Solaris Management Console – This tool provides a GUI to administer volume management functions. Use the Enhanced Storage tool within the Solaris Management Console. See Figure 3-1 for an example of the Enhanced Storage tool. This interface provides a graphical view of Solaris Volume Manager components, including volumes, hot spare pools, and state database replicas. This interface offers wizard-based manipulation of Solaris Volume Manager components, enabling you to quickly configure your disks or change an existing configuration.
The command line – You can use several commands to perform volume management functions. The Solaris Volume Manager core commands begin with meta, for example the metainit and metastat commands. For a list of Solaris Volume Manager commands, see Appendix B, Solaris Volume Manager Quick Reference.
Note - Do not attempt to administer Solaris Volume Manager with the command line and the GUI at the same time. Conflicting changes could be made to the configuration, and its behavior would be unpredictable. You can use both tools to administer Solaris Volume Manager, but not concurrently.
Figure 3-1 View of the Enhanced Storage Tool (Solaris Volume Manager) in the Solaris Management Console
The Solaris Volume Manager GUI (Enhanced Storage) is part of the Solaris Management Console. To access the GUI, use the following instructions:
Tip - All tools in the Solaris Management Console display information in the bottom section of the console window or at the left side of a wizard panel. Choose Help at any time to find additional information about performing tasks in this interface.