Format Label Won't Stick Without -e (Doc ID 2285494.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Labeling a EMC Power Path Pseudo LUN, but the label is not saved.

In an environment where the devices are shared between 2 hosts, on host 1 when using format utility with '-e' option and perform labeling, the label and partition information were intact on the host2 for both pseudo and native devices.

Whereas if labeling from 'format' utility without -e option on host1, the label and partition information were not intact and opening the same device from 'format' on host2 resulted in asking for labeling again. The scenarios were applicable for both pseudo and native devices on host2.

 

Cause

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