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Old 01-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Sparc T3-1 questions


Got a new Sparc T3-1 box in and I'm not finding much about it. Does anyone know if it supports hardware mirroring? When I run raidctl I don't get anything back.
Code:
 echo | format
Searching for disks...done


AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
       0. c0t5000CCA0151CA598d0 <SUN300G cyl 46873 alt 2 hd 20 sec 625>
          /scsi_vhci/disk@g5000cca0151ca598
       1. c0t5000CCA015174EE4d0 <SUN300G cyl 46873 alt 2 hd 20 sec 625>
          /scsi_vhci/disk@g5000cca015174ee4
Specify disk (enter its number): Specify disk (enter its number):
# raidctl -c c0t5000CCA0151CA598d0 c0t5000CCA015174EE4d0
Invalid argument(s).
# raidctl
# raidctl -l
Already found out the ilom doesn't support alom compatibility just wondering if they don't support hardware raid via raidctl on this one.

Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Grab yourself a user's manual from http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19836-01/index.html. Shiny new beast. You won't find too many people who already have it. A couple of years ago when I got my new T5220's, I downloaded all the manuals. Keep them handy on my desktop for reference. From looking at the "SPARC T3 Series Servers Administration Guide" it appears that they do support hardware raid for the onboard SAS controller, but the commands are different. To me, they look more complicated than the raidctl configuration, but you should go through the manual and see for yourself.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, I found this PDF that has some directions on how to mirror
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E...21-2063-12.pdf

Basic instructions it says you go to the OK prompt and run "select scsi0" then do a "show-children" and you should see all your disks and their target numbers then run "<target1> <target2> create-raid0-volume" and it's as easy as that or so it would make you think. I'm only seeing one disk when I do it even though I can see multiple disks in a format.
Code:
{0} ok select scsi0
{0} ok show-children

FCode Version 1.00.54, MPT Version 2.00, Firmware Version 5.00.17.00

Target 9
  Unit 0   Disk   HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000cca0151c9150  SASAddress 5000cca0151c9151  PhyNum 0
{0} ok
 
Old 01-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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Just an update on this, when I got the servers they have one disk in slot 0 and one in slot 4. I pulled the disk out of slot 4 and stuck it in slot 1 and could see both disks at the OK prompt now when I run show-chidren. I did a create-raid0-volume and it created without any issues. After creating it I thought I would delete the volume and mirror the drives instead of stripe them and I got a little confused on what it wanted. it always refers to the volume number when you do tasks.
so for something like this:
Code:
{0} ok show-volumes
Volume 0 Target 389  Type RAID0 (Striping)
  Name raidvol  WWID 053aa7e924b5d0a5
  Optimal  Enabled
  2 Members                                         1167966208 Blocks, 597 GB
  Disk 1
    Member 0  Optimal
    Target 9      HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8
  Disk 0
    Member 1  Optimal
    Target a      HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8
{0} ok delete-volume
usage is <volume> delete-volume
you will need to do the following to remove the volume and then create a mirrored volume:
Code:
{0} ok 0 delete-volume
The volume and its data will be deleted
Are you sure (yes/no)?  [no] yes
Volume 0 has been deleted
{0} ok show-children

FCode Version 1.00.54, MPT Version 2.00, Firmware Version 5.00.17.00

Target 9
  Unit 0   Disk   HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000cca0151ca598  SASAddress 5000cca0151ca599  PhyNum 0
Target a
  Unit 0   Disk   HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000cca015174ee4  SASAddress 5000cca015174ee5  PhyNum 2
{0} ok 9 a create-raid1-volume
Target 9 size is 583983104 Blocks, 298 GB
Target a size is 583983104 Blocks, 298 GB
The volume can be any size from 1 MB to 285148 MB
What size do you want?  [285148]
Volume size will be 583983104 Blocks, 298 GB
Enter a volume name:  [0 to 15 characters] rootmirror
Volume has been created
{0} ok show-children

FCode Version 1.00.54, MPT Version 2.00, Firmware Version 5.00.17.00

Target 389 Volume 0
  Unit 0   Disk   LSI      Logical Volume   3000    583983104 Blocks, 298 GB
  VolumeDeviceName 336ad422ea85fcfc  VolumeWWID 036ad422ea85fcfc
{0} ok show-volumes
Volume 0 Target 389  Type RAID1 (Mirroring)
  Name rootmirror  WWID 036ad422ea85fcfc
  Optimal  Enabled  Background Init In Progress
  2 Members                                         583983104 Blocks, 298 GB
  Disk 0
    Primary  Optimal
    Target 9      HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8
  Disk 1
    Secondary  Optimal
    Target a      HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8
{0} ok

Last edited by Blinker_Fluid; 01-24-2011 at 03:22 PM. Reason: figured things out
 
  


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