Fibre Channel - check/update driver versions Solaris
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 11:42 — dcwaterm.ncsu.edu
Notes for checking and updating qlc firmware and o/s driver for Solaris
to check firmware loaded on hba:
fcinfo hba-port luxadm fcode -p
to check what's loaded on running o/s:
modinfo |grep qlc
There is a patch available that will update the qlc firmware and o/s driver.
if using jumpstart, the qlc patch is included as part of the install, located at:
in lieu of jumpstart, can standalone patchadd. here is location:
see pdf above for additional doc
firmware - between hba and o/s driver - ensure firmware is updated.
With patch rev 146489-05 and qlogic hba qle2462:
-firmware version 5.04.03 (see fcinfo hba-port)
-host code 3.05 (see modinfo | grep qlc)
fcode - aka boot-code is what talks fiber channel across the SAN to the storage devices.
-fcode is updated via patch 123305-04 - recommneded to be in single-user mode to run san-surfer utility.
to install 146489-05 manually (updates hba firmware & o/s driver):
patchadd 146489-05 Note: to complete hba firmware update, either reboot -or- forceclip each path: example > luxadm forceclip -e [devicepath]