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Commands Reference, Volume 6

xlvm Command


Starts Storage Manager, a Visual System Management (VSM) application.




The xlvm command starts Storage Manager, one of the Visual System Management (VSM) applications. Storage Manager is a graphical interface that enables you to manage physical volumes, volume groups, logical volumes, and file systems through direct manipulation of objects (icons). This frees you from entering complex command syntax or from searching through menus. In addition, the VSM interface provides an easy way to view the contents of a logical volume - something that was previously only possible from the command line.

The Storage Manager session creates or adds to the smit.log and smit.script files in your home directory. (These are the same files appended when you run a SMIT session.) The commands built and run by Storage Manager are added to the end of the smit.log file along with the command output. The time, name of the task, and the command (flags and parameters included) are added to the end of the smit.script file in a format that can easily be used to create executable shell scripts.


To start Storage Manager, enter:


To see a list tasks you can perform for an object or area, press the right mouse button to display its pop-up menu. Read the text in the Information Area for help on the objects and areas.


smit.log Specifies detailed information on your session, with time stamps.
smit.script Specifies the task commands run during your session, with time stamps.

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