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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

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)

Top-Down Volume Creation (Task Map)

Prerequisites for Top-Down Volume Creation

Creating Volumes Automatically

Analyzing Volume Creation by Specifying Output Verbosity

How to Create RAID-1 (mirror) Volumes Using the metassist Command

Working With File-Based Data Using the metassist Command

Creating a Command File (Shell Script) Using the metassist Command

How to Create a Command File (Shell Script) Using the metassist Command

Creating a Volume With a Saved Shell Script Created by the metassist Command

How to Execute a Saved metassist Command Shell Script

Creating a Volume Configuration File With the metassist Command

How to Create a Volume Configuration File Using the metassist Command

Changing the Default Behavior of the metassist Command

Changing the Volume Defaults File

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


Top-Down Volume Creation (Task Map)

The following task map identifies the procedures needed to create Solaris Volume Manager volumes using the metassist command. This command enables you to specify volumes based on quality-of-service characteristics and to create sets of layered volumes with a single command.

Create volumes automatically
Enables you to use the metassist command to create one or more Solaris Volume Manager volumes.

Also, enables you to control the amount of information about the volume creation process that the metassist command provides for troubleshooting or for diagnosing problems.

Create a command file
Helps you create a shell script with the metassist command to generate the volumes that the command specifies.
Create a volume with a shell script
Shows you how to create the Solaris Volume Manager volumes that the metassist command specified with the shell script previously generated by the command.
Create a volume configuration file
Helps you create a volume configuration file, describing the characteristics of the volumes you want to create.
Change the volume defaults file
Allows you to set default volume characteristics to customize the behavior of metassist command.