[SunHELP] Bringing up a new Ultra 2...

vijay kumar vijay_sys at rediffmail.com
Mon Jun 14 07:15:24 CDT 2004

Hi Espen,


What are the differences between Solstice disk suite &
veritas volume manager?  Is it possible to use both softwares in a solaris

Also, volume manager for Solaris sparc edition is different from
Solaris intel edition?

Thanks & regards

On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 Espen
Randen wrote :
>On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 05:31:16PM -0400, Eric Webb wrote:
> >
I'm bringing up a new (to me) Ultra 2 and need some help getting started.
> >
> > 1) Looking for a comparison of Solaris 8, 9 and 10, including
> > 	a) more
important new features/fixes in each release
> > 	b) which versions supported
on which platforms (sun4d|m|u)
>This page gives a comparison of Solaris 2.6
- 9.
>Features for
Solaris 10;
> > 	c) when did Sun
change the "hobbyist license" and effect on SMP boxes
>I seem to remember
that Solaris 9 changed the hobbyist license to only include
machines. Solaris 8 has no such limitations.
>Of course, this is only a
license restrictions, you can run Solaris 9 on an U2
>with SMP, but doing so
will be in violation of the license.
> > 2) I need a primer on disk storage
management under Solaris.  I'm from the AIX
> > camp, so I'm very familiar
with LVM.  I want to run a mirrored disk
> > configuration using the two
internal bays on the U2.  I may have to install
> > the box on one drive, and
need to add the second drive and mirror the two at
> > a later date.  I hear a
lot about the Veritas filesystem stuff and believe it
> > was added into
Solaris at some point (when?), but I don't know anything about
> > what it is
or its capabilities.
>Veritas is still a 3rd party application, but Solaris
9 now includes Solaris Volume
>Manager (it is called Disk Suite for Solaris 8
and older). It doesn't have all the
>bells and whistles that Veritas has, but
it will allow you to set up disks in either
>RAID 0,1 and 5.
>This page talks
about Disk Suite 4.2.1 for Solaris 8, but it also works with Solaris 9;
> > 3) Is
Boot prom rev 3.1 latest for this machine?
>OBP 3.25 is the latest according
>"YOU, with the C++ compiler and no knowledge of how
computers work!
>Back away from the keyboard with your hands up, NOW!"
>- Dave
McGuire, rescue at sunhelp.org
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