Category: Solaris Disk Management

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Solaris SVM: Recovery procedures when BOTH sides of the mirror indicate a "Last Erred" state

As a result of unusual failures such as multiple power failures, Solstice DiskSuite /Solaris  Volume Manager both submirrors of a metadevice mirror may be left in an unusual “Last Erred / Last Erred” state making it impossible to determine exactly which submirror must be fixed/replaced first...

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Solaris – diagnosis of various multipath products

It is often necessary to system administrators to determine the multipath status, when ever they receive any alert / error / warning related to the storage. And in my previous post I have discussed about idenification of multipath product in solaris server, In this post i...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : SDS/SVM – Replace failed disk from root mirror

You will need the following info handy to proceed with the process:         1.  ls -l /dev/dsk/c#t#d#s# of the alternate sub-mirror boot device         2. partition table layout of the failed boot device     Part I Creating an openboot prom alias to alternate boot device 1....

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How to do MIRRORING under SVM (Solaris Volume Manager) in Solaris.

How to do MIRRORING under SVM (Solaris Volume Manager) in Solaris. In this post I will be showing how to do mirroring (RAID1) in Solaris OS. Server availabilty is one of the major requirement in any environment. To achive this we used to do Mirroing in...

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Step By Step Procedure for Replacement of a Failed Disk in Solaris (SVM – In Solaris Volume Manager)

In this post we are basically covering the procedure to replace a failed disk under SVM in solaris.    Replacement of a Failed Disk in Solaris (SVM – In Solaris Volume Manager) TO REPLACE FAILED DISK IN THE SYSTEM: First of all take the backups of...

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VxVM Troubleshooting – Procedure to Replace Internal FibreChannel (FC) Disks controlled by VxVM

Hot swapping of a failed disk is fairly straight procedure if the disks are regular SCSI disks, but for the Fibre Channel (FC) disks we should follow different procedure for hot swaping. Below specific procedure should be used when replacing one of the internal disks in...

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Solaris10: San/SAS/MPXIO/STMS config files

With the release of Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), the configuration of Storage Area Network (SAN), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) attached devices, and turning on STMS/MPXIO has changed. This Post details the new ways devices are brought into the operating system, and their configuration files. The...

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