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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


Adding SAN Devices

Adding and removing SAN devices requires knowledge of the following commands:

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cfgadm and cfgadm_fp
Dynamically reconfigures devices and FC devices. These commands are used most frequently to configure storage devices on a SAN.
Identifies devices that are connected to the system and provides the ability to label a disk.
Administers storage devices and FC_AL devices.

Note - If you use the format command when the multipathing features are enabled, you will see only one instance of a device identifier for each LUN. Without the multipathing features enabled, you will see one identifier for each path.

How to Add a SAN Device

  1. Create the LUNs desired on the SAN device.
  2. If necessary, apply LUN masking for HBA control on the SAN device.
  3. Connect the storage device to the system.
  4. If necessary, create port-based or WWN zones on the switch on the SAN device.
  5. Mount any existing file systems available on the storage device’s LUNs or disk groups.