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

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Resolving Problems With Default Boot Disk Installations

The primary objective in managing a boot device is to achieve a solution that provides resiliency and serviceability. Resiliency, the ability to withstand errors, as well as the speed and ease with which the boot disk can be restored to working order after a failure, is important because services on the machine are unavailable if the boot drive is down. Serviceability, the ease with which maintenance and service can be accomplished, is also critical since modern servers are in a constant state of flux. It is likely that a server will have multiple versions of the operating system and volume management software over its lifetime. In addition, changes to the boot device hardware are likely ...

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