Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Site Preparation Guide

Disk Drive Considerations

The Solaris OS must be installed on an empty hard drive that contains no partitions or data. If the hard drive contains partitions, delete the partitions before installing the Solaris OS.

The following table provides the partitioning information for SPARC and x86 architecture management server, based on the minimum requirement of a 73–gigabyte hard drive.

Table 3–1 Solaris-based Management Server Partitioning




4 Gbytes minimum 


1-Gbyte for system logging plus 3 Gbytes for each OS distribution you plan to provision. 


All remaining space 

Note –

Allocate 3 Gbytes of free space for each distribution you plan to provision. If needed, upgrade the management server to a larger hard drive before continuing.