Solaris – How to Label a Disk

The labeling of a disk is usually done during system installation or when you are using new disks. You might need to relabel a disk if the disk label becomes corrupted....

Solaris – How to Display Disk Slice Information

The only time you need to use a disk slice is when the disk is intended for the ZFS root pool. This is a long-standing boot limitation. For non-root pools, use...

Solaris – How to Format a Disk

Disks are formatted by the manufacturer. Reformatting a disk should occur rarely. The process is time-consuming and removes all data from the disk. Become superuser. Invoke the format utility. # format A numbered list of...

Solaris – How to Check if a Disk is Formatted

Disks are typically formatted by the manufacturer or reseller. They usually do not need to be reformatted when you install the drive. In order to check please follow the steps below : ...

Solaris – Identifying Disks on a System Using Format Utility

format utility is used to discover the types of disks that are connected to a system. You can also use the format utility to verify that a disk is known to...

Solaris 10 – How to Backup and Restore of SCF Data

Service Management Facility (SMF) provides three methods for backing up SCF data. Automatic During each boot, SMF automatically stores a backup of persistent SCF data in a file whose path begins with /etc/svc/repository-boot-....

Solaris 10 – How SMF Interacts with Service Implementations

SMF manages most services through daemons, though it manages some with what is called “transient service.” In cases where neither daemons nor transient service is appropriate, SMF allows for alternative service...

Solaris 10 – Service Management Facility (SMF)

The service management facility provides means for computer administrators to observe and control software services. Each service is modeled as an instance of an SMF service, which allows for a single...
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VMware

VMware – Communication Between vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts

The main service running on the vCenter Server is known as vpxd or VMware Virtual Server service. When an ESXi host is added to...

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