SUMMARY: SUNWvxvm 2.5 on Solaris 2.6

From: Marco Greene \(ML\) <>
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 14:58:00 EST
Thanks, Darren.


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From: Darren Dunham [] 
Sent: March 23, 2006 2:50 PM
To: "Marco Greene (ML)"
Subject: Re: SUNWvxvm 2.5 on Solaris 2.6

> Hi all,
> A quick question, I currently have an E3000 running Solaris 2.6.  I am 
> going to move it to a E4500 but something just occurred to me.  
> Currently vxvm is licensed because of the SPARC Storage Array 
> connected to the E3000...but my E4500 has an A5000.  Does having an 
> A5000 automatically license vxvm or did I overlook something.

Yes.  The A5000 series (PHOTON) also does auto licensing.

> If so, I guess I could go with SDS, but I would have to figure out a 
> way to obtain a copy that will work with Solaris 2.6.  Does SDS handle 
> the multiple paths to the A5000?

No.  SDS doesn't do that itself.  Multipathing is handled by the sun fiber
card drivers itself and MPxIO at a layer under SDS.  

If needed, SDS was present only on the "server media kit" which came with a
server license of 2.6.  The "desktop" or "workstation" kit which came with
the desktop license does not have SDS.

Darren Dunham                                 
Senior Technical Consultant         TAOS  
Got some Dr Pepper?                           San Francisco, CA bay area
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