2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2012 12:17 PM by Jaroslav Karoli

    liveupgrade via hw raid T5240

    Jaroslav Karoli
      Hello guys

      I get to new work and we have here very bad configured environmend.

      Primarly we use T5240 with ldom configuration
      SunOS XYZ 5.10 Generic_144488-08 sun4v sparc SUNW,T5240

      Problem is we using hw raid via internal hw raid controler (some LSI).

      Is there possible somehow split this mirror and after than liveupgrade?

      My plan is to migrate whole mess to ZFS (now using UFS), after that also migrate whole LDOM structure to ZFS (now installed via FILE hdd)

      thanks a lot for all remarks.
        • 1. Re: liveupgrade via hw raid T5240
          Hi there,

          From my experience HW and breaking the mirror you loose all data.
          Is there is slice big enogh you can use on the same disk?
          or on an other disk that is outside this HW volume.

          The last time i did it was upgrading the server vial live upgrade to an other slice on a different volume.
          Then boot from that slice .
          destroy the hw volume where the system was running. Then create a 3 way mirror to the 2 boot disks after the sync detach the current boot disk and reboot
          Then reboot the server to make sure it boots from those disks.

          Hope this helps
          • 2. Re: liveupgrade via hw raid T5240
            Jaroslav Karoli
            As I sad, there is very bad configuration, from jumpstart configuration which I saw, there was small volume /var, swap and rest was dedicated to /. If there is way to shrink this slice (I know there is no way in UFS), it will be possible. Also we have only 2 disk configuration, so it means I see only one volume c1t0d0.

            I'm just asking if there is some, non documented method to split this mirror because I also see this recommendetation.

            Maybe there is possibility to personaly meet this server, detach for 2nd disk and connect it to 3.rd slot, we will became one way mirror and also, we will be able to see new disk (I hope), and this new disk we can use for live upgrade, after liveupgrade and everything working, destroy hw mirroring and create zfs mirror.

            Another possiblity is use of SAN, but I'm not sure if we have FC card on all server in environment.

            it looks this will be hard solution :(.