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NSS pool creation on single drive fails with EVMS free extend error; disk not managed by EVMS

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
A Single System Disk
Novell Storage Services (NSS)


When creating an NSS pool in nssmu or in iManager the following is displayed:
ERR: 21705 Error getting enough available evms partitions to satisfy request.


The best solution is to use a system disk separate from your NSS volumes. Though NSS volumes on the system disk is supported and works fine, a more simple configuration of one system disk and a separate data disk for NSS volumes is preferred.

If you want to or need to have a single disk or a system disk with NSS volume(s), the general rule is to have a boot partition, an EVMS partition with a container for root and swap, and empty disk space for the NSS volumes. For more detailed information regarding the setup and configuration of a single system disk with NSS volumes, refer to the documentation link below.

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  • Document ID:3310620
  • Creation Date:23-NOV-07
  • Modified Date:07-DEC-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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