SUMMARY: Sun-servers not seeing SAN-connected disks

From: NKS <>
Date: Thu Jun 29 2006 - 08:20:06 EDT

1) Download and install SAN Foundation Suite from
   I used the install_it script that came with this package; very easy.
2) Set topology in HBA driver & disks to 'point to point'. Switch does NOT support loop.

Thanks to Andrey Borzenkov and Dave Markham!

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
Subject: Sun-servers not seeing SAN-connected disks

Fellow Managers, 

I am a bit of a newbie to Solaris and SANs so I need some help here...

I have a Nexsan Ataboy2 fibre connected to a Sun 280R with Solaris 9, latest 
rec. & sec. patches. Emulex LP9002 single port fibre HBA. Latest Emulex lpfc 
driver  and utility kit installed. topology=0 in /kernel/drv/lpfc.conf (loop).
Sun SAN Foundation Suite NOT installed. /kernel/drv/sd.conf updated:

name="sd" parent="lpfc" target=0 lun=0;
name="sd" parent="lpfc" target=0 lun=1;
name="sd" parent="lpfc" target=0 lun=2;
name="sd" parent="lpfc" target=0 lun=3;
name="sd" parent="lpfc" target=0 lun=4;
name="sd" parent="lpfc" target=0 lun=5;

Booted boot -r.

I want to connect an extra fiber disk to the server and I have created a simple
three port zone on my Brokade 200E SAN-switch. When connecting the server and the 
two fibre disk arrays to the switch, the switch sees all WWNs and report valid 
info for all these. However, the 280R does not see any disks. boot -r done. The 
zone is a private zone and I'm almost certain that this is set up correctly (it
works fine if I connect two Win2003 servers and an other Ataboy2x to an identically
configured zone).

The output below is generaten on the 280R with the Ataboy2x disk array directly

ymer# luxadm probe
No Network Array enclosures found in /dev/es

Found Fibre Channel device(s):
  Node WWN:20000004cfa3bd79  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
  Node WWN:20000004cfa38af6  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2

ymer# modinfo | grep -i emulex
  39  12ba911  512d2 273   1  lpfc (Emulex LightPulse FC SCSI/IP)

ymer# cfgadm -al
Ap_Id                          Type         Receptacle   Occupant     Condition
c0                             scsi-bus     connected    configured   unknown
c0::dsk/c0t6d0                 CD-ROM       connected    configured   unknown
c2                             scsi-bus     connected    unconfigured unknown
c4                             scsi-bus     connected    configured   unknown
c4::rmt/0                      tape         connected    configured   unknown
c5                             scsi-bus     connected    unconfigured unknown
usb0/1                         unknown      empty        unconfigured ok
usb0/2                         unknown      empty        unconfigured ok
usb0/3                         unknown      empty        unconfigured ok
usb0/4                         unknown      empty        unconfigured ok

ymer# prtdiag
System Configuration:  Sun Microsystems  sun4u Sun Fire 280R (2 X UltraSPARC-III+)
System clock frequency: 150 MHz
Memory size: 4096 Megabytes
                         Bus  Max
     IO   Port Bus       Freq Bus  Dev,
Brd  Type  ID  Side Slot MHz  Freq Func State Name                              Model
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- --------------------------------  ----------------------
I/O   PCI   8    B    4    33   33  1,0  ok    pci-pci8086,b154.0/network (netw+ PCI-BRIDGE           
I/O   PCI   8    B    4    33   33  0,0  ok    network-pci108e,abba.11           SUNW,pci-ce/pci-bridge
I/O   PCI   8    B    3    33   33  2,0  ok    fibre-channel-pci10df,f900.10df.+                      
I/O   PCI   8    B    2    33   33  3,0  ok    pci-pci8086,b154.0/scsi (scsi)    PCI-BRIDGE           
I/O   PCI   8    B    2    33   33  4,0  ok    scsi-pci1077,1016/sd (block)      QLGC,ISP10160/pci-brid+

I have another Sun-server (SunFire V240) with a QLogic fibre HBA. Solaris 9 with 
latest patches. If I try to connect the disk to the server using the SAN-switch,
the same thing happens.

Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

I will summarize.


Best regards,

sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Thu Jun 29 08:20:39 2006

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