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You can select Fibre Channel (FC) devices to boot from in the disk selection portion of Solaris installation program.
This chapter describes how to manually install the Oracle Solaris OS that includes the Solaris multipathing I/O features with 2-Gbit and 4-Gbit Fibre Channel (FC) HBA drivers on x86–based systems.
Oracle's 1 Gb HBAs do not support booting over a SAN on x86-based systems. Oracle's 4 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 systems. Most 2 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 systems, except for the following:
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb Enterprise Class Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb PCI Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Channel Network Adapter, X6767A
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Dual-Channel Network Adapter, X6768A
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI–X Enterprise Single-Port HBA, SG-XPCI1FC-QL2
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Port Host Adapter, SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
The Oracle Solaris OS can be installed on an x86–based system from a DVD-ROM or the network.
This chapter contains the following topics: