Managing SAN Devices and Multipathing in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

IPFC Considerations

The following table shows the supported features available for IPFC.

Table 8-1  IPFC (NFS/NAS and SNDR)
Yes, with fabric zones only
Zone type
Fabric zone with the HBA configured as an F-port point-to-point connection
Maximum number of device ports per zone

The following restrictions apply:

  • IPFC is not supported on Oracle 1 Gbit switches.

  • Promiscuous mode is not supported. The snoop utility cannot be used.

  • Multicasting is supported through broadcasting only.

  • Network cards using IPFC cannot be used as routers. In the Oracle Solaris OS, IP forwarding is disabled by default.

  • Any standard network commands can be used after IPFC is attached. These commands (telnet, ping, or ftp) are used in this environment in the same way as in an Ethernet setup.