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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) will Fail to Add Disks to a Metaset/Diskset with "No such file or directory" After Disabling SVM Device ID's (Doc ID 1012401.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.10.0 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

If the DevID feature of Solaris Volume Manager is disabled, while there are existing disksets, the addition of disks to those disksets will fail with:

# metaset -s red -a c1t5d0 metaset: [Host name]: No such file or directory

 

The following example shows a typical creation of a metaset, followed by the introduction of the problem by disabling device ID's.

Create metadbs:

svmhost1# metadb -a -f -c 3 c1t1d0s3
Create a metaset called "blue"
svmhost1# metaset -s blue -a -h svmhost1
svmhost1# metaset
Set name = blue, Set number = 1
Host                Owner
svmhost1

Add a disk to metaset "blue"

svmhost1# metaset -s blue -a c1t4d0
svmhost1# metaset
Set name = blue, Set number = 1
Host                Owner
svmhost1            Yes
Drive    Dbase
c1t4d0   Yes

 

Now disable the DevID feature by editing md.conf. Details available in:
<Document 1018803.1> Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - How to disable the DevID feature?
followed by a reboot of the host so the change may take effect.

 

Make another metaset called 'red'

svmhost1# metaset -s red -a -h svmhost1
svmhost1# metaset 
Set name = blue, Set number = 1
Host                Owner
svmhost1
Drive    Dbase
c1t4d0   Yes  
Set name = red, Set number = 2
Host                Owner
svmhost1 

Now, when you go to add a disk, the error will occur:

svmhost1# metaset -s red -a c1t5d0 metaset: svmhost1: No such file or directory
 

Cause

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