As a general rule of thumb: if your SAN box will hold strictly familial data (i.e.you don't use it for supporting commercial activities / generating financial profits) you should be entitled to freely use OSE 11.
Sufficient replicas exist for the pool to continue functioning in a degraded state.action: Online the device using 'zpool online' or replace the device with 'zpool replace'.scan: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM san DEGRADED 0 0 0 raidz1-0 DEGRADED 0 0 0 c7t0d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c7t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c7t2d0 REMOVED 0 0 0 c7t3d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors # dmesg (...) Jun 19 xxxxxxx SATA device detected at port 2 Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 663010 kern.info] /[email protected],0/pci1002,[email protected] : Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 761595 kern.info] SATA disk device at port 2 Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 846691 kern.info] model WDC WD30EZRS-00J99B0 Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 693010 kern.info] firmware 80.00A80 Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 163988 kern.info] serial number WD-************* Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 594940 kern.info] supported features: Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 981177 kern.info] 48-bit LBA, DMA, Native Command Queueing, SMART, SMART self-test Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 643337 kern.info] SATA Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gbps) Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 349649 kern.info] Supported queue depth 32 Jun 19 xxxxxxx sata: [ID 349649 kern.info] capacity = 5860533168 sectors # zpool status san pool: san state: DEGRADED status: One or more devices has been removed by the administrator.40W may not seem a big figure as it represents a big 1k Wh/day and 365k Wh/year (for your wallet at a rate of 10¢/k Wh, an expense of $36.50/year).Not a big deal but preserving every bit of natural resources for Earth sustainability is welcomed and the San Box can easily do its part, especially when you are out of your house for several hours or days :-) Solaris has device power management features and they are easy to configure: Enforcing power management is mandatory on many non Oracle/Sun/Fujitsu machines because Solaris will fail to detect the machine device management capabilities, hence leaving this feature disabled.Because machine serves a storage box with no screen connected on it most of time and working from a 80x25 console is not very comfortable (especially with an incorrect keyboard mapping), the best starting point is to enable the network and activate SSH.
The SAN box has 2 NICs which will be used as 2 different active interfaces with no fail-over/link aggregation configuration.
The whole process of setting up a Solaris operating system won't be explained because it far beyond the scope of this article but here is some pertinent information for SAN setup thematic.
A few points: You can, as an alternative, grab the Solaris Express 11 live CD image and install the system from there.
It is possible that your drives come with preconfigured values preventing them from being spun down before a factory-set delay or being spun at all (experiments with our WD Caviar Green drives are put in standby with a factory-set delay of ~8 minutes).
With the hardware used to build the SAN Box, nothing more than 27W is drained from the power plug when all of the drives are in standby and when the CPU is idle (32% more energy savings compared to the original 40W) :-).
RAID-Z pools can be created in two flavors: A good trade-off here between computational power/storage (main priority)/reliability is to use RAID-Z1.