The Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software provides the following key features:
Dynamic Storage Discovery – The software automatically recognizes devices and any modifications made to device configurations. This feature makes devices available to the system without requiring you to reboot or manually change information in configuration files.
Persistent Device Naming – Devices that are configured within the software maintain their device naming through reboots or reconfiguration. The only exception to this policy are tape devices found in /dev/rmt that will not change unless they are removed, and then regenerated at a later date.
Fabric Booting – The Solaris OS supports booting from fabric devices as well as non-fabric Fibre Channel devices. Fabric topologies with Fibre Channel switches provide higher speed, more connections, and port isolation.
FC-HBA Library – What was previously known as the Storage Networking Industry Association Fibre Channel host bus adapter (SNIA FC-HBA) library is now known as the FC-HBA library. The FC-HBA library application programming interface (API) enables management of FC HBAs and provides a standards-based interface for other applications (such as Sun StorEdgeTM Enterprise Storage Manager) that can be used to gather information about FC HBAs.