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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Administration: SAN Configuration and Multipathing     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Solaris I/0 Multipathing Overview

2.  Fibre Channel Multipathing Configuration Overview

3.  Configuring Solaris I/O Multipathing Features

4.  Administering Multipathing Devices

5.  Configuring Fabric-Connected Devices

6.  Configuring Solaris iSCSI Initiators

7.  Configuring Virtual Fibre Channel Ports

8.  Configuring FCoE Ports

9.  Configuring SAS Domains

10.  Configuring IPFC SAN Devices

11.  Booting the Oracle Solaris OS From Fibre Channel Devices on x86 Based Systems

Oracle Solaris OS Setup Requirements

Oracle Solaris OS Installation Overview

Oracle Solaris OS Installation Procedure

How to Install the Oracle Solaris OS

How to Perform a DVD or Network-Based OS Installation

12.  Persistent Binding for Tape Devices

A.  Manual Configuration for Fabric-Connected Devices

B.  Supported FC-HBA API

C.  Troubleshooting Multipathed Device Problems


Oracle Solaris OS Installation Overview

In order to successfully complete the installation, use an FC-based device during the disk selection portion of the installation. At the end of the interactive installation, you must change the x86 BIOS and FC HBA BIOS to identify the FC initiator that will be used to boot Oracle Solaris from a remote multipathed disk.

After OS installation and before rebooting, gather the configuration information by issuing the luxadm command on the newly installed logical unit number (LUN). The luxadm command output provides a map from c#t#d# to the array WWN and LUN. Record the HBA World Wide Name (WWN) and array WWN port information.

During rebooting, use the WWN and LUN to set the HBA BIOS for each HBA to be used to boot from each LUN on the same array. Change the system BIOS to perform booting from CD-ROM or Network to disk.

Note - Console access is required for HBA and system BIOS changes.

In addition, note the following during an Oracle Solaris OS installation.