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Is it Possible to use both the A and B Controller in Common Array Manager in Solaris 10?

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I have a Storgedge 6130 Array connected to a Fiber Switch then to the Array from a Sunfire V890. In Common Array Manager All Volumes are hosted on the A adapter and when i select it to change it to the B Adapter it Fails. Any ideas why this may be happening?. If possible I would like to have certain Volumes on the Separate Controller  for redundancy,or is it only possible to use the A Adapter, What are the requirments needed to have both controllers hosting different volumes
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geoffry earned 500 total points
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Hi
Very strange, as long as your fiber switch, OS mpixo is enabled and volume mapping is correctly, It should auto switch between A and B controller if one of the controller failed.

try verify both path is online by using
e.g:
# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c6t60060E80144283000001428300000219d0s2

result should be look like; both must be online.

  /dev/rdsk/c6t60060E80144283000001428300000219d0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g60060e80144283000001428300000219:c,raw
   Controller           /devices/pci@1d,700000/SUNW,qlc@1/fp@0,0
    Device Address              50060e8014428304,21
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b89a5fc
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
   Controller   /devices/pci@1e,600000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0
      /pci@1e,600000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0/disk
    Device Address              50060e8014428314,21
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b89412a
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
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by:vmp659
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Hi Thanks for you response My results show 1 online and 2 on standby, how would i enable the other one to be Online? mpixo is enabled in kernel/drvscsi_vhci.conf /see attached

root@db:/# luxadm probe
No Network Array enclosures found in /dev/es
 
Found Fibre Channel device(s):
  Node WWN:200400a0b81fed12  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E70473B15C2d0s2
  Node WWN:200400a0b81fed12  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E72473B15F8d0s2
  Node WWN:200400a0b81fed12  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E75473B1632d0s2
  Node WWN:200400a0b81fed12  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004F06473C4B28d0s2
  Node WWN:200400a0b81fed12  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED120000501A474D7646d0s2
  Node WWN:2000000c503e0fef  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t2000000C503E0FEFd0s2
  Node WWN:20000004cfd84f0e  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t20000004CFD84F0Ed0s2
  Node WWN:20000004cfd89316  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t20000004CFD89316d0s2
  Node WWN:20000000878be92a  Device Type:Disk device
    Logical Path:/dev/rdsk/c12t20000000878BE92Ad0s2
root@db:/# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E70473B15C2d0s2
DEVICE PROPERTIES for disk: /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E70473B15C2d0s2
  Vendor:               SUN
  Product ID:           CSM100_R_FC
  Revision:             0619
  Serial Num:           1T60568813
  Unformatted capacity: 153600.000 MBytes
  Write Cache:          Enabled
  Read Cache:           Enabled
    Minimum prefetch:   0x3
    Maximum prefetch:   0x3
  Device Type:          Disk device
  Path(s):
 
  /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E70473B15C2d0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a0b80001fed1200004e70473b15c2:c,raw
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@5/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed13,1
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b4fcc9b
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed14,1
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b587dca
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed13,1
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b526ad7
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed14,1
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b082b38
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
 
root@db:/# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E72473B15F8d0s2
DEVICE PROPERTIES for disk: /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E72473B15F8d0s2
  Vendor:               SUN
  Product ID:           CSM100_R_FC
  Revision:             0619
  Serial Num:           1T60568813
  Unformatted capacity: 256000.000 MBytes
  Write Cache:          Enabled
  Read Cache:           Enabled
    Minimum prefetch:   0x3
    Maximum prefetch:   0x3
  Device Type:          Disk device
  Path(s):
 
  /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E72473B15F8d0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a0b80001fed1200004e72473b15f8:c,raw
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed14,2
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b587dca
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@5/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed13,2
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b4fcc9b
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed13,2
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b526ad7
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed14,2
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b082b38
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
 
root@db:/# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E75473B1632d0s2
DEVICE PROPERTIES for disk: /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E75473B1632d0s2
  Vendor:               SUN
  Product ID:           CSM100_R_FC
  Revision:             0619
  Serial Num:           1T60568813
  Unformatted capacity: 153600.000 MBytes
  Write Cache:          Enabled
  Read Cache:           Enabled
    Minimum prefetch:   0x3
    Maximum prefetch:   0x3
  Device Type:          Disk device
  Path(s):
 
  /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004E75473B1632d0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a0b80001fed1200004e75473b1632:c,raw
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed13,3
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b526ad7
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed14,3
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b587dca
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@5/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed13,3
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b4fcc9b
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed14,3
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b082b38
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
 
root@db:/# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004F06473C4B28d0s2
DEVICE PROPERTIES for disk: /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004F06473C4B28d0s2
  Vendor:               SUN
  Product ID:           CSM100_R_FC
  Revision:             0619
  Serial Num:           1T60568813
  Unformatted capacity: 131072.000 MBytes
  Write Cache:          Enabled
  Read Cache:           Enabled
    Minimum prefetch:   0x3
    Maximum prefetch:   0x3
  Device Type:          Disk device
  Path(s):
 
  /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED1200004F06473C4B28d0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a0b80001fed1200004f06473c4b28:c,raw
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@5/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed13,0
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b4fcc9b
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed14,0
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b587dca
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed13,0
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b526ad7
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed14,0
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b082b38
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
 
root@db:/# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED120000501A474D7646d0s2
DEVICE PROPERTIES for disk: /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED120000501A474D7646d0s2
  Vendor:               SUN
  Product ID:           CSM100_R_FC
  Revision:             0619
  Serial Num:           1T60568813
  Unformatted capacity: 409600.000 MBytes
  Write Cache:          Enabled
  Read Cache:           Enabled
    Minimum prefetch:   0x3
    Maximum prefetch:   0x3
  Device Type:          Disk device
  Path(s):
 
  /dev/rdsk/c12t600A0B80001FED120000501A474D7646d0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a0b80001fed120000501a474d7646:c,raw
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed13,4
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b526ad7
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@3/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200500a0b81fed14,4
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b587dca
    Class                       secondary
    State                       STANDBY
   Controller           /devices/pci@8,700000/SUNW,qlc@5/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed13,4
    Host controller port WWN    210200e08b4fcc9b
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
   Controller           /devices/pci@9,700000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0
    Device Address              200400a0b81fed14,4
    Host controller port WWN    210000e08b082b38
    Class                       primary
    State                       ONLINE
 
root@db:/#

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by:geoffry
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Seem like no problem with the configuration.
Are you using 2 x 2 port FC card or 2 x 1 ports FC card?
have you test with power off the A controller to test B controller whether can online automatically?

I got system with similiar to your configuration also but it work fine. one online and other is standby.
When I power off active controller it will go to standby controller automatically.
  /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800029E216000003AD46A7CDACd0s2
  /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a0b800029e216000003ad46a7cdac:c,raw
   Controller            /devices/ssm@0,0/pci@1c,600000/SUNW,qlc@1/fp@0,0
    Device Address            200b00a0b829e217,0
    Host controller port WWN      2100001b32178b4f
    Class                  secondary
    State                  STANDBY
   Controller            /devices/ssm@0,0/pci@1c,600000/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0
    Device Address            200a00a0b829e217,0
    Host controller port WWN      2100001b3217274f
    Class                  primary
    State                  ONLINE


still haven't figure out what wrong with it.
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by:vmp659
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Thanks for the input, this was taken over by external support, comment were very helpful
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