Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)

The Solaris Volume Manager (previously known as the Solstice DiskSuite) is a software product that can be used to increase storage capacity and data availability and in some cases increase performance.

SVM supports four types of related storage components. These are volumes, state databases (along with replicas), hot spare pools, and disk sets. Table 14.2 provides a summary of these components that are described in more detail in the next sections of this chapter.

Table 14.2. Solaris Volume Manager Components
VolumesA collection of physical disk slices or partitions that are managed as a single logical device.
State DatabaseA database used to store information on the SVM configuration. Replicas of ...

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