Getting Solaris 8 to light up a Qlogic QLA2310 Fibre Channel card using the SUNWqlc and SUNWqlcx drivers can be frustrating enough, but the headaches are only beginning if you want to connect it to a SAN and you don’t have all the right packages installed.
Last week, I installed the QLA2310 in a Sun Fire V210 running Solaris 8. I installed the latest versions of SUNWqlc, SUNWqlcx and SUNWsan. After doing a
reboot -- -r, the system came up and attached the driver to the card. I zoned it in the fabric and logged into Navisphere, where the WWN showed up, but neither Power Path or the Navisphere host agent could communicate with the CLARiiON. I also could not see any of the LUNS I had presented.
I thought it was strange that the CLARiiON could see the host, but the host could not see the CLARiiON.
luxadm -e port
Found path to 1 HBA ports
Clearly, it could see the HBA.
ls -l /dev/cfg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 38 Nov 30 14:31 c0 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 Nov 30 14:31 c1 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 Nov 30 14:31 c2 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 48 Dec 4 13:49 c3 ->
The card was C3… This becomes useful later when we have to config it.
cfgadm -al -o show_FCP_dev
cfgadm: Configuration administration not supported
There it was… I didn’t have the complete SAN package installed. I hadn’t done this in a few years, so I had forgotten all the packages I had to add to get the Sun SAN package working correctly… There are many.
Happily, Sun has now packaged them in a nice “SAN_4.4.12_install_it.tar.Z”, which you can get from their website if you have a username. It installs everything for you in the right order.
The only thing left to do was another
reboot -- -r and run
cfgadm -c configure c3 to config the device. After this everything started working nicely.
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