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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 OBP Aliases

There are several mechanisms to set and control OBP environment variables and parameters. These include the OBP commands setenv, show-disks, and nvalias, the Solaris OE eeprom command; the VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) vxeeprom command; and, to a limited degree, the Solaris OE luxadm command. The Solaris OE eeprom command is recommended for making changes to the OBP environment because it is easily documented and may be scripted.

Replacing Disks and Updating Aliases

It is important to keep in mind that if any of the boot entourage are on a fiber-attached disk and that disk is subsequently replaced, you must update the appropriate OBP alias. This is because all fiber-attached disks have unique worldwide numbers (WWN) ...

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