Category: Solaris Disk Management

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Setting boot-device with luxadm command from booted OS.

This procedure demonstrates how to easily use the “luxadm” command to set the “boot-device” Open Boot Prom (OBP) parameter from a system booted from cdrom or in single user mode. The command will change the “boot-device” setting at the OS level and at the same time, change the “boot-device”...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : how Solaris assigns controller numbers

In this post I am talking about  some of the observations on  how Solaris determines  the controller numbers Below are 3 common scenarios encountered by customers: 1) A jumpstart is done with nothing but an internal disk and DVD on the system. -Assigns cdrom C0 -Assigns internal fcal...

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Solaris SVM : Disk replacement for Systems With Internal FCAL Drives Under SVM (V280R, V480, V490, V880, V890):

Beginning with Solaris 9 Operating System (OS), Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) software uses a new feature called Device-ID (or DevID), which identifies each disk not only by it’s c#t#d# name, but also by a unique ID generated by the disk’s World Wide Number (WWN), or serial...

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Solaris SDS : Both Submirrors go into ‘Needs Maintenance’ when I/O is performed but no disk errors seen

The following is the Sample SVM(Solaris Volume Manager) configuration of the layered soft partition. d50: Soft Partition Device: d100 State: Okay Size: 10485760 blocks (5.0 GB) Extent              Start Block              Block count 0                        1                 10485760 d100: Mirror Submirror 0: d101 State: Okay Submirror 1: d102 State: Okay...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : replicate VTOC table to new disk using fmthard

It is assumed that both the disks are of the same capacity and similar in type.  The following Instruction assumes a PATH variable that contains /usr/sbin and /usr/bin. For commands or files that normally exist outside of these common directories, full paths are specified. Source      = DISK1...

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