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Explanation of support for luns greater than 1Terabyte on Solaris 9. (Doc ID 1002271.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 18, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA to 9 9/05 HW U9 [Release 9.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
All Platforms


A storage array is configured to present a lun to the solaris 9
operating system. The lun is greater than 2 Terabytes in  size
and shows up in the 'format' utility. When the label operation
is performed, the following error is generated.

# format c2t4d8 <Enter>
     format> label                          
       [0] SMI Label    
       [1] EFI Label   
        Specify Label type[0]: 1    
        Ready to label disk, continue? yes
            The capacity of this LUN is too large.                 Reconfigure this LUN so that it is < 2TB.                Read Capacity failed for 3




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