The Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software allows a Solaris 10 OS SPARC server to be booted from a fabric disk device.
Fabric boot devices can be added through the Solaris 10 OS interactive installation GUI or text installer just as internal boot devices have been added in the previous Solaris OS releases. Refer to the Solaris 10 OS installation guide for details. You should consider the following points while enabling a fabric boot device.
Minimize interference to boot devices through the following actions:
Ensuring the boot device is not an overly subscribed target or LUN
Avoiding installation of applications and software on target or LUN
Reducing physical distance between host and fabric device, as well as the number of hops
Ensure that the latest HBA Fcode and drivers are loaded for the install HBAs on the system.
If multipathing is desired on the boot device, use the stmsboot command as described in Chapter 4, Configuring Multipathing Software.