Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) server panics continuously with 'vfs_mountroot: cannot remount root' due to missing replica/metadb information (Doc ID 1500501.1)

Last updated on MARCH 21, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

The root disks of the server are mirrored with Solaris Volume Manager software.
After the reboot the server can not boot  and panics continuously with

 

Changes

"metadb -d" commands were done before the reboot  to delete the latest replicas (metadb) on the disks

# metadb -i
==> nothing is returned

Another potential change causing such a problem is, that the server has been newly encapsulated in SVM,
but the default boot-device does not match the device that has been encapsulated. 

Cause

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