How to preserve secondary device in "boot-device" pointing to the mirrored disk of the activated BE. (Doc ID 1447491.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

When the primary boot-device fails and boot disks are mirrored  regardless whether it's under  ZFS (Solaris 10 and above) or  UFS  (using SVM or VxVM for Solaris 8, 9, & 10) and using Live Upgrade,  the system will automatically  try to boot from the secondary boot-device if auto-boot? is set to true. But if this is a disk from the previous active BE (Booting Environment), this could cause unexpected problems during boot.

The luactivate will only change the primary boot-device and use the first boot disk of the newly activated BE  but will leave the secondary boot-device for the previous  BE.

So the next question would be, how to preserve the secondary boot-device pointing to the mirrored disk of the activated BE.

Solution

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