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Monday, July 20, 2009

Check Veritas Volume Manager Version.

I am pretty new to Veritas Vloume Manager, and just few mins. back I came to know on how to checkout it's version. Sharing info with you all -

pkginfo -l VRTSvxvm |grep VERSION |awk '{print $2}' |awk -F, '{print $1}'


# pkginfo -l VRTSvxvm |grep VERSION
VERSION: 4.0,REV=12.06.2003.01.35

# pkginfo -l VRTSvxvm |grep VERSION |awk '{print $2}'

# pkginfo -l VRTSvxvm |grep VERSION |awk '{print $2}' |awk -F, '{print $1}'


  1. How to findout Check Solaris Volume Manager Version?


    1. Hi sai Kumar There is a command to find the version of SVM
      #pkginfo -l | grep SUNWmdr
      and by default the SVM comes with the OS

  2. Ok, I think first you need to findout which packages belongs to Solaris Volume MAnager. You can search them by -

    # pkginfo | grep -i "Solaris Volume Manager"
    system SUNWmdar Solaris Volume Manager Assistant (Root)
    system SUNWmdau Solaris Volume Manager Assistant (Usr)
    system SUNWmdr Solaris Volume Manager, (Root)
    system SUNWmdu Solaris Volume Manager, (Usr)

    Now you have a list of packages with you. Now you can see details of Solaris Volume Manager, (Root) package where you will have a version -

    # pkginfo -l SUNWmdr
    NAME: Solaris Volume Manager, (Root)
    CATEGORY: system
    ARCH: sparc
    VERSION: 11.10.0,REV=2005.
    BASEDIR: /
    VENDOR: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    DESC: Solaris Volume Manager driver
    PSTAMP: on10ptchfeat20090313161820
    INSTDATE: Jun 04 2009 17:25
    HOTLINE: Please contact your local service provider
    STATUS: completely installed
    FILES: 53 inst

    In this case we have SVM version VERSION: 11.10.0

    But this may not make sense.... So one quick method take a look at SVM history -

    Disksuite 2.x [Solaris 2.1 – 2.3 support for metadevices, Installed under /usr/opt/SUNWmd & /etc/opt/SUNWmd, Supported only on SPARC platforms]

    Disksuite 3.x [Introduced UFS Logging, Solaris 2.1 – 2.4 Support, Bundled with Solaris 2.4, no extra cost & SPARC & x86 architectures]

    Solstice Disksuite 4.0 [Solaris 2.3 – 2.5 support, Bundled with Solaris 2.5, Added RAID-5 support & Introduced support for metasets – SPARC only...]

    Solstice Disksuite 4.1 [Ability to rename metadevices, SNMP integration, support on Solaris 2.4 – 2.5.1, Bundled with Solaris 2.5.1]

    Solstice Disksuite 4.2 [Bundled with Solaris 2.6 & 7, 64-bit kernel support, Y2K OK, Support for Alternate Pathing disk devices, Support for hot-swap Fibre-Channel disks]

    Solstice Disksuite 4.2.1 [Included on the Solaris 8 CD, SunCluster 3.x Support ... ]

    Solaris 9 - SVM [Name changes – now “Solaris Volume Manager”, Soft Partitions introduced, Backported to 4.2, 4.2.1 in patches]

    Solaris 10 SVM [Multi-terabyte Volumes - Max volume size > 16Tb, Max file size 2Tb, All features backported to S9 as patches...]

    So if you're using Solaris 5.9 or 5.10 then it means your SVM version is 4.2.x

    I hope it gonna help...


  3. I am not sure, is this right place to ask this question..but i fortunatly saw your blog..and it has very good topics..

    Question: I want to learn VxVM and VCS..I have started reading official notes from veritas (VxVM4.0) and just want to know how can i get vxvm4.0 installer (ofcourse not for business) for solaris 10? Is it possible?

  4. Hi Nilesh i am Saroj From Hyderabad coming to ur blog is good and its useful:)
    And thing is there is a command to know the version ans License Number and each and every thing of VxVM
    #vxlicrep will give you you complete details

  5. Great Thanks to all of you for kindly sharing your knowledge.