Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

Reserving a Disk Set

Before a host can use the disks in a disk set, the host must reserve the disk set. There are two methods of reserving a disk set:

Note –

If a disk has been determined unexpectedly not to be reserved (perhaps because another host using the disk set forcibly took the disk), the host will panic. This behavior helps to minimize data loss which would occur if two hosts were to simultaneously access the same disk.

For more information about taking or reserving a disk set, see How to Take a Disk Set.