Cannot create (or import) a ZFS pool on the passive path for an EMC PowerPath LUN
(Doc ID 1442763.1)
Last updated on JULY 29, 2016
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 11/06 U3 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
This document only relates to zpools/ZFS in combination with EMC PowerPath LUNs
Cannot create (or import) a ZFS pool on the passive path for an EMC PowerPath LUN.
zpool create fails with internal error: Invalid argument
Active-passive means that only one interface to a device is active at a time,
and any others are passive with respect to that device and waiting to take over if needed. In an active-passive storage system,
if there are multiple interfaces to a logical device, one of them is designated as the primary route to the device.
60 is for SPA(Port 0) and 68 is for SPB(Port0). c8t5006016041E004C7d15 device
is being accessed through the ACTIVE path. c8t5006016841E004C7d15 device is being accessed through the PASSIVE path.
# powermt display dev=66 wide
CLARiiON ID=HK192200783 [SC32_090/097/191_S10]
Logical device ID=6006016022501800F80F95D27E75DB11 [LUN 81]
state=alive; policy=CLAROpt; priority=0; queued-IOs=0
Owner: default=SP A, current=SP A
-------------------------------- Host ------------------------------- - Stor - -- I/O Path - -- Stats ---
### HW Path I/O Paths Interf. Mode State Q-IOs Errors
3076 pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@8/SUNW,emlxs@0/fp@0,0 c8t5006016041E004C7d15s0 SP A0 active alive 0 0
3076 pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@8/SUNW,emlxs@0/fp@0,0 c8t5006016841E004C7d15s0 SP B0 active alive 0 0
3077 pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@8/SUNW,emlxs@0,1/fp@0,0 c9t5006016041E004C7d15s0 SP A0 active alive 0 0
3077 pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@8/SUNW,emlxs@0,1/fp@0,0 c9t5006016841E004C7d15s0 SP B0 active alive 0 0
This is seen in EMC PowerPath 5.0 through 5.2
If unsure of how to check your EMC Powerpath version, please check with EMC. ( possibly modinfo or pkginfo or pkg info may help )
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