Go to main content

SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

Exit Print View

Updated: September 2017

Planning Storage Devices

The server does not include integrated storage devices like drives or disk arrays. Each server PDomain must have access to a bootable storage device so that it can run the Oracle Solaris OS, run applications, and store data.

Each bootable storage option requires you to install a PCIe card in the PDomain to access the storage device. Refer to the following site for a list of supported PCIe cards:


Use an Oracle Flash Accelerator PCIe Card as a local storage device.
Use an FC adapter to boot an external storage device over a FC SAN.
Use a SAS HBA to boot an external SAS storage device cabled to the HBA.
Use a network interface card to boot an external storage device over an Ethernet network.
Use an InfiniBand adapter to boot off an external storage device in an InfiniBand environment.

Related Information