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

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Sun Storage RAID Manager (RM6) Software - Version 6.1.1 and later
Sun Storage 9990 System - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage A3000 Array - 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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