Attempting to Label Newly Added IBM Storage Devices Fails with "Current Disk Type is not set."

(Doc ID 1942662.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After adding new IBM FAStT array storage devices and mapping them via SAN to a Solaris server, the format utility shows the drives as "drive type unknown"

Any attempt to label these storage devices fails with "Current Disk Type is not set."




 Three new devices were created on the IBM array and mapped to the Solaris server, apparently in the same way that previous devices were created and mapped.


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