impact of restart vxconfigd on solaris and linux – VxVM Configuration Daemon
stop and restart the VxVM Configuration Daemon, vxconfigd may cause your VxVA, VMSA and/or VEA session to exit. This may also cause a momentary stoppage of any VxVM configuration actions. This should not harm any data; however, it may cause some configuration operations (e.g. moving subdisks, plex resynchronization) to abort unexpectedly. Any VxVM configuration changes should be completed before running this section.
If you are using EMC PowerPath devices with Veritas Volume Manager, you must run the EMC command(s) 'powervxvm setup' (or 'safevxvm setup') and/or 'powervxvm online' (or 'safevxvm online') if this script terminates abnormally. Also, if VCS service groups are running on the host, restarting vxconfigd may cause failover to occur. So you'd better freeze service groups before doing this. You can refer to the following for details: http://www.doxer.org/differences-between-freezing-vcs-system-and-freezing-service-group/