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

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Summary

This chapter presented methodologies for designing and implementing a highly reliable, available, and serviceable (RAS) configuration for a VxVM-managed boot disk that emphasizes simplicity, consistency, resilience, and recoverability. Additionally, it presented an installation of the reference configuration described in Chapter 4 and explained how to install a properly configured, mirrored root disk using VxVM.

While there are several issues to consider when mirroring root disks with VxVM, it is well suited to managing boot disks that adhere to a well-planned and consistent configuration. Creating a consistent root mirror requires mirroring, breaking the mirror, then remirroring the root disk from the root mirror. In addition, a contingency ...

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