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What is meant by a hyper?

Can anyone please explain what is meant by hypers by symdisk list -disk_group 1 -v -sid 1234   command am getting the hyper details which is less than 2GB in size  . And by  symdev list -noport command we can see hypers of 8 GB. iam not clear about this process can any one please explain the process of device creatin in symmetrix.And is there any document related to this 

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Re: What is meant by a hyper?

Hello,

We're going to move this question over to the Support Forums Community where it can be addressed.

Thanks,

Stephanie

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Re: What is meant by a hyper?

Hi, We have moved your question to the support forums where your question should receive prompt attention. Thanks!

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Re: What is meant by a hyper?

A hyper is what is actually on a single disk drive in the Symemtrix.  A symmetrix volume is what is host presentable.  So it sounds as though you have Raid-5 3+1.  Raid 5 3+1 takes a Symmetrix volume slices it 4 ways and put those four slices on four different physical drives but they are presented as a single symmetrix volume.

Hyper is on the physical disk

symmetrix volume or symmvol is what is able to be presented to a host.

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Re: What is meant by a hyper?

If you have a Powerlink account follow this path:

Home > Support > Technical Documentation and Advisories > Software ~ S ~ Documentation > Soulutions Enabler

There you will find plenty of reading. You can start with the "Symmetrix Array Controls Product Guide".

Especially the section entitled "Configuration Change Examples".

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Re: What is meant by a hyper?

That was really helpfull thanks

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Re: What is meant by a hyper?

A hyper or a slice is indeed 1 of many pieces a single disk is cut out of. We prefer to call host presentable LUNs a symdev or a META, which are multiple symdevs coupled to form a larger symdev, called a META.

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