Add EMC Storage in Solaris under VxVM

New task at hand fellow UNIX Administrators. Now we need to discover the new (EMC) LUNs presented by the Storage team and make it available into Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and extend one of the filesystem under Veritas Filesystem (VxFS).

Display and save your current EMC LUN list:

root@solaris# /etc/powermt display dev=all

To discover the LUNs here are the simple steps:

root@solaris# /etc/powercf -q
root@solaris# /etc/powermt config

Verify the new LUNs and cross check it with the LUN number given by the Storage team:

root@solaris# /etc/powermt display dev=all

Prepare the newly discovered LUN for Veritas:

root@solaris# format
> label the new disk

Let VxVM discover the EMC PowerPath:

root@solaris# /usr/sbin/vxdctl enable
root@solaris# /usr/sbin/vxdisk list

Setup the disk and do what-ever you like with the new disk:

root@solaris# /etc/vx/bin/vxdisksetup -i emcpower11a

There you have it! From discovery to importing of a new LUN in Solaris under VxVM.

See you on my next note!!!