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Currently your Netapp seviced via sd drivers , not ssd.
MPXIO work only with ssd.
1. Remove qla2300.v5.sparc_pkg
2. Install SAN Foundation kit for Solaris9 ( in case already not installed).
3. Install Patches for SFK. List of patches, can be found on support.oracle.com.
Or see thread: multipathing enable: migrate from netapp to hds
4. Possible need make recomendation that posted at scsi_vhci.conf:
# For enabling MPxIO support for 3rd party symmetric device need an # entry similar to following in this file. Just replace the "SUN SENA" # part with the Vendor ID/Product ID for the device, exactly as reported by # Inquiry cmd. # # This functionality requires patch 113039-02 (or higher). # # device-type-scsi-options-list = # "SUN SENA", "symmetric-option"; # # symmetric-option = 0x1000000; #
Thanks Nik for the reply.
I never know mpxio ONLY work with ssd drivers
Remove qla2300.v5.sparc_pkgBut the reason why I download this driver
was that without it, my solaris 9 could not
even recognise the HBA card.
Now do you mean the Solaris SAN package
(which I had installed and applied patches)
could drive this old qa23000 HBA card without
using that qla2300 driver ?
But how ?
Could you detail the steps to do so.
SFK ( SAN Foundation kit) + Patches content drivers for qla2300.
Just read MAN:
The scsi_vhci driver is a SCSA compliant pseudo nexus driver
that supports multipath services for fibre channel attached
sd - SCSI disk
ssd - driver for FC disk.
To make it even simpler (unless things have changed recently):
- qlc driver from Oracle/Sun: works with all QLogic HBAs and supports Solaris-native multipathing
- qla driver from QLogic: works with all QLogic HBAs but DOES NOT support Solaris-native multipathing
You do NOT want to try doing multipathing with QLogic's qla driver unless you really know what you're doing.
Bravo. Yes, that's the qla problem.
I've uninstalled the qla2300 and then installed
the SUN SAN Foundation 4.4 package
(which has the qlc drivers) and could then
see the Qlogic card and Netapp disk (by issuing the cfgadm -c configure commands)
Then did the mpxio enabling tasks and that's it.
By the way, we have a production Solaris 9 server
with an Emulex LP10000 card, and soon it will have to
do multipathing to the Netapp SAN.
When it was installed long time ago, the driver
used was lpfc and not emlxs.
I think this case is similar to the case above
(like qla2300 driver, the lpfc cannot do multi-path )
So I will have to uninstall the lpfc driver and
install the SUN SAN Foundation 4.4 (which has the
emlxs) and then perform the mpxio enabling tasks.
Is this procedure correct ? (I must make sure of this as it is a production server) Any other things to watchout ?
Edited by: webbburt777 on 2011/11/3 下午 7:47