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1.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

2.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

3.  Managing Devices (Tasks)

4.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

5.  Managing USB Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

7.  Managing Disks (Overview)

8.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

9.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

Administering Disks (Task Map)

Identifying Disks on a System

How to Identify the Disks on a System

Formatting a Disk

How to Determine if a Disk Is Formatted

How to Format a Disk

Displaying Disk Slices

How to Display Disk Slice Information

Creating and Examining a Disk Label

How to Label a Disk

How to Examine a Disk Label

Recovering a Corrupted Disk Label

How to Recover a Corrupted Disk Label

Adding a Third-Party Disk

10.  Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

11.  Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR (Tasks)

12.  Configuring and Managing the Oracle Solaris Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

13.  The format Utility (Reference)

14.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

15.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

16.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

17.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Adding a Third-Party Disk

Oracle Solaris 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:

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 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.

Refer to the appropriate configuration procedure for adding system disks or secondary disks in Chapter 10, Setting Up Disks (Tasks) or x86: Setting Up Disks for ZFS File Systems (Task Map).