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Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide
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1.  Getting Started With Solaris Volume Manager

2.  Storage Management Concepts

3.  Solaris Volume Manager Overview

What's New in Solaris Volume Manager

Introduction to Solaris Volume Manager

How Solaris Volume Manager Manages Storage

How to Administer Solaris Volume Manager

How to Access the Solaris Volume Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Solaris Volume Manager Requirements

Overview of Solaris Volume Manager Components

Overview of Volumes

Classes of Volumes

How Volumes Are Used

Example--Volume That Consists of Two Slices

Volume and Disk Space Expansion Using the growfs Command

Volume Names

Volume Name Guidelines

State Database and State Database Replicas

Hot Spare Pools

Disk Sets

Solaris Volume Manager Configuration Guidelines

General Guidelines

File System Guidelines

Overview of Creating Solaris Volume Manager Components

Prerequisites for Creating Solaris Volume Manager Components

Overview of Multi-Terabyte Support in Solaris Volume Manager

Large Volume Support Limitations

Using Large Volumes

Upgrading to Solaris Volume Manager

4.  Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster (Overview)

5.  Configuring and Using Solaris Volume Manager (Scenario)

6.  State Database (Overview)

7.  State Database (Tasks)

8.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Overview)

9.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Tasks)

10.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Overview)

11.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Tasks)

12.  Soft Partitions (Overview)

13.  Soft Partitions (Tasks)

14.  RAID-5 Volumes (Overview)

15.  RAID-5 Volumes (Tasks)

16.  Hot Spare Pools (Overview)

17.  Hot Spare Pools (Tasks)

18.  Disk Sets (Overview)

19.  Disk Sets (Tasks)

20.  Maintaining Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

21.  Best Practices for Solaris Volume Manager

22.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Overview)

23.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Tasks)

24.  Monitoring and Error Reporting (Tasks)

25.  Troubleshooting Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

A.  Important Solaris Volume Manager Files

B.  Solaris Volume Manager Quick Reference

C.  Solaris Volume Manager CIM/WBEM API


How to Administer Solaris Volume Manager

Use either of these methods to administer Solaris Volume Manager:

Note - Do not attempt to administer Solaris Volume Manager with the command line and the GUI at the same time. Conflicting changes could be made to the configuration, and its behavior would be unpredictable. You can use both tools to administer Solaris Volume Manager, but not concurrently.

Figure 3-1 View of the Enhanced Storage Tool (Solaris Volume Manager) in the Solaris Management Console

Screen capture shows the Enhanced Storage tool. Components are listed at the right, with the various Solaris Volume Manager tools at the left.

How to Access the Solaris Volume Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)

The Solaris Volume Manager GUI (Enhanced Storage) is part of the Solaris Management Console. To access the GUI, use the following instructions:

  1. Start the Solaris Management Console on the host system by using the following command:
    % /usr/sbin/smc
  2. Double-click This Computer in the Navigation pane.
  3. Double-click Storage in the Navigation pane.
  4. Double-click Enhanced Storage in the Navigation pane to load the Solaris Volume Manager tools.
  5. If prompted to log in, log in as root or as a user who has equivalent access.
  6. Double-click the appropriate icon to manage volumes, hot spare pools, state database replicas, and disk sets.

    Tip - All tools in the Solaris Management Console display information in the bottom section of the console window or at the left side of a wizard panel. Choose Help at any time to find additional information about performing tasks in this interface.