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

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Maintaining Firmware

Firmware maintenance is an important and often overlooked aspect of system administration. As individual components and devices have become more intelligent, the firmware necessary to control those devices has become more complex. This complexity has increased the potential for programming errors in the firmware code and the subsequent need for the installation of firmware updates to correct these errors.

Components such as disks, disk controllers, and host-bus adapters all have downloadable firmware that control them. Additionally, the OBP is a firmware program.

Updating Firmware

Occasionally, it may become necessary to update the firmware of the disk or the controller that the boot disk is located on. In order to accomplish ...

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