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Sun Fire[TM] 12K, 15K, E20K, E25K: OpenBoot[TM] Prom no Longer Accepts Shortened Disk Boot Device Paths in System Management Services (SMS) 1.4.1 (Doc ID 1007591.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2018

Applies to:

Sun Fire 12K Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 15K Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire E20K Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire E25K Server - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Symptoms

After upgrading from SMS 1.3 to 1.4.1 several domains no longer booted off their boot disk aliases.

The aliases seemed to be truncated from:

/pci@7c,700000/pci@1/scsi@2/disk@0,0:a
     to
/pci@7c,700000/pci@1/scsi@2/disk

- SMS 1.3

Jul  6 14:34:18 2004 Sun Fire[TM] 15000, using IOSRAM based Console
Jul  6 14:34:18 2004 Copyright 1998-2002 Sun[TM] Microsystems, Inc.  
All rights reserved.
Jul  6 14:34:18 2004 OpenBoot[TM]  4.7.6, 8192 MB memory installed, Serial#11471147.
...
Jul  6 14:46:43 2004 {1a0} ok nvalias disk /pci@1bd,600000/pci@1/scsi@2,1/disk
Jul  6 14:46:46 2004 {1a0} ok boot disk
Jul  6 14:46:47 2004 Boot device: /pci@1bd,600000/pci@1/scsi@2,1/disk File and args:
Jul  6 14:47:06 2004 ^MSunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-27 64-bit

-> "SMS 1.3" supports shortened boot paths for disks

- SMS 1.4.1

Jul  6 17:42:54 2004 {100} ok nvalias disk-full /pci@7c,700000/pci@1/scsi@2/disk@0,0:a
Jul  6 17:43:15 2004 {100} ok nvalias disk /pci@7c,700000/pci@1/scsi@2/disk
Jul  6 17:43:24 2004 {100} ok boot disk
...
Jul  6 17:46:19 2004 Boot device: /pci@7c,700000/pci@1/scsi@2/disk  File and args:
Jul  6 17:46:20 2004 Can't read disk label.
Jul  6 17:46:20 2004 Can't open disk label package
Jul  6 17:46:20 2004 Evaluating:
Jul  6 17:46:20 2004
Jul  6 17:46:20 2004 Can't open boot device
...
Jul  6 17:47:02 2004 {100} ok boot disk-full
Jul  6 17:47:02 2004 Boot device: /pci@7c,700000/pci@1/scsi@2/disk@0,0:a  File and args:
Jul  6 17:47:11 2004 ^MSunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_112233-12 64-bit

-> "SMS 1.4.1" cannot handle shortened boot paths for disk

Cause

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