The Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) configuration daemon (vxconfigd) provides the interface between VxVM commands and the kernel device drivers. vxconfigd handles configuration change requests from VxVM utilities, communicates the change requests to the VxVM kernel, and modifies configuration information stored on disk. vxconfigd also initializes VxVM when the system is booted.
You can use vxdctl to:
In VxVM 4.0 and later releases, disk access records are no longer stored in the /etc/vx/volboot file. Non-persistent disk access records are created by scanning the disks at system startup. Persistent disk access records for simple and nopriv disks are permanently stored in the /etc/vx/darecs file in the root file system. The vxconfigd daemon reads the contents of this file to locate the disks and the configuration databases for their disk groups.
If your system is configured to use Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP), you can also use vxdctl to: