Category: Solaris Disk Management

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Solaris Tips : Check current active boot device, when used in volume manager (SDS / SVM / VxVM)

During regular maintenance It is often a requirement  to us to determine which  disk we actually boot from when the root volume is under volume manager control.   Solaris on SPARC   Sparc with SVM  # prtconf -pv|grep bootpath: bootpath: ‘/sbus@3,0/SUNW,fas@3,8800000/sd@1,0:a’ Sparc with VxVM Root Volume...

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Solaris Troubleshooting SDS/SVM: How to Replace a Disk which contained Soft Partitions with

When trying to access a soft partition after a disk replacement, the metareplace command or any direct I/O to a soft partition will fail with the following types of errors: In an instance where d68 is the mirror device, and d28 is a soft partition inside one of...

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Solaris – Everything you need to know before you run FSCK

Whenever a file system develops inconsistencies because some unexpected issues, the integrity of the file system needs to be verified.  UNIX has developed a very sophisticated file system integrity check ,fsck utility,  which attempts to verify that all the links and blocks are correctly tied together. This...

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Solaris Admin Reference – Solaris Storage Multipathing – MPxIO ( aka STMS, SCSI_VHCI)

 What is Oracle Solaris Storage Multipathing MPxIO? MPxIO Provides multipath access to storage luns by grouping together the physical paths and presenting a single logical path. Supports both symmetric and asymmetric storage  Controls failover / failback of LUNs as appropriate due to path failures, either manually or...

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Solaris host level SAN migration from Clariion to VMAX – Hands on Lab

During the past two to three years,  many organisations started migrating their Server storage from Old legacy SAN devices ( e.g. EMC Clariion )  to new  powerful SAN storage ( e.g. EMC Symetrix VMAX) because of the low performance and maintenance costs involved with legacy storage....

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