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|System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library|
The Oracle Solaris OS supports many third-party disks. However, for the disk to be recognized, you might need to supply a device driver. Other options for adding disks are as follows:
If you are adding a SCSI disk, you might to try the format utility's automatic configuration feature.
You might try hot-plugging a PCI, SCSI, or USB disk. For more information, see Chapter 5, Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks).
Note - Oracle cannot guarantee that its format utility will work properly with all third-party disk drivers. If the disk driver is not compatible with the Solaris format utility, the disk drive vendor should supply you with a custom disk formatting program.
Typically, you discover that software support is missing when you invoke the format utility and find that the disk type is not recognized.