Sun StorageTek Availability Suite (AVS): Unable to Configure Availability Suite with Solaris ZFS (Doc ID 1446903.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Storage Availability Suite - Version 3.0 to 4.0 [Release 3.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)

Symptoms

When we try to enable remote mirror set (replication) for a ZFS zvol using Availability Suite (AVS), the operation fails with following error:

Allocation of bitmap device </dev/zvol/rdsk/<zfs-pool>/<zvol> failed


Running dsbitmap on the volume fails with:

dsbitmap: error: unable to read the vtoc from partition ... Inappropriate ioctl for device


Here is an example:

#sndradm -e sndrpri /dev/rdsk/c4t600A0B80002A216A000013B14D850D17d0s6 /dev/zvol/rdsk/bitmap_famisana/bitmap_disc01 sndrsec /dev/rdsk/c7t600A0B8000493580000005B14F7083C9d0s0 /dev/zvol/rdsk/bitmap_famisana/bitmap_disc01 ip async g FAMISANA q /dev/rdsk/c4t600A0B80002A216A00000D2349F6D097d0s0 C local

Enable Remote Mirror? (Y/N) [N]: Y
Remote Mirror: sndrpri /dev/rdsk/c4t600A0B80002A216A000013B14D850D17d0s6 /dev/zvol/rdsk/bitmap_famisana/bitmap_disc01 sndrsec /dev/rdsk/c7t600A0B8000493580000005B14F7083C9d0s0 /dev/zvol/rdsk/bitmap_famisana/bitmap_disc01

Remote Mirror: Error
SNDR: Allocation of bitmap device /dev/zvol/rdsk/bitmap_famisana/bitmap_disc01 failed

Cause

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