Solaris HBA Configuration Procedure for CX-Series

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 3:40 AM

Upload the following packages to the Solaris host which is going to get connected to the CLARiiON storage.

    • Qlogic Package
    • Fcode for the Qlogic HBA’s.
    • Navisphere AGENT.
    • Navisphere CLI.
    • Powerpath Package
    • Powerpath Patch if any

These software’s are already copied on to /EMC/EMC folder

Use the uncompress utility of solaris to uncompress the .Z extension files. UN tar the files using the command tar –xvf

Step 1:

Install the Qlogic HBA driver by using the command

Pkgadd –d

Once the package has been installed host needs to be rebooted with the command

Reboot -- -r

Step 2:

Identify the host HBA that are connected to the host by using the following command

grep –i QLGC /etc/path_to_instant

It will give the list of the HBA’s connected to the host.

Upgrade the Fcode on the HBA cards connected to the hosts using the following

Eg: qla2x00flash -l /devices/pci@1f,0/pci@1/QLGC,qla@4:devctl ifp2312.prom

Repeat the above steps for each and every HBA card present in the system.

Note: - The instant number of the HBA changes on the upgrading the FCODE i.e it starts from the next instant available in the system. Reboot the host once above steps are successfully completed by using the command

reboot -- -r

Step 3:

One the host is up go to the directory

o /kernel/drv/qla2300.conf

Need to do the following entries at the start line of the file





These steps need to be repeated for every HBA with every SPA to which it is going to get mapped.

Step 4:

Need to create the following entries in the /kernel/drv/sd.conf

Before modifying the same please take a copy of the same

cp –p /kernl/drv/sd.conf /kernel/drv/

The following script helps you in adding the entries in to the system automatically.

for i in 16 17



while [ $j –le 255 ]


echo “name=\”sd\” class=\”scsi\” target=$i lun=$j;”

j=`expr $j + 1 `



Append these entries to the sd.conf file by using the >> option on sd.conf file.

Step 5:

Install the Powerpath and then install the Powerpath path patch

Before installing the same request you to please un tar the same and follow the installation procedure.

Change to the directory where package is there and then execute the command

pkgadd –d .

and then follow the installation steps as guided by the installation processes

Step 6:-

Apply the Powerpath license key as follows

cd /etc

. /emcpreg –install

and then enter the power path key for solaris in to the system.

Step 7: Install the Navisphere agent for solaris and the command to do it is

o Pkgadd –d .

Reboot the machine using the command reboot -- -r

Then assign the luns to the system by creating a new storage group and assigning it the storage group.

Step 8:-

Once lun is assigned to the system

Run devfsadm to make the volumes visible to the system.

Do the following steps to bring the disk under Powerpath

· Powermt display

· Powercf –q

· Powermt config

· Powermt save

· Powermt display


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