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Oracle Solaris SAN Configuration and Multipathing Guide
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1.  Product Overview

2.  Fibre Channel Configuration Overview

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

Persistent Binding Overview

Creating Tape Links

Configuration Steps

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Multipathing Troubleshooting


Chapter 9

Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

To simplify management of servers in SAN-based data-centers, the Sun StorageTek SAN Foundation software stack in the Solaris OS dynamically detects devices in a SAN and builds associated /dev tree entries without requiring you to edit configuration files.

In most cases, this process greatly simplifies SAN management. However, for tape devices, you might like the ability to explicitly specify how that /dev entries are created and to ensure the /dev entries are identical across multiple servers on a SAN. This chapter describes how you can specify this tape binding in the Solaris OS while retaining the benefits of automatic discovery for disk-based devices.