Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

Prerequisites for Top-Down Volume Creation

Creating volumes and volume configurations automatically using the metassist command requires that you have a functional Solaris Volume Manager configuration. Before you begin, you should have the following:

In addition to these minimum requirements, do not disable the Solaris Volume Manager RPC daemons (rpc.metad, rpc.metamhd, and rpc.metamedd) in the /etc/inetd.conf file. These daemons are configured to start by default. They must remain enabled to allow Solaris Volume Manager to use shared disk sets.