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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017

Overview of Booting From Firmware-Inaccessible Storage Devices

Boot pools are created on systems, such as the SPARC M7 series servers, that can boot from firmware-inaccessible storage devices. These are devices that can not be identified by the firmware without additional step to the boot process. For instance, booting from an iSCSI device using IPoIB uses firmware-inaccessible storage. See Changes to the Boot Process for more information.