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Operating Systems Solaris Connecting to SAN
# 1  
Old 10-03-2006
Connecting to SAN

I am about to attempt to connect my sun 280R boxes to a EMC SAN.
I have Qlogic cards that came from Sun.

I am going to load traffic manager, navisphere client.
what else do i need, sun foundation suite ro somehting?

This is the first time ive ever connected to a SAN.

any help would be appreciated, i have no clue what im doing, LOL..

# 2  
Old 10-17-2006
1: You must download SAN foundation kit pkg from sun os EISCD and
SAN Patch from sun or EISCD too.
2 : you install all of pkg and patch
3 : config file sd.conf prepare for new device
4 : use cfgadm for config device and luxadm for check new device


Document Audience:

Document ID:

How to : Check the SAN Disk Connection Status

Copyright Notice:
Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Update Date:
Fri Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2005

Solaris, Enterprise Services Products

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Keyword(s):SAN, HBA, luxadm, cfgadm, status, port, online, probe, connected, configured


The objective of this document is providing a general guideline of using luxadm
and cfgadm to check the status of SAN device.

Document Body:

To simplify the sceniario, inter-connected devices (switch or director) will not
be considered in this topic. From the server side, the following items are being
checked :

1. HBA connection status
2. LUN connection status

HBA connection status
* Check /var/adm/message after system boot
Lun=0 for target=41500 disappeared or FCP: target=41500 reported NO Luns
path /pci@1f,4000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0 (fp6) to target address:
50020f2300002a7b,0 is offline

1. status should be "online"

* luxadm -e port
/devices/pci@1f,4000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0:devctl CONNECTED
/devices/pci@1f,4000/SUNW,qlc@4,1/fp@0,0:devctl CONNECTED

1. Dual port HBA should see 2 entries
2. Status should be "CONNECTED"

LUN connection status
* cfgadm -al
c5 fc-fabric connected unconfigured unknown
c5::50020f2300000cab disk connected configured unknown
c5::50020f2300002a7b disk connected configured unknown

1. Receptacle should be "connected"
2. Occupant should be "configured"

* luxadm probe
Node WWN:50020f2000000caa Device TypeSmilieisk device
Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c10t60020F2000000CAA3DABB7B10001D2D4d0s2

1. The Universial device name "c10t60020F2000000CAA3DABB7B10001D2D4d0s2"
is generated based on the WWN of the storage device

* luxadm disp <path>
luxadm disp /dev/rdsk/c10t60020F2000000CAA3DABB7B10001D2D4d0s2

Status(Port A): O.K.
Status(Port B): O.K.
Vendor: SUN
Product ID: SE6920
WWN(Node): 230000015d210900
WWN(Port A): 234100015d210900
WWN(Port B): 233100015d210900
Revision: 0201
Serial Num: 08349695
Unformatted capacity: 10240.000 MBytes
Read Cache: Enabled
Minimum prefetch: 0x0
Maximum prefetch: 0xffff
Device Type: Disk device
Controller /devices/pci@1f,0/pci@1/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0
Device Address 234100015d210900,0
Host controller port WWN 210000e08b0fb16b
Class primary
Controller /devices/pci@1f,0/pci@1/SUNW,qlc@2,1/fp@0,0
Device Address 233100015d210900,0
Host controller port WWN 210100e08b2fb16b
Class primary

1. <path> can be found by "luxadm probe"
2. If there are 2 "Controller" for this device, it is dual path
3. If MPxIO is enable, both class of Controller should be "primary",
and state should be "ONLINE"
# 3  
Old 10-17-2006
To be sure, you have all the necessary drivers and your HW config is suppoorted, check also on the ESM --> EMC Support Matrix.

The is also a utility called emc_grab_[OS-Version].tar, run it on the host, and it validates your config.

# 4  
Old 10-17-2006
you can get the SAN Foundation Software base packages from

btw goasutlor, nice tip with the EIS-CD, but that's a sun internal CD, only for employees and partners.....

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