This chapter describes how to install and boot a ZFS root file system and how to recover from a root pool disk failure. Upgrading and patching ZFS boot environments are also covered.
The capability to install and boot a ZFS root file system is available in the following Solaris releases:
• Solaris 10 10/08 release: The ZFS root file system is optional.
• OpenSolaris 2008.11: The ZFS root file system is installed by default.
ZFS installation and boot features simplify the administration process. Currently, ZFS file systems need a partition table prior to the installation of the Solaris OS. With traditional file systems, the following questions ...