HP-UX fasdm fails with vx_nospace

HP-UX file systems can be extended with a combination of the lvextend and fsadm commands. It’s well known procedure that has been in widespread use for several years, allowing online file system extensions, ie. the file system can be extended while it is mounted and busy. The file system type must be of type “vxfs” and enclosed in an LVM logical volume.

Occasional difficulties can occur if the file system is 100% full. I recently encountered the following vx_nospace error when trying to extend a file system from 9 Gb to 59 Gb under HP-UX 11.31. Continue reading

HPVM Mass Production with hpvmclone

This post is about cloning HP-UX virtual machines, or HPVMs.

Once you have built an HPVM, the hpvmclone command can be used to produce many more.  hpvmclone does not create a copy of the HPVM, it just creates a copy of the configuration.  The data copy is done manually, for example with the dd command.

Basic HPVM Cloning

The following procedure is a simplified version of that found on Juanma’s Blog, in the section “Method 1”. Continue reading