Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: November 2014


/etc/init.d/cvfs – Initialization script for StorNext File System components (Unix only)


service cvfs {start|stop|restart|fullstop}



The StorNext File System (SNFS) can be controlled by the system init(8) mechanism. For more information on the init.d services reference the init(8) and chkconfig(8) man pages.

This initialization script responds to the normal start, stop and restart commands. This allows the StorNext File System to be started and stopped at any time, and the fullstop option unloads CVFS kernel modules.

Note: Take care not to trigger an HA reset action on a server when it has been configured for High Availability (HA). For more information about HA reference the snhamgr(8) man page.

See the init(8) or chkconfig(8) man pages for additional startup and shutdown options.

On Solaris clients, StorNext File System Services have been integrated into the Solaris service management facility, smf. The cvfs script is located in /usr/cvfs/bin.

Starting SNFS Services

The service cvfs start command should be executed only after local file systems are mounted and the network is initialized. The following steps are executed:

— CVFS kernel modules are loaded.

— Base SNFS services are started. This includes the SNFS portmapper service and any needed HBA drivers.

— Any SNFS metadata servers included in the fsmlist(4) file are started automatically.

— SNFS file systems included in the systems fstab(5) or vfstab(4) file are mounted.

— StorNext Storage Manager (SNSM) components are started if they are installed.

Stopping SNFS Services

The service cvfs stop command should be executed before the network is brought down and before the local filesystems are unmounted. The following steps are executed:

— SNSM components are stopped.

— All SNFS file systems are unmounted.

— All SNFS server components are shut down.

The kernel modules are not unloaded unless the fullstop option is used.




mount(8), snhamgr(8), fsmlist(4), vfstab(4), fstab(5), init.d(7), chkconfig(8)