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Sun Storage 6580 and 6780 Arrays

Hardware Release Notes, Release 6.9.x Update

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1.  Sun Storage 6580 and 6780 Array Hardware Release Notes

What's In This Firmware Release

Platform and Firmware Patch IDs

Downloading Patches and Updates

Cache Battery Expiration Notification

About the Array

System Requirements

Firmware Requirements

Updating Controller Firmware

Disk Drives and Tray Capacity

Array Expansion Module Support

Data Host Requirements

Multipathing Software

Supported Host Bus Adaptors (HBAs)

Supported FC and Multilayer Switches

Supported Premium Features

Tier 1 Support

Tier 2 Support

ALUA/TPGS with VMware

Procedure (Offline)—for ESX4.1U2, ESXi5.0 and prior

Procedure (Offline)—starting at ESX4.1U3, ESXi5.0U1 and above

Notable Fixes

Restrictions and Known Issues

Installation and Hardware Related Issues

Single Path Data Connections

Setting the Tray Link Rate

Controller Issues

Log Events Using SLES 11.1 With smartd Monitoring Enabled

After Re-Installing the Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) Manager, International Standards Organizations (ISO) Files Are Listed by Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) Rather Than by Friendly Name

After Un-Mapping a Volume from an Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) Server, the Volume Continues to Appear in the Storage Database on the Server

In the Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) Manager User Interface, Only One Drive at a Time Can Be Selected for Deletion

Kernel Panics During Controller Firmware (CFW) Download

BCM Driver Fails to Load

Kernel Panics During Controller Firmware Download

Network Interface on Device eth0 Fails to Come Online When Booting a Host

When Over 128 Volumes are Mapped to a Host, Paths to Only the First 128 Volumes are Restored after the Controller is Reset

Unable to Add More Than 117 Volumes to the Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) Manager Database

Write-Back Cache is Disabled after Controllers Reboot with Multiple Failed Volumes in a Storage Array

During Multiple Node Failover/Failback Events, Input/Output (I/O) Operations Time Out Because a Resource is Not Available to a Cluster

After an NVSRAM Download, a Controller Reboots a Second Time when the NVSRAM is Activated

When a Controller is Not Set Offline Before Being Replaced, an Exception Occurs when the Replacement Controller is Brought Online

Input/Output (I/O) Errors Occur when a Cable is Disconnected between a Host and a Controller, and the Alternate Controller is Unavailable

Backup Failure or I/O Errors with Snapshot Creation or Mounting Failure During Backup of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

Data is Misread when a Physical Drive Has an Unreadable Sector

Solaris 10 Guest in Fault Tolerant Mode Is Unable to Relocate Secondary Virtual Machine (VM) Upon Host Failure

Documentation Issues

Total Cache Size Specification for Sun Storage 6780 Array

Inaccurate Cabling Diagrams in Hardware Installation Guide

Product Documentation

Documentation, Support, and Training

What's In This Firmware Release

Array controller firmware version provides Sun Storage Common Array Manager enhancements and bug fixes as described in the Sun Storage Common Array Manager Software Release Notes.

Platform and Firmware Patch IDs

Firmware version requires CAM 6.9.0_20 delivered as the firmware and platform patches listed in Platform and Firmware Patch IDs .

For more information, see the knowledge article Sun Storage 6580/6780 Firmware Matrix (Doc ID 1022298.1) available at My Oracle Support (MOS)

Table 1-1 Platform and Firmware Patch IDs 

Platform patch
Operating System
Firmware patch
Operating System
Solaris SPARC
Solaris X86

Downloading Patches and Updates

Download the latest platform and firmware patch (see Platform and Firmware Patch IDs ) from My Oracle Support (MOS)

For detailed patch download steps, see the Knowledge article 1296274.1 available on MOS.

Each array should be managed by one CAM management host only. Installing the management software on more than one host to manage the same array can cause discrepancies in the information reported by CAM.

Note - This release information changes periodically. For updated information, contact your customer service or sales representative.