« Famous Writers | Main | Poor Preacher »

September 08, 2005

Solaris 9, STMS and A5000

Q: I have an E5500 with two A5000s connection [Ed: Standard config for E5500]. I have installed Solaris 9 and traffic manager, enabled STMS and rebooted. It don't work.

A: Yup. The available doco from Sun clearly suggests that the A5000 is supported. It is. But not via the onboard fcal interfaces installed on the E5500. If you connect the A5000 via fibre channel pci cards then they work as advertised. If you want to stay with the E5500 and the onboard interfaces, you need to either (a) give up on STMS or (b) go back to Solaris 8 and AP. Alternately, it may be possible to use 5200's instead of 5000's.

This issue has been raised on the Sun Forum...

Posted by Ozguru at September 8, 2005 06:00 AM