'zpool create' using VxDMP Devices >1TB may fail with "cannot create 'poolname': invalid argument for this pool operation" (Doc ID 1524636.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/07 U4 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

When attempting to create a ZFS Pool (zpool) using VxDMP devices the error "invalid argument for this pool operation" is reported.

Using truss(1M) on the zpool create command will show EINVAL is returned from modctl()

 

Changes

Creating new ZFS Pools using 'zpool create pool ...' uisng the Symantec documentation 'Adding DMP devices to an existing ZFS pool or creating a new ZFS pool' (http://sfdoccentral.symantec.com/sf/5.1SP1/solaris/html/dmp_admin/ch02s07.htm)

Cause

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