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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Oracle Solaris Boot Pool and IPoIB Documentation

Oracle Solaris boot process enhancements enable the booting and configuring of iSCSI devices using IPoIB. Refer to the following Oracle Solaris documentation links for additional information about booting and configuring iSCSI targets using IPoIB.

Describes how to manage boot pools.
The SPARC M7 series servers uses boot pools to boot firmware-inaccessible storage devices like iSCSI targets using IPoIB.
Describes the changes to Oracle Solaris boot process, including how the server can boot a fallback miniroot image located on the Active SP if a boot pool is not available.

Note -  You must update the fallback miniroot image that is on the Active SP when you update the Oracle Solaris OS SRU levels. For instructions on updating the miniroot image, refer to the Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance in the Oracle ILOM documentation. If you replace an SP, the Active SP automatically updates the miniroot image on the replacement SP.

Documents how to configure iSCSI devices using IPoIB when installing the Oracle Solaris OS.
An example AI manifest that specifies both a root pool and a boot pool.
System configuration profile example that specifies an InfiniBand link.

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