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Unable to discover local disks in T5220

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According to http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E35328_01/E35332/html/vmusg-storage-types.html#vmusg-storage-local

I should be able to use extra disks in a T5220 to store VMs:

 

Local storage consists of hard disks installed locally in your Oracle VM Server. In a default installation, Oracle VM Server will only use the first disk (/dev/sda), leaving other disks available for storage.

As long as no partition and data are present the device will be detected as a raw disk. The choice is yours to use the local disks either to provision logical storage volumes as disks for virtual machines or to install a storage repository. If you place a storage repository on the local disk, an OCFS2 file system is installed.

 

But I am unable to discover these disks using Oracle VM Manager 3.2.2.520, managing a host running Solaris 11.1 with latest version of VM Server for SPARC:

# pkg list | grep ldom

consolidation/ldoms/ldoms-incorporation     0.5.11-0.175.1.9.0.4.0   i--

system/ldoms    0.5.11-0.175.1.9.0.2.2    i--

system/ldoms/ldomsmanager    3.0.0.4-0.175.1.9.0.4.0    i--

 

I suspect that it is because "partition and data are present" on the disk, but I don't know how to delete partitions with the format command, only change them to unassigned and zero length, and that didn't work:

partition> p

Current partition table (original):

Total disk cylinders available: 46873 + 2 (reserved cylinders)

 

Part      Tag    Flag     Cylinders         Size            Blocks

  0 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

  1 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

  2     backup    wu       0 - 46872      279.38GB    (46873/0/0) 585912500

  3 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

  4 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

  5 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

  6 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

  7 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

 

I can't make slice 2 size zero, otherwise when I run label to write the changes I get an error.  Can anyone tell me what I'm missing?  Thanks!

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