In San Boot environment, few of the NPIV ports are disappearing when we perform a standard reboot in Solaris 11.3 and 11.4
(Doc ID 2816689.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 28, 2021
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 to 11.4 [Release 11.0]
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In San Boot, few of the NPIV ports are disappearing when we perform a standard reboot in Solaris 11.3 and 11.4
Issue appears only in SAN boot environment, booting from Local/Internal disk has not experienced this issue.
In Solaris 11.4 behavior is not consistent. Some boot attempts are successful, i.e. all NPIV ports are properly initialized during boot while other boot attempts are failing,
i.e. only half of the NPIV ports is initialized and it's necessary to manually run /lib/svc/method/npivconfig to add the remaining NPIV ports.
A reboot with reconfiguration ( boot -r ) doesn't produce this issue and executing "/lib/svc/method/npivconfig" manually make all the NPIV ports visible
Before the system reboot,
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