[Unix] Solaris: metadb failed to enable/disable SVM service

Noticed the following error while performing a jumpstart install to Solaris 10 (1008-u6).

        – Creating  (c2t1d0s6)
Creating SVM Meta Devices. Please wait …
        – Creating SVM State Replica on disk c2t0d0s7
        – metadb: jade: network/rpc/meta:default: failed to enable/disable SVM s

        – Creating  (c2t1d0s6)

 

Creating SVM Meta Devices. Please wait …

        – Creating SVM State Replica on disk c2t0d0s7

        – metadb: <host>: network/rpc/meta:default: failed to enable/disable SVM…

The installation completed sucessfully, but the error can be somewhat alarming. It is no need for alarm and all it is saying is that the svc service could not be enabled. This is expected as during installation there is no need yet, to enable or disable the svc service for “metadb”.
After installation everything is ok:
bash-3.00# svcs -a | grep meta:default
online         20:24:56 svc:/network/rpc/meta:default
Furthermore:
bash-3.00# metastat | grep State: | grep -v Okay
bash-3.00#
If you are curious my jumpstart profile looks as follows:
filesys mirror:d0 c2t0d0s0 c2t1d0s0 10240 /
filesys mirror:d1 c2t0d0s1 c2t1d0s1 65536 swap
filesys mirror:d3 c2t0d0s3 c2t1d0s3 8192  /var
filesys mirror:d6 c2t0d0s6 c2t1d0s6 free  /data
metadb c2t0d0s7 size 8192 count 2
metadb c2t1d0s7 size 8192 count 2
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2 Responses to [Unix] Solaris: metadb failed to enable/disable SVM service

  1. Nate says:

    Is the metadb in a jumpstart installation only required for a software raid configuration? We are migrating to a hardware raid configuration and I am curious if I can remove this line from my profile.
    Thanks,
    Nate

  2. swinful says:

    Hi Nate,

    Yes. You are correct. When metadb is used in a jumpstart profile it is intended for software raid. Since your system will perform raid at the hardware level, there is no need to use ‘metadb’ in your jumpstart profile. Good luck!

    Regards,
    swinful

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