Solaris 10 What's New

Expanded Disk Set Support in the Solaris Volume Manager

This feature is new in the Solaris Express 1/04 release and in the Solaris 9 9/04 release.

The Solaris Volume Manager has expanded the functionality of device IDs. In addition to tracking movement in local sets, the Solaris Volume Manager now also automatically tracks disk movement within named disk sets. This enhancement ensures that Solaris Volume Manager volumes remain intact even if disks are rearranged. This device ID support also enables two hosts to share access nonconcurrently to disk sets, even with dissimilar views of accessible raw storage.

The Solaris Volume Manager has also been enhanced with the metaimport command. This command uses the expanded device ID support to enable you to import disk sets, even disk sets that were created on different systems.

See the metaimport(1M) man page for further information.