Front USB and DVD is not Functional when an Optional HBA RAID Controller is Connected to the Disk Backplane (Doc ID 1433097.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 3/05 HW2 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
For T4-2 and T3-2 only.
Installing a Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA , Internal, into the system will disable the front-panel SATA DVD drive.
(http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23075_01/html/E23080/z400000b1036986.html#z4000b081297384)


Goal

This is a known issue.
Note - Installing a Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA (375-3701) into the system will disable the front-panel SATA DVD drive and front panel USB ports

A workaround is to use an external DVD. In this case the device target must be added to the device path when using show-disks OBP command. Could be something like:

ok nvalias usb /pci@400/pci@1/pci@0/pci@b/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/storage@2/disk@0



 Another workaround is to use the ILOM CD/DVD Storage Redirection from another remote system.
- on this remote system download the appropriate Solaris ISO image
- in a web browser enter the https://<SC IP address>
- go to Remote Control -> Redirection -> Launch Remote Console
- in the remote console Devices menu update you can choose CD-ROM (for the physical cdrom / dvd on this system) or CD-ROM Image (for the ISO image)
For more info, please see : Redirecting a Storage Device Using the Oracle ILOM Storage Redirection CLI


Notes:

This issue was observed for the T4-2 and T3-2 with SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z  7047503 8  [C]  8-Port 6Gbps SAS-2 RAID PCI Express HBA, B4 ASIC.

This is no problem in split-bus connection : http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23075_01/html/E23080/z400000b1036986.html#z4000b081297384



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