.

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OK Marianne, did the

OK Marianne,
 
did the formatting as EFI and the problem was solved, see:
 

EFI FORMAT

root@ # vxdisk -e list emc_clariion0_265
DEVICE       TYPE           DISK        GROUP        STATUS               OS_NATIVE_NAME   ATTR
emc_clariion0_265 auto           -            -           nolabel              c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2 lun RAID_6
root@ #
root@ # format -e c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2
selecting c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2
[disk formatted]


FORMAT MENU:
        disk       - select a disk
        type       - select (define) a disk type
        partition  - select (define) a partition table
        current    - describe the current disk
        format     - format and analyze the disk
        repair     - repair a defective sector
        label      - write label to the disk
        analyze    - surface analysis
        defect     - defect list management
        backup     - search for backup labels
        verify     - read and display labels
        save       - save new disk/partition definitions
        inquiry    - show vendor, product and revision
        scsi       - independent SCSI mode selects
        cache      - enable, disable or query SCSI disk cache
        volname    - set 8-character volume name
        !<cmd>     - execute <cmd>, then return
        quit
format> l
[0] SMI Label
[1] EFI Label
Specify Label type[0]: 1
Warning: This disk has an SMI label. Changing to EFI label will erase all
current partitions.
Continue? y
format> q
root@ #
root@ # vxdctl enable
root@#
root@# vxdisk -e list emc_clariion0_265
DEVICE       TYPE           DISK        GROUP        STATUS               OS_NATIVE_NAME   ATTR
emc_clariion0_265 auto:none      -            -           online invalid       c5t5006016F3EE00243d241 lun RAID_6
root@ #
root@ # vxdisksetup -i emc_clariion0_265 format=cdsdisk
root@ #
root@ # vxdisk -e list emc_clariion0_265
DEVICE       TYPE           DISK        GROUP        STATUS               OS_NATIVE_NAME   ATTR
emc_clariion0_265 auto:cdsdisk   -            -           online               c5t5006016F3EE00243d241 lun RAID_6
root@ #

Thanks to you and the others for more help.

 

 

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Is the disk is

Is the disk is labeled....????

Label the disk by using format command so that VTOC will be present on the disk and then run vxdisksetup command

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can you see prtvtoc

can you see prtvtoc output..??

can you please paste it

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Hi Sandeepkumar, did the

Hi Sandeepkumar,

 

did the formatting and put the label, but when checking the disc continues without label. I wonder if the problem is in size?
 

root@ # vxdisk list emc_clariion0_264
Device:    emc_clariion0_264
devicetag: emc_clariion0_264
type:      auto
flags:     nolabel private autoconfig
pubpaths:  block=/dev/vx/dmp/emc_clariion0_264 char=/dev/vx/rdmp/emc_clariion0_264
guid:      -
udid:      DGC%5FVRAID%5FCKM00123600618%5F6006016025303100932DF87904C4E411
site:      -
errno:     Device path not valid
Multipathing information:
numpaths:   8
c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c7t500601673EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
c5t5006016F3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c5t500601663EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
c6t500601663EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
c6t5006016F3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c8t5006016E3EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=secondary
c8t500601673EE00243d228s2       state=enabled   type=primary
root@ #
root@ # format c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2
selecting c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2
[disk formatted]


FORMAT MENU:
        disk       - select a disk
        type       - select (define) a disk type
        partition  - select (define) a partition table
        current    - describe the current disk
        format     - format and analyze the disk
        repair     - repair a defective sector
        label      - write label to the disk
        analyze    - surface analysis
        defect     - defect list management
        backup     - search for backup labels
        verify     - read and display labels
        save       - save new disk/partition definitions
        inquiry    - show vendor, product and revision
        volname    - set 8-character volume name
        !<cmd>     - execute <cmd>, then return
        quit
format> l
Ready to label disk, continue? y

format> q
root@ # vxdisk list | grep  emc_clariion0_264
emc_clariion0_264 auto            -            -            nolabel
root@ #

 

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Ok Sandeepkumar, root@ #

Ok Sandeepkumar,

 

root@ # prtvtoc c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2
* c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2 partition map
*
* Dimensions:
*     512 bytes/sector
*     189 sectors/track
*     255 tracks/cylinder
*   48195 sectors/cylinder
*   44558 cylinders
*   44556 accessible cylinders
*
* Flags:
*   1: unmountable
*  10: read-only
*
*                          First     Sector    Last
* Partition  Tag  Flags    Sector     Count    Sector  Mount Directory
       0      2    00          0    289170    289169
       1      3    01     289170    289170    578339
       2      5    01          0 2147376420 2147376419
       6      4    00     578340 2146798080 2147376419
root@#

 

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This seems to be the

This seems to be the problem:

10: read-only

Get storage team to present lun in read/write mode.

As long as you are unable to label the disk at OS-level, forget about trying to add/use the disks in VxVM..

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The disk need first labled

The disk need first labled before used by vxvm, and it must in read-write state to do the label.

 

You can first test if you can write sth to the disk:

 

make sure the disk is not contain useful data, test dd:

 

dd if=/dev/zero  of=/dev/rdsk/c3t500601603022FB3Fd11s2 bs=1024  count=1000 

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Hi Marianne and

Hi Marianne and starflyfly,

I ran the test that the starflyfly recommended and it worked, see:
 
root@ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c7t5006016E3EE00243d228s2 bs=1024 count=1000
1000+0 records in
1000+0 records out
 
another disk that already is being used that is also read-only.

root@ # prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c8t500601673EE00243d224s2
* /dev/rdsk/c8t500601673EE00243d224s2 partition map
*
* Dimensions:
*     512 bytes/sector
*      16 sectors/track
*     256 tracks/cylinder
*    4096 sectors/cylinder
*   51200 cylinders
*   51198 accessible cylinders
*
* Flags:
*   1: unmountable
*  10: read-only
*
*                          First     Sector    Last
* Partition  Tag  Flags    Sector     Count    Sector  Mount Directory
       2      5    01          0 209707008 209707007
       7     15    01          0 209707008 209707007

 

 

 

 

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Speak to your Storage Admins.

Speak to your Storage Admins. As long as you cannot label the disk(s), there is nothing that can be done from OS or VxVM.

Ask storage admins to compare lun settings of working luns with newly added luns.

Required LUN/Array settings are listed in SF Host and Storage Configuration Guide for Dynamic Multi-Pathing :  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH47728

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Hi After labelling the disk,

Hi

After labelling the disk, did you rescan the device tree in Volume Manager ? (vxdisk scandisks etc)

It looks like you are using SMI label scheme for the 1TB disks.

Can you post the updated vxdisk list once you have rescanned

thanks

tony

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Accepted Solution!

If disk is bigger that 1TB,

If disk is bigger that 1TB,  use 'format -e' with the /dev/vx/rdmp name to set the size of partition 0 to 0tb and partition 2 to entire disk, then label the disk.

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OK Marianne, did the

OK Marianne,
 
did the formatting as EFI and the problem was solved, see:
 

EFI FORMAT

root@ # vxdisk -e list emc_clariion0_265
DEVICE       TYPE           DISK        GROUP        STATUS               OS_NATIVE_NAME   ATTR
emc_clariion0_265 auto           -            -           nolabel              c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2 lun RAID_6
root@ #
root@ # format -e c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2
selecting c5t5006016F3EE00243d241s2
[disk formatted]


FORMAT MENU:
        disk       - select a disk
        type       - select (define) a disk type
        partition  - select (define) a partition table
        current    - describe the current disk
        format     - format and analyze the disk
        repair     - repair a defective sector
        label      - write label to the disk
        analyze    - surface analysis
        defect     - defect list management
        backup     - search for backup labels
        verify     - read and display labels
        save       - save new disk/partition definitions
        inquiry    - show vendor, product and revision
        scsi       - independent SCSI mode selects
        cache      - enable, disable or query SCSI disk cache
        volname    - set 8-character volume name
        !<cmd>     - execute <cmd>, then return
        quit
format> l
[0] SMI Label
[1] EFI Label
Specify Label type[0]: 1
Warning: This disk has an SMI label. Changing to EFI label will erase all
current partitions.
Continue? y
format> q
root@ #
root@ # vxdctl enable
root@#
root@# vxdisk -e list emc_clariion0_265
DEVICE       TYPE           DISK        GROUP        STATUS               OS_NATIVE_NAME   ATTR
emc_clariion0_265 auto:none      -            -           online invalid       c5t5006016F3EE00243d241 lun RAID_6
root@ #
root@ # vxdisksetup -i emc_clariion0_265 format=cdsdisk
root@ #
root@ # vxdisk -e list emc_clariion0_265
DEVICE       TYPE           DISK        GROUP        STATUS               OS_NATIVE_NAME   ATTR
emc_clariion0_265 auto:cdsdisk   -            -           online               c5t5006016F3EE00243d241 lun RAID_6
root@ #

Thanks to you and the others for more help.

 

 

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Great.

Great.