What is lvmetad and how do I disable it?

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  • What is lvmetad and its function? [FN.1]
  • The lvmetad daemon is enabled by default, and I need to disable lvmetad [FN.2]
  • May be seeing issues at boot up when lvmetad is enabled

    Warning: /dev/mapper/rootvg-lv_root does not exist
    Warning: /dev/rootvg/lv_root does not exist
  • LVM changes are not reflected by the rest of the nodes in my cluster.

  • After creating a volume group on a node in my cluster the other nodes do not reflect the change.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • LVM

  • Exceptions:
    • For RHEL8 hosts:
      • The lvmetad daemon does not exist in RHEL8. Starting in RHEL8, the lvm metadata is no longer read from cache, but from the disks directly.[FN.4]

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