Solaris[TM] Errors During Boot with "Failed to create nodes for pwwn"

(Doc ID 1006168.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2012

Applies to:

Sun Storage 6130 Array
Sun Storage 6140 Array
Sun Storage 6180 Array
Sun Storage 6320 System
Sun Storage 6540 Array
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 09-May-2011***


If Fibre Channel devices are not present or turned off, boot errors will occur. Without corrective action, these errors will persist for every re-boot.

The boot errors which are linked to this problem, can be found in the /var/adm/messages file, and are formatted as follows:

luxadm[90]: [ID 593423 user.error] ID[luxadm.create_fabric_device.2316]
configuration failed for line (/devices/pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@2,1/fp@0,0:fc::256000c0ffc028e4)
in file: /etc/cfg/fp/fabric_WWN_map. I/O error

scsi: [ID 243001 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@2,1/fp@0,0 (fcp4):
Failed to create nodes for pwwn=266000c0ffe028e4; error=5


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