Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) How To Fix Metadevice(s) is in Needs Maintenance state Resolution Path
(Doc ID 1503894.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2019
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This document is a resolution path for trouble shooting and resolving Solaris Volume Manger (SVM) metadevices that are reported as being in "Needs maintenance" state. There are multiple types of metadevice layout and each of these requires a slightly different approach to ensure minimal risk of data loss. This document will give examples of most of the possible metadevice layouts and recommend steps to follow to recover the devices back to an "Okay" state. This document does not cover the actual processes involved in the disk/LUN replacement so this will need to be done according to the documentation for the storage array being used.
The procedure first checks to ensure that the "Needs Maintenance" state is valid and checks to configuration so as to allow the correct procedure to be followed.
Some terms used in the document are:
local = not in a metaset
did device = Solaris Cluster device used in place of physical disk name
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