Topics: EMC, SAN, Storage

BCV issue with Solution Enabler

There is a known bug on AIX with Solution Enabler, the software responsible for BCV backups. Hdiskpower devices dissapear and you need to run the following command to make them come back. This will happen when a server is rebooted. BCV devices are only visible on the target servers.

# /usr/lpp/EMC/Symmetrix/bin/mkbcv -a ALL
hdisk2 Available
hdisk3 Available
hdisk4 Available
hdisk5 Available
hdisk6 Available
hdisk7 Available
hdisk8 Available
hdiskpower1 Available
hdiskpower2 Available
hdiskpower3 Available
hdiskpower4 Available




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