3. Installing and Booting a ZFS Root File System

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.

3.1 Simplifying (Systems) Administration Using ZFS

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 ...

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