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 vxinstall(1M)			  VxVM 3.5		       vxinstall(1M)
				 1 Jun 2002



 NAME
      vxinstall - menu-driven VERITAS Volume Manager initial configuration
      procedure

 SYNOPSIS
      vxinstall

 DESCRIPTION
      The vxinstall utility provides a menu driven interface to configure
      VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM).  After you install the VERITAS Volume
      Manager software package (VRTSvxvm), run vxinstall to configure VxVM
      for initial use on your system.

      You can use the files /etc/vx/cntrls.exclude, /etc/vx/disks.exclude
      and /etc/vx/enclr.exclude to automatically exclude controllers or
      disks from use by vxinstall so that these devices are not configured
      as VM devices.  Each line of /etc/vx/cntrls.exclude must specify the
      address of a controller to exclude, for example, c2.  Each line of
      /etc/vx/disks.exclude must specify the address of a disk to exclude,
      for example, c0t3d0. Each line of enclr.exclude specifies an enclosure
      to be excluded, for example, enc1.

 OPERATIONS
      Licensing Option
	   vxinstall first asks if you want to view the VERITAS licenses
	   already installed on the system.  Answering "yes" is equivalent
	   to executing the vxlicrep command (see vxlicrep(1)).

	   You are then asked if you want to add licenses for other VERITAS
	   products.  Answering "yes" is equivalent to running the vxlicinst
	   command (see vxlicinst(1)).	and entering a license key.

      Type of Installation
	   vxinstall next displays a list of installation options:

		Volume Manager Installation Options
		Menu: Volume Manager/Install

		 1	Quick Installation
		 2	Custom Installation
		 3	Prevent multipathing/Suppress devices from VxVM's view
		 ?	Display help about menu
		 ??	Display help about the menuing system
		 q	Exit from menus


	   Select one of the operations to perform.

      Quick Installation
	   Installs all disks not listed in the file /etc/vx/disks.exclude.
	   Disks under Logical Volume Manager (LVM) control, or recognized



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	   as whole disk file systems, are also excluded.  You are prompted
	   whether to include or exclude all disks, on a controller-by-
	   controller basis, from VERITAS Volume Manager control.

      Custom Installation
	   For a custom installation, vxinstall displays a list of
	   controllers and disks.  You can select each disk that you want to
	   put under VERITAS Volume Manager control and select among several
	   other options.

	   List of controllers
		vxinstall lists all controllers found on the system.

	   List of disks
		vxinstall lists all disks for each controller.	LVM disks do
		not need to be listed in the /etc/vx/disks.exclude file,
		they are automatically excluded from consideration (see
		vxvmconvert(1M) for information on how to bring an existing
		LVM disk under VERITAS Volume Manager control).

		After receiving an acknowledgement, vxinstall provides
		several options regarding how to bring the disks under
		VERITAS Volume Manager control.

	   Commit changes
		vxinstall displays a list of disks to be brought under
		VERITAS Volume Manager control and prompts you for a
		confirmation.

      Prevent multipathing/Suppress devices from VxVM's view
	   You can select devices to be suppressed from the view of VxVM, or
	   prevent them from being multipathed by the dynamic multipathing
	   (DMP) driver, vxdmp.

 HARDWARE-SPECIFIC NOTE
      Some environments	 provide  guidelines  to  optimize  VxVM's
      interaction  with	 intelligent  storage  systems. VxVM follows these
      guidelines when adding disks to disk groups. If the operation fails,
      VxVM displays the message to use the force option. The force option
      ignores any such storage-specific guidelines and adds the disk.

 NOTE
      To enable these guidelines you require a separate license.

 FILES
      These files are used only by vxinstall and the VERITAS Volume Manager
      disk administration utility vxdiskadm.

      /etc/vx/cntrls.exclude	    Specifies the addresses of controllers
				    to exclude from vxinstall operations.




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      /etc/vx/disks.exclude	    Specifies the addresses of disks to
				    exclude from vxinstall operations.

      /etc/vx/enclr.exclude	    Specifies the names of enclosures to
				    exclude from vxinstall operations.

 SEE ALSO
      lvremove(1M), vxvmconvert(1M), vxdg(1M), vxdisk(1M), vxdiskadd(1M),
      vxdiskadm(1M), vxdisksetup(1M), vxevac(1M), vxintro(1M), vxlicinst(1),
      vxlicrep(1)












































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