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Oracle Solaris SAN Configuration and Multipathing Guide
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1.  Product Overview

2.  Fibre Channel Configuration Overview

3.  Administering Multipathing Devices Through mpathadm Commands

4.  Configuring Multipathing Software

Configuring Multipathing

Multipathing Considerations

Enabling and Disabling Multipathing

To Enable Multipathing

To Disable Multipathing

Enabling or Disabling Multipathing on a Per-Port Basis

Port Configuration Considerations

To Configure Multipathing by Port

Configuring Third-Party Storage Devices

Third-Party Device Configuration Considerations

Configuring Third-Party Storage Devices: New Devices

To Configure New Third-Party Devices

Configuring Third-Party Storage Devices: Disabling Devices

To Disable Third-Party Devices

Displaying Device Name Changes

Configuring Automatic Failback

To Configure Automatic Failback

5.  Configuring SAN Devices

6.  Configuring SAS Domains

7.  Configuring IPFC SAN Devices

8.  Solaris 10 10/08 x86/x64 Fibre Channel Operating System Booting Procedure

9.  Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Multipathing Troubleshooting


Chapter 4

Configuring Multipathing Software

This chapter explains how to configure the Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software that is provided in the Solaris 10 OS for Fibre Channel (FC) devices. It also provides the considerations while enabling or disabling the multipathing feature on SPARC based systems, x86 based systems, per-port basis and third-party storage devices.

The following topics are discussed: