Solaris – How to Recover a Corrupted Disk Label

Sometimes, a power or system failure causes a disk's label to become unrecognizable. A corrupted disk label doesn't always mean that the slice information or the disk's data must be re-created...

Solaris – How to Examine a Disk Label

Examine disk label information by using the prtvtoc command. Become superuser. Display the disk label information. # prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/device-name where device-name is the raw disk device you want to examine. Example - Examining a Disk Label : The following...

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...

AIX – Introduction to POWER Architecture

The "POWER" in POWER architecture stands for Power Optimization with Enhanced RISC, and it is the processor used by IBM's midrange Unix offering, AIX. POWER is a descendant of IBM's 801 CPU...

AIX – Introduction to AIX

AIX — which stands for Advanced Interactive eXecutive — is a POSIX-compliant and X/Open-certified Unix operating system introduced by IBM in 1986. While AIX is based on UNIX System V, it has roots...

Puppet : How to Install and Configure Puppet Agent

Puppet requires an agent to be able to enforce configurations. This tutorial will explain you how to install and configure the puppet agent on a system. The only way to mass deploy...