Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) Can NOT Create Metadevice - Metainit Fails With "not a disk device"

(Doc ID 1534634.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

When attempting to mirror the boot disk with SVM, the metainit command returns an error:

 

Changes

 In this case we had to replace a disk and reverted to using normal disk devices instead of SVM devices for the boot disk.

Cause

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