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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

Configuring Multipathing

Multipathing Considerations

Enabling and Disabling Multipathing

To Enable Multipathing

To Disable Multipathing

Enabling or Disabling Multipathing on a Per-Port Basis

Port Configuration Considerations

To Configure Multipathing by Port

Configuring Third-Party Storage Devices

Third-Party Device Configuration Considerations

Configuring Third-Party Storage Devices: New Devices

To Configure New Third-Party Devices

Configuring Third-Party Storage Devices: Disabling Devices

To Disable Third-Party Devices

Displaying Device Name Changes

Configuring Automatic Failback

To Configure Automatic Failback

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


Configuring Multipathing

The multipathing feature for FC devices can be configured to control all Sun supported FC HBAs. Multipathing is disabled by default for FC devices on SPARC based systems, but is enabled by default on x86 based systems. Configuration of the multipathing software depends on how you intend to use your system.

Note - The multipathing feature is not available for parallel SCSI devices but is available for FC disk devices. Multipathing is not supported on tape drives or libraries, or on IP over FC.

Before you configure third-party devices for multipathing, be aware of the following: