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Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide
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1.  Getting Started With Solaris Volume Manager

2.  Storage Management Concepts

3.  Solaris Volume Manager Overview

4.  Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster (Overview)

5.  Configuring and Using Solaris Volume Manager (Scenario)

6.  State Database (Overview)

7.  State Database (Tasks)

8.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Overview)

9.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Tasks)

10.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Overview)

11.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Tasks)

12.  Soft Partitions (Overview)

13.  Soft Partitions (Tasks)

14.  RAID-5 Volumes (Overview)

15.  RAID-5 Volumes (Tasks)

16.  Hot Spare Pools (Overview)

17.  Hot Spare Pools (Tasks)

18.  Disk Sets (Overview)

19.  Disk Sets (Tasks)

20.  Maintaining Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

Solaris Volume Manager Maintenance (Task Map)

Viewing the Solaris Volume Manager Configuration

How to View the Solaris Volume Manager Volume Configuration

Where To Go From Here

Renaming Volumes

Background Information for Renaming Volumes

Exchanging Volume Names

How to Rename a Volume

Working With Configuration Files

How to Create Configuration Files

How to Initialize Solaris Volume Manager From a Configuration File

Changing Solaris Volume Manager Default Values

Expanding a File System Using the growfs Command

Background Information for Expanding Slices and Volumes

How to Expand a File System

Overview of Replacing and Enabling Components in RAID-1 and RAID-5 Volumes

Enabling a Component

Replacing a Component With Another Available Component

Maintenance and Last Erred States

Background Information for Replacing and Enabling Components in RAID-1 and RAID-5 Volumes

21.  Best Practices for Solaris Volume Manager

22.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Overview)

23.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Tasks)

24.  Monitoring and Error Reporting (Tasks)

25.  Troubleshooting Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

A.  Important Solaris Volume Manager Files

B.  Solaris Volume Manager Quick Reference

C.  Solaris Volume Manager CIM/WBEM API


Changing Solaris Volume Manager Default Values

With the Solaris 10 release, Solaris Volume Manager has been enhanced to configure volumes dynamically. You no longer need to edit the nmd and the md_nsets parameters in the /kernel/drv/md.conf file. New volumes are dynamically created, as needed.

The maximum Solaris Volume Manager configuration values remain unchanged: