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SuperCluster M7/M8 boot archive and bpool reference document (Doc ID 2485463.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster Specific Software
Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware
Oracle SuperCluster M8 Hardware
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This document describes the boot archive and bpool configurations on M7 and M8 SuperCluster

Scope

This document is intended to explain how the boot archive and associated bpool are configured on M7 and M8 SuperCluster and provide details on alternate boot methods to use in an emergency. It is intended for use by anyone with support or administration responsibilities for M7 and M8 SuperCluster.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Introduction to Solaris boot archives
 Introduction to Versaboot
 Introduction to bpool
 Versaboot boot console output
 Introduction to Trampoline boot
 Fallback-miniroot boot console output
 bpool configurations for the different SuperCluster domain types
 Single domain PDom
 Control domain with a single CMIOU (U1-1 config)
 Control domain with multiple CMIOUs (U2-1, U3-1 and U4-1 configs)
 Two domain PDom
 Control domain with a single CMIOU (U2-2 config)
 Last domain with two CMIOUs (U4-2 config)
 Middle domains and IO domains
 Infiniband networks and iSCSI devices
 Alternate boot methods
 Creating an emergency fallback-miniroot vdisk
 iSCSI issues during boot
 Repairing bpool
 eUSB or CMIOU replacement
 bpool is destroyed and bpool configuration is missing or corrupt
References

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