Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Release Notes

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Updated: May 2015

SPARC: System Fails to Boot an iSCSI LUN on an iSCSI Storage Array (15775115)

Oracle Solaris fails to boot an iSCSI LUN on an iSCSI storage array. The following error message is displayed:

OpenBoot 4.33.5.a, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #10027306.
Ethernet address 0:b:5d:e2:1:2a, Host ID: 8099012a.

Rebooting with command: boot
100 Mbps full duplex  Link up
Boot device: net:host-ip=,
File and args: kmdb
100 Mbps full duplex  Link up
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package
ERROR: /packages/obp-tftp: Could not open /iscsi-hba/disk


Boot load failed

{0} ok

Workaround: If the iSCSI boot parameters are too long, modify them as network boot parameters.

For example, the command to perform an iSCSI boot in Open Boot PROM (OBP) mode is:

{0} ok boot net:'iSCSI boot parameters'

where net is a device alias for a value similar to /pci@780/pci@0/pci@1/network@0.

The iSCSI boot string is therefore very long and the string can easily reach the 255–byte limitation.


To boot your system on an iSCSI LUN, modify the iSCSI boot parameters as network boot parameters.

{0} ok setenv network-boot-arguments host-ip=client-IP,