6.3. Managing physical volumes

The following sections discuss adding a new disk drive, changing physical volume characteristics, and monitoring the physical volumes.

6.3.1. Configuration of a physical volume

The following three methods can be used to configure a new disk drive. If the LVM will use this disk, it must also be made a physical volume.

Method 1

This method is used when it is possible to shut down and power off the system prior to attaching the disk.

When the system is booted after adding a disk drive, the cfgmgr command is run by the system during booting, which will automatically configure the disk. After boot-up is complete, log in as root, run lspv, and look for a new disk entry in the output as shown in the following example. ...

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