VGDISPLAY(8)                                                      VGDISPLAY(8)

       vgdisplay - display attributes of volume groups

       vgdisplay     [-A|--activevolumegroups]    [-c|--colon]    [-d|--debug]
       [-D|--disk]  [-h|--help]  [-s|--short]  [-v[v]|--verbose   [--verbose]]
       [--version] [VolumeGroupName...]

       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.

       -A, --activevolumegroups
              Only select the active volume groups.

       -c, --colon
              Generate colon seperated output for easier parsing in scripts or

              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

       -d, --debug
              Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG).

       -D, --disk
              Show  attributes  from  the  volume  group  descriptor  area  on
              disk(s).   Without  this  switch they are shown from the kernel.
              Useful if the volume group isn't activated.

       -h, --help
              Print a usage message on standard output and exit  successfully.

       -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  run-
              time information of vgdisplay's activities.

              Display version and exit successfully.

       vgdisplay returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error:

       1  error reading VGDA
       2  volume group doesn't exist
       3  not all physical volumes of volume group online
       4  volume group not found
       5  no volume groups found at all
       6  error reading VGDA from lvmtab

       95 driver/module not in kernel
       96 invalid I/O protocol version
       97 error locking logical volume manager
       98 invalid lvmtab (run vgscan(8))
       99 invalid command line

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

       Heinz Mauelshagen <>

Heinz Mauelshagen                  LVM TOOLS                      VGDISPLAY(8)