Throughout the Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide, the examples generally relate to a single storage configuration, whenever that is possible. This chapter explains what that configuration is and provides information about this broad storage scenario for the rest of the book.
This chapter contains the following information:
Throughout this book, the scenarios and many examples relate to a single configuration. Although this configuration is small (to simplify the documentation), the concepts will scale to much larger storage environments.
The hardware system is configured as follows:
There are 3 physically separate controllers (c0 — IDE, c1 — SCSI, and c2 — SCSI).
Each SCSI controller connects to a MultiPack that contains 6 internal 9–Gbyte disks (c1t1 through c1t6 and c2t1 through c2t6).
Each controller/terminator pair (cntn) has 8.49 Gbytes of usable storage space.
Storage space on the root (/) drive c0t0d0 is split into 6 partitions.
An alternative way to understand this configuration is shown in the following diagram.
The storage configuration before Solaris Volume Manager is configured is as follows:
The SCSI controller/terminator pairs (cntn) have approximately 20 Gbytes of storage space
Storage space on each disk (for example, c1t1d0) is split into 7 partitions (cntnd0s0 through cntnd0s6).
To partition a disk, follow the procedures explained in Formatting a Disk in System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.
Throughout this book, specific scenarios are provided with specific tasks. However, so that you can better understand the examples throughout the book, the final configuration is approximately as follows (as displayed by the metastat(1M) command with the -p option):
[root@lexicon:/]$ metastat -p d50 -r c1t4d0s5 c1t5d0s5 c2t4d0s5 c2t5d0s5 c1t1d0s5 c2t1d0s5 -k -i 32b d1 1 1 c1t2d0s3 d2 1 1 c2t2d0s3 d12 1 1 c1t1d0s0 d13 1 1 c2t1d0s0 d16 1 1 c1t1d0s1 d17 1 1 c2t1d0s1 d25 2 2 c1t1d0s3 c2t1d0s3 -i 32b \ 1 c0t0d0s3 d31 1 2 c1t4d0s4 c2t4d0s4 -i 8192b d80 -p d70 -o 1 -b 2097152 d81 -p d70 -o 2097154 -b 2097152 d82 -p d70 -o 4194307 -b 2097152 d83 -p d70 -o 6291460 -b 2097152 d84 -p d70 -o 8388613 -b 2097152 d85 -p d70 -o 10485766 -b 2097152 d70 -m d71 d72 1 d71 3 1 c1t3d0s3 \ 1 c1t3d0s4 \ 1 c1t3d0s5 d72 3 1 c2t3d0s3 \ 1 c2t3d0s4 \ 1 c2t3d0s5 d123 -p c1t3d0s6 -o 1 -b 204800 d124 -p c1t3d0s6 -o 204802 -b 204800 d125 -p c1t3d0s6 -o 409603 -b 204800 d126 -p c1t3d0s7 -o 3592 -b 20480 d127 -p c2t3d0s7 -o 3592 -b 1433600 hsp010 hsp014 c1t2d0s1 c2t2d0s1 hsp050 c1t2d0s5 c2t2d0s5 hsp070 c1t2d0s4 c2t2d0s4