Solaris Volumn Manager Cheatsheet

Solaris Volume Manager

To verify that you have DiskSuite 3.0 – 4.2:

# pkginfo -l SUNWmd
To verify that you have DiskSuite 4.2.1 or SVM:

# pkginfo -l SUNWmdu
Where is it?
SDS 4.0 -> 2.5.1 Server Pack, INTRANET EXTENSION CD-ROM
Not customer-downloadable.

SDS 4.1 -> 2.6 Server Pack, INTRANET EXTENSION CD-ROM
Not customer-downloadable.

SDS 4.2 -> 2.7 Server Pack, EASY ACCESS SERVER 2.0/3.0 CD-ROM
NOTE: This cd is in it’s own little cardboard box…
Not customer-downloadable.

SDS 4.2.1 -> Solaris 8, 2nd of 2 "Solaris Software" CD’s (2 of 2)
under the EA (easy access) directory
See also: Storage Download Center

SVM -> Solaris 9 or later, part of End User install clusterkages To Install
SDS 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2:

SUNWmd (required) Base Product
SUNWmdg (optional) GUI package
SUNWmdn (optional) SNMP log daemon package

SDS 4.2.1

SUNWmdu Solstice DiskSuite Commands
SUNWmdr Solstice DiskSuite Drivers
SUNWmdx Solstice DiskSuite Drivers(64-bit)
SUNWmdg (optional) Solstice DiskSuite Tool
SUNWmdnr (optional) Solstice DiskSuite Log Daemon Configuration Files
SUNWmdnu (optional) Solstice DiskSuite Log Daemon

The following packages are EarlyAccess software only and aren’t
(yet) supported. These give the user the ability to try out the new
Logical Volume Manager GUI inside SMC (Solaris Management Console).

SUNWlvma (really optional) Solaris Volume Management API’s
SUNWlvmg (really optional) Solaris Volume Management Application
SUNWlvmr (really optional) Solaris Volume Management (root)

NOTE: Later versions of Solaris 8 have a few additional packages for
DiskSuite, namely, 3 packages starting with SUNWlvm*. These do
not have to be loaded. They are beta-test packages for the new
Logical Volume Manager which will premier with Solaris 9.

SVM – Solaris 9 only

SUNWmdr Solaris Volume Manager, (Root)
SUNWmdu Solaris Volume Manager, (Usr)
SUNWmdx Solaris Volume Manager Drivers, (64-bit)
SUNWlvma Solaris Volume Management API’s [GUI]
SUNWlvmg Solaris Volume Management Application [GUI]
SUNWlvmr Solaris Volume Management (root) [GUI]

To run the Solaris VolumeManager GUI, you must load the SMC 2.0
packages. / Output To Get From Customers
1.) Ask, if appropriate, if the root disk is under SDS/SVM control.
2.) # metadb
3.) # metastat

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