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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Administration: SAN Configuration and Multipathing     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Solaris I/0 Multipathing Overview

2.  Fibre Channel Multipathing Configuration Overview

FC Device Configuration Task Overview

Solaris I/O Multipathing Configuration Considerations

3.  Configuring Solaris I/O Multipathing Features

4.  Administering Multipathing Devices

5.  Configuring Fabric-Connected Devices

6.  Configuring Solaris iSCSI Initiators

7.  Configuring Virtual Fibre Channel Ports

8.  Configuring FCoE Ports

9.  Configuring SAS Domains

10.  Configuring IPFC SAN Devices

11.  Booting the Oracle Solaris OS From Fibre Channel Devices on x86 Based Systems

12.  Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Troubleshooting Multipathed Device Problems


FC Device Configuration Task Overview

This section provides a high level overview of the tasks for configuring Solaris I/O multipathing features for FC devices.

The following table lists the configuration tasks, a description of each task, and the reference information where you can find related procedures.

Table 2-1 Tasks for Configuring Multipathed FC Devices

Configuration Task
Task Description
Reference Information
Enable multipathing features
Multipathing is enabled as follows:
  • By default, for FC devices on x86/x64 platforms

  • By manual configuration on SPARC platforms

  • By manual configuration for SAS devices

Configure FC devices
In the Oracle Solaris OS, FCAL, fabric, and point-to-point connected devices are made available to the host.
Configure virtual FC ports
You can configure N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) ports, which is especially useful for virtualization environments.
Set up FC boot device
Solaris I/O multipathing features enable a Solaris server to boot from a fabric device.
Configure IPFC SAN devices
You can configure host recognition of IPFC devices and implementation of IP over FC in a SAN. Configuration of IPFC depends on the instance of the Fabric Port (FP) driver for the FC adapter ports.
Configure SAS devices
In the Oracle Solaris OS, multipathing of SAS devices is supported.