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Reading VG without a lock

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15


In a cluster environment with a clustered logical volume, pvs, vgs and lvs might report the following error: 
Reading VG <VG_NAME> without a lock


To fix above issue: 
  1. both nodes should be online and maintenance is off 
  2. cluster should not be in maintenance mode 
  3. run: "vgchange --lockstart" on both nodes 


In a cluster environment locking is getting provided using DLM.
When putting a node in maintenance mode and then rebooting, the node will not acquire all needed locks unless resource failover or running above vgchange command.
This can be checked by using: dlm_tool ls


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  • Document ID:000019914
  • Creation Date: 16-Mar-2021
  • Modified Date:16-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

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