Anyway, I know I'm running an older firmware (184.108.40.206) but since the units don't have a service contract apparently I'm stuck with that version. I was wondering if it's a firmware version or just a general drive compatability issue? The drives in particular are Seagate ST3450856SS, Cheetah 15K.6.I was looking into one of the older release notes from 2009 ish and it shows that these exact drives are on their list of tested drives. I'm kind of stumped. Just to make sure that it wasn't an issue with the SATA drives, I removed them. With just the 450's in place, the unit never seems to finish boot up sequence as I cannot connect with CAM after 10 minutes. When I put 4 of the 300GB SAS drives in, as well as 8 of the 450GB SAS, the unit starts just fine and I'm able to connect to CAM pretty quickly (4 minutes or so) and but I still only see the 4 300GB drives. I've also tried moving the drives into different slots.
Can any of the Oracle moderators ...Gary,
rukbat wrote:I understnad your point, and I'm not try to offend or impose. I just wanted to ask the question in a way not to sound like I'm asking people to give me free software, which I know is against the guidelines.Can any of the Oracle moderators ...Gary,
Just to nitpick a bit.
There are no Oracle moderators. OTN forum moderators are end-users, same as you, except that somehow they were convinced at some time in the past to volunteer their time and efforts to moderate in the forums. (What on God's Good Earth was I thinking when I said "OKAY" to that, I'll never know !!)
Yes, there are the occasional forum contributions by Oracle employees but they do so at their own choice as individuals and not by any company mandate. You can hope that one of them chooses to respond to you with usable information.;) I feel your pain there. Been there done that myself.
I'm just attempting to give you some perspective on what you are participating in. The forums are hosted by Oracle but are not an avenue to get to Oracle for help. Go back and review the first two paragraphs of the forum FAQ that you read when you first joinedThe follow isn't directed at you, but rather my adventures today...
We have two documents (accessible through support.oracle.com if you have a valid account) which provide more details:I've seen the documents for the proceedure.
Procedure to Upgrade the Sun StorageTek[TM] 2500 Series Array Controller Firmware from 06.xx to 07.xx. [ID 1319254.1]
Procedure to Upgrade the Sun StorageTek[TM] 6540 Array, 6140 Array or FLX380 Storage Array from Firmware 06.xx to 07.xx. [ID 1131593.1]
These upgrade utilities are available only under warranty or support contract levels. Therefore, you need to log to https://support.oracle.com to download these utilities.