What's New in Solaris Volume Manager
This section describes new features for working with Solaris Volume Manager in this
For a complete listing of new Solaris features and a description of Solaris
releases, see What’s New in Solaris Express.
Support for Descriptive Names
Solaris Express 4/06: Solaris Volume Manager has been enhanced to include the use of descriptive
names for both volumes and hot spare pools. System administrators can now name
volumes and hot spare pools by using any name that follows the naming
A new option has been added to the metastat command to assist in
identifying volumes and hot spare pools with descriptive names. The metastat -D command lists
all of the volumes and hot spare pools with descriptive names. This information
is useful if it becomes necessary to move your storage to a previous
release of the Solaris OS that does not support the use of descriptive
For more information, see Volume Names.