Consider the following general guidelines when you configure your disks with volume-manager software:
Mirrored multihost disks – You must mirror all multihost disks across disk expansion units. See Guidelines for Mirroring Multihost Disks for guidelines on mirroring multihost disks. You do not need to use software mirroring if the storage device provides hardware RAID as well as redundant paths to devices.
Mirrored root – Mirroring the root disk ensures high availability, but such mirroring is not required. See Mirroring Guidelines for guidelines about deciding whether to mirror the root disk.
Unique naming – You might have local Solaris Volume Manager or VxVM volumes that are used as devices on which the /global/.devices/node@nodeid file systems are mounted. If so, the name of each local volume on which a /global/.devices/node@nodeid file system is to be mounted must be unique throughout the cluster.
Node lists – To ensure high availability of a device group, make its node lists of potential masters and its failback policy identical to any associated resource group. Or, if a scalable resource group uses more nodes than its associated device group, make the scalable resource group's node list a superset of the device group's node list. See the resource group planning information in the Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS for information about node lists.
Multihost disks – You must connect, or port, all devices that are used to construct a device group to all of the nodes that are configured in the node list for that device group. Solaris Volume Manager software can automatically check for this connection at the time that devices are added to a disk set. However, configured VxVM disk groups do not have an association to any particular set of nodes.
See your volume-manager documentation for disk layout recommendations and any additional restrictions.