Solaris 8 problems

Have you heard about FC problems in Solaris 8 on SunBlade series? I tried to use both Qlogic amd Emulex FC cards...

with the latest drivers for Solaris 8, both with negative results. My setup is: SunBlade 100 with a clean installation of Solaris 8; Qla2200 card with rev.3.07 driver for Sun SPARC; P-2-P connection to a FC-DA disk. I panic during device configuration (first time during drvconfig and then upon restart). Thank you for any pointers.

I have not heard of any problems with the SunBlade itself. This is a question which most likely should be posed to the storage vendor you are using. I have many customers on Solaris 8 with zero problems and that goes for the Qlogic adapters as well.

Check the Qlogic Web site at: http://www.qlogic.com/bbs-html/csg_web/adapter_pages/sw_page.html to make sure you are using the correct driver for the storage vendor you are using. EMC, HP, IBM require specific driver versions for the HBA to operate correctly with their storage.

This was first published in May 2001

Dig Deeper on Storage vendors



Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.



Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:



  • Flash technologies remain hot in 2016, experts predict

    Experts predict solid-state technology will remain hot in 2016, leading to the demise of high-speed hard disk drives, as ...

  • Tintri VMstore T5000

    Like all of its VM-aware storage systems, Tintri’s first all-flash array -- the Tintri VMstore T5000 -- allows admins to bypass ...

  • SolidFire SF9605

    The high-capacity SolidFire SF9605 uses SolidFire’s Element OS 8 (Oxygen) to deliver new enterprise features such as synchronous ...