Displaying slice information
Dividing a disk into slices
Adding a disk drive to an existing system
Formatting a disk drive
Repairing a disk drive
The main reason a system administrator uses the format utility is to divide a disk into disk slices. These steps are covered in Chapter 30, SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks) and Chapter 31, IA: Adding a Disk (Tasks).
See the section below for guidelines on using the format utility.