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

Ahmed Afrose ahmed.afrose at siemens.com
Mon Jun 14 07:28:08 CDT 2004

They are both volume managers. It is possible to use both in a server, the
question is why?
As a best practice, I've seen implementations of using disksuite to software
mirror system disks while VM is used to virtualize disk arrays attached to
the same server. 
The diff between, SPARC and intel is obviously the same software running on
different platforms and architectures.

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-----Original Message-----
From: vijay kumar [mailto:vijay_sys at rediffmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 4:15 PM
To: Espen Randen
Subject: RE: Re: [SunHELP] Bringing up a new Ultra 2...

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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