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Oracle Solaris SAN Configuration and Multipathing Guide
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1.  Product Overview

2.  Fibre Channel Configuration Overview

Configuration Task Overview

Configuration Considerations

3.  Administering Multipathing Devices Through mpathadm Commands

4.  Configuring Multipathing Software

5.  Configuring SAN Devices

6.  Configuring SAS Domains

7.  Configuring IPFC SAN Devices

8.  Solaris 10 10/08 x86/x64 Fibre Channel Operating System Booting Procedure

9.  Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Multipathing Troubleshooting


Configuration Task Overview

This section provides a high level overview of the tasks that you should perform to configure the Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software.

The following table lists the configuration tasks, description about each task and the reference information where you can find the procedures to perform each task.

Table 2-1 Tasks to Configure Solaris OS FC and Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager Software

Configuration Task
Task Description
Reference Information
Enable Multipathing
Multipathing capability is provided by the Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software in the Solaris 10 OS. This software enables multipathing:
  • By default, for Fibre Channel-attached devices on x86/x64 platforms

  • By manual configuration on SPARC platforms

  • By manual configuration for SAS devices

The steps for enabling multipathing are outlined in Chapter 4, Configuring Multipathing Software.
Configure Fibre Channel Devices
In the Solaris 10 OS, FCAL, fabric, and point-to-point connected devices are made available to the host. This feature differs from previous versions of the Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software running on the Solaris 8 or 9 OS. In those versions, manual configuration steps were required to achieve fabric-connected device availability on the Solaris host.
Set up FC Boot Device
The Sun StorageTek Traffic Manager software enables 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 Solaris 10 Update 5 OS, multipathing of SAS devices is supported.