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

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Advantages of Using a Single LVM

There are several benefits to standardizing on a single LVM, and we strongly recommended that you do so and use the LVM you choose throughout an enterprise. That said, there are a number of things that make this a challenging task. Datacenters always contain many systems that are one-offs—unique systems that were most likely deployed as a temporary measure, but have become key components of the business computing environment. In addition to one-offs, datacenters are rarely comprised of systems from one vendor and rarely run one operating system.

Just as datacenters are comprised of a number of software products, they are usually comprised of a mix of hardware and platforms from various hardware vendors. This ...

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