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Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration by Bill Calkins

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4. Administering Storage Devices

It’s important that you understand how Oracle Solaris views the disk drives and various other hardware components on your system. In particular, you need to understand how the storage devices are configured and named before you can create a file system on them or install the Oracle Solaris operating environment.

Device management in the Oracle Solaris 11 environment includes adding and removing from system peripheral devices such as tape drives, printers, and disk drives. Device management sometimes also involves adding a third-party device driver to support a device if the device driver is not available in Oracle’s distribution of the Oracle Solaris operating environment.

System administrators need to know how ...

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