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XVM Volume Manager Administrator Guide

Document Number: 007-4003-030

Front Matter

| List of Figures | List of Tables | List of Procedures |


Table of Contents

What's New in This Guide

About This Guide
Related Publications
Obtaining Publications
Conventions
Reader Comments

1. Introduction to the XVM Volume Manager
XVM Features
Overview of XVM Volume Composition
Writing Data
Volumes and Failover
Installing XVM
Path Manager

2. XVM Concepts
XVM Objects
Composition of XVM Volumes
Local Domain and Cluster Domain
Physical Disk Administration
Creating Logical Resources
Managing Logical Resources
Destroying Logical Resources
Gathering Statistics for Physical Disks and Logical Resources

3. XVM Best Practices
Configuration Best Practices
Administrative Best Practices

4. Overview of the xvm CLI
Invoking the xvm CLI
Summary of xvm CLI Commands
Online Help for xvm CLI Commands
xvm CLI Syntax
Object Names in XVM
Device Directories and Pathnames
Command Output and Redirection
Safe Versus Unsafe Commands

5. xvm Administration Commands
Physical Volume Commands
Logical Volume Commands

6. XVM Path Failover
XVM Path Failover Concepts
RAID Units and XVM Failover V2
Configuring the /etc/failover2.conf File
Label the Paths
Pushing the Contents of the /etc/failover2.conf File to the Kernel
Manually Changing Physvol Paths

7. XVM Administration Procedures
Assessing the System and Disk Status
Creating a Volume with a Three-Way Stripe
Striping a Portion of a Disk
Creating a Volume with a log Subvolume and a Concat
Creating a Volume from the Bottom Up
Creating a Volume from the Top Down
Creating a Volume with Striped Mirrors
Online Reconfiguration Using Mirroring
Online Modification of a Volume
Making an XVM Volume Using a GPT Label
Determining the Size of an XVM Volume
Determining the Size of a Physvol

8. Statistics
Overview of XVM Statistics
Physvol Statistics
Subvolume Statistics
Stripe Statistics
Concat Statistics
Mirror Statistics
Slice Statistics

9. XVM Operation
Cluster System Startup
Mirror Revives

10. XVM Manager GUI
XVM Manager GUI Overview
Volume Element Tasks
Disks Tasks
Filesystems Tasks
Privileges Tasks

11. Troubleshooting
Common Problems
Troubleshooting Strategies
Reporting Problems to SGI

A. XVM System Tunable Kernel Parameters
Overview of the XVM System Tunable Kernel Parameters
Static Parameters that are Site-Configurable
Dynamic Parameters that are Site-Configurable

B. Converting an DVH Label to a GPT Label
Comparison of DVH and GPT
GPT Conversion Considerations
Example Format Conversion

XVM Glossary

Index

XVM Volume Manager Administrator Guide
(document number: 007-4003-030 / published: 2013-11-16)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    What's New in This Guide
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Introduction to the XVM Volume Manager
    Chapter 2. XVM Concepts
    Chapter 3. XVM Best Practices
    Chapter 4. Overview of the xvm CLI
    Chapter 5. xvm Administration Commands
    Chapter 6. XVM Path Failover
    Chapter 7. XVM Administration Procedures
    Chapter 8. Statistics
    Chapter 9. XVM Operation
    Chapter 10. XVM Manager GUI
    Chapter 11. Troubleshooting
    Appendix A. XVM System Tunable Kernel Parameters
    Appendix B. Converting an DVH Label to a GPT Label
    XVM Glossary
    Index


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