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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 15, 2017

Reusing the disks from the lvup_rootvg after a LiveUpdate

After a Live Update operation some additional disks needed are contained in a ghost VG named lvup_rootvg, which blocks the reusage of the disks for other LPARs or for a subsequent LU operation.

Please make it possible to delete this VG without a reboot or at least find a procedure to reuse these disks for a subsequent LU operation.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2017

    The disk in question is the boot disk of the surrogate partition created during Live Update. As stated in this RFE, and can not be removed or re-used after the Live Update. On a subsequent Live Update (or reboot), however, the disk will be available for re-use. The recommended practice, therefore, is to have 3 disks available for Live Update. One disk can always serve as the mirror rootvg (mhdisk) and the other 2 disks can alternate each subsequent Live Update acting as the boot disk for the surrogate (nhdisk). There is currently no plan to reduce this storage requirement for Live Update.