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Boot Disk Management: A Guide for the Solaris™ Operating Environment by David Deeths, John S. Howard

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Chapter 2. Managing On-Disk OS Images

This chapter provides best practices and recommendations for managing the on-disk operating system (OS) image. This includes recommendations and procedures for installing, maintaining, and patching the Solaris Operating Environment (OE) with, or without, a logical volume manager (LVM) managing the boot disk.

Absolute and exact recommendations for installation of the Solaris OE cannot be given. The needs of a datacenter or service should determine the requirements for the installation of the Solaris OE. These requirements vary widely from datacenter to datacenter and may even vary within a datacenter, from system to system. For example, due to service and support constraints, the “best” method for installing ...

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