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

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Configuration Principles

With any architecture, there are trade-offs. The configuration proposed here promotes serviceability and recoverability at the expense of disk space and cost. While this may seem like a substantial trade-off, an investment in simplicity and consistency makes the configuration much safer and faster to recover should a failure occur. With the escalating cost of downtime, a system that you can quickly recover makes up the added cost of installation with the very first outage event. Likewise, a reference configuration that provides consistency throughout the enterprise reduces the likelihood of human mistakes that may cause failures.

In addition, you should consider the impact of having experienced personnel available when ...

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