SUMMARY: Enterprise Server Paths interpretation

From: Jim Southerd <>
Date: Wed Dec 04 2002 - 11:42:54 EST
That was FAST!!!!

Thank you all who replied. Here are some replies.

Sun has this doc at

Below is some explanation.

Hi Jim
Count 2 numbers for each cpu board then io board in turn

		cpu board			io board
Board 0	0 1		Board 1	2 3
Board 2	4 5		Board 3	6 7
Board 3	8 9		Board 5	a b	(goes to hexadecimal after 9)
Board 4	c d		Board 7 	e f

This is where the sbus@ number comes from
/sbus@2,0/SUNW,socal@d,10000/sf@0,0 (sf0) is off IO board 1
/sbus@a,0/SUNW,socal@d,10000/sf@0,0 (sf2) is off IO board 5

The next part is socal@d

Socal@d is the onboard GBIC so look for a connection at board level.
Any more info needed I am your Girl!!!

Here's my original request:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Southerd []
Sent: 04 December 2002 16:21
To: Sunmanagers (E-mail)
Subject: Enterprise Server Paths interpretation

Can some one direct me to a site/document, etc... on how to interpret those
funky Sun loooong ids to a real hardware?

I'm currently experiencing Fibre Channel challenges and I did see a couple
messages regarding some device, but have no clue.

Here are two samples

/sbus@2,0/SUNW,socal@d,10000/sf@0,0 (sf0)

/sbus@a,0/SUNW,socal@d,10000/sf@0,0 (sf2)

And of course couple days ago I had a panic reboot.

E4500   Solaris 7

Thank you in advance for your help.

PS: I did find an interesting site with a tech note on how to read, but it's
not entirely helpful since it's not the E4500.

Jim Southerd
Progress / Solaris Administrator
Information Services Sr. Systems Analyst
The Bakersfield Californian
661.395.7429 / Fax: 661.395.7696
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Received on Wed Dec 4 11:44:44 2002

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