This guide provides an overview of redundant array of independent disks (RAID) functionality and explains the use of controller firmware commands to configure and monitor Sun StorEdgetrademark 3000 family arrays.

Note - Different versions of controller firmware apply to different Sun StorEdge 3000 family arrays. Even if the same version number is used, the SunSolve patch number differs for each hardware platform, as does the binary filename. Before downloading new firmware, be sure to check the README file or appropriate release notes to make sure you are upgrading a supported version of the firmware for your array.

This guide is written for experienced system administrators who are familiar with Sun Microsystems hardware and software products.

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Caution - Read the Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Safety, Regulatory, and Compliance Manual before beginning any procedure in this guide.

How This Book Is Organized

This book covers the following topics.

Using UNIX Commands

This document does not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Refer to the following for this information:

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Accessing Sun Documentation

All Sun StorEdge 3000 family documentation is available online in both PDF and HTML format at the following location:

You can view, print, or purchase a broad selection of Sun documentation at:

Contacting Sun Technical Support

For late-breaking news and troubleshooting tips, review the release notes for your array, available at the locations shown in Accessing Sun Documentation.

If you have technical questions about this product that are not answered in the documentation, go to:

To initiate or check on a USA-only service request, contact Sun support at:


To obtain international technical support, contact the sales office of each country at:

Section 508 Accessibility Features

The Sun StorEdge 3000 family documentation is available in Section 508-compliant HTML files that can be used with assistive technology programs for visually impaired personnel. These files are provided on the Documentation CD for your product, as well as on the web sites identified in Accessing Sun Documentation. Additionally, the software and firmware applications provide keyboard navigation and shortcuts that are documented in the user's guides.

Sun Welcomes Your Comments

Sun is interested in improving its documentation and welcomes your comments and suggestions. You can submit your comments by going to:

Please include the title and part number of your document with your feedback: Sun StorEdge 3000 Family RAID Firmware 4.2x User's Guide, part number 817-3711-18.

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