Sun StorEdge 6320 System 1.3.2 Release Notes
The Sun StorEdge 6320 systems is a complete, preconfigured storage solution.
These release notes provide the latest information about the Sun StorEdge 6320 system. The information could affect the installation and operation of the system. Be sure to read this document before you begin the system installation or read other array documentation.
This document applies to Release 1.3.2. The Release Notes consists of the following sections:
The following disk drive firmware versions were added to this release:
The following array firware changes were added to this release.
Sun StorEdge 6320 array firmware version 3.2.4 was added to this release.
For information about the Sun StorEdge 6320 hardware and software platform installation requirements, refer to the Sun StorEdge 6320 System Installation Guide.
For information on the required software packages and patches to update to this release, refer to the next section.
TABLE 1 lists the minimum level of the software patches required on the data host.
Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.4.6 software
VERITAS VxVM 3.5 general patch
1. Determine the required data host software patches from the list in TABLE 1.
2. Go to:
3. Navigate to Patch Portal PatchPro Network Storage Products.
4. Download the required patches.
5. Use the patchadd(1M) command in a CLI session to install the host software patches.
Refer to the README files for more patch information.
You can manage the Sun StorEdge 6120 with one of the following software packages installed on a host with an Ethernet connection to the array.
This package can be used on a Solaris host and includes the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software, the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (Device Edition) software, and the remote configuration command-line interface (CLI) (sscs).
Refer to the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Guide for additional information.
This is needed if you require VERITAS Volume Manager support with the array.
1. Go to:
2. On the Downloads A-Z tab, click StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software 2.3.
This links you to downloads for all platforms.
3. Click Download.
4. Provide the user name and password to log in.
The license agreement is displayed.
5. Click Accept to accept the license agreement, and then click Continue.
6. To download files, click the file names that are appropriate for your operating system.
7. Run the installation script (install.sh) as described in the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Guide.
The following lists the management software patches needed to meet the baseline requirements for Release 1.3.2.
115589-12 - Storage Service Processor software
113193-06 - PatchPro patch
116931-19 - Array firmware 3.2.3
114591-21 - Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) software patch
114709-07 Seagate (ST314680F) 146G 407
114708-05 Seagate (ST373307F) 72G 407
1. Log in to the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software on the Storage Service Processor.
For example, enter:
2. Select Monitor > Monitor Devices to view devices that can be monitored.
3. Check for alerts on monitored arrays by clicking the array names (for example, sp0-array0).
4. If the arrays are displaying alerts, fix the errors and verify that the arrays are healthy before proceeding.
Refer to the Sun StorEdge 6320 System 1.2 Reference and Service Manual for array troubleshooting information.
5. If you need to change the PatchPro source from PatchPro Server to CD-ROM, select Manage > Service > Revision Setup, and under the Patch Source option click on the down arrow to select CD.
6. Click Update Options.
7. Create a new system inventory snapshot:
a. Select Manage > Service > Inventory Maintenance and click Generate New Inventory.
This generates an up-to-date system inventory list.
b. Click Save New Inventory.
This updates your list.
8. Determine and apply the required patches:
a. Click Manage > Service > Revision Maintenance.
b. Click Create New Patch Report.
The system takes about 1 minute to display the Selected Patches link.
You can tell the status by reviewing the Patch Report Status.
c. Click Select Patches.
The system displays the available patches for each device (arrays and the Storage Service Processor).
d. Select the devices that you want to update and click Apply Selected. Alternatively, to update patches in all devices, click Apply All Devices.
The Patch Installation Report generates a log of the applied changes.
e. Click Show Log.
The log displays the progress in installing patches one device at a time. When all of the patches for one device are installed, the log clears and the patches for the next device start logging. (For example, after all the Storage Service Processor patches are installed, the log clears and starts showing the installation of the Array patch.) The log displays a completion message when the session has finished.
Note - The following steps depend on your system's current baseline installation. If needed, the first pass will install a required patch and subsequent passes will install all the other patches necessary to meet the new baseline requirements.
f. Repeat Step 7 through Step 8c to rerun the Patch Status Report.
g. If the Patch Status Report still lists patches to update, repeat Step 8d and Step 8e.
Note - The PatchPro patch (113193-06) needs to be installed before the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software patch (114591-21). The patch CD recommends that you install both patches together. Installation will fail on the first pass for the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software patch. The Patch Status Report will list the patch, and installation will succeed on the next pass.
9. Click Move to History to save the installation report.
For more information about Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software, refer to the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment User's Guide.
10. From the Storage Service Processor, use this command to check for correct patch installation of the to see whether the new patches were installed correctly using this command:
[sp0]# showrev -p
This section includes known issues about this product that are not associated with a Sun bug ID number. This section contains the following topics:
Different Java versions can use different algorithms for password generation and encryption. Therefore, after upgrading a version of Java, all arrays should be unconfigured and then reconfigured again. This replaces an old user password with a new one that is generated by the new Java version.
Changing the segment size of an existing pool that is in use removes the existing pool from the volume, and the data is lost. Therefore, you should not change the segment size of a pool that is in use.
Secure shell (SSH) through a Sun StorEdge Remote Response/Point-to-Point Protocol interface is supported. LAN SSH connections, however, are not allowed.
You cannot use an authenticated proxy server, which requires a proxy user name and password, to connect to the Internet and access the Sun external patch distribution server.
After the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software patch is installed, the application restarts automatically, which enables the changes to take effect. For a brief period, you have no connection to the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software. When the restart has finished, you must refresh the display to reestablish the connection.
The Sun StorEdge 6320 system can be managed through either a browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) or a command-line interface (CLI). You can load the CLI client from the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service host CD or download the CLI client from the Sun web site. You install the CLI client on a supported host system on the customer LAN.
If you double-click the top bar of the Netscape Version 4.79 window or resize the window, there can be a loss of context on the screen. If this happens, bring up the window menu and select Reload.
If you try to configure a large Sun StorEdge 6320 system using an older generation (HTTP 1.0-based) Web browser such as Netscape 4.x or earlier, you could experience time-out conditions from the browser. In large configurations, older browsers need more time to calculate capacities and can time out before those calculations are complete. In this case, you might need to reload the browser page to continue working with the system.
If timeouts become an issue, update your browser to a version that supports HTTP 1.1 (Netscape 6 or higher).
After adding a field-replaceable unit (FRU), you must make sure that the FRU version is supported and matches other components. Update the system with the latest patches to update the FRU to the correct version. Use the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software installed on the Storage Service Processor to automatically determine and install the baseline patches. See Section , 6320 Baseline Patches.
There are no open bugs related to this release. Refer to the patch README file for a list of fixed bugs.
TABLE 2 lists the documentation for the 6320 and related products. The suffix nn in a part number indicates that you should use the most current version. This documentation is available online at:
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is developing a standard set of terminology. When it has been adopted by all storage manufacturers, this terminology standard will make it easier for customers to understand terms used by different vendors.
Sun Microsystems is adopting the SNIA terms now. The Sun StorEdge 6320 system is the first storage product to use the new SNIA terminology list.
TABLE 3 shows the Sun StorEdge 6120 terms and the corresponding SNIA terms used for the Sun StorEdge 6320 system.
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