Notes: need create svm env for Prod patch test. actually zfs is much convinent now. still the requirement issue. we can’t take advantage of zfs in Solaris 9/8

Step 1.

create VM with 2 drives. c0t0d0 & c0t1d0

Step 2.

Duet to hardware limit, we use x86, Install Solaris 10 with option 4. install with Text console. we install OS on one disk

Step 3.

Create SVM

3.1 create the same disk layout as rootdisk,

prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 fmthard -s – /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s2

3.2 initialize the metadb, depends the layout you have. choose two slice for the meta store.

metadb -a -f -c 2 c0t0d0s3 c0t1d0s3


flags first blk block count

a m p luo 16 8192 /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3

a p luo 16 8192 /dev/dsk/c0t1d0s3

3.3 install grub to the s0 for / ? (maybe not nessary to solaris 10)

installgrub /boot/grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage2 /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s0

3.4 create mirror for /

# metainit -f d10 concat/stripe numstripes slice

metainit -f d10 1 1 c0t0d0s0

metainit -f d20 1 1 c0t1d0s0

# metainit mirror -m submirror

metainit d0 -m d10

# create root on the mirror, this will update /etc/vfstab and /etc/system let the boot use d0

metaroot d0

3.5 after that reboot — -r, then attach d20 to the mirror.

metattach d0 d20

3.6. do the same on /var

Issue and tips;

# mount cd on solaris

iostate -En #get the cdrom

mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0 /mnt


mount -F hsfs -r /dev/sr0 /mnt

# swap off the swap device

swap -d /dev/dsk/c0t0d0sx