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RecoverPoint Implementation

Lab Guide Supplement

September 2009
RecoverPoint Implementation Lab Guide Supplement

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Document Revision History

Rev # File Name Date


1.0 Lab Guide Supplement 3.0 March 2008
1.1 Lab Guide Supplement 3.0 April 2008
2.0 RP3.1 Workshop Lab Guide Supplement.doc December 2008
2.1 RP3.1.1_Workshop_Labguide_Supplement.doc July 2009
2.2 RPImp_Labguide_Supplement.doc September 2009

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Table of Contents

Lab Exercise S1: Working With AIX Volume Management...............................................7


Part 1: AIX Volume Group and File System Setup ............................................................8
Part 2: Working with Bookmarks on AIX ..........................................................................13
Lab Exercise S2: Presenting RPAs to a VMWare Windows Guest ................................15
Part 1: Adding RPAs as RDM Volumes to a Windows Guest ..........................................16
Lab Exercise S3: Working with RDM Volumes on a VMWare Guest .............................19
Part 1: Adding RDM Volumes to VMWare Windows Guest .............................................20
Part 2: Initialize the New Windows Disk...........................................................................27
Lab Exercise S4: Brocade Fabric Splitter (Multi-VI) ........................................................31
Part 1: Configure Zoning and Masking – Brocade Splitter in Multi-VI Mode ....................32
Appendix: Command Syntax Reference ..........................................................................40

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Lab Exercise S1: Working With AIX Volume


Management

Purpose: Create a volume group, logical volume, and file system for use with data
replication exercises on an AIX host.

In this lab, you perform the following tasks:


Tasks:
• Configure the new volumes and attain continuous sync on the new
consistency group.
• Successfully mount a bookmark file system on the Site 2 host
replicated volume group.

References: • EMC RecoverPoint Installation Guide

• EMC RecoverPoint Administrator’s Guide

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Part 1: AIX Volume Group and File System Setup

Step Action
1 On the Site 1 production host, use the powermt display command to display a list of the
PowerPath devices.

2 Use the lsvg command to display a list of the current volume groups. As you perform the
steps in this lab, be sure you do not perform any operations on the rootvg volume group.

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Step Action
3 Use smitty to create a new volume group using at least two PowerPath devices. If you are
familiar with the commands needed to create a volume group, logical volume, and file
system on IBM AIX you may use those commands instead of smitty.

4 Use the lsvg -p command to list the devices in the volume group and verify the physical
volume mapping.

5 Use smitty to create an enhanced journaled file system (jfs2).

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Step Action
6 Make the file system large enough to span at least two physical volumes.

7 Use the lsvg –l command to display the newly created volume group, logical volume, and
file system details.

8 Mount the new file system (if not already mounted).

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Step Action
9 Use the lsattr command to examine the hdiskpower devices for the reserve_lock attribute.

10 If the reserve_lock attribute is set to yes, use the chdev command to change the setting to
no.

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Step Action
11 Use the lsattr command to examine the fc_err_recov attribute setting.

12 If the fc_err_recov is set to delayed_fail, use the chdev command to change the setting to
fast_fail.

End of Lab Exercise

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Part 2: Working with Bookmarks on AIX

Step Action
1 Before taking a bookmark, on the Site 1 host, umount the file system, vary off the volume
group, and export the volume group. This ensures the volume group is in the correct state
to enable importing on the Site 2 host.

2 From the RecoverPoint Management Console, create and access a bookmark. Reference
Lab 5 - Managing Replication Jobs in the main lab guide for specific steps and examples.
3 On the Site 2 target host, run the cfgmgr command to rescan devices.
4 On the Site 2 target host, run the lspv command to validate the device labels have been
created.
5 Use the importvg command to import the Site 2 target volume group and mount the target
volume file system.

6 Before exiting logged access on the target volume, umount the file system, vary off the
volume group, and export the volume group.

End of Lab Exercise

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Lab Exercise S2: Presenting RPAs to a VMWare


Windows Guest

Purpose: Present RecoverPoint Appliances as RDM volumes to a VMWare


Windows guest.

In this lab, you perform the following tasks:


Tasks:
• Modify RPA site details to present RPAs to VMWare guests.
• Add RPAs to a VMWare guest as RDM volumes.

References: • EMC RecoverPoint Installation Guide

• EMC RecoverPoint Administrator’s Guide

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Part 1: Adding RPAs as RDM Volumes to a Windows Guest

Step Action
1 Log into each RPA and modify Site details, Number of exposed LUNs. Up to 16 LUNs can
be supported. In this lab, we have only 1 VM so this number can be set to 1. It would need
to be changed if more VMs were added to the RecoverPoint configuration. This must be
done for Site 1 and Site 2 RPAs.

2 From the VMWare Client interface, select the ESX server in the tree panel and click the
Configuration tab in the management panel on the right. Click Storage Adapters under
Hardware and click Rescan. Select Scan for New Storage Devices. Click Ok. This
makes the RPA targets visible to the ESX server.

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Step Action
3 Once the scan is complete, verify the RPA targets are visible.

4 The RPA targets must be added as RDMs to the ESX server. From the VMWare Client
click the Virtual Machines tab. Right click your VM and select Edit Settings from the
drop down menu. Use the Add Hardware Wizard to add each RPA target as an RDM.

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Step Action
5 Open a console on your VM and verify the RPA targets appear under Device Manager.

End of Lab Exercise

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Lab Exercise S3: Working with RDM Volumes on a


VMWare Guest

Purpose: Create RDM volumes for a VMWare Windows Guest for use with data
replication exercises.

In this lab, you perform the following tasks:


Tasks:
• Configure the new volumes and attain continuous sync on the new
consistency group.

References: • EMC RecoverPoint Installation Guide

• EMC RecoverPoint Administrator’s Guide

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Part 1: Adding RDM Volumes to VMWare Windows Guest

Step Action
1 Open a Console on your VMWare Windows Guest O/S. Open Computer Management >
Device Manager and expand Disk Drives. You see only the VMWare Virtual disk which
represents the guest O/S’s boot device. This device is not replicated with RecoverPoint.
Shutdown Windows before proceeding with Step 2.

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Step Action
2 From the VMWare Client interface, select the ESX server in the tree panel and click the
Virtual Machines tab in the management panel on the right. Right-click your virtual
machine and select Edit Settings from the drop-down menu.

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Step Action
3 Highlight Hard Disk 1 and click Add.

4 From the Add Hardware Wizard, select Hard Disk. Click Next.

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Step Action
5 To replicate devices on a VMWare guest with the host splitter, the devices must be added to
the guest OS as Raw Device Mappings (RDM). From the Add Hardware Wizard, select
Raw Device Mappings. Click Next.

6 From the Add Hardware Wizard, select a device to configure as a raw LUN. Click Next.

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Step Action
7 From the Add Hardware Wizard, select Store with Virtual Machine. Click Next.

8 From the Add Hardware Wizard under Compatibility, select Physical. Click Next.

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Step Action
9 From the Add Hardware Wizard, accept the default Virtual Device Node presented by
the wizard. Click Next.

10 From the Add Hardware Wizard, review the options summary before committing
changes. If the options are correct click Finish to continue. If the options are not correct
click Back to make changes.

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Step Action
11 Once you click Finish, the Virtual Machine Properties window displays the new drive with
a status of (adding). The device is not added until you click Ok. If you want to add more
devices click Add. Be aware that the first device you selected is still on the list of devices
to add. After clicking Ok to complete the add operation, the device is no longer listed.

12 Monitor the status of the Add at the bottom of the VMWare Client window in the Recent
Tasks panel. Once the Add completes you can restart the Windows OS.

13 Perform Steps 1 through 12 on the Site 2 VMWare server.

Continued on next page

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Part 2: Initialize the New Windows Disk

Step Action
1 Open a Console on your VM. Open Computer Management > Device Manager and
expand Disk Drives. If you do not see the device listed, right click Disk drives and select
Scan for hardware changes from the drop-down menu.

2 Expand Disk drives and verify your device is visible.

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Step Action
3 From Computer Management, select Disk Management. The Initialize and Convert Disk
Wizard launches automatically because the new device has not been initialized. Click Next.

4 From the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard, select your disk to initialize. Click Next.
When presented with the window to convert the disk, click Next without selecting the disk.

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Step Action
5 From the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard review the summary and click Finish to
complete the initialization.

6 From Computer Management > Disk Management right-click the new disk and select
New Partition from the drop-down menu. Create an NTFS on the disk and format.

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Step Action
7 Once the disk is formatted and has a drive letter assigned you can add files via Windows
Explorer. From this point, use kutils to work with bookmarks as you would for any
Windows system.

End of Lab Exercise

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Lab Exercise S4: Brocade Fabric Splitter (Multi-VI)

Purpose: Perform zoning and masking required for implementing a Brocade fabric
based splitter in Multi-VI mode.

• Create zones needed to support fabric splitting in Multi-VI mode


Tasks:
• Perform LUN masking needed to support fabric splitting in Multi-VI
mode

References: Deploying RecoverPoint with the Brocade AP7600 and FA4-18


Technical Notes

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Part 1: Configure Zoning and Masking – Brocade Splitter in


Multi-VI Mode

The procedure in this section is for Multi-VI mode. If you are going to implement Frame Redirect
mode, go to Lab8 , Part 4 - Configure Zoning – Frame Redirect of the full lab guide document.

Step Action
1 To configure Multi-VI, set up zoning and LUN masking for the RPAs, Host VI’s (HVI) and
Host Initiators as necessary. Reference the table below for the list of zones needed for
Multi-VI. In this exercise, you are migrating from a host splitter environment. Delete the
RPA target to Host initiator and Host initiator to Storage Target zone when you are finished
implementing Multi-VI. If this is a new implementation (rather than a migration), remove
the original Host to Storage zone only.

2 Run the cfgacvtshow command to display the current effective configuration on your
switch and verify which zones are part of the configuration. Your zones should be
configured for host-based splitting. The existing RPA to storage target zone is the RPA
Initiator Zone. If this zone(s) does not exist, create it now.
Make note of the configuration name, you need this information to add zones to the
configuration in a later step.

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Step Action
3 Create the RPA Target Zone. Add the System VI and RPA ports to this zone. This enables
the RPA to locate the Connectrix-based splitter.

Command Syntax:
zonecreate “zone name”, “RPA1 PWWNa; RPA1 PWWNb; RPA2 PWWNa;
RPA2 PWWNb; SysVI WWN”

4 Create the RPA Front End Zone. Add the RPA ports and appliance virtual targets (AVTs)
to the zone.

The AVT WWNs are on the BP listed in:


/thirdparty/recoverpoint/init_host/scimitar_wwns_list.txt

Command Example:
BFOS: root> more scimitar_wwns_list.txt

Command Syntax:
zonecreate “zone name”, “RPA1 PWWNa; RPA1 PWWNb; RPA2 PWWNa;
RPA2 PWWNb; AVT WWN; AVT WWN; ...”

Displaying the AVT WWNs Using the more Command

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Step Action
5 Add the new zones to the configuration and enable the configuration. This makes the
splitter visible in the RecoverPoint Management Application which you add in the next
step.

Command Syntax:
cfgadd “configuration name”, “zone name; zone name”
cfgenable “configuration name”

Adding Zones and Enabling Configuration

6 Use the RecoverPoint Management Application or CLI to add the Connectrix-based splitter
to the RecoverPoint configuration.

Adding the Splitter in the GUI

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Step Action
7 SSH into the RPA as admin and use the bind_host_initiators CLI command to
configure host binding to virtual initiators. Enter the site name and the splitter name when
prompted. Choose 2 (No) to configure for Multi-VI mode. Select your physical host
initiator PWWN from the list. If the splitter was not successfully added in the previous step,
the bind operation will not work.

Example: bind_host_initiators

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Step Action
8 The bind command returns the WWN of the virtual initiator that is bound to the host
initiator. You can view the binding relationship from the RPA admin prompt by running the
get_initiator_bindings command.

Output: get_initiator_bindings

9 Add the virtual initiator WWN that you obtained during the binding process to the RPA
Target Zone.

Command Syntax:
zoneadd “RPA Target Zone name”, “HVI WWN”

Adding the HVI to the “RPA Target Zone”

10 Create the Connectrix Zone and add the host virtual initiator and physical storage target.

Command Syntax:
zonecreate “zone name”, “HVI WWN; Storage target PWWN”

Creating the “Connectrix Zone”

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Step Action
11 Add the Connectrix Zone to the configuration and enable the configuration.

Command Syntax:
cfgadd “configuration name”, “zone name”
cfgenable “configuration name”

Adding the “Connectrix Zone” and Enabling the Configuration

12 Log into the RPA as admin and run rescan_san. Then run get_virtual_targets
to obtain the list of virtual targets accessible to each host initiator.

Output: get_virtual_targets

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Step Action
13 Create the Front-end Zone and add the physical host initiator and virtual storage target.

Command Syntax:
zonecreate “zone name”, “Host initiator PWWN; Virtual Storage
target WWN”

Creating the “Front-end Zone”

14 Add the new zone to the configuration and enable the configuration.

Command Syntax:
cfgadd “configuration name”, “zone name”
cfgenable “configuration name”

Adding the “Front-end Zone” and Enabling the Configuration

15 Define storage LUN masking for the virtual initiators according to the host binding scheme.
The production volumes must be masked to the host virtual initiator WWN before you
remove the original host to storage zone in the next step. If you do not complete the
masking operation, the host looses access to the devices when you remove the host to
storage zone.

Symmetrix Example: symmask

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Step Action
16 Currently, there should be two zones in your active configuration which are no longer
needed. The first is the zone containing the RPA ports and the host initiator PWWN (which
was used for the host based splitter configuration). The second is the original host to
storage zone containing the physical host initiator PWWN and the physical storage target
PWWN (Initiator-target Zone). Remove these zones from the active configuration.

Command Syntax:
cfgremove “configuration name”, “zone name; zone name”
cfgenable “configuration name”

Removing Zones From the Configuration and Enabling the Configuration

17 Re-enable the path you disabled when preparing to migrate from host-based to fabric-based
splitting.

18 Repeat these steps on the second fabric and then at site 2 (both fabrics).

End of Lab Exercise

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Appendix: Command Syntax Reference

Symcli Common Steps

Step 1: List Addresses


symcfg -sid XXX -dir 15a -p 0 -addresses -available list
symdev -sid XXX list

Step 2: Mask Devices


symmask -sid XXX -wwn 123456789ABACABA -dir 13a -p 0 add devs
"XXXX:YYYY"

Step 3: Send changes to the FAs


symmask -sid XXX refresh

Other Commands
Show the Contents of the VCMDB
symmaskdb -sid XXX list database

Show the Logins to the VCMDB


symmaskdb -sid XXX list logins

Show the Symm WWNs


symcfg -sid XXX -fa all list

:: ADDITIONAL SOLUTIONS ENABLER COMMANDS ::

Symcfg Commands
symcfg discover – discover the storage environment
symcfg list -list local and remote symmetrixes
symcfg list –clariion -list clariions
symcfg -dir all list - To get configuration and status information about all
directors
symcfg list –v – lists whether the Symmetrix director has device masking turned
on
symcfg list –FA all list – lists all fibre directors in a Symmetrix system
symcfg list -dir all -address -sid 6196 - identify the address information for
devices
symcfg list -dir all -address -available -sid 6196 -returns the next available
LUN address
symcfg list -lockn all - list of visible Symm exclusive locks
symcfg -sid 098712341357 -lockn 15 release - release a lock on a Symmetrix
array.

Symdev Commands
symdev list -list all devices on symm
symdev –sa –p list -list devices maped to that one FA
symdev list –bcv or –rdf1 -list all bcv or rdf1 volumes

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symdev list –noport - list devices not mapped to any FE ports


symdev list -clariion

Commands to see devices


sympd list – lists the Symmetrix devices that the host can see
sympd list –vcm – lists all the physical device name in the device masking
database
syminq –
syminq -cid - list Clariion devices
syminq hba –fibre -list HBA
inq –
symdisk

Symmaskdb Commands
symmaskdb list devs – lists all devices accessible to an HBA on a specified
Symmetrix system
symmaskdb remove – removes the meta member devices
symmaskdb restore – restores a database from a specified file
symmaskdb backup – backs up a database to a specified file
Symmaskdb init - deletes and creates a new VCMDB

Symmask Commands
symmask add devs – adds a device to the list of devices that a WWN can access in
the database
symmask remove devs – removes a device from the list of devices that a WWN can
access in the database
symmask delete – deletes all access rights for a WWN in the database
symmask replace – allows one HBA to replace another
symmask refresh – refresh vcmdb to all FA ports
symmask login – lists for each Fibre director which hosts and HBA’s are logged in
to a Symmetrix system
symmask list HBA’s – lists the WWN of the Fibre HBAs on this host
symmask -sid 381 -wwn 50060B000024F9F6 -dir 16C -p 1 set heterogeneous on hp_ux

Other SYMCLI Commands


symdg -creates/deletes/renames device groups
symld - addes & removes devices to a deivce group
symbcv –associates/disassociate BCV with device groups
symmir –performs (split/establish/restore) BCV mirror commands against device
groups
symclone –performs (split/establish/restore/activate/terminate/recreate)
symsnap –performs (restore/activate/terminate/recreate)
symrdf –performs
(split/establish/restore/failover/update/failback/suspend/resume) against RDF
device groups
symcg – Performs operations on a Symmetrix RDF composite group
symrslv - Displays logical-to-physical mapping information about a logical object
that is stored on a disk.
symstat - Displays statistics information about a Symmetrix, any or all
directors, a device group, a disk, or a device.
symioctl - sends I/O control commands to application

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:: MDS-SERIES (CISCO) COMMANDS ::

MDS-SERIES Switch Commands


show running-config – view configuration running on the switch
show environment – shows status of all installed hardware components
show flogi database – shows database list of all FLOGI events
show interface brief – lists the interfaces and status

MDS-SERIES Zoning Commands


zone name TestZone1 vsan 4 - creates a zone called TesZone1 on vsan 4
member fwwn 10:01:10:01:10:ab:cd:ef – add a member to a previously create zone
zoneset name Zoneset1 vsan 4 - creates a zoneset called Zoneset1 on vsan 4
zoneset activate name Zoneset1 vsan 4 – activase zoneset Zoneset1 on vsan 4
zone copy active-zoneset full-Zoneset1 vsan 4
copy running-config start-up config – copy from running to startup configuration
vsan database – go into vsan configuration mode
show zoneset – shows all zonesets that are active
show zone vsan <#> - shows all zones active in vsan
show zoneset active – displays the active zoneset
show vsan – shows the vsans on the switch

:: B-SERIES (BROCADE) COMMANDS ::

B-SERIES Switch Commands


switchDisable – offline
switchEnable – online
ipAddrSet
ipAddrShow
configure – change switch parameters
routehelp – routing commands
switchShow – display switch info
supportShow – full detailed switch info
portShow # - display port info
nsShow – Name server contents
nsAllShow – NS for full fabric
fabricShow – fabric information

B-SERIES Zoning Commands


zoneCreate “Zone1”, “20:00:00:e0:69:40:07:08; 50:06:04:82:b8:90:c1:8d”
cfgCreate “Test_cfg”, “Zone1; Zone2”
cfgSave – saves zoning information across reboots
cfgEnable “Test_cfg”
zoneShow or cfgShow – shows defined and effective zones and configurations
zoneAdd – adds a member to a zone
zoneRemove – removes a member from a zone
zoneDelete – deletes a zone
cfgAdd – adds a zone to a zone configuration
cfgRemove – removes a zone from a zone configuration
cfgDelete – deletes a zone from a zone configuration
cfgClear – clears all zoning information/ must disable the effective
configuration
cfgDisable – disables the effective zone configuration

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:: NAVICLI COMMANDS ::

navicli –h <SP IP> getsp – verify connectivity


navicli –h <SP IP> storagegroup –list – all info about existing groups
navicli –h <SP IP> getrg -lunlist – list all existing raid groups and LUNS
navicli –h <SP IP> getdisk – shows numbers of disks in storage array
navicli –h <SP IP> getrg <rg id> – shows the number of raid groups
navicli –h <SP IP> get lun <lun id> - lists all the disks
navicli –h <SP IP> storagegroup –list – displays storage groups
navicli –h <SP IP> getcache – shows the cache

navicli –h <SP IP> storagegroup –create –gname <name> - creates a new storage
group
navicli –h <SP IP> storagegroup –addhlu –gname <name> -hlu <#> -alu <#> - assigns
LUNs to storage group
navicli –h <SP IP> storagegroup –connecthost –host <hname> -gname <gname> -
assigns host to storage group

:: POWERPATH COMMANDS ::
powermt – manage powerpath environment
powercf – configure powerpath devices
emcpreg – manage powerpath license registration
emcpupgrade – convert powerpath configuration files

:: SUN/SOLARIS HOST COMMANDS ::

SOLARIS Software Installation


ptree –a Shows all running processes in a tree format
showrev –p Displays currently installed Solaris patches
prtconf – prints system configurations
modinfo – displays info about loaded kernel modules
pkginfo – lists installed software packages
pkgadd – install software packages
pkgchk -l package – List all files
pkgrm – removes installed software packages
SOLARIS Device Commands
devinfo – print device specific information about disk devices
drvconfig – generates special device files
uname – prints system type, name, kernel, build, patch revision
reboot -- -r – reboots system to discover configuration changes
/etc/system – system files
/kernel/drv/sd.conf – lists of available target ids and luns
/kernel/drc/lpfc.conf - used for persistent binding
/var/adm/messages – system messages
SOLARIS Filesystem Commands
Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide -
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816-4520
format Disk partitioning and maintenance program
sysdef – Device Listing
prtvtoc – Disk Label
metadevadm Checks device ID configuration.
metainit Configures volumes.
metastat Displays the status of volumes or hot spare pools.
metaset Administers disk sets.

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