Solved: How to label a disk in Linux

In this post we will see how to label a new disk in Linux and create a new LVM partition.

Step 1 Scan the new LUNS.

Step 2 List the available disks and identify the one you want to use.

  fdisk -l |grep /dev/ |grep -v dm

Step 3 Use fdisk to label the disk. Here we are using disk sdb .

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LVM Crash course

In this post we will give you a crash course on Linux LVM (Logical Volume Manager). This post will cover the most used LVM commands in a Linux Admin life.

Before we start first let’s go through the concepts.

Physical Volumes (PVs): Storage devices (physical hard disks, partitions, RAID arrays etc.) provides raw storage
Volume Groups (VGs): Combine multiple PVs to create a group. They can be mirror or concatenation of PVs.
Logical Volumes (LVs): Create smaller volumes from the Volume Group(VG) as per your size requirement. You can can use the LVs to create filesystem on them.

Below commands are for RHEL 7.

All the below commands will require root access. You can either run them with sudo  or switch to root user as mentioned below.

sudo su -

Install LVM

[root@cloudvedas ~]# yum install lvm2*

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How to add logical volume for swap in Redhat Linux

In our last post we have seen how to add a file for swap space.

In this post we will see how to add a LVM2 Logical Volume as swap.

Here we have a VG name VG1 in which we will create a volume LV1 of 1GB.

# lvcreate VG1 -n LV1 -L 1G

Format the new swap space using mkswap:

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