Need to replace a broken PV in a VIO VG used for client LPARs (and it won't release the old one)


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Need to replace a broken PV in a VIO VG used for client LPARs (and it won't release the old one)

I have a broken PV in a VIO VG that's used to support client LPARs using LVs. On the client LPAR, I reduced all PVs from the relevant client VG and thus deleted it. I.e. there is no client LPAR using the VIO VG. Yet when I try to reducevg the VIO VG, it complains that the LV hosted on the PV is open/active and that I should "close" it. It's not a mounted FS, just a LV serving the client LPARs.

How do I get past this so I can reduce the broken PV from the VIO VG ?

TIA....
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is it still mapped to the VMs ? If so unmap it - then try to remove it again.
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that worked, thank you (unmap, and remove partitions, via HMC virt storage mgmt)

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is it still mapped to the VMs ? If so unmap it - then try to remove it again.
so an instance of seeing the forest and missing the tree you were looking for - I was trying to think along with AIX and figure out what entity was holding the LVs open. Ba-Doh, the VIO itself. Amazing how these episodes of having all the dots but not correcting the relevant ones happen. Thanks for the prod.
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