After mapping a LUN to a Solaris Server running 11.1 where EMC PowerPath is also in use commands like devfsadm/powermt/format/cfgadm hang (Doc ID 2166074.1)

Last updated on JUNE 17, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 to 11.1 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Configuration:

Solaris 11.1
EMC PowerPath

After mapping a new LUN to the server the customer observed that several commands became unresponsive.
For example:

format
cfgadm
devfsadm
powermt (EMC Powerpath management command)

Please Note -  this behaviour was also reported when the customer had attempted to unmap LUNs from the Server.

Changes

Mapping/Unmapping LUNs presented by EMC Storage Array where EMC PowerPath is also in use.

Cause

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