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Oracle Solaris Administration: SAN Configuration and Multipathing     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Solaris I/0 Multipathing Overview

2.  Fibre Channel Multipathing Configuration Overview

3.  Configuring Solaris I/O Multipathing Features

4.  Administering Multipathing Devices (mpathadm)

5.  Configuring SAN Devices

SAN Device Considerations

Adding SAN Devices

How to Add a SAN Device

Configuring Fabric Boot Devices on SPARC

Fabric Boot Device Considerations

6.  Configuring Virtual Fibre Channel Ports

7.  Configuring FCoE Ports

8.  Configuring SAS Domains

9.  Configuring IPFC SAN Devices

10.  Booting the Solaris OS From Fibre Channel Devices on x86 Systems

11.  Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Troubleshooting Multipathed Device Problems


Chapter 5

Configuring SAN Devices

This chapter provides a high level overview of the steps used to configure SAN devices. In the Oracle Solaris OS, FCAL, fabric, and point-to-point connected devices are made available to the system automatically. This feature differs from previous versions of the SAN Foundation software running in previous Solaris releases. In those versions, manual configuration steps were required to achieve fabric-connected device availability on the host. To find out how to manually configure fabric-connected devices, refer to Appendix A, Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices.

The following topics are discussed: