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Steal foreign XVM disk...

Unread postby edefault » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:16 am

After leaving these dormant for years, I'm planning to revive a couple of SCSI disks from an XVM array that was originally attached to my Origin file server long ago ... I vaguely remember all the fun I had back then with the logical volume manager GUI, obviously programmed in java 8-) , esp. there was a "steal foreign disk" function that would come in handy now.

However, I can't find the lvmgr on the Fuel I now plugged the external disks to.
It once was invoked from somewhere in the toolchest ... yes, I love GUIs - at least, this is silly cone gfx :-)

A "hinv" shows the external disks as "XVM Foreign Disk". Hardware ok, then. About the related system software:
eoe.sw.xlv, eoe.sw.xlvplex and eoe.sw.xvm are installed, as "inst eoe.sw." clearly shows.

The command "xvmgr", however, is "not found", nor is "/usr/bin/xvmgr" ... and I don't remember where else it could be.

What am I missing here eventually?
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Re: Steal foreign XVM disk...

Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:22 am

edefault wrote:What am I missing here eventually?

You should install XVM instead of XLV. It's on the IRIX discs (eoe.sw.xvm).
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Re: Steal foreign XVM disk...

Unread postby edefault » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:27 am

installed are *both* eoe.sw.xlv and eoe.sw.xvm ... but where is the starter button?
Or should I reinstall eoe.sw.xvm on spec eventually? Which of the CDs does it come from?
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Re: Steal foreign XVM disk...

Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:00 am

Ah, the GUI. It's on the IRIX 6.5.xx overlay discs. Look for sysadm_xvm.
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Re: Steal foreign XVM disk...

Unread postby edefault » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:02 am

thanks a lot ...
sysadm_xvm is already installed as well, still, I have no clue how to invoke the GUI.

Anyway, I got my task done through the xvm CLI. JFTR (and in case I later need this again):
from the "hinv" output I knew that there were disk 4 and 8 on controller 2.
xvm started from a shell, I issued

xvm:local> show -v dks2d4

that gave me a hint what the former machine name was ("RUTH", here)

xvm:local> steal RUTH dks2d4
phys/dks1d4

whatever that means ... same thing with dks2d8.
then I had to forcefully remove the xvm label through

xvm:local> unlabel -force dks2d4

and voila! The two raw disk devices appeared in Disk Manager.
Now I can make use of it again

Case solved! Though not through the java GUI :-(
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