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Preface

1.  Installation Issues

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

3.  System-Specific Issues

Dynamic Reconfiguration on Sun Fire High-End Systems

Known Software and Hardware Bugs

Network Device Removal Fails When a Program Is Holding the Device Open (5054195)

Deleteboard Shows Leakage Error (4730142)

GigaSwift Ethernet MMF Link Fails With CISCO 4003 Switch After DR Attach

Dynamic Reconfiguration on Sun Fire Midrange Systems

Minimum System Controller Firmware

Known DR Software Bugs

Network Device Removal Fails When a Program Is Holding the Device Open (5054195)

Cannot Unconfigure cPCI Board With a Disabled Port 0 (4798990)

Sun Enterprise 10000 Release Notes

System Service Processor Requirement

Dynamic Reconfiguration Issues

DR Model 3.0

DR and Bound User Processes

Network Device Removal Fails When a Program Is Holding the Device Open (5054195)

Enabling DR 3.0 Requires an Extra Step in Certain Situations (4507010)

InterDomain Networks

OpenBoot PROM Variables

Dynamic Reconfiguration on Sun Enterprise Midrange Systems

Supported Hardware

Software Notes

Enabling Dynamic Reconfiguration

Quiesce Test

Disabled Board List

Disabled Memory List

Unloading Detach-Unsafe Drivers

Self-Test Failure During a Connect Sequence

Known Bugs

Network Device Removal Fails When a Program Is Holding the Device Open (5054195)

Memory Interleaving Set Incorrectly After a Fatal Reset (4156075)

Cannot Unconfigure a CPU/Memory Board That Has Interleaved Memory (4210234)

Cannot Unconfigure a CPU/Memory Board That Has Permanent Memory (4210280)

cfgadm Disconnect Fails When Running Concurrent cfgadm Commands (4220105)

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Table of Integrated Bug Fixes in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Dynamic Reconfiguration on Sun Fire Midrange Systems

This section describes major issues that are related to DR on the following Sun Fire midrange systems:


Note - This information applies only to DR as it runs on the servers listed in this section. For information about DR on other servers, see the Release Notes or Product Notes documents or sections that describe those servers.


Minimum System Controller Firmware

Table 3-1 shows acceptable combinations of Solaris software and System Controller (SC) firmware for each Sun Fire midrange system to run DR.


Note - To best utilize the latest firmware features and bug fixes, run the most recent SC firmware on your Sun Fire midrange system. For the latest patch information, see http://sunsolve.sun.com.


Table 3-1 Minimum SC Firmware for Each Platform and Solaris Release

Platform
Solaris Release
Minimum SC Firmware
Sun Fire E6900/E4900 with UltraSPARC IV+
Solaris 10 3/05 HW1 (a limited release) or Solaris 10 1/06
5.19.0
E6900/E4900 without UltraSPARC IV+
Solaris 9 4/04
5.16.0
Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800
Solaris 9 4/04
5.16.0
Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800
Solaris 9
5.13.0

You can upgrade the system firmware for your Sun Fire midrange system by connecting to an FTP or HTTP server where the firmware images are stored. For more information, refer to the README and Install.info files. These files are included in the firmware releases that are running on your domains. You can download Sun patches from http://sunsolve.sun.com.

Known DR Software Bugs

This section lists important DR bugs.

Network Device Removal Fails When a Program Is Holding the Device Open (5054195)

If a process is holding open a network device, any DR operation that would involve that device fails. Daemons and processes that hold reference counts stop DR operations from completing.

Workaround: As superuser, perform the following steps:

  1. Remove or rename the /rplboot directory.

  2. Shut down NFS services.

    # sh /etc/init.d/nfs.server stop
  3. Shut down Boot Server services.

    # sh /etc/init.d/boot.server stop
  4. Perform the DR detach operation.

  5. Restart NFS services.

    # sh /etc/init.d/nfs.server start
  6. Restart Boot Server services.

    # sh /etc/init.d/boot.server start

Cannot Unconfigure cPCI Board With a Disabled Port 0 (4798990)

On Sun Fire midrange systems, a CompactPCI (cPCI) I/O board cannot be unconfigured when Port 0 (P0) on that board is disabled. This problem exists in Solaris 10 and Solaris 9 software. It also exists in Solaris 8 software that has one or more of the following patches installed:

The error also occurs only during DR operations that involve cPCI boards. An error message similar to the following example is displayed:

# cfgadm -c unconfigure NO.IB7
cfgadm: Hardware specific failure: unconfigure N0.IB7: Device
busy:/ssm@0,0/pci@1b,700000/pci@1

NO.IB7 is a CompactPCI I/O Board with P0 disabled.

Workaround: Disable the slots instead of Port 0.