|Skip Navigation Links|
|Exit Print View|
|Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library|
A ZFS specific JumpStart profile must contain the new pool keyword. The pool keyword installs a new root pool, and a new boot environment (BE) is created by default. You can provide the name of the BE as well as create a separate /var dataset with the bootenv installbe keywords and the bename and dataset options.
For general information about using JumpStart features, see Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: JumpStart Installations.
If you will be configuring zones after the JumpStart installation of a ZFS root file system and you plan on patching or upgrading the system, see Using Live Upgrade to Migrate or Upgrade a System With Zones (Solaris 10 10/08) or Using Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade to Migrate or Upgrade a System With Zones (at Least Solaris 10 5/09).
Automatically specifies the size of the slices for the pool, swap volume, or dump volume. The size of the disk is checked to verify that the minimum size can be accommodated. If the minimum size can be accommodated, the largest possible pool size is allocated, given the constraints, such as the size of the disks, preserved slices, and so on.
For example, if you specify c0t0d0s0, the root pool slice is created with a size as large as possible if you specify either the all or auto keyword. Or, you can specify a particular size for the slice, swap volume, or dump volume.
The auto keyword works similarly to the all keyword when it is used with a ZFS root pool because pools don't have unused disk space.
Identifies the boot environment characteristics.
Use the following bootenv keyword syntax to create a bootable ZFS root environment:
bootenv installbe bename BE-name [dataset mount-point]
Creates and installs a new BE that is identified by the bename option and BE-name entry.
Identifies the BE-name to install.
If bename is not used with the pool keyword, then a default BE is created.
Use the optional dataset keyword to identify a /var dataset that is separate from the root dataset. The mount-point value is currently limited to /var. For example, a bootenv syntax line for a separate /var dataset would be similar to the following:
bootenv installbe bename zfsroot dataset /var
Defines the new root pool to be created. The following keyword syntax must be provided:
pool poolname poolsize swapsize dumpsize vdevlist
Identifies the name of the pool to be created. The pool is created with the specified pool poolsize and with the physical devices specified with one or more devices vdevlist). The poolname value should not identify the name of an existing pool because the existing pool will be overwritten.
Specifies the size of the pool to be created. The value can be auto or existing. The auto value allocates the largest possible pool size, given the constraints, such as size of the disks, and so on. The size is assumed to be in MB, unless specified by g (GB).
Specifies the size of the swap volume to be created. The auto value means that the default swap size is used. You can specify a size with a size value. The size is in MB, unless specified by g (GB).
Specifies the size of the dump volume to be created. The auto value means that the default dump size is used. You can specify a size with a size value. The size is assumed to be in MB, unless specified by g (GB).
Specifies one or more devices that are used to create the pool. The format of vdevlist is the same as the format of the zpool create command. At this time, only mirrored configurations are supported when multiple devices are specified. Devices in vdevlist must be slices for the root pool. The any value means that the installation software selects a suitable device.
You can mirror as many disks as you like, but the size of the pool that is created is determined by the smallest of the specified disks. For more information about creating mirrored storage pools, see Mirrored Storage Pool Configuration.
The following profile performs an initial installation specified with install_type initial_install in a new pool, identified with pool newpool, whose size is automatically set by the auto keyword to the size of the specified disks. The swap area and dump device are automatically sized with the auto keyword in a mirrored configuration of disks (with the mirror keyword and disks specified as c0t0d0s0 and c0t1d0s0). Boot environment characteristics are set with the bootenv keyword to install a new BE with the keyword installbe, and a BE named s10-xx is created.
install_type initial_install pool newpool auto auto auto mirror c0t0d0s0 c0t1d0s0 bootenv installbe bename s10-xx
The following profile performs an initial installation with the keyword install_type initial_install of the SUNWCall metacluster in a new pool called newpool, which is 80 GBs in size. This pool is created with a 2-GB swap volume and a 2-GB dump volume, in a mirrored configuration of any two available devices that are large enough to create an 80-GB pool. If two such devices aren't available, the installation fails. Boot environment characteristics are set with the bootenv keyword to install a new BE with the keyword installbe and a bename named s10–xx is created.
install_type initial_install cluster SUNWCall pool newpool 80g 2g 2g mirror any any bootenv installbe bename s10-xx
JumpStart installation syntax enables you to preserve or create a UFS file system on a disk that also includes a ZFS root pool. This configuration is not recommended for production systems. However, it could be used for transition or migration needs on a small system, such as a laptop.
You cannot use an existing ZFS storage pool for a JumpStart installation to create a bootable ZFS root file system. You must create a new ZFS storage pool with syntax similar to the following:
pool rpool 20G 4G 4G c0t0d0s0
You must create your pool with disk slices rather than with whole disks as described in Oracle Solaris Installation and Live Upgrade Requirements for ZFS Support. For example, the bold syntax in the following example is not acceptable:
install_type initial_install cluster SUNWCall pool rpool all auto auto mirror c0t0d0 c0t1d0 bootenv installbe bename newBE
The bold syntax in the following example is acceptable:
install_type initial_install cluster SUNWCall pool rpool all auto auto mirror c0t0d0s0 c0t1d0s0 bootenv installbe bename newBE