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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 SEPTEMBER 01, 2019

Applies to:

Sun Storage FlexiPack Desktop Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage MultiPack FC Desktop Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage MultiPack SCSI Desktop Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 9960 System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 6920 System - Version Not Applicable 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.

Solution

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