[rescue] V880 Question

Jonathan Katz jon at jonworld.com
Mon Feb 25 13:02:34 CST 2008

The other idea would be to add the SAN foundation kit to the miniroot/ 
netboot setup...


On Feb 25, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Ahmed Ewing wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Mark Brown  
> <sunrescue at marknmel.com> wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone can spare a clue for me here? :-)
>>  I have a V880 here on loan belonging to another department at  
>> $WORK.  I
>>  wish to preserve all data on this system, as this is just a  
>> temporary loan.
>>  On this host there are 6 internal FC disks, and an A1000 on top  
>> of the
>>  host. Of course, the A1000 is differential SCSI.
>>  So, I unplugged all the internal FC disks, and left the A1000  
>> turned off.
>>  I added a pci dual channel SUN LVD/SE board, and plugged a sun  
>> multipack
>>  in containing 10 x 36GB disks.
>>  At the prom - I can do a: probe-scsi-all successfully. All good  
>> right?
>>  When I "boot net -s", and type "format" I get - "No Disks Found".  I
>>  expect to see the 10 disks from the Multi-pack. (My mini root is  
>> Solaris
>>  9 - 0905 release)
>> [snip]
> IIRC, the Dual LVD SCSI cards are not supported out of the box by
> Solaris 9 because their driver isn't bundled and available to be
> installed by default, even with the Entire distro plus OEM cluster.
> Solaris 10, on the other hand, does feature support for these with no
> other hoop-jumping necessary; booting your V880 from a Sol10 CD/DVD or
> netboot image should work ok.
> Try installing the driver packages to your netboot image using "pkgadd
> -R <relative root path>" then attempt the boot net -s again. Assuming
> we are in fact talking about the same piece of hardware (375-3057?)
> then it should be the following:
> SUNWqus
> SUNWqusx
> SUNWqusu
> SUNWqusux
> The latest Sol9 driver patch (112706) is also recommended.
> Hope that helps,
> -A
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