This chapter provides the high level overview of the steps used to configure SAN devices. In the Solaris 10 OS, FCAL, fabric, and point-to-point connected devices are made available to the host automatically. This feature differs from previous versions of the SAN Foundation software running on the Solaris 8 or the Solaris 9 OS. In those versions, manual configuration steps were required to achieve fabric-connected device availability on the host. To find out how to manually configure fabric-connected devices, refer to Appendix A, Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices.
The following topics are discussed: