VGDISPLAY(8)               System Manager's Manual              VGDISPLAY(8)

NAME         top

       vgdisplay — display attributes of volume groups

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgdisplay [-A|--activevolumegroups] [-c|--colon] [--commandprofile
       ProfileName] [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-s|--short] [-S|--select
       Selection] [-v|--verbose] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help]
       [--ignorelockingfailure] [--ignoreskippedcluster] [--nosuffix]
       [-P|--partial] [--units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] [--version]

       vgdisplay -C|--columns [--aligned] [--binary] [--commandprofile
       ProfileName] [[--configreport ReportName] [-o|--options
       [+|-|#]Field1[,Field2...]  [-O|--sort [+|-]Key1[,Key2...]]
       [-S|--select Selection] ...]  [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help]
       [--ignorelockingfailure] [--ignoreskippedcluster] [--logonly]
       [--noheadings] [--nosuffix] [-P|--partial] [--reportformat
       {basic|json}] [--separator Separator] [--unbuffered] [--units
       hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [VolumeGroupName...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       vgdisplay allows you to see the attributes of VolumeGroupName (or all
       volume groups if none is given) with it's physical and logical
       volumes and their sizes etc.

       vgs(8) is an alternative that provides the same information in the
       style of ps(1).

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -A, --activevolumegroups
              Only select the active volume groups. The volume group is
              considered active if at least one of its logical volumes is

       -C, --columns
              Display output in columns, the equivalent of vgs(8).  Options
              listed are the same as options given in vgs(8).

       -c, --colon
              Generate colon separated output for easier parsing in scripts
              or programs.  N.B. vgs(8) provides considerably more control
              over the output.

              The values are:

              1  volume group name
              2  volume group access
              3  volume group status
              4  internal volume group number
              5  maximum number of logical volumes
              6  current number of logical volumes
              7  open count of all logical volumes in this volume group
              8  maximum logical volume size
              9  maximum number of physical volumes
              10 current number of physical volumes
              11 actual number of physical volumes
              12 size of volume group in kilobytes
              13 physical extent size
              14 total number of physical extents for this volume group
              15 allocated number of physical extents for this volume group
              16 free number of physical extents for this volume group
              17 uuid of volume group

       -s, --short
              Give a short listing showing the existence of volume groups.

       -v, --verbose
              Display verbose information containing long listings of
              physical and logical volumes.  If given twice, also display
              verbose runtime information of vgdisplay's activities.

              Display version and exit successfully.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), vgs(8), pvcreate(8), vgcreate(8), lvcreate(8)

COLOPHON         top

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