Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Data Replication Guide for Sun StorageTek Availability Suite

Checking the Runtime Status of Sun StorageTek Availability Suite Data Replication

This section provides the following information:

You can obtain an overall view of the status of replication, as well as a more detailed runtime status of the Sun StorageTek Availability Suite software from the status of the replication resource groups. The following sections describe the procedures for checking each status.

Displaying a Sun StorageTek Availability Suite Runtime Status Overview

The status of each Sun StorageTek Availability Suite data replication resource indicates the status of replication on a particular device group. The status of all the resources under a protection group are aggregated in the replication status.

To view the overall status of replication, look at the protection group state, as described in the following procedure.

ProcedureHow to Check the Overall Runtime Status of Replication

  1. Access a node of a cluster where the protection group is defined.

    You must be assigned the Basic Solaris User RBAC rights profile to complete this procedure. For more information about RBAC, see Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Software and RBAC in Sun Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide.

  2. Check the runtime status of replication.

    # geoadm status

    Refer to the Protection Group section of the output for replication information. The information that is displayed by this command includes the following:

    • Whether the local cluster is enabled for partnership participation

    • Whether the local cluster is involved in a partnership

    • Status of the heartbeat configuration

    • Status of the defined protection groups

    • Status of current transactions

  3. Check the runtime status of data replication for each Sun StorageTek Availability Suite protection group.

    # clresource status -v avsdg-rep-rs

    Refer to the Status and StatusMessage fields that are presented for the data replication device group you want to check. For more information about these fields, see Table 2–1.

Displaying a Detailed Sun StorageTek Availability Suite Runtime Status

One replication resource group exists for each protection group. The name of the replication resource group has the following format:


If you add a Sun StorageTek Availability Suite device group to a protection group, the Sun Cluster Geographic Edition software creates a resource for each device group. This resource monitors the status of replication for its device group. The name of each resource has the following format:


You can monitor the state of the replication resource to give you the overall status of replication. Use the clresource status command as follows to obtain the State and Status Message values for the replication status of the device group:

# clresource status -v avsdg-rep-rs

The State is Online while the resource is online.

The following table describes the Status and Status Message values that are returned by the clresource status command when the State of the Sun StorageTek Availability Suite replication resource group is Online.

Table 2–1 Status and Status Messages of an Online Sun StorageTek Availability Suite Replication Resource Group


Status Message 


Replication service disabled 


Incorrect role 


Volume failed 


Bitmap failed 


Queue failed 


Need sync 


Need reverse sync 


Reverse synching 









For more details about these values, refer to the Sun StorageTek Availability Suite Remote Mirror Software Administration and Operations Guide.

For more information about the clresource command, see the clresource(1CL) man page.