Solaris 10 What's New

Top-Down Volume Creation in Solaris Volume Manager

This feature is new in the Solaris Express 9/03 release and in the Solaris 9 4/04 release.

The top-down volume creation feature of Solaris Volume Manager provides a new command that enables system administrators to quickly and easily create quality of service-based Solaris Volume Manager configurations. Rather than manually partitioning disks, creating stripes, and assembling mirrors, the metassist command manages the details and provides functional logical volumes. The volumes are based on the criteria that are specified on the command line or in referenced configuration files.

For further information, see the metassist(1M) man page and the Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide.