The following device management features have been added to the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release.
iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) accelerates the iSCSI protocol by mapping the data transfer phases to Remote DMA (RDMA) operations. As a result, an iSER initiator can read and write data from an iSER target at high data rates with relatively low CPU utilization compared to iSCSI using TCP/IP.
For more information, see the iser(7D) man page.
In this release, the hotplug command is available to manage hot-pluggable connections on PCI EXPRESS (PCIe) and PCI SHPC (Standard Hot Plug Controller) devices. This feature is not supported on other bus types, such as USB and SCSI buses.
You can still use the cfgadm command to manage hot-pluggable USB and SCSI devices as in previous releases. The benefit of using the hotplug command in this release is that in addition to being able to enable and disable operations, the hotplug command provides offline and online capabilities for your supported PCI devices.
For more information, see System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.
AAC RAID power management is a new feature of the AAC driver that supports intelligent power management provided by Adaptec Hardware RAID cards. This feature reduces the power consumption of RAID disks.
For more information about the Adaptec Hardware RAID cards, see http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/.