Use the following guidelines when configuring access for array storage resources, whether you are performing an initial setup, or adding to an existing setup.
Use zoning to achieve maximum performance from the SunStorage F5100 Flash Array.
Creating an even number of zones per expander (2 or 4), in conjunction with a balanced distribution of FMods across the zones, works best and maximizes performance.
When using Linux hosts, if you add or remove array disks either physically, or through Sun Storage CAM Access Configuration, the host might hang or panic due to known Linux kernel issues. If you encounter this problem, a reboot of the host should resolve it.
To avoid SATA Affiliation conflicts when multiple hosts are connected to the array, un-register all Sun Storage CAM proxy agents on any hosts other than the one being used to configure the Access Configuration until the Access configuration (zoning) is complete. This can also be accomplished by un-installing the Sun Storage CAM proxy agent or by not installing the Sun Storage CAM proxy agent until Access Configuration is complete.
To avoid SATA Affiliation conflicts when multiple hosts are connected to the array, do not run commands on hosts other than the one used to configure the Access Configuration (i.e., format, cfgadm, etc.) which might attempt to access the attached storage.
After the desired Sun Storage CAM Access Configuration is completed, you should save the zoning configuration by exporting the current SAS domain settings using the import/export functionality within the Sun Storage CAM Access Configuration page.