Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 Reference Guide

Disk View Window

Figure 4-3, the Disk View window, shows how metadevices correspond to physical devices, and also serves as a drag-and-drop source for slices and a drag-and-drop target for metadevices. The following describes the areas within the Disk View window.

Figure 4-3 Disk View Window


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You can configure DiskSuite Tool to display a "Tools menu" (see Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 User's Guide, or metatool-toolsmenu(4). The Tools menu can be used to launch other applications, such as Solstice Storage Manager, from DiskSuite Tool.

Figure 4-4 Color Drop Sites


Dropping a metadevice object onto a color drop site assigns a color to that metadevice object. The color, in turn, shows up on the Disk View window canvas, enabling you to see physical-to-logical device relations.

Each drop site has a pop-up menu that contains:

You can change the colors for each of the eight color drop sites. Edit the X resource file, /usr/lib/lvm/X11/app-defaults/Metatool. It contains a list of all the X resources used by metatool(1M). See Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 User's Guide for more information on editing this file.

A monochrome monitor will show only one drop site, black.

Figure 4-5 Disk View Objects


Figure 4-6 Disk View Panner


Pointing inside the Disk View Panner and clicking the SELECT button changes the current view. You can also point to the black rectangle, press and hold down the ADJUST button, and drag the view area to a new location.