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SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: About the vxconfigd daemon

Level 4

The Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) vxconfigd daemon handles all configuration management tasks for VxVM objects. It maintains disk and disk group configuration details, communicates configuration changes to the kernel, and modifies the persistent configuration information stored on disks.

Operations that view or change VxVM configuration objects use the vxconfigd daemon.

To check the current operating mode of the vxconfigd daemon, use the vxdctl mode command. The vxdctl mode command displays whether the vxconfigd daemon is in one of the following operating modes:

  • enabled
  • disabled
  • booted
  • not-running

Ensure that the vxdctl mode is enabled.

Verify that the vxconfigd daemon is running by checking its presence in the ps -ef | grep vxconfigd command output.

If the vxconfigd daemon is not running, you can usually restart it by running the vxconfigd -k command. If a vxconfigd daemon is already running, -k kills it before starting another daemon. This is useful for recovering from a hung vxconfigd daemon. Killing the old vxconfigd daemon and starting a new one usually does not cause problems for volume devices that are being used by applications, or that contain mounted file systems.

For information on the vxconfigd daemon, see:

About the configuration daemon in Veritas Volume Manager

In a cluster configuration, a separate instance of the vxconfigd daemon runs on each cluster node, and these instances communicate with each other. The vxconfigd daemon plays an important role in establishing the cluster setup.

For information on running the vxconfigd daemon in a cluster, see:

For more information on troubleshooting the vxconfigd daemon, see:
Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions Troubleshooting Guide

vxconfigd (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

vxdctl (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

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