Solaris[TM] 11 (not for Solaris[TM] 10 or before) Oracle Fibre Channel (FC) HBA Driver and Firmware SAN Patch Matrix (Doc ID 1514218.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Applies to:

Emulex FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Qlogic FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage FCoE CNA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
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A new approach to package updates/upgrades was implemented in Solaris 11

New key concept to understand is that unlike previous Solaris versions whenever you change a OS dependent package (up or down grade) the entire Solaris 11 OS image that has been tested with that package version is loaded.

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Software developers, including Oracle, publish their software in software package repositories. Administrators access these repositories to install new systems, add or update software packages, or search for package information. In addition, administrators can make a local copy of repositories if systems reside in a network-restricted environment

See the following documentation for Solaris 11 package administration information.


Oracle Solaris 11 Package Management with IPS

 

How to determine the current Oracle FC HBA Driver and Firmware versions on a Solaris 11 server?

How to determine the latest Oracle FC HBA Driver and Firmware versions available for Solaris 11?

How to upgrade to latest Oracle FC HBA Driver and Firmware version on a Solaris 11 server?

How to upgrade to specific (not necessarily latest) Oracle FC HBA Driver and Firmware version on a Solaris 11 server?

How to downgrade to different Oracle FC HBA Driver and Firmware version on a Solaris 11 server?

 

Here are some additional resources:

Solaris 11 Express and Solaris 11 Support Repositories Explained (Doc ID 1021281.1)

Oracle Solaris 11 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index (Doc ID 1372094.1)

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index (Doc ID 1501435.1)

Oracle Solaris 11.2 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index (Doc ID 1672221.1)

Note: See related documents for other Solaris OS version at end of this document below.

  • Oracle branded QLogic Fibre Channel HBAs automatically load the firmware version embedded in the qlc driver at boot.
  • Some NON-Oracle QLogic Fibre Channel HBAs binding to the qlc driver may load the firmware version embedded in the qlc driver at boot as well.
  • Any update to NON-Oracle QLogic Fibre Channel HBA firmware needs to come from the NON-Oracle Qlogic HBA hardware support vendor.

 

  • Oracle branded Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs do not automatically load firmware at boot and require a force-lip to update the firmware to the version embedded in the emlxs driver.
  • See doc  <Document 1356876.1> Firmware Update Required. (A Manual Hba Reset Or Link Reset (Using Luxadm Or Fcadm) Is Required
  • The emlxs driver does not include embedded firmware for the Oracle branded Emulex 16 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Universal HBA or Express Module.
  • NON-Oracle Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs binding to the emlxs driver will only use the firmware version already flashed on the HBA.
  • The firmware embedded in the emlxs driver will not download onto NON-Oracle Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs.
  • Any update to NON-Oracle Emulex Fibre Channel HBA firmware needs to come from the NON-Oracle Emulex HBA hardware support vendor.

 

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