Starting with Solaris 10 10/08 release, x86/x64 Operating System (OS), Fibre Channel (FC) devices now appear in the disk selection portion of Solaris SunInstall. An interactive Solaris 10 10/08 installation is now required due to the potentially large number of devices that might appear in the disk selection portion of Solaris SunInstall.
This chapter describes how to manually install the Solaris 10 10/08 x86/x64 FC OS. This OS includes Sun StorageTek SAN Foundation software with the Sun 2-Gbit and 4-Gbit Fibre Channel (FC) HBA drivers, and the Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software.
Sun 1 Gb HBAs do not support booting over a SAN on x86 machines. Sun 4 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 machines. Most Sun 2 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 machines, except for the following:
Sun StorageTek 2 Gb Enterprise Class Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z
Sun StorageTek 2 Gb PCI Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
Sun StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Channel Network Adapter, X6767A
Sun StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Dual-Channel Network Adapter, X6768A
Sun StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI–X Enterprise Single-Port HBA, SG-XPCI1FC-QL2
Sun StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Port Host Adapter, SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
The Solaris 10 10/08 x64/x86 OS can be installed from a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or network.
This chapter contains the following topics: