Volume managers on SnapDrive for UNIX

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On AIX, the volume manager is termed as Native LVM and Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM).

The following table describes the volume managers on your host platform:

Host Volume manager Volume or disk groups Location of logical volumes Location of multipathing devices


Native LVM

Volume groups vg


All logical volumes share the same namespace

/dev/hdisk (FC only) multipathing is not supported with ISCSI

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM)

Volume groups vg

/dev/vx/dsk/ dg/lvol