Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

Solaris Volume Manager Configuration Guidelines

A poorly designed Solaris Volume Manager configuration can degrade performance. This section offers tips for achieving good performance from Solaris Volume Manager. For information on storage configuration performance guidelines, see General Performance Guidelines.

General Guidelines

File System Guidelines

Do not mount file systems on a volume's underlying slice. If a slice is used for a volume of any kind, you must not mount that slice as a file system. If possible, unmount any physical device that you intend to use as a volume before you activate the volume.