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Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Release Notes

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Updated: March 2018

Fibre Channel Storage Issue

This section describes the fibre channel storage issue in this release.

SPARC: MPxIO for an FC Driver Is Not Enabled by Default Upon Installation (18765757)

MPxIO for a fibre channel (FC) driver is not enabled by default when you install Oracle Solaris. You have to manually enable MPxIO or use a special AI manifest to add a custom package that overwrites the administrator configuration file /etc/driver/drv/fp.conf. This problem is partially fixed in Oracle Solaris 11 update releases by allowing other package to overlay on the FC driver configuration file.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds:

  • Enable MPxIO on a particular system and manually change or overwrite the /etc/driver/drv/fp.conf file with mpxio-disable="no". Reboot the system for the change to take effect. This workaround can be used for a system that is freshly installed.

  • Enable or disable MPxIO for FC by using the stmsboot command. This command helps to preserve and translate certain device paths between MPxIO enabled and MPxIO disabled configurations.

  • Enable MPxIO for bulk installations on multiple systems. Perform the following steps:

    1. Allow other package to overlay on the FC driver administrator configuration file, if necessary.

    2. Copy the custom package to an install server and modify the AI manifest to add this package at the end of installation before reboot.