SuperCluster - Guest IO domain may fail to boot after upgrading to Solaris 11.3 SRU 11.6 or above

(Doc ID 2235476.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Applies to:

SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle SuperCluster Specific Software - Version 2.x to 2.x [Release 2.0]
Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Sun SPARC Sun OS

Symptoms

Oracle SuperCluster IO domains may fail to boot after upgrading to Solaris 11.3 SRU 11.6 or above (as part of Oracle SuperCluster latest QFSDP) due to BUG 22311453, if the system has already configured with more than 127 mac addresses per PF.

PDom console messages:

 If the allocated mac(alt-mac)-addresses count for a VF within the PF is more then 127, then the guest IO domain which uses the VFs from this PF will fail to boot.

Changes

 LDom v3.4 introduced in Solaris 11.3 SRU 11.6 puts a hard limit of 127 mac-address per PF.

Cause

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