Sun StorEdge[TM] SAM-FS: Samst Driver Cannot Load. "devfsadm: driver failed to attach: samst"

(Doc ID 1003579.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 3.5 to 5.3 [Release 3.0 to 5.0]
All Platforms


This document applies to releases prior to the SAM-QFS 5.4 release.  Beginning with the 5.4 release the samst has been replaced by the standard Solaris sgen(7D) driver. The samst driver is still included but is not installed. This makes SAM-QFS more consistent in how Solaris deals with directly attached libraries.

For Sun StorEdge[TM] SAM-FS to be able to communicate with the tape library robotics, the samst driver must be loaded. This document addresses how to resolve a loading problem with the samst driver and fiber-attached libraries.

devfsadm: driver failed to attach: samst
Warning: Driver (samst) successfully added to system but failed to attach


This document is designed for new SAM-QFS installations involving fibre-attached tape libraries.


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