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Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System San/SAS/MPXIO/STMS config files [ID 1006596.

1] Modified 31-MAY-2011 Type HOWTO Migrated ID 209204 Status PUBLISHED

Applies to:
Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 8.0 and later [Release: 8.0 and later] Sun Storage Traffic Manager Software - Version: 3.0 and later ] All Platforms

With the release of Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System (OS), the configuration of Storage Area Network (SAN), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) attached devices, and turning on STMS/MPXIO has changed. This document details the new ways devices are brought into the operating system, and their configuration files. REFERENCE Solaris Fibre Channel and Storage Multipathing Administration Guide (819-0139xx) To discuss this information further with Oracle experts and industry peers, we encourage you to review, join or start a discussion in the My Oracle Support Community - Oracle Storage Area Networks (SAN)

The default way Solaris[TM] 10 handles SAN/SAS attached devices is to auto-configure them. All devices seen on a Host Bus Adapter(HBA)/Attachment point in the SAN/SAS are automatically configured. Use of the command: cfgadm -c configure is no longer needed. If the old behavior is required, it can be turned on in the file: /kernel/drv/fp.conf (only for SAN) Uncomment the line below from the fp.conf file and reboot:
# manual_configuration_only=1;

NOTE: Use of this property is not recommended. If used, the fabric devices accessed at boot time, need to be manually configured before the next reboot.

Otherwise, fabric devices needed at boot-time may not get configured, and may cause boot problems. After manual_configuration_only is turned on, each device must be manually configured, as in past Solaris OS releases, using cfgadm -c configure The old repository, the /etc/cfg/fp/fabric_WWN_map file, is not used by default, on Solaris 10 OS. This file will not exist until the manual_configuration_only option has been turned on, and a device has been manually configured. MPXIO/STMS: The new location to turn mpxio/stms off/on has moved from the file: /kernel/drv/scsi_vhci.conf to the bottom of: the /kernel/drv/fp.conf and /kernel/drv/mpt.conf file. NOTE: patch 125081-10 or greater is required to enable mpxio on SAS devices The option is the same.
mpxio-disable="yes" mpxio-disable="no" Disables mpxio for all FC/SAS devices. Enables mpxio for all FC/SAS devices.

The /kernel/drv/scsi_vhci.conf file still exists, which can be used for the following purpose. If mpxio disable="yes" is specified it will disable the mpxio/stms globally, if you want to disable or enable mpxio/stms for the third-party storage arrays (for example: EMC), if you want to configure load-balancing and auto-failback behavior. To disable STMS on a Per-FC-Port Basis in /kernel/drv/qlc.conf is not used now. Solaris 10 OS uses the /kernel/drv/fp.conf file, with the following syntax:
name="fp" parent="parent name" port=port-number mpxio-disable="yes"

To disable STMS on a Per-SAS-Port Basis, Solaris 10 OS uses the /kernel/drv/mpt.conf file, with the following
name="mpt" parent="parent name" unit-address="unit-number" mpxiodisable="yes";

The stmsboot command has new arguments to manage STMS in Solaris 10 OS:
stmsboot [-D fp|mpt] [-d | -e | -u | -L | -l controller_number]

where: -D fp|mpt -> to select the protocol where you want to enable/disable mpxio -e -> to enable STMS on all HBA -d -> to disable STMS on all HBA

-u -> to update vfstable and dump config after manual file configuration -l or -L unchanged - see the manpage of stms for a full description. Example:
stmsboot -D mpt -d -> disable mpxio only on mpt devices.

Note: It is recommended to use the stmsboot -e command, to enable mpxio globally, and the stms -u command after a manual file configuration. For more information on how to configure STMS on Solaris 10 OS, see the Solaris Fibre Channel and Storage Multipathing Administration Guide The deprecated option - show_FCP_dev has been replaced by the new show_SCSI_LUN option, and the deprecated unusable_FCP_dev option has been replaced by the new unusable_SCSI_LUN option. Example:
# cfgadm -o show_SCSI_LUN -al Ap_Id Type c1 fc-private c1::50020f23000004aa,0 disk c1::50020f23000004aa,1 disk c2 fc-private c3 fc c4 fc Receptacle connected connected connected connected connected connected Occupant configured configured configured unconfigured unconfigured unconfigured Condition unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown



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