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Old 12-03-2009
Need EMC Symmetrix driver for AIX 5.3

Hi all,

I hope I'm putting my first post at this site into the right forum. I need help finding the EMC disk driver for AIX version 5.3. I have some new EMC disk presented to a backup server of mine, and right now the EMC hdisks show up looking like this in an lsdev:

hdisk495 Available **-**-** MPIO Other FC SCSI Disk Drive

This is an AIX 5.3 server.

I poked around EMC's site with no luck. I'm hoping someone here has had to dig these up before.

Sincere thanks,
C.J.
# 2  
Old 12-04-2009
Why? its state is available, you need now make it useable as a PV:
Code:
chdev -l hdisk495 -a pv=yes

# 3  
Old 12-04-2009
Thanks for the tip. That didn't seem to work, though. I was able to find the EMC driver for AIX 5.3 and get that installed. I was told that I then need to remove the EMC hdisks and run cfgmgr again to get them to pick up the new driver. When I run either the chdev or rmdev commands, I see this "device is busy" message:

root@********:/dev# chdev -l hdisk495 -a pv=yes
Method error (/usr/lib/methods/chgdisk):
0514-062 Cannot perform the requested function because the
specified device is busy.
pv

Do you know what I need to do to remove those devices?

Sincere thanks,
C.J.

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