Sun StorEdge 6320 System 1.3.2 Release Notes

The Sun StorEdgetrademark 6320 systems is a complete, preconfigured storage solution.

These release notes provide the latest information about the Sun StorEdgetrademark 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:

Release 1.3.2 Changes

The following disk drive firmware versions were added to this release:

Disk Drive

New Firmware Version

Fujitsu MAT3073FC


Fujitsu MAT3147FC


Fujitsu MAT3300FC


Fujitsu MAU3036FC


Fujitsu MAU3073FC


Fujitsu MAU3147FC


Hitachi DK32EJ72FC


Hitachi DK32EJ14FC


Hitachi DK32EJ146F


Hitachi DK32EJ72F


Hitachi DK32EJ36F


Hitachi HUS1073FA


Hitachi HUS1014FA


The following array firware changes were added to this release.

Sun StorEdge 6320 array firmware version 3.2.4 was added to this release.

System Requirements

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.

Data Host Software Patches

TABLE 1 lists the minimum level of the software patches required on the data host.

Note - If the data host needs a software package, install it before you install the patches.

TABLE 1 Data Host Software Patches


Patch Number/Source

Patch Description

Solaris 10 operating system, first release or later

Solaris 9 operating system, first release or later, and Solaris 8 04/01 or later

Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.4.6 software

Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.2 or higher software:
For patch and product information, refer to the Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.x Installation Guide at


112392-05 or later

VERITAS VxVM 3.5 general patch[1]

Microsoft Windows NT operating systems


Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack, SP 6A

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.x NT

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server


Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack,
SP 3


Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.x Windows 2000

IBM AIX 4.3.3


ML 10

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.x AIX

IBM AIX 5.1 32 and 64 bit


ML 03

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.x AIX

HP-UX 11.00 and 11.i

Available from Hewlett-Packard

Patch set, September 2002

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.x HP-UX

Red Hat Linux 7.2
(single-path support only)

Red Hat Linux

Version 2.4.7-10

procedure icon  To Install the Data Host Software Patches

Note - Make sure that the hardware in the system has no faults and is fully functional before upgrading or downgrading the software on the system.

1. Determine the required data host software patches from the list in TABLE 1.

2. Go to:

3. Navigate to Patch Portal PatchPro right arrow 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.

Software Packages

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.

procedure icon  To Install the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software

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 ( as described in the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Guide.

6320 Baseline Patches

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

Note - The PatchPro patch (113193-07) must be installed before the StorADE patch (114591-22).

procedure icon  To Install the Management Host Baseline Patches

Note - Both loopcard firmware 7.20 and controller firmware 3.1 MUST be in SYNC. Please check 6120/6020 controller and loopcard firmware versions after applying these patches.

1. Log in to the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment software on the Storage Service Processor.

For example, enter:

			Login: storage

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

Known Issues and Bugs

The following sections provide information about known issues and bugs filed against this product release:

Known Issues

This section includes known issues about this product that are not associated with a Sun bug ID number. This section contains the following topics:

Unable to Delete Volume Pool when Using the Management GUI

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 Causes Loss of Data

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

Secure shell (SSH) through a Sun StorEdge Remote Response/Point-to-Point Protocol interface is supported. LAN SSH connections, however, are not allowed.

Authenticated Proxy Server

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.

Service Processor Accessory Tray Cabling

Caution - To reduce the risk of fire, use only a No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified telecommunication line cord.

Updating Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment Software Drops the Connection

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.

Managing the Sun StorEdge 6320 System

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.

Netscape Version 4.79

If you double-click the top bar of the Netscapetrademark 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.

Older Browser Versions

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).

Updating FRU Versions

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.

Release Documentation

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:

Sun StorEdge 6320 System Terminology

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.

TABLE 3 Sun StorEdge 6320 Terminology

Sun StorEdge 6120 Array CLI Terminology1

Sun StorEdge 6320 Terminology


Storage pool





Administrative domain

Storage array

Partner Group

HA configuration





Expansion unit

Expansion unit

1--This is the Tenet-based CLI terminology used on the Sun StorEdge 6120 arrays.

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1 (TableFootnote) Required only for systems running VERITAS Volume Manager with the array.