Oracle® Server CLI Tools for Oracle Solaris 11.2 User's Guide

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Updated: November 2015

Format All Namespaces on the Controller

The controller does not support the format of a single namespace. Use the -a option to confirm the format of all namespaces. For supported metadata and block size information, see List the Supported LBA Format.


Caution  -  All data is destroyed after a low-level format.

Before You Begin

Stop all IO to the NVMe device before attempting format it.

  • To format all namespaces on a controller, type:

    nvmeadm format -f -a -m metadata_size -b block_size controller_name

    For example:

    nvmeadm format -f -a -m 0 -b 4096 SUNW-NVME-1