Tracing vxassist activity

While creating a few Veritas volumes last week, I wanted to see the commands that vxassist was executing under the covers. This was easily accomplished by adding the “-v” (trace commands executed by vxassist) option to the vxassist command line:

$ vxassist -b -v make datavol02 1g layout=mirror mirror=3
/usr/sbin/vxvol -g datadg -o bg -o plexfork=128 – start datavol02

VxVM is an awesome volume manager, and there are all kinds of cool things buried in the manual pages!

This article was posted by Matty on 2006-11-08 09:22:00 -0400 -0400