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

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Implementing the Reference Configuration

The most experienced and effective system administrators take the default VxVM boot disk configuration as merely a starting point. The default setup merely places the disk under management in the most general way and is neither the most resilient, nor the most manageable arrangement. More work is necessary to turn this into a resilient and easily managed boot device.

The following sections describe an alternate boot disk configuration that is based on the desire to make the service events easier, rather than making the installation process as painless as possible. Over the life of the system, the boot disk will be installed and configured only once, but it will undoubtedly have multiple service events ...

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