Sun StorEdge 6120 Array 1.3.3 Release Notes

These release notes provide the latest information about the Sun StorEdgetrademark 6120 array. The information could affect the installation and operation of the array. Be sure to read this document before you begin the array installation or read other array documentation.

This document applies to Release 1.3.3 and consists of the following sections:

Changes in Release 1.3.3

The following changes were made to this release:

The following disk drive firmware versions were added to this release:

Disk Drive

New Firmware Version

Fujitsu MAT3073FC


Fujitsu MAT3147FC


Fujitsu MAT3300FC


Fujitsu MAU3036FC


Fujitsu MAU3073FC


Fujitsu MAU3147FC


Hitachi DK32EJ72FC


Hitachi DK32EJ14FC


Hitachi DK32EJ146F


Hitachi DK32EJ72F


Hitachi DK32EJ36F


Hitachi HUS1073FA


Hitachi HUS1014FA


Release 1.3.3 Features

No new features were added to this release of the Sun StorEdge 6120 array.

System Requirements

Sun StorEdge 6120 array hardware and software platform requirements, and other supported software, are detailed in the Sun StorEdge 6120 Array Installation Guide. For information on the required software packages and patches for management and data host software, refer to the next section.

Required Software Packages and Patches

This section documents the software packages and patches for management and data host software that are required for this release.

These tasks must be completed in the following order:

1. Install management host software packages, if needed.

2. Install data host patches, if needed.

3. Install management host software patches.

Management Host Software Packages

You can manage the Product Name array with one of the following software packages, installed on a host with an Ethernet connection to the array.

This package can be used on a Solaris host and includes the Configuration Service software, the Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (Device Edition) software, and the remote configuration CLI (sscs).

Refer to the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Guide for additional information.

This is needed if you require Veritas Volume Manager support with the array.

procedure icon  To Install the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software

1. Go to:

2. On the Downloads A-Z tab, click StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software 2.3.

This links you to downloads for all platforms.

3. Click Download.

4. Provide the user name and password to log in.

The license agreement is displayed.

5. Click Accept to accept the license agreement, and then click Continue.

6. To download files, click the file names that are appropriate for your operating system.

7. Run the installation script ( as described in the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Guide.

Software Patches

TABLE 1 lists the minimum required level software patches that are necessary for the array.

TABLE 1 Software Patches


Patch Number/Source

Patch Description

Solaris 10 operating system, first release or later


Solaris 9 operating system, first release or later


Solaris 8 04/01 or later

Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.4.6 software

Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.2 or later software:
For patch and product information, refer to the Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation 4.n Installation Guide at


112392-05 or later

Veritas VxVM 3.5 general patch*

Microsoft Windows NT operating systems


Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack, SP 6A

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.0 NT

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server


Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack, SP 3

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.n Windows 2000

IBM AIX 4.3.3


ML 10

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.n AIX

IBM AIX 5.1 32 and 64 bit


ML 03

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.n AIX

HP-UX 11.00 and 11.i


Patch set, September 2002

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager 3.n HP-UX

Red Hat Linux 7.2 (single-path support only)

Red Hat Linux

Version 2.4.7-10

* Required only for systems running Veritas Volume Manager with the array.

procedure icon  To Install the Data Host Software Patches

1. Determine the required data host software patches from the list in TABLE 1.

2. Go to:

3. Accept the license agreement, then under Support Resources scroll down to Patchfinder and click on it.

The Patches and Updates page is displayed.

4. Under Patchfinder, enter the patch ID and click Find Patch.

5. Download the required patches.

6. Use the patchadd(1M) command in a CLI session to install the data host software patches.

Refer to the README files for more patch information.

Management Host Software Patches

The following lists the management software patches needed to meet the baseline requirements for Releases 1.3.3.

115589-14 - Storage Service Processor software

113193-08 - PatchPro patch

116931-21 - Array firmware 3.2.5

114591-22 - Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) software patch

114709-07 Seagate (ST314680F) 146G 407

114708-05 Seagate (ST373307F) 72G 407

Note - The PatchPro patch (113193-08) must be installed before the StorADE patch (114591-22).

procedure icon  To Install the Management Host Patches

1. Determine the required management software patches.

2. Go to

3. Click the Patchfinder link.

4. Download the required patches.

5. Use the patchadd(1M) command in a CLI session to install the management software patches.

Refer to the README files for more patch information.

Upgrading and Downgrading the Controller Firmware

If an OFFLINE firmware upgrade or downgrade is being performed, the following commands must be issued prior to starting the upgrade or downgrade:

Note - Make sure that the hardware in the system has no faults and is fully functional before upgrading or downgrading the software on the system.

1. Disable disk_scrubber using the following command:

:/:<1> sys disk_scrubber off

2. Disable ondg using the following command:

:/:<2> sys ondg off

3. Use the proc list command to verify that there are no background processes running on the array.

Note that all running background processes must be completed first, before the downgrade can be performed.

:/:<3> proc list

Known Issues and Bugs

The following sections provide information about known issues and bugs filed against this product release:

Known Issues

This section includes known issues and guidelines about this product that are not categorized by a Sun bug ID number. This section contains the following topics:

Changing the Segment Size of an Existing Pool That Is in Use Causes Loss of Data

Changing the segment size of an existing pool that is in use removes the existing pool from the volume, and the data is lost. Therefore, you should not change the segment size of a pool that is in use.

Managing Product Name Arrays

You can manage Product Name arrays through the management host that runs the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software. This facility, once installed and configured, enables you to administer arrays using either a browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) for Solaris or a native-host thin-scripting command-line interface (CLI) client for supported operating systems. Unlike the Sun StorEdge 6320 system management interface, this software must be loaded on a host that has an Ethernet connection to the arrays being managed.


caution icon

Caution - Because the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software retains the array state and configuration service, do not use the array Telnet interface while an array is being managed by the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software.

If you add an array under Sun StorEdge Configuration Service management that had been managed previously with the Telnet interface, you must record and delete all existing LUN access control settings, such as initiator groups and LUN masking settings. After you have done so, you can register the array in the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service tool, reconfigure the storage pools and initiator groups, and set permissions.

Wherever possible, use the sscs CLI or the GUI. However, some features may require that trained personnel access the array using the array command line available through a serial connection.

Netscape Version 4.79

If you double-click the top bar of the Netscapetrademark Version 4.79 window or resize the window, there can be a loss of context on the screen. If this happens, bring up the window menu and select Reload.

Older Browser Versions

If you try to create large configurations on Sun StorEdge 6120 arrays using an older generation (HTTP 1.0-based) Web browser such as Netscape 4.x or earlier, you could experience timeout conditions from the browser. In large configurations, older browsers need more time to calculate capacities and can time out before those calculations are complete. In this case, you might need to reload the browser page to continue working with the system.

If timeouts become an issue, update your browser to a version that supports HTTP 1.1 (Netscape 6 or higher).

Array Health Status

When you use the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software to change network settings, the window incorrectly displays the array health status as "Error." If you change array network configurations, you must coordinate the new array network settings with physical network connections. Update the array settings in the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software, apply the settings, and then change the physical network connection to the correct gateway subnet.

Updating FRU Versions

After adding a field-replaceable unit (FRU), you must verify that the FRU version is supported and matches other components. (In the array CLI, enter the ver command to display the current version of controller firmware on an array. Enter the lpc version command to display the firmware version of the interconnect card.) Update any FRUs you add with the latest patches. See Management Host Software Patches.


This section contains a list of bugs for this release:

General Bugs

BEFIT Task Failure

Bug 4902352 - When Loop 1 is in split mode, the controller must be able to access the disk drive that belongs to the other controller domain. If the mirrored path to that disk drive fails, the disk access will fail.

Workaround - Trained service personnel can use the sys loop1_split off diagnostic command to heal the loop. Refer to the Sun StorEdge 6020 and 6120 Arrays System Manual.

Loopcard Boot Message

Bug 4845755 - While booting the system in a master and alternate loopcard environment, you might see the following message:


Unable to obtain mid-plane serial number 

Workaround - Ignore this message. It has no bearing on the operation of your system.

LED Command

Bug 4801209 - The led diagnostics command, which issues commands to array controller LEDs, works only for the first array in an array high-availability (HA) configuration. For example, the following command correctly turns off the amber, blue, and green LEDs on the first array's controller:

led -e 1 -f controller -l busy

However, using the same command for the second array does not change the second array's controllers LEDs in an HA configuration:

 led -e 2 -f controller -l busy 

Adding a Volume Takes Too Long

Bug 4905278 - Adding a volume can take longer when volume initialization is taking place.

Enable Command

Bug 4845863 - If the enable array command fails to enable a drive in an array Telnet CLI session, an error message is not displayed on the console; however, an error message is recorded in the array syslog file.

Workaround - If you are using the enable command to enable a drive, check the syslog file to make sure the command executed correctly.

Localized Help Bugs

Localized Help PDF Unavailable

Bug 4863940 - In the localized versions of the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software, the link "Help in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format" to the file help.pdf is unavailable.

Localized Help Search Facility

Bug 4842713 - The localized online help search function does not work correctly. The search fails when a keyword is non-ASCII. If the keyword is in English, the search results are displayed in English, and the corresponding contents are localized.

Release Documentation

TABLE 2 lists the documentation for the Product Name array and related products. The suffix nn in a part number indicates that you should use the most current version. This documentation is available online at:

Sun StorEdge 6120 Array Terminology

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is developing a standard set of terminology. When it has been adopted by all storage manufacturers, this terminology standard will make it easier for customers to understand terms used by different vendors.

Sun Microsystems is adopting the SNIA terms now. The first storage product to use the new SNIA terminology is the Sun StorEdge 6000 family product line.

TABLE 3 shows array Telnet terms and the corresponding terms used in the Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software.

TABLE 3 Sun StorEdge 6120 Array Terminology

Sun StorEdge 6120 Array CLI Terminology

Sun StorEdge Configuration Service Terminology


Storage pool





Administrative domain

Storage array

Partner group

High-availability (HA) configuration





Expansion unit

Expansion unit

Service Contact Information

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