/etc/vx/bin/vxbootsetup [ medianame ... ]
With no medianame arguments, all disks that contain usable mirrors of the root, swap, /usr and /var volumes are configured to be bootable. If medianame arguments are specified, only the named disks are configured.
vxbootsetup requires that the root volume is named rootvol and has a usage type of root. The swap volume is required to be named swapvol and to have a usage type of swap. The volumes containing /usr and /var (if any) are expected to be named usr and var, respectively.
Partitions which overlay restricted mirrors of the root volume are assigned a partition number of 0. Partitions created to overlay restricted mirrors of the swap volume are assigned a partition number of 1. Mirrors of the volumes containing /usr and /var are assigned one of the free partition numbers on the disk. All created partitions are given partition types appropriate for use with the system boot process.
Root, swap, /usr and /var volumes are created when the original system boot disk is encapsulated with the vxencap utility or when the Volume Manager is first set up on the system. (/usr and /var are only encapsulated if they existed on the system; see the vxencap(ADM) man page for details on encapsulating the boot disk.)
See the appendix on recovery in the VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) System Administrator's Guide for detailed information on how the system boots and how the Volume Manager impacts the system boot process.
The following utilities call vxbootsetup automatically: vxmirror, vxrootmir, vxresize, and vxencap. If you use vxassist or vxmake and vxplex to create mirrors of the root volume on a disk, you must call vxbootsetup directly to make that disk bootable.
The appendix on recovery in the VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) System Administrator's Guide.