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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 5. Configuring a Boot Disk With VERITAS Volume Manager

This chapter describes the issues and concerns involved in encapsulating and managing a boot disk with VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM). One of the goals of this chapter is to provide methods for addressing the complexity of the configuration introduced when a boot disk is encapsulated using VxVM. Using the default method, VxVM invokes a number of exceptions and special cases to encapsulate and mirror a boot disk, making the configuration atypical and difficult to manage. The method for encapsulating and mirroring the boot disk presented in this chapter addresses many of the problems in the default configuration. Readers who already understand the issues involved in using VxVM are encouraged ...

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