Solaris/SPARC: Create a Devalias with nvalias

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Device aliases are useful in the BootPROM environment because they simplify the unwieldly device paths into simple terms like disk and net. There may be cause to create a new device alias on a system as when adding a new or alternate boot device.

Device aliases are created only in the BootPROM (ok prompt). If you want to add an alias for a disk with a path of /[email protected],0/[email protected],1/[email protected]/[email protected],0 use the nvalias command like this:

nvalias disknew /[email protected],0/[email protected],1/[email protected]/[email protected],0

BootPROM versions 3.25 and later support booting from the network. Creating a network device alias is similar as seen in the example below:

ok nvalias net /[email protected],4000/[email protected],1:dhcp


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