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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 4. Configuring Boot Disks

This chapter presents a reference configuration of the root disk and associated disks that emphasizes the value of configuring a system for high availability and high serviceability. Although both of these qualities are equally important, the effort to support availability is much simpler than the effort to support serviceability. While you can easily achieve a high level of availability through simple mirroring, the effort involved in configuring a highly serviceable system is more complex and less intuitive. This chapter explains the value of creating a system with both of these characteristics, and outlines the methods used to do so. This chapter also addresses the following topics:

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