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How to Replace a Fibre Channel HBA which is Used on LDOMs Configured with SRIOV - On Hotplug-capable SPARC Servers (Doc ID 2870807.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2023

Applies to:

Sun Storage FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Solaris Operating System - Version 11.4 to 11.4 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Replacing PCIe Hardware on a System With an IOR Configuration

System Requirements

Ensure that the I/O domain, root domain, service domain, and primary domain run at least the Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU 13 OS. This also ensures that Oracle VM Server for SPARC version 3.6.1 or later is running, which is also a requirement.

The system hardware must be capable of using SR-IOV enabled PCIe cards in an IOR configuration. See Resilient I/O Domain Requirements.



This feature is only relevant to Dynamic I/O using SR-IOV, see the section Dynamic PCIe Bus Assignment Requirements.

The system must fully support SR-IOV and IOR in both hardware and software versions as outlined above.

Only an equivalent PCIe card may be used as the replacement device. This means it must be the same manufacturer and model supporting the same number of SR-IOV PFs and VFs.

On Fujitsu SPARC platforms (M series SPARC  servers) and Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU 16 or later is required for the I/O domain, root domain, service domain, and primary domain.


These steps assumes that the server is hotplug-capable and target PCIe device is considered a "connector".
See hotplug(8)

To check, in the root domain which owns the target PCIe device,  the PCIE device must be listed in the output of "hotplug list -c":


  • T8-4: The PCIE device is hotplug-capable


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