Unable to create a meta volume using Unisphere for VMAX, because target meta head is not in listing on create a meta volume wizard, when the device has been added to Storage Group.

           

   Article Number:     503393                                   Article Version: 3     Article Type:    Break Fix 
   

 


Product:

 

Unisphere for VMAX

 

Issue:

 

 

Unable to create a meta volume using Unisphere for VMAX 8.x, because target meta head is not in listing on create a meta volume wizard, when the device has been added to Storage Group.   
   
    Even though the device is in listing on create a meta volume wizard in Unisphere for VMAX 1.6.2.
                                                           

 

 

Cause:

 

 

This is working as design in Unisphere for VMAX 8.x.   
    The device which has been added to any SGs is not in listing on create a meta volume wizard, because meta member must not be added to any SGs.   
   
    This check was not in place in Unisphere for VMAX 1.6.
                                                           

 

 

Change:

 

 

Upgraded Unisphere for VMAX from 1.6 to 8.x.                                                           

 

 

Resolution:

 

 

This is working as design.                                                           

 

 

Notes:

 

 

The symdev 374 has been added to a SG on VMAX.   
   
    In Unisphere for VMAX 1.6.2, the device is in listing on create a meta volume wizard.   
   
    in U4V 1.6.2, device listing on create a meta volume wizard   
    In Unisphere for VMAX 8.4.0, the device is in listing on create a meta volume wizard.   
    in U4V 8.4.0, device listing on create a meta volume wizard