The following system administration tools have been enhanced in the Solaris 10 1/06 release. To view system administration enhancements that are new in the previous Solaris 10 3/05 release, see System Administration Enhancements.
This volume management feature is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release and in the Solaris Express 11/05 release.
The vold command is now hot-plug aware. This improvement means that if you insert removable media, the media is automatically detected and mounted by vold. You do not need to restart vold manually to recognize and mount a file system from any removable media device.
If you are using a legacy or non-USB diskette device, then you might need to issue the volcheck command before vold can recognize the media. If the media is detected, but for some reason, is unmounted, then you'll need to run the following command:
# volrmmount -i rmdisk0
Before you hot-remove a removable media device, eject the media first. For example:
# eject rmdisk0
For more information about using vold, see Chapter 1, Managing Removable Media (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.
SunVTS 6.1 software is available in the Solaris 10 1/06 release. SunVTS 6.0 software is available in the previous Solaris 10 3/05 release.
The SunVTS software is a comprehensive software diagnostic package. SunVTS tests and validates Sun x86 and SPARC hardware. The test suite verifies the configuration and proper functioning of controllers, devices, and platforms.
SunVTS x86 diagnostics are now supported in the AMD 64-bit environment for the SunVTS kernel (vtsk). All x86 diagnostics except the System Test (systest) are ported to the 64-bit platform.
New x86 diagnostics for this release include the following:
Level 1 Data Cache Test (l1dcachetest)
Infiniband Host Channel Adapter Test (ibhcatest)
New SPARC diagnostics for this release include the following:
Level 3 Cache Test (l3sramtest)
Netra Intelligent Platform Management Controller Test (nipmctest)
Loopback test support for Qlogic 2202 Board Test (qlctest)
64-bit x86 support for Tape Drive Test (tapetest)
Refer to the SunVTS 6.1 documentation at http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/sunvts6.1-s10-1-06. This documentation provides details about these new features and tests.
This enhancement is new in the Solaris Express 6/05 release and in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
SCSI, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI disks that are larger than 2 terabytes are now supported on 64–bit platforms. The format utility can be used to label, configure, and partition these larger disks.
For more information, see the System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.
This feature is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release and in the Solaris Express 2/05 release.
fcinfo is a command-line interface that collects administrative information about fibre-channel HBA ports. This interface also collects data about any Fibre-Channel targets that might be connected to those ports in a Storage Area Network (SAN).
For further information, see the fcinfo(1M) man page.
This enhancement is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release and in the Solaris Express 3/05 release.
Solaris Print Manager has been expanded to include an additional “Never Print Banner” option. This option ensures that banner pages are never printed for the specified print queue.
Previously, you only had two choices for printing banner pages in Solaris Print Manager:
You could enable the “always print banner” option in Solaris Print Manager.
You could select the banner on or off option when you submitted a print job. This option was on by default.
The current printing options in the Print Manager reflect the lpadmin command options for printing to local print queues.
For further information about the Solaris Print Manager, see the System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration.
This enhancement is new in the Solaris Express 7/05 release and in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
A new -b option has been added to the prtconf command. This option displays the product name of a system. This option is similar to the uname -i command. However, the prtconf -b command is specifically designed to determine the marketing name of a product.
The -b option displays the following root properties from the firmware device tree:
To display additional platform-specific output that might be available, add the -v option to the prtconf -b command.
For more information, see the prtconf(1M) man page and the System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration.