The following driver features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 10/08 release.
nv_sata is a SATA HBA driver capable of hot-pluggable functions, for NVIDIA ck804/mcp55 and compatible SATA controllers.
For more information, see the nv_sata(7D) man page.
The new LSI mega_sas driver supports the following controllers:
Dell PERC 5/E, 5/i, 6/E, and 6/i RAID Controllers
IBM ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller
LSI MegaRAID SAS 8308ELP, 8344ELP, 84016E, 8408ELP, 8480ELP, 8704ELP, 8704EM2, 8708ELP, 8708EM2, 8880EM2, and 8888ELP Controllers
The mega_sas driver supports the following RAID features:
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 6, and RAID spans 10, 50, and 60
Online capacity expansion (OCE)
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Auto resume after loss of system power during array rebuild or reconstruction (OCE/RLM)
Configurable stripe size up to 1 Mbyte
Consistency check for background data integrity
Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
64 logical drive support
Up to 64TB logical unit number (LUN) support
Global and dedicated hot spare support
For more information about the LSI MegaRAID products, see http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/products_home/internal_raid/megaraid_sas/index.html website.
Starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release, the ixgbe driver is integrated with the Solaris OS. The ixgbe is a 10 Gigabit PCI Express Ethernet driver that supports Intel 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller.
Starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release, the HBA driver for Adaptec Advanced RAID Controller, aac, now supports the SPARC platform.
For more information, see the aac(7D) man page.