Solaris 7 Sun Hardware Platform Guide

Scenario 2: New Installation of Solaris 7 on Systems Not Booting From the SPARCstorage Array Disk

  1. Install the Solaris software environment with the no reboot option.

    Refer to Chapter 1, Installing Software From the Solaris CD" and the SPARC: Installing Solaris Software manual for more information.

    Caution - Caution -

    Do not select the system to reboot at the end of the Solaris installation setup.

  2. Determine which level of SPARCstorage Array firmware is in each SPARCstorage Array. Type:

    # ssaadm display controller

    where controller is the logical controller name of the SPARCstorage Array (for example, c1). Look for the line that gives the firmware revision information, similar to the following:

    Firmware Rev: 3.12

  3. If the firmware revision is lower than 3.12, download the new firmware. Type:

    # ssaadm download -f /usr/lib/firmware/ssa/ssafirmware controller

  4. Halt the system. Type:

    # /usr/sbin/init 0

  5. If you downloaded new firmware, press the SYS OK button on the back of the SPARCstorage Array(s) to reset.

    Note -

    Before you proceed, wait for the SPARCstorage Array to complete POST.

  6. Boot your system. Type:

    ok boot

    Note -

    You have completed the new installation of Solaris 7. If you would like to install disk management software, refer to your disk management software documentation.