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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Hot-Plugging and Dynamic Reconfiguration

Typically, adding, removing, or replacing system components, such as SCSI drives and PCI adapter cards, requires that the system be shut down, the components changed, and then the system reconfigured during the next system boot. Hot-plugging enables you to change these types of hardware system components without shutting down the system. Dynamic reconfiguration supports hot-plugging by allowing the system to recognize the new hardware (or even software) configuration.

Not all SCSI and PCI devices are hot-plugging capable. It is a feature of the latest generation of system components and associated device drivers that support high-availability computer configurations. Also keep in mind that not all devices ...

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