[rescue] eSATA on SPARC - or SCSI->eSATA converters

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Wed Feb 14 06:44:35 CST 2018

Please see inline comments.

On 14/02/18 03:53, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 05:01:39PM +0000, Jerry Kemp wrote:

> What type of external storage? If you don't have something in place already, a SAS enclosure may give you the most bang-for-buck. 
> Something like a Lenovo SA120, Dell MD1000 or HP MSA60. Looking at the Oracle 11 HCL, LSI SAS2008 HBAs (eg, the LSI 9207-8e) are 
> supported so you could use one of those to hook it up to the T1000.

Thanks for the reply.  Yes, spot on, just enough for a couple of mirrored 3.5" drives.

> Alternatively, use one of those supported SAS HBAs with the right cabling to hook up your SATA drives in whatever enclosure they're 
> currently in. IMHO, going native SAS (which works fine with SATA) is better than a SCSI->SATA bridge.
> [1] http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/data/s11ga/components/views/disk_controller_all_results.page1.html

Not sure if you've seen what Oracle has dropped support for/added to the obsolete list for Solaris 11.4.  If you haven't review the 
list, Sparc wise, T4 and newer supported.  T3 systems and older obsoleted.


> Cheers, MJ

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