To configure a CLARiiON array to serve as a boot device for a Solaris server, follow these steps:

Note: Check the EMC Support Matrix or E-Lab Navigator for the versions of Solaris and arrays that support using the array as a boot device.

1. Partition your LUN on your CLARiiON array so you have the slices of required sizes.

2. Run the newfs command to make a filesystem on the slices you need.

3. Make a mount point for the slice that you are going to copy to the LUN.

4. Mount the slice at the mount point.

5. Use the cd command to change your current directory to the mounted slice.

6. Run the following command to copy the slice to the array:

# ufsdump 0f – /dev/dsk/cxtxdxsx | ufsrestore rf –

Where x= controller,target,LUN, slice where the OS currently resides.

7. Run the command to copy a boot block to the LUN:

# /usr/sbin/installboot /usr/platform/sun4u/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/cxtxdxsx

Where x= controller, target, LUN, and slice of array LUN.

8. Change /etc/vfstab to the new slices.

9. If ATF is to be part of this configuration, you must install it after setting up the boot partition.

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