calling trouphaz; v.sol10, mpxio, unsupported jni cards

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  1. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    Trying to setup a sol10 box with jni cards which isn't supported under sol10 anymore. I can use the cards, use the beta drivers, it sees the LDEV's from the USP, but luxadm, cfgadm, stmsboot doesn't see the HBA's.

    format, iostat -En see the devices in cNtNdN format, but not the long wwid cNtNdWWID format.

    Trying to specify explicit device type in the
    /kernel/drv/scsi_vhci.conf, but am having no success.

    Have you ever done anything like this before?

     
  2. trouphaz

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    i haven't. are these sun's beta drivers or are they from the vendor? i thought the sun drivers always displayed in that horrible convention with the WWN in it.

    what does format show?

    actually, before i started this job i was always using the vendor drivers along with VxVM DMP and here i've been lucky here to be working with new hardware.
     
  3. crontab

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    jni drivers.

    the standard convention without the wwn.

    vxvm dmp works fine, but i need this to work in a rac, so i has to be cluster aware. i don't have veritas cluster so i don't think that will work. when it's under veritas control only one host can use the luns without cluster HA right?

    anyway, i'm just trying to setup a test rac environment with old hardware...
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    my brain just exploded
     
  5. trouphaz

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    hmm... yeah, with VCS i've always worked with storage dedicated to a particular host. i know there is VCS clustered filesystems, but i don't know how it works with raw devices.

    do you need to have alternate pathing for a test environment?

    but, yeah. the sun tools only work with sun drivers. that's one annoying thing about mpxio is that you need a card that works with sun's drivers.
     
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    hmm, it was on our list of things to test, but we have a slew of standalone servers with mpxio and vxdmp and we know that works.

    But we've never tested it under RAC with ASM.

    Oh well, I try to figure something out...
     
  7. crontab

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    nuttin', even tried installing san foundation for the hell of it even though 10 doesn't need it.

    so i managed to talk my way into pulling some QLA2342's out of systems that were going to be re-deployed in an unknown time frame, rezoned, re-presented, and it's working now.
     
  8. trouphaz

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    yeah, it sucks messing with old hbas. I don't mind old servers.
     
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    Ugh JNI's, we used to use them a lot years back. Got the hell off of them when they went under. Emulex cards now, can't say much for getting JNI working in Solaris 10 mpxio only setups I have using mpxio are Emulex or SUN branded Emulex.

    Sounds like you got it taken care of though, Q Logic are nice cards too :o
     

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