Configuring the JNI or AMCC HBA (SPARC only)

After you install the JNI or AMCC host bus adapter (HBA) and the driver, you must configure the HBA.

Note: JNI and AMCC adapters are supported only on Oracle Solaris 8 and 9.

To configure an HBA for the Solaris operating system, use the following steps.

  1. Edit the jnic146x.conf file to set up the HBA connection to the switch fabric so that the file contains the following settings:
    automap=1; (dynamic binding)
    LunDiscoveryMethod=1;  (this is typically the default)
    Note: If you are using the Subsystem Device Driver (SDD) or are booting from the SAN, you must use static port binding. Otherwise, use dynamic binding.
  2. Modify the sd.config file (in the /kernel/drv/directory) to inform the Solaris operating system about the new SCSI target device and LUNs.
    For example, if you had four LUNs, you would add lines similar to the following example lines:
    name="sd" class="scsi" target=0 lun=0;
    name="sd" class="scsi" target=0 lun=1;
    name="sd" class="scsi" target=0 lun=2;
    name="sd" class="scsi" target=0 lun=3;
  3. Register the HBA ports and map volumes to the host by completing the following steps.
    Note: If a monitor is attached to the host, you can see the user interface. If no monitor is attached, you must use an xhost capable client with an attached monitor.
    1. Log on to the attached console of Oracle or the remote host with xhost capability.
    2. Start the EZ Fibre configuration utility by entering the following command:

      The user interface shows a list with both adapters listed, and all of the connected remote ports listed as targets.

    3. Use the system command-line interface or the management GUI to register the HBA ports with the system.
    4. Create the necessary volumes and map them to the host.
      Note: You can obtain the HBA worldwide port name (WWPN) from the /var/adm/messages file, the EZ Fibre utility, the system candidate HBA port list, or by using the Solaris prtconf tool.
    5. When the volumes are created and mapped, restart the host by entering the following command: reboot -- -r.
  4. After the host is restarted, restart the EZ Fibre configuration utility.
    All available volumes are listed under their corresponding HBA targets.
  5. Decide whether you want to use dynamic port binding or static (persistent) port binding. If you are using the Subsystem Device Driver (SDD) or are booting from the SAN, you must use static port binding. Otherwise, use dynamic binding.
  6. If you decide to use static binding, complete the following steps to map the system-controlled volumes to the host with persistent bindings:
    1. Using the EZ Fibre utility, select an HBA.
    2. Select the third tab on the HBA panel.
    3. Click Select All.
    4. Click Commit.
    5. Click Activate Changes.
    6. Select the same HBA.
    7. On the first panel, change the Dynamic Binding tab to Disabled.
    8. Click Commit.
    9. Click Activate Changes.
    10. Repeat steps 6.a through 6.i until you complete the steps on all of the HBAs.
      Attention: The EZ Fibre configuration utility appends any changes to the end of the /kernel/drv/jnic146x.conf file. After multiple reconfigurations, this file can become large. Make a copy of the jnic146x.conf file after you install the driver and restore it before you make any configuration changes.
  7. Restart the host and examine the /var/adm/messages file to ensure that the HBA is set up as a switch-fabric connection.