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How to Add New Storage Disk Devices to Solaris[TM] Without Performing a Reconfiguration Boot (Doc ID 1011735.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2018

Applies to:

Sun Storage 9970 System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 9980 System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage T3+ Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage T3 Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2.1 and later
All Platforms

Goal

Storage requirements for servers (and applications) is constantly changing. It becomes very important to be able to allocate or deallocate space without interruption to service. This document provides some approaches to discovering new storage (within the solaris format utility), without performing a reconfiguration reboot. This applies to internal and external disk drives as well as virtual disks.

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