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Solaris on ML370 G1 - smartii driver?

 
Jason Antman
Occasional Advisor

Solaris on ML370 G1 - smartii driver?

Hello,

I'm looking to put Solaris 10 on a Proliant ML370 (G-1) with a SmartArray 221 controller. I've found out that this controller uses the "smartii" driver, and that it has been removed from Solaris 10 (EOL'd). Has anyone had any success getting such a system to work? Possibly with Solaris 9 drivers?

Thanks,
Jason
Linux System Administrator, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Sole IT Person (volunteer), Midland Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Midland Park, NJ, USA
(My posts or comments here express my own opinion and views only, and have nothing whatsoever to do with those of my employer.)
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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Solaris on ML370 G1 - smartii driver?

Hello Jason,

CPQary8.220 DU (Driver Update) Diskette has the "smartii", version 2.20

If I am not wrong, this was used in SOLARIS 8.

Regards,
James.
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Solaris on ML370 G1 - smartii driver?

Hi,

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/2633.html

Version 1.80A has the "smartii" removed.

Version 1.70A is still available.

Regards,
James.
Jason Antman
Occasional Advisor

Re: Solaris on ML370 G1 - smartii driver?

Maybe I wasn't too clear about the problem.

I have the driver diskettes. The problem is that EISA support has been removed from the kernel starting with Solaris 10, so if I try to install the DU diskette, I get errors about an unknown symbol - nvm_eisa.

So AFAIK, there's no way to load the drivers in Solaris 10. There is also a specific note about this on Sun's site, which states that EISA (and smartii) were removed in 6/06.

Just as a follow-up, though, i was able to find a set of Solaris 9 disks. I think I'll be giving that a shot.
Linux System Administrator, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Sole IT Person (volunteer), Midland Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Midland Park, NJ, USA
(My posts or comments here express my own opinion and views only, and have nothing whatsoever to do with those of my employer.)
Jason Antman
Occasional Advisor

Re: Solaris on ML370 G1 - smartii driver?

Solaris 9 9/05 can be downloaded from:

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/9/index.xml
Linux System Administrator, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Sole IT Person (volunteer), Midland Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Midland Park, NJ, USA
(My posts or comments here express my own opinion and views only, and have nothing whatsoever to do with those of my employer.)