AIX VG Commands

Display all VGs:
#lsvg

Display all active VGs:
#lsvg -o

Display info about rootvg:
#lsvg rootvg

Display info about all LVs in rootvg:
#lsvg -l rootvg

Display info about all LVs in all VGs:
#lsvg -o |lsvg -il

Display info about all PVs in rootvg:
#lsvg -p rootvg

Create VG with name vgXX on hdisk0 with partition size 128MB:
#mkvg -s 128 hdisk0

Create VG with name testvg on hdisk0 with partition size 128MB:
#mkvg -s 128 -y testvg hdisk0

Create testvg on hdisk0 with PP size 4 and no of partions 2 * 1016:
#mkvg -s 4 -t 2 -y testvg hdisk0

To cuase VG leetvg automatically activated at startup:
#chvg -a y leetvg

To deactivate the automatic activation at startup:
#chvg -a n leetvg

To change maximum no. of PP to 2032 on vg leetvg:
#chvg -t 2 leetvg

To disable quorum on VG leetvg:
#chvg -Q n leetvg

Reorganises PP allocation of VG leetvg:
#reorgvg leetvg

Add PV hdisk0 and hdisk1 to VG leetvg:
#extendvg leetvg hdisk0 hdisk1

Exports the VG leetvg:
#exportvg leetvg

Import the hdisk10 with name leetvg, and assign major number 33:
#importvg -V 33 -y leetvg hdisk10

Remove PV hdisk20 from VG leetvg:
#redcucevg leetvg hdisk20

To deactviate VG leetvg:
#varyoffvg leetvg

To activate VG leetvg:
#varyonvg leetvg

To sync the mirrored LV in the VG testvg:
#syncvg -v testvg

To mirror LVs of testvg with hdisk0 (-m for exact mirror, -S for background mirror):
#mirrorvg -S -m testvg hdisk0

To remove the mirrored PV from the set:
#unmirrorvg testvg hdiskX

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