Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: May 2015

Local Device URI

The local device storage URI type describes a storage device by its local device path. The path must refer to a device in the /dev name space. These devices are usually direct-attached storage (DAS) resources that are unique to a particular system, and their device name and path are generally not portable. However, they can also refer to shared storage resources for technologies that already provide a unified name space under /dev across multiple nodes.

The following is a list of URI syntax.

  • dev:local-path-under-/dev

  • dev:///path-with-dev

  • dev:absolute-path-with-dev

Examples of the use of the URI syntax are as follows:

  • dev:dsk/c0t0d0s0

  • dev:///dev/dsk/c0t0d0

  • dev:/dev/dsk/c0t0d0

  • dev:chassis/SYS/HD1/disk

  • dev:dsk/c0t60A98000564C303132302D6F72613939d0

The local device storage URI can refer to an entire disk or to a particular slice or partition. However, the use of slices or partitions is generally not recommended with ZFS storage pools.