Cabletron Systems E2210 User guide

Cabletron Systems E2210 User guide
Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition)
Device Configuration Guide
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Contents
Preface
1.
ix
Configuring Devices
1
Identifying and Correcting Problems 1
ISA Devices 1
PC Card Devices
4
Unrecognized Devices
5
Autobooting 6
Using Manufacturers’ Configuration Programs 6
ISA Cards in EISA Machines 6
Self-Identifying Plug and Play ISA Devices
PCI Devices
6
7
System BIOS 7
Configuring Video Display Devices, Monitors, Keyboards, and Pointing Devices 7
Ethernet Device Configuration 8
Duplex Settings 8
Connector Types
9
100–Mbps Ethernet Performance
Postinstallation Configuration
Replacing a Network Card
9
10
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Contents
iii
2.
Device Reference Pages 11
Third-Party Drivers 11
Using Device Reference Pages
12
Disk Interface 18
IDE/Enhanced IDE Disk Controller (Including ATAPI CD-ROM)
18
Preconfiguration Information 18
SCSI Host Bus Adapters 21
Adaptec AHA-1510A, 1520A, 1522A, 1530P, 1532P HBAs
21
Preconfiguration Information 21
Configuration Procedure
22
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 Interface
23
Preconfiguration Information 23
Adaptec AHA-1540B, 1542B, 1542C, 1542CF, 1542CP HBAs 25
Preconfiguration Information 25
Adaptec AHA-1740, 1742A HBAs
27
Preconfiguration Information 27
Adaptec AHA-2740, 2742, 2740A, 2742A, 2740T, 2742T, 2740AT, 2742AT, 2740W,
2742W, 2840A, 2842A, 2840VL, 2842VL HBAs 28
Preconfiguration Information 28
Configuration Procedure
29
Adaptec AHA-2940, 2940AU, 2940W, 2940U, 2940U Dual, 2940UW, 2940UW Dual,
2944W, 2944UW, 3940, 3940W, 3940U, 3940UW, 3940AU, 3940AUW, 3940AUWD,
3944AUWD HBAs 31
Preconfiguration Information 31
Configuration Procedure
32
AMD PCscsi, PCscsi II, PCnet-SCSI and QLogic QLA510 HBAs
34
Preconfiguration Information 34
BusLogic (Mylex) BT-742A, BT-746C, BT-747C, BT-747S, BT-757C, BT-757S, BT-542B,
BT-545C, BT-545S, BT-440C, BT-445C, BT-445S HBAs 35
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Preconfiguration Information 35
Configuration Procedure
36
BusLogic (Mylex) BT-946C, BT-948, BT-956C, BT-956CD, BT-958, BT-958D HBAs
37
Preconfiguration Information 37
Configuration Procedure
38
Compaq 32-Bit Fast SCSI-2 Controllers
40
Preconfiguration Information 40
Compaq 32-Bit Fast Wide SCSI-2, Wide Ultra SCSI, Dual Channel Wide Ultra SCSI-3
Controllers 41
Preconfiguration Information 41
Configuration Procedure
41
DPT PM2011, PM2021, PM2041W, PM3021 HBAs 43
Preconfiguration Information 43
DPT PM2012B HBA 45
Preconfiguration Information 45
Configuration Procedure
45
Symbios Logic (also NCR) 53C810, 53C810A, 53C815, 53C820, 53C825, 53C825A,
53C860, 53C875, 53C875J, 53C876, 53C895 HBAs 47
Preconfiguration Information 47
Trantor T348 MiniSCSI Plus Parallel HBAs 49
Preconfiguration Information 49
Configuration Procedure
50
SCSI Disk Arrays/RAID Controllers
51
American Megatrends MegaRAID 428 SCSI RAID Controller
Configuration Procedure
51
51
Compaq SMART Array Controller
53
Preconfiguration Information 53
Compaq SMART-2, SMART-2DH, SMART-2SL Array Controllers
54
Preconfiguration Information 54
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DPT PM2022, PM2042W, PM2122, PM2142W SCSI and PM3222, PM3222UW,
PM3332UW SCSI RAID HBAs 55
Preconfiguration Information 55
Configuration Procedure
56
DPT PM2024, PM2044W, PM2044UW, PM2124, PM2124W, PM2144W, PM2144UW
SCSI and PM3224, PM3224W, PM3334W, PM3334UW SCSI RAID HBAs 57
Preconfiguration Information 57
IBM PC ServeRAID SCSI HBA 59
Preconfiguration Information 59
Mylex DAC960PD-Ultra, DAC960PD/DAC960P, DAC960PG, DAC960PJ, DAC960PL,
DAC960E Controllers 60
Preconfiguration Information 60
Ethernet Network Adapters 62
3Com EtherLink (3C509), EtherLink III (3C509B), EtherLink III Bus Master (3C590,
3C592, 3C595-TX, 3C597-TX) 62
Preconfiguration Information 62
3Com EtherLink XL (3C900, 3C900-COMBO, 3C900B-COMBO, 3C900B-TPC,
3C900B-TPO), Fast EtherLink XL (3C905-TX, 3C905-T4, 3C905B-TX, 3C905B-T4)
Preconfiguration Information 63
AMD PCnet Ethernet (PCnet-ISA, PCnet-PCI, PCnet-PCI II, PCnet-Fast), Allied
Telesyn AT-1500, Microdyne NE2500plus, Cabletron E-2210 64
Preconfiguration Information 64
Compaq NetFlex-2 DualPort ENET, NetFlex-2 ENET-TR Controllers
Preconfiguration Information 65
Configuration Procedure
65
Compaq NetFlex-3, Netelligent Controllers
67
Preconfiguration Information 68
Configuration Procedure
68
DEC 21040, 21041, 21140, 21142, 21143 Ethernet 70
Preconfiguration Information 70
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63
Intel EtherExpress 16, 16C, 16TP (82586) 75
Preconfiguration Information 75
Intel EtherExpress Flash32 (82596) 76
Preconfiguration Information 76
Intel EtherExpress PRO (82595), EtherExpress PRO/10+ (82595FX)
77
Preconfiguration Information 77
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 (82556) 78
Preconfiguration Information 78
Novell NE2000, NE2000plus Ethernet, and Compatibles 79
Preconfiguration Information 79
Novell NE3200 Ethernet
82
Preconfiguration Information 82
SMC Elite32 (8033)
83
Configuration Procedure
83
SMC Elite32C Ultra (8232) 84
Preconfiguration Information 84
SMC Ether 10/100 (9232)
85
Preconfiguration Information 85
SMC EtherEZ (8416), EtherCard Elite16 Ultra (8216), EtherCard PLUS Elite (8013),
EtherCard PLUS Elite 16 (8013), EtherCard PLUS (8003), EtherCard Elite 32T
(8033) 86
Preconfiguration Information 86
Xircom Pocket Ethernet (PE3 and PE2)
88
Preconfiguration Information 88
Token Ring Network Adapters
89
IBM 16/4, Auto 16/4, Turbo 16/4 Token Ring and Compatible Adapters 89
Preconfiguration Information 89
Configuration Procedure
90
Madge Smart 16/4 Token Ring 92
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Preconfiguration Information 92
Configuration Procedure
Audio Cards
92
94
Analog Devices AD1848 and Compatible Devices
94
Compatible Device Information 94
Preconfiguration Information 95
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Pro, Sound Blaster Pro-2
98
Preconfiguration Information 98
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster AWE32, Sound Blaster Vibra 16
Preconfiguration Information 100
PC Card (PCMCIA) Hardware
102
PC Card Adapters 102
Preconfiguration Information 102
Configuration Procedure
103
3Com EtherLink III (3C562, 3C589) PC Cards
105
Preconfiguration Information 105
Configuration Procedure
105
Modem and Serial PC Card Devices
108
Preconfiguration Information 108
Configuration Procedure
108
SRAM and DRAM PC Card Devices
111
Preconfiguration Information 111
Configuration Procedure
111
Viper 8260pA, SanDisk Flash, or Any PC Card ATA Devices
Preconfiguration Information 114
Configuration Procedure
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Preface
This document provides information about x86 hardware devices that are supported
in the SolarisTM 7 computing environment.
Note - The term “x86” refers to the Intel 8086 family of microprocessor chips,
including the Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, and Celeron processors and
compatible microprocessor chips made by AMD and Cyrix. In this document the
term “x86” refers to the overall platform architecture, whereas “Intel Platform Edition”
appears in the product name.
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How to Obtain Technical Support
To obtain technical support:
4 Contact your Sun Software Support Provider.
4 In North America, you can also call 1-800-786–7638 and choose option 4.
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CHAPTER
1
Configuring Devices
This chapter describes how to use Solaris 7 Intel Platform Edition Device
Configuration Assistant software, manufacturers’ device configuration media, and
documentation to solve configuration problems. The next chapter contains Device
Reference Pages and describes how to use them to configure your x86 based system
to run in the Solaris operating environment.
Identifying and Correcting Problems
Use the Solaris 7 Intel Platform Edition Configuration Assistant program to identify
devices and the resources each device uses. If there is a problem, you must provide
device names and resource parameters so the Configuration Assistant can pass this
information to the Solaris kernel.
ISA Devices
If your system hangs or resets when you scan for ISA devices, perform these tasks
(in order, as explained in the next three sections) until you can successfully complete
the scan.
4 Identify a problem with an existing device.
4 Find and resolve resource conflicts.
4 Provide information about the device manually.
1
Identifying a Problem With an Existing Device
1. Consult the manufacturer’s documentation and Device Reference Page, if there
is one. Ensure the device is properly configured and does not conflict with
other devices in the system.
2. Reboot the system with Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration
Assistant Boot Diskette.
3. Select Specific Scan to identify the devices that are automatically detected.
4. Select the device that you think caused the hang, and start the scan.
4 If the scan doesn’t hang, the problem may be due to the order in which the
devices were scanned. Go to Step 5.
4 If the scan hangs, there is probably a hardware conflict. Verify that the device is
in your machine. Double check for conflicts by consulting the manufacturer’s
documentation for all installed hardware. Proceed to “Finding and Resolving
Resource Conflicts.”
5. Scan for each remaining device in the system.
If the hang is caused by a “software probe conflict,” you may be able to prevent
the hang by scanning for each device in a different order from the one used to
scan for all devices.
6. When the scan is successful, go to the Boot Solaris menu and select a device to
boot from.
4 If you plan to boot or install from a CD-ROM, select CD.
4 If you plan to boot or install using the network and your machine is registered
as a netinstall client, select NET.
4 If you plan to boot from the machine’s installed hard disk, select DISK.
7. Boot and install the Solaris software.
Finding and Resolving Resource Conflicts
1. Reboot the system with Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration
Assistant Boot Diskette.
2. Select Specific Scan to identify only the automatically detected devices.
3. Select each device in the system that did not cause the initial hang.
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4. Go to the Device Tasks menu, select View/Edit Devices, and examine the list of
devices provided to determine if the problem device conflicts with another
device.
Note - This method may not work if a hardware conflict interferes with the
ability of the device scan to correctly determine the configuration of a device.
4 If a conflict is found for a device that requires setting jumpers and switches,
turn the system off, manually change settings for the problem device, turn the
system on, boot the Configuration Assistant diskette, and go to Step 5.
4 If a conflict is found for a device that requires a manufacturer’s configuration
utility, do the following:
a. Remove the Configuration Assistant diskette.
b. Insert the manufacturer’s configuration utility diskette.
c. Change device settings.
d. Remove the configuration utility diskette.
e. Insert the Configuration Assistant diskette, and go to Step 5.
If a conflict is not found, go to Step 2 in “Providing Information About the
Device Manually.” You don’t have to reboot.
5. Select Specific Scan.
6. When the scan is successful, go to the Boot Solaris menu and select a device to
boot from.
4 If you plan to boot or install from a CD-ROM, select CD.
4 If you plan to boot or install using the network and your machine is registered
as a netinstall client, select NET.
4 If you plan to boot from the machine’s installed hard disk, select DISK.
7. Boot and install the Solaris software.
Providing Information About the Device Manually
1. Reboot the system with Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration
Assistant Boot Diskette.
2. If all other devices have been found by selective scanning, select View/Edit
Devices from the Device Tasks menu and manually add the name of the
problem device.
Configuring Devices 3
The program should warn you if there is a conflict.
3. When the scan is successful, go to the Boot Solaris menu and select a device to
boot from.
4 If you plan to boot or install from a CD-ROM, select CD.
4 If you plan to boot or install using the network and your machine is registered
as a netinstall client, select NET.
4 If you plan to boot from the machine’s installed hard disk, select DISK.
Note - If the device hangs again when attempting to go the Boot Solaris menu or
the device does not function, contact your support provider.
PC Card Devices
PC Card devices can be inserted at any time during the boot process or after the
Solaris operating environment is running because PC Card peripherals are
hot-pluggable and configured automatically by the software.
Issue
What to Do
How to know if there are enough IRQs
available to run a two-socket adapter.
Three IRQs must be available to use devices in
both of the sockets. One IRQ is required for the
adapter itself, and one is needed for each device
inserted in a socket.
Allocating IRQs—Sample Procedure
1. Boot with the Configuration Assistant diskette so you can review the resource
usage.
2. Select View/Edit Devices from the Device Tasks menu, and review the list of
devices to see how many IRQs are being used.
There are 16 IRQs, from 0-15. Several IRQs are already assigned. For example,
IRQ 3 is reserved for the second serial port, COM2.
3. If your system has a COM2 port but it is not being used, delete the port to free
the IRQ resource for a PC Card.
a. Select the serial port device using IRQ 3, and choose Delete Device.
b. Choose Continue to return to the Device Tasks menu.
c. Save the configuration.
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4. Boot the Solaris software.
Unrecognized Devices
Issue
What to Do
How a known ISA or EISA device can
be recognized by the Configuration
Assistant software.
The address chosen for the unrecognized device
may have been allocated to some other system
device. Manually provide nonconflicting address
information for the unrecognized device using the
EISA configuration utility (ECU). The
Configuration Assistant uses that information to
identify that device for the Solaris environment.
Identifying ISA or EISA Devices—Sample Procedure
To set the configuration parameters for an ISA or EISA adapter, run the
manufacturer’s ECU. This utility must be run every time an ISA or EISA board is
added, removed, or moved to a different bus slot. Although the function of this
utility is standardized, implementations vary among manufacturers, each providing
unique user interface screens or menus.
1. Boot DOS.
Note - Back up the board manufacturer’s EISA configuration diskette before
using it to configure your hardware.
2. For each ISA or EISA add-in adapter to be configured, copy the EISA .cfg and
.ovl configuration files from the board manufacturer’s configuration diskette to
the system EISA configuration diskette.
3. Run the ECU.
The program is called CF.EXE or CFG.EXE.
4. For each device, set the appropriate configuration parameters.
5. Some adapters have special operating modes that can be set using the ECU.
Check the Device Reference Pages to see if your board has special configuration
requirements.
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Autobooting
Issue
What to Do
How to recover if your machine fails to
autoboot.
If you have a loopback serial cable between
COM1 and COM2 with autobooting enabled, use
the eeprom command to set one of the following
properties:
eeprom com1-noprobe=true
or
eeprom com2-noprobe=true
Using Manufacturers’ Configuration
Programs
ISA Cards in EISA Machines
Issue
What to Do
How to add an ISA device to an EISA
machine.
Run the machine’s EISA configuration utility
(ECU) so the system knows about the new ISA
card and the resources it uses.
Self-Identifying Plug and Play ISA Devices
6
Issue
What to Do
How to activate Plug and Play mode.
Set the switch to Plug and Play mode, and plug
the device into the system. The software will
configure it automatically.
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PCI Devices
Issue
What to Do
How to control the assignments of
IRQs to PCI devices.
In the chipset configuration of the system, verify
that an IRQ is enabled for PCI bus use. After
checking IRQs used by ISA devices, assign as
many available IRQs to PCI devices as possible so
the PCI bus can resolve device conflicts.
How to recover if a Compaq ProLiant
5000 PCI network card fails to netboot
due to spurious interrupts occurring
during realmode operation. To date,
failure has been observed only when
the PCI network card uses IRQ 5.
Use the Compaq System Configuration utility to
change the assigned IRQ of the PCI network card
to another free IRQ, and save the configuration.
System BIOS
Issue
What to Do
How to use the system BIOS to change
device settings.
Refer to the manufacturer’s documentation for the
method of accessing the BIOS setup for your
system and the features it provides.
How to set up a cachable region in
system memory for American
Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) BIOS.
For the best performance, make the cachable
region equal to the total memory installed in the
system.
Configuring Video Display Devices,
Monitors, Keyboards, and Pointing
Devices
Use the kdmconfig program to identify video display devices, monitors, keyboards,
and pointing devices required for running the Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
or other windowing system.
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Issue
What to Do
How to configure an unrecognized
video display device manually.
If hardware limitations or inadequate information
from the BIOS prevent proper identification of a
video display device, manually configure the
device using the kdmconfig software interface.
How to verify the configuration of
video display devices.
Check the sample display provided after
configuration and click to accept the
configuration. If the display looks wrong or you
can’t click on the button, use the kdmconfig
software to change the device parameters, and
accept the configuration when the sample display
looks correct.
Ethernet Device Configuration
Duplex Settings
An Ethernet adapter and its link partner (such as a hub, switch, or another network
adapter connected via a crossover cable) must operate at the same duplex settings.
4 If the adapter and link partner support NWay media autonegotiation, both devices
should automatically select optimal speed and duplex mode.
4 If NWay autonegotiation is not supported or is not configured on either the
adapter or its link partner, both devices must be explicitly set to run at the same
duplex mode. A device usually defaults to half-duplex operation if it can’t
determine the link partner’s duplex capabilities.
4
A hub or switch that supports full-duplex operation usually has a mechanism
that sets duplex mode on a per-device or per-port basis. Setting speed, duplex
mode, or both in this manner usually disables NWay autonegotiation for the
device or port.
4
A network adapter supported by the elxl, iprb, or dnet device driver must
have its duplex mode set in the driver’s .conf file. See the device driver man
page for details.
Operating speed can sometimes be set in the driver’s .conf file, but NWay
autonegotiation may be disabled when using this method.
A device is usually able to detect the speed (but not the duplex mode) of its
link partner, even without NWay autonegotiation.
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Connector Types
Device Reference Pages specify the supported connector type where appropriate. All
network devices are assumed to work at 10 Mbps only, unless otherwise specified in
the Device Reference Pages. Following are network connectors and the media they
support.
Connector
Supported
Media
Comments
Speed
RJ-45
10BASE-T
Category-3 Twisted Pair cable
10 Mbps
RJ-45
100BASE-TX
Category-5 Twisted Pair cable
100 Mbps
BNC
10BASE2
Coax cable (“Thin” Ethernet cable)
10 Mbps
AUI
10BASE5
Shielded Twisted Pair (“Thick” Ethernet
cable)
10 Mbps
100–Mbps Ethernet Performance
Some PCI motherboards contain DMA chipsets that are unable to support 100-Mbps
Fast Ethernet. The Solaris environment does not support 100-Mbps PCI network
operation on systems containing the slow chipsets. This problem affects PCI cards
only.
These chipsets are known to exhibit this problem:
4 82430LX (Mercury)
4 82450GX (Orion) (A and B steppings only)
These chipsets do not exhibit this problem:
4 82430NX (Neptune)
4 82430FX (Triton)
4 82430HX (Triton II)
4 82440FX (Natoma)
4 82450GX (Orion) (C0 stepping and later)
In particular, PCI cards supported by the dnet, iprb, and elx drivers don’t
perform well on machines with the problem chipsets. If 100-Mbps operation is
required on such a machine, it is best to use a non-PCI Ethernet controller. It is also
possible that PCI cards supported by the ieef driver, which have larger FIFOs, may
function adequately. You must decide whether the performance on a particular
machine is adequate for the intended purpose.
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Postinstallation Configuration
Replacing a Network Card
If you replace your network card with one that uses a different network driver (for
example, changing a 3Com EtherLink III (elx) to an SMC WD8013 (smc)), before
rebooting the second time, rename the /etc/hostname.olddriver0 file to
/etc/hostname.newdriver0.
Note - Any time you add, remove, or replace hardware, run the Configuration
Assistant utility.
For example, to replace a 3Com EtherLink III card with an SMC WD8013 card, run
the following command as root:
# mv /etc/hostname.elx0 /etc/hostname.smc0
and then perform a reconfiguration boot for your changes to take effect:
# touch /reconfigure
# reboot
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CHAPTER
2
Device Reference Pages
This chapter describes how to use Device Reference Pages to configure your x86
based system to run in the Solaris operating environment and to solve configuration
problems.
Third-Party Drivers
Note - Contact the manufacturer directly for information on these third-party device
drivers. In some cases as noted below, see also the Device Reference Page.
Driver Name
Devices Supported
blogic
BusLogic (Mylex) BT SCSI host bus adapters
(see two Device Reference Pages)
flashpt
BusLogic (Mylex) FlashPoint SCSI host bus adapters
mega
American Megatrends SCSI RAID controllers
(see Device Reference Page)
mtok
Madge token ring network adapters
(see Device Reference Page)
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Third-party drivers are provided for the convenience of Solaris customers and are
tested to ensure that they meet acceptable standards of operability. Sun cannot be
responsible for their inclusion in a given release or the timeliness of their availability.
Using Device Reference Pages
Only devices that require special configuration for running Solaris Intel Platform
Edition have Device Reference Pages.
4 Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for procedures to change device
settings.
4 Run the manufacturer’s DOS utility if available.
4 When moving adapters for inspection and configuration, note how cables are
inserted in sockets. Some connectors are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion;
others are not.
4 If a device has selectable configuration parameters, you usually choose the default
settings. The Device Reference Pages show settings the Solaris software supports
and known conflicts.
The following table shows the Device Reference Pages provided with Solaris 7 Intel
Platform Edition.
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Device Type
Solaris Driver Name
Where to Find Device Reference Pages
Disk Interface
ata
“IDE/Enhanced IDE Disk Controller
(Including ATAPI CD-ROM)” on page 18
SCSI Host Bus
Adapters
aic
“Adaptec AHA-1510A, 1520A, 1522A, 1530P,
1532P HBAs” on page 21
aic
“Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2
Interface” on page 23
aha
“Adaptec AHA-1540B, 1542B, 1542C, 1542CF,
1542CP HBAs” on page 25
eha
“Adaptec AHA-1740, 1742A HBAs” on page
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Device Type
Solaris Driver Name
Where to Find Device Reference Pages
esa
“Adaptec AHA-2740, 2742, 2740A, 2742A,
2740T, 2742T, 2740AT, 2742AT, 2740W,
2742W, 2840A, 2842A, 2840VL, 2842VL
HBAs” on page 28
adp
“Adaptec AHA-2940, 2940AU, 2940W,
2940U, 2940U Dual, 2940UW, 2940UW Dual,
2944W, 2944UW, 3940, 3940W, 3940U,
3940UW, 3940AU, 3940AUW, 3940AUWD,
3944AUWD HBAs” on page 31
pcscsi
“AMD PCscsi, PCscsi II, PCnet-SCSI and
QLogic QLA510 HBAs” on page 34
blogic
“BusLogic (Mylex) BT-742A, BT-746C,
BT-747C, BT-747S, BT-757C, BT-757S,
BT-542B, BT-545C, BT-545S, BT-440C,
BT-445C, BT-445S HBAs” on page 35
blogic
“BusLogic (Mylex) BT-946C, BT-948,
BT-956C, BT-956CD, BT-958, BT-958D HBAs”
on page 37
ncrs
“Compaq 32-Bit Fast SCSI-2 Controllers” on
page 40
cpqncr
“Compaq 32-Bit Fast Wide SCSI-2, Wide
Ultra SCSI, Dual Channel Wide Ultra SCSI-3
Controllers” on page 41
dpt
“DPT PM2011, PM2021, PM2041W, PM3021
HBAs” on page 43
dpt
“DPT PM2012B HBA” on page 45
dpt
“DPT PM2022, PM2042W, PM2122,
PM2142W SCSI and PM3222, PM3222UW,
PM3332UW SCSI RAID HBAs” on page 55
Device Reference Pages 13
Device Type
SCSI Disk Arrays/
RAID Controllers
Ethernet Network
Adapters
14
Solaris Driver Name
Where to Find Device Reference Pages
dpt
“DPT PM2024, PM2044W, PM2044UW,
PM2124, PM2124W, PM2144W, PM2144UW
SCSI and PM3224, PM3224W, PM3334W,
PM3334UW SCSI RAID HBAs” on page 57
ncrs
“Symbios Logic (also NCR) 53C810,
53C810A, 53C815, 53C820, 53C825, 53C825A,
53C860, 53C875, 53C875J, 53C876, 53C895
HBAs” on page 47
mega
“American Megatrends MegaRAID 428 SCSI
RAID Controller” on page 51
csa
“Compaq SMART Array Controller” on page
53
smartii
“Compaq SMART-2, SMART-2DH,
SMART-2SL Array Controllers” on page 54
dpt
“DPT PM2022, PM2042W, PM2122,
PM2142W SCSI and PM3222, PM3222UW,
PM3332UW SCSI RAID HBAs” on page 55
dpt
“DPT PM2024, PM2044W, PM2044UW,
PM2124, PM2124W, PM2144W, PM2144UW
SCSI and PM3224, PM3224W, PM3334W,
PM3334UW SCSI RAID HBAs” on page 57
chs
“IBM PC ServeRAID SCSI HBA” on page 59
mlx
“Mylex DAC960PD-Ultra, DAC960PD/
DAC960P, DAC960PG, DAC960PJ,
DAC960PL, DAC960E Controllers” on page
60
elx
“3Com EtherLink (3C509), EtherLink III
(3C509B), EtherLink III Bus Master (3C590,
3C592, 3C595-TX, 3C597-TX)” on page 62
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Device Type
Solaris Driver Name
Where to Find Device Reference Pages
elxl
“3Com EtherLink XL (3C900,
3C900-COMBO, 3C900B-COMBO,
3C900B-TPC, 3C900B-TPO), Fast EtherLink
XL (3C905-TX, 3C905-T4, 3C905B-TX,
3C905B-T4)” on page 63
pcn
“AMD PCnet Ethernet (PCnet-ISA,
PCnet-PCI, PCnet-PCI II, PCnet-Fast), Allied
Telesyn AT-1500, Microdyne NE2500plus,
Cabletron E-2210” on page 64
nfe
“Compaq NetFlex-2 DualPort ENET,
NetFlex-2 ENET-TR Controllers” on page 65
cnft
“Compaq NetFlex-3, Netelligent Controllers”
on page 67
dnet
“DEC 21040, 21041, 21140, 21142, 21143
Ethernet” on page 70
iee
“Intel EtherExpress 16, 16C, 16TP (82586)”
on page 75
ieef
“Intel EtherExpress Flash32 (82596)” on page
76
eepro
“Intel EtherExpress PRO (82595),
EtherExpress PRO/10+ (82595FX)” on page
77
ieef
“Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 (82556)” on
page 78
nei
“Novell NE2000, NE2000plus Ethernet, and
Compatibles” on page 79
nee
“Novell NE3200 Ethernet” on page 82
Device Reference Pages 15
Device Type
Token Ring
Network Adapters
Audio Cards
PC Card (PCMCIA)
Hardware
16
Solaris Driver Name
Where to Find Device Reference Pages
smce
“SMC Elite32 (8033)” on page 83
smceu
“SMC Elite32C Ultra (8232)” on page 84
smcf
“SMC Ether 10/100 (9232)” on page 85
smc
“SMC EtherEZ (8416), EtherCard Elite16
Ultra (8216), EtherCard PLUS Elite (8013),
EtherCard PLUS Elite 16 (8013), EtherCard
PLUS (8003), EtherCard Elite 32T (8033)” on
page 86
pe
“Xircom Pocket Ethernet (PE3 and PE2)” on
page 88
tr
“IBM 16/4, Auto 16/4, Turbo 16/4 Token
Ring and Compatible Adapters” on page 89
mtok
“Madge Smart 16/4 Token Ring” on page 92
sbpro
“Analog Devices AD1848 and Compatible
Devices” on page 94
sbpro
“Creative Labs Sound Blaster Pro, Sound
Blaster Pro-2” on page 98
sbpro
“Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16, Sound
Blaster AWE32, Sound Blaster Vibra 16” on
page 100
pcic
“PC Card Adapters” on page 102
pcelx
“3Com EtherLink III (3C562, 3C589) PC
Cards” on page 105
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Device Type
Solaris Driver Name
Where to Find Device Reference Pages
pcser
“Modem and Serial PC Card Devices” on
page 108
pcram
“SRAM and DRAM PC Card Devices” on
page 111
pcata
“Viper 8260pA, SanDisk Flash, or Any PC
Card ATA Devices” on page 114
Device Reference Pages 17
Disk Interface
IDE/Enhanced IDE Disk Controller
(Including ATAPI CD-ROM)
Solaris Device Driver:
ata
Device Type:
Hard disk or CD-ROM controller
Supported Configuration:
Two drives per controller, up to four IDE drives if
both primary and secondary interfaces are
available
Preconfiguration Information
If there are two IDE drives on the same controller, one must be set to “master” and
the other to “slave.” Typically, if there is both an IDE hard disk drive and an IDE
CD-ROM drive, the hard disk drive is the master, and the CD-ROM drive is the
slave, but this isn’t mandatory. If there is only one drive on a controller, it must be
set to master.
Supported Settings
Primary controller:
• IRQ Level:
14
• I/O Address:
0x1F0
Secondary controller:
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• IRQ Level:
15
• I/O Address:
0x170
If an IDE CD-ROM drive is installed, the system BIOS parameter for that device
should be:
• Drive Type:
Not installed
If an enhanced IDE drive is installed, set the system BIOS as follows:
• Enhanced IDE Drive:
Enabled
Note - If the BIOS supports autoconfiguration, use this facility to set the number of
heads, cylinders, and sectors for the IDE hard disk drive. If this capability is not
supported by the BIOS, use the settings provided by the disk manufacturer.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Most manufacturers restrict the BIOS size to less than 8 Gbytes even though the
disk drive may be larger than 8 Gbytes. Solaris Intel Platform Edition respects this
restriction when partitioning disk drives.
To work around this problem, move the drive to a secondary controller where it is
not a BIOS boot device, or use the remaining space on the drive for another
operating system.
4 The Panasonic LK_MC579B IDE CD-ROM drive cannot be used to install the
Solaris operating environment and is not supported.
4 Several vendors ship PCI-equipped machines with IDE interfaces on the
motherboard. A number of these machines use the CMD-604 PCI-IDE controller.
This chip provides two IDE interfaces. The primary IDE interface is at I/O address
0x1F0 and the secondary interface at 0x170. However, this chip cannot handle
simultaneous I/O on both IDE interfaces. This defect causes the Solaris software to
hang if both interfaces are used.
Use only the primary IDE interface at address 0x1F0. Machines using this chip
include DELL XPS/90, HP XU/590C, and American Megatrends Atlas boards.
4 You cannot boot from the third or fourth IDE disk drives, although you can install
Solaris software on them.
4 The Solaris Volume Management software does not work with the Sony CDU-55E
CD-ROM drive no matter how it is configured (as the master or the slave).
Device Reference Pages 19
Comment out the following line in the file /etc/vold.conf to prevent vold
from hanging the controller:
# use cdrom drive /dev/rdsk/c*s2 dev_cdrom.so cdrom%d
4 NEC CDR-260/CDR-260R/CDR-273, AZT CDR 268-031SE, Media Vision 6X, and
Sony CDU-55E ATAPI CD-ROM drives may fail during installation.
4 Some systems may have problems booting from IDE drives that are larger than
512 Mbytes, even though the install to the drive succeeds. Disable logical block
addressing, and reduce the CMOS geometry information for the drive to be less
than 1024 cylinders.
4 The Compaq Professional Workstation 5000 includes a Compaq/Sanyo
CRD-168PCH ATAPI CD-ROM drive that is not recognized by the Solaris software
when you first turn the machine on.
To work around this problem, before you attempt to install the Solaris software,
turn the machine on and press Control-Alt-Delete to reboot.
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SCSI Host Bus Adapters
Adaptec AHA-1510A, 1520A, 1522A,
1530P, 1532P HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
aic
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
Adaptec AHA-1510A, AHA-1520A, AHA-1522A,
AHA-1530P, AHA-1532P
Chip:
Adaptec AIC-6360
Bus Type:
ISA
Preconfiguration Information
The AHA-1522A and AHA-1532P provide diskette drive support in addition to being
bus interfaces.
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
• I/O Address:
0x140, 0x340
4 AHA-1520A and AHA-1522A devices only:
4
The BIOS base address can be any available value. The default is DC000.
4
For booting, the I/O address can be set to 0x140 only if a special BIOS is
obtained from Adaptec.
Device Reference Pages 21
Known Problems and Limitations
The Adaptec AHA-1510A adapter cannot be a primary (boot) disk controller since it
has no BIOS. Boot from a disk attached to another controller.
Configuration Procedure
4 If necessary, enable support for disks greater than 1 Gbyte.
4
On the AHA-1530P and AHA-1532P, use the on-board utility (press Ctrl-A at
boot time) to select this option from the Advanced Features menu.
4 On the AHA-1522A and AHA-1520A, set this option by adding a jumper to pin
0 (the rightmost pin) of jumper block J5.
4 If necessary, make the following termination changes:
4
On the AHA-1510A, AHA-1520A, and AHA-1522A, remove the three
terminating resistors from the controller.
4 On the AHA-1530P and AHA-1532P, set termination using the on-board utility.
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Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2
Interface
Solaris Device Driver:
aic
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapter:
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2
Bus Type:
ISA
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
If your card supports Plug and Play, your device resources are configured
automatically. Use the following settings for devices that don’t support Plug and Play.
• IRQ Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
• I/O Address:
0x140, 0x340
• DMA Channel:
Disabled
Note - The SCSI subsystem of the Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 needs an I/O (port)
address and an IRQ that are distinct from those of the audio subsystem. The resistors
on the Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 cannot be removed. Set the jumpers for the SCSI
interface, not for the audio.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The aic device driver is used to drive only the SCSI controller on this card. The
audio portion of the Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 requires a separate Solaris device
driver (sbpro) for operation.
Device Reference Pages 23
4 The SCSI interface on the Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 audio card cannot be used as a
primary (boot) disk controller since it has no BIOS. The system must be booted
from a disk attached to another controller.
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Adaptec AHA-1540B, 1542B, 1542C,
1542CF, 1542CP HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
aha
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
Adaptec AHA-1540B, AHA-1542B, AHA-1542C,
AHA-1542CF, AHA-1542CP
Bus Type:
ISA
Preconfiguration Information
4 Adaptec AHA-1542C and AHA-154CP only: If only one adapter is installed, use
default configuration parameters in both basic and advanced modes.
4 Adaptec AHA-1540CF only: The DMA transfer rate should be left at the default
unless your motherboard supports higher rates.
4 If installing more than one adapter, enable the BIOS on both. If Plug and Play is
disabled on the host system and a mix of Plug and Play and non-Plug and Play
adapters is installed, ensure that the non-Plug and Play adapters do not use
default values for the I/O base address, DMA channel, and IRQ level.
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
• I/O Address:
0x330
• DMA Channel:
6
AHA-1542C, AHA-1542CF, and AHA-1542CP only:
Device Reference Pages 25
• Synchronous Negotiation:
Disabled for each CD-ROM drive target
• Support for More Than Two DOS
Drives:
Disabled
• Dynamically Scan SCSI Bus for BIOS
Devices:
Disabled
For two non-Plug and Play cards:
• I/O Base Address:
230 and 330 only
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Because the Adaptec AHA-1542CP and the Solaris fdisk program may be
incompatible, use the DOS version of FDISK (or equivalent utility) to create an
entry in the FDISK partition table before installing the Solaris software. Create at
least a 1-cylinder DOS partition starting at cylinder 0. If the DOS partition is not
created, the system won’t reboot after Solaris installation.
4 If more than one adapter is installed, the system can only be rebooted with the
boot diskette.
4 Two Plug and Play cards are not supported in a non-Plug and Play host system.
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Adaptec AHA-1740, 1742A HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
eha
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
Adaptec AHA-1740, AHA-1742A
Bus Type:
EISA
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
Any legal value between 9 and 15
• I/O Address:
z000 (where z is a slot number from 1 to 8)
• DMA Channel:
6
4 The board must be in slot 1 through 8; otherwise the Solaris software will not boot.
4 Set the following parameters to Enhanced Mode:
4
Host Adapter Interface Mode
Standard Mode Resource Selection I/O Port Definition
4 Standard Mode Resource Selection DMA Channel Definition
4
4 Enable Synchronous Negotiation for all targets unless you are running the Adaptec
AHA-1740 in Enhanced Mode; in that case, you must use the EISA configuration
utility to disable Synchronous Negotiation for the NEC Intersect CD-ROM 74 or
84.
Known Problems and Limitations
Operating these boards in 154x emulation mode may cause data corruption.
Device Reference Pages 27
Adaptec AHA-2740, 2742, 2740A, 2742A,
2740T, 2742T, 2740AT, 2742AT, 2740W,
2742W, 2840A, 2842A, 2840VL, 2842VL
HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
esa
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
Adaptec AHA-2740, AHA-2742, AHA-2740A,
AHA-2742A, AHA-2740T, AHA-2742T,
AHA-2740AT, AHA-2742AT, AHA-2740W,
AHA-2742W, AHA-2840A, AHA-2842A,
AHA-2840VL, AHA-2842VL
Chip:
Adaptec AIC-7770
Bus Types:
EISA, VLB
Preconfiguration Information
4 Don’t use a version of the AHA-274x series configuration utilities before version
2.1.
4 Don’t use a version of the AMI ECU before version 2.01 when configuring the
AHA-274x on a motherboard with an AMI BIOS.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The AHA-274x is not compatible with the Wyse MP system.
4 Motherboards that support level-triggered interrupts, such as an EISA
motherboard, will support multiple AHA-274x adapters sharing the same IRQ
(although there may be minor performance degradation).
4 The AHA-2840VL adapter cannot share IRQ vectors because it supports only
edge-triggered interrupts.
4 When the AHA-274x host bus adapter runs under heavy load, the tape device
loses arbitration contests to faster devices with higher priorities and produces
“Media Error” messages. To avoid this problem, change the SCSI ID of the adapter
so that it is lower than the tape device setting.
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For example, set the tape drive’s SCSI ID to 7 using jumpers or an external switch.
Then set the AHA-274x SCSI ID to 6 using the ECU. (Use the configuration BIOS
accessed by Ctrl-A at boot to change the setting on the AHA-284x.)
4 A large disk used with the Solaris operating environment on an AIC-7770
controller cannot be mounted on a controller with a different geometry; the DPT
PM-2022 controller, for example.
4 Some VESA local bus motherboards do not support more than one bus master
controller, like the AHA-2840VL host bus adapter.
4 When using AHA-2742T and AHA-2842VL adapters with slow tape devices,
under heavy loads error messages like this are displayed:
Warning: /eisa/[email protected]/[email protected],0 (Tape4):
0.25 inch cartridge
Tape 11: Fixed record length (512 byte blocks) I/O
Set the SCSI ID of the tape drive higher than the host bus adapter.
For example, set the tape SCSI ID to 6 and the host bus adapter SCSI ID to 5 or less
by doing the following:
1. Log in as root and shut down the Solaris operating environment.
2. Boot DOS and change the target ID of the host bus adapter to 5 using the ECU
supplied by the motherboard manufacturer.
3. Turn off the computer and power down the tape.
4. Jumper the tape device to SCSI ID 6.
5. Boot the Solaris operating environment and run the drvconfig and tapes
utilities.
Configuration Procedure
1. Select channel A as the Primary Channel.
2. Run the BIOS configuration and verify that BIOS support for more than two
drives is disabled.
3. If there are multiple AIC-7770 controllers on one system, the order of the I/O
base addresses must match the order of the BIOS base addresses.
On an EISA motherboard, the I/O base address corresponds to the EISA slot
number times 0x1000 plus 0xC00 for controller boards. For example, if the first
slot has an AHA-274x controller, the address is 0x1C00, and if the adjacent slot
also has an AHA-274x controller, the address is 0x2C00. Motherboard
manufacturers usually map the controller chip on the motherboard at the highest
EISA slot plus 1. Thus in an EISA motherboard with three EISA slots, the
motherboard AIC-7770 address is 0x4C00.
Device Reference Pages 29
The BIOS base address is selected from a range of choices on the
manufacturer-supplied configuration utility. Common addresses for the AIC-7770
controller are: 0xCC00, 0xD400, 0xD800, and 0xDC00. The controller with the
lowest BIOS base address will become the boot or primary controller.
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Adaptec AHA-2940, 2940AU, 2940W,
2940U, 2940U Dual, 2940UW, 2940UW
Dual, 2944W, 2944UW, 3940, 3940W,
3940U, 3940UW, 3940AU, 3940AUW,
3940AUWD, 3944AUWD HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
adp
Device Types:
SCSI-2, SCSI-3, Ultra SCSI
Adapters:
Adaptec AHA-2940, AHA-2940AU, AHA-2940W,
AHA-2940U, AHA-2940U Dual, AHA-2940UW,
AHA-2940UW Dual, AHA-2944W, AHA-2944UW,
AHA-3940, AHA-3940W, AHA-3940U,
AHA-3940UW, AHA-3940AU, AHA-3940AUW,
AHA-3940AUWD, AHA-3944AUWD
Chips:
Adaptec AIC-7850, AIC-7860, AIC-7870, AIC-7880,
AIC-7895
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
The Plug N Play SCAM Support option is not supported.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Some motherboards have problems supporting channel B with boards based on
the Adaptec AIC-7895 chip, such as the AHA-2940U Dual, AHA-2940UW Dual,
and the AHA-3940 series. The problem arises because the BIOS doesn’t properly
assign two interrupts for PCI interrupts INTA and INTB on the slot containing the
AIC-7895 chip. This causes devices connected to channel B to fail, and messages
about timeouts and resets on those devices to appear on the console.
For example, this problem occurs on the Intel PR440FX (Providence) dual Pentium
Pro motherboard, with BIOS revisions up to and including 1.00.08.DI0. For that
motherboard, a workaround is to set the “Advanced/PCI IRQ Mapping” feature
Device Reference Pages 31
to “To ISA Legacy IRQs”. A similar workaround may apply to other motherboards
with problems supporting channel B.
Another possible workaround is noted on Adaptec’s Web site at
http://www.adaptec.com/support/faqs/aha394x.html.
4 To use the AHA-3940 or AHA-3940W adapters, the motherboard must have a
BIOS that supports the DEC PCI-to-PCI Bridge chip on the host bus adapter.
4 User-level programs have exhibited problems on some PCI systems with an
Adaptec AHA-2940x card, including the following motherboard models:
4
PCI motherboards with a 60-MHz Pentium chip, with PCI chipset numbers
S82433LX Z852 and S82434LX Z850. The part numbers of the Intel
motherboards are AA616393-007 and AA615988-009.
4 PCI motherboards with a 90-MHz Pentium chip, with PCI chipset numbers
S82433NX Z895, S82434NX Z895, and S82434NX Z896. The part number of the
Intel motherboard is 541286-005. (Some Gateway 2000 systems use this
motherboard.)
4 The AA-619772-002 motherboard with 82433LX Z852 and 82434LX Z882 chips
causes random memory inconsistencies. Return the motherboard to the vendor
for a replacement.
If problems with user-level programs occur, use the BIOS setup to turn off
write-back CPU caching (or all caching if there is no control over the caching
algorithm).
4 If the AHA-2940 SCSI adapter does not recognize the Quantum Empire 1080S HP
3323 SE or other SCSI disk drive, reduce the Synchronous Transfer rate on the
Adaptec controller to 8 Mbps.
4 The AHA-3940 has been certified by Adaptec to work on specific systems. Our
testing has shown that the Solaris operating environment works properly in some
of those systems and not in others. If you encounter problems running the Solaris
operating environment on an Adaptec-approved system with the AHA-3940,
contact your technical support provider.
Configuration Procedure
Using the Adaptec configuration utility:
4 Configure each SCSI device to have a unique SCSI ID, and on the adapter’s
Advanced Configuration Options setup menu, set the Plug N Play SCAM Support
option to Disabled.
4 If there is more than one controller (or an embedded controller), try to use one
IRQ per controller.
4 Enable bus mastering for the slots with your host bus adapters, when the choice is
given.
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4 For older disk drives, tape drives, and most CD-ROM devices, make sure the
maximum SCSI data transfer speed is set to 5.0 Mbps.
4 Enable support for disks larger than 1 Gbyte if applicable.
Device Reference Pages 33
AMD PCscsi, PCscsi II, PCnet-SCSI and
QLogic QLA510 HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
pcscsi
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapter:
QLogic QLA510
Chips:
AMD 53C974 (PCscsi), 53C974A (PCscsi II),
Am79C974 (PCnet-SCSI) (SCSI device only)
QLogic FAS974
Bus Type:
PCI
Systems Supported:
PCnet-SCSI chip is integrated in the HP Vectra XU
5/90 and Compaq Deskpro XL systems
Preconfiguration Information
Only the SCSI portion of the PCnet-SCSI host bus adapter is discussed here; the net
portion requires a separate Solaris driver (pcn). See “AMD PCnet Ethernet
(PCnet-ISA, PCnet-PCI, PCnet-PCI II, PCnet-Fast), Allied Telesyn AT-1500,
Microdyne NE2500plus, Cabletron E-2210” on page 64 for configuration information
about Ethernet capabilities.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Occasional data corruption has occurred when pcn and pcscsi drivers in HP
Vectra XU 5/90 and Compaq Deskpro XL systems are used under high network
and SCSI loads. These drivers do not perform well in a production server.
A possible workaround is to disable the pcn device with the system BIOS and use
a separate add-in network interface.
4 The SCSI Tagged Queuing option is not supported.
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BusLogic (Mylex) BT-742A, BT-746C,
BT-747C, BT-747S, BT-757C, BT-757S,
BT-542B, BT-545C, BT-545S, BT-440C,
BT-445C, BT-445S HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
blogic
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
BusLogic (Mylex) BT-742A, BT-746C, BT-747C,
BT-747S, BT-757C, BT-757S, BT-542B, BT-545C,
BT-545S, BT-440C, BT-445C, BT-445S
Bus Types:
ISA, EISA, VLB
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
• I/O Address:
0x334, 0x234, 0x130, 0x134
Note - Do not use the default I/O address setting, 0x330.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 These cards have not been tested in Adaptec AHA-1540 mode.
4 The EISA cards may cause data overrun errors under high stress when your
system is configured with multiple disks.
Device Reference Pages 35
Configuration Procedure
4 Model names ending in “C” only: Run the manufacturer’s AutoSCSI configuration
utility and check the termination and that the Advanced option “BIOS Support for
> 2 Drives (DOS 5.0 or above)” is set to No.
4 BT-757C only: If the system has a narrow target, turn off the “wide negotiation
option” when configuring devices.
Configuring Multiple Devices
4 Select an adapter model ending in “C” as the primary controller.
4 Choose an I/O address for the primary controller that precedes the secondary
controller in “Supported Settings”; for example, use an I/O address of 0x234 for
the primary controller, and make sure the secondary controller uses either 0x130
or 0x134.
4 Disable the BIOS on the secondary controller.
4 Wide-mode EISA adapters can support targets greater than 7 if the proper entries
are added to the system configuration files: /kernel/drv/sd.conf (for disk)
and /kernel/drv/st.conf (for tape).
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BusLogic (Mylex) BT-946C, BT-948,
BT-956C, BT-956CD, BT-958, BT-958D
HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
blogic
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
BusLogic (Mylex) BT-946C, BT-948, BT-956C,
BT-956CD, BT-958, BT-958D
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
4 If your BT-946C PCI card is labeled Rev. A or B, it needs to be supported in ISA
emulation mode; use I/O address 0x334.
Note - Look at the card itself to find the revision level. The revision of the card is not
provided in the manufacturer’s documentation.
4 If your BT-946C is labeled Rev. C, it can be supported in native PCI mode. To do
this, select “Advanced option,” and choose “NO” for the “Host Adapter I/O Port
Address as default” option.
4 If your PCI card is model BT-956C or model BT-946C Rev. E, it can also be
supported in native PCI mode. To do this, disable the “Set ISA Compatible I/O
Port (PCI Only)” option.
4 If your board model ends in “C”, you must enter the AutoSCSI configuration
utility and check the termination.
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
• I/O Address:
0x334, 0x230, 0x234, 0x130, 0x134
Device Reference Pages 37
Note - I/O addresses are dynamically configured for BT-946C Rev. C PCI adapters.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Using an I/O address of 0x330 causes the Solaris aha driver to be selected instead
of blogic native mode drivers. These cards have not been tested in Adaptec
AHA-1540 mode.
4 Do not run the drvconfig utility during heavy I/O involving disks and tapes
because doing so can cause data overrun errors.
4 Data overrun errors may occur under high stress when your system is configured
with multiple disks.
4 If problems occur during Solaris installation, set the Interrupt Pin number of the
“Configure Adapter” option in the manufacturer’s AutoSCSI utility as follows:
Slot
Interrupt Pin
0
A
1
B
2
C
For more information, see the sections “Configuration for Non-Conforming PCI
Motherboards” and “Handling Motherboard Variations” in the documentation that
comes with your board.
4 Early versions of Rev. A, B, and C of the BT-946C may not work with the Solaris
operating environment.
Upgrade to at least Firmware 4.25J, BIOS 4.92E, and AutoSCSI 1.06E, if you have
BT946C Rev. B. Upgrade the controller to at least BT946C Rev. E.
Configuration Procedure
BT-946C, Rev. A and B Only
Insert the board into the bus master slot, and using the AutoSCSI utility:
4 Set the “Adapter BIOS Supports Space > 1 GB (DOS) only” option to Yes if the
boot disk is larger than 1 Gbyte.
4 Put the adapter in ISA-compatible mode by setting the value for “Set Host Bus
Adapter I/O Port Address as Default” to No.
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4 Ensure the Advanced option “BIOS Support for > 2 Drives (DOS 5.0 or above)” is
set to No.
4 Configure the IRQ and BIOS address values manually if your PCI motherboard is
not fully PCI-specification compliant. If the system hangs while installing the
Solaris software, do the following:
4
Check the IRQ jumpers on the motherboard, if any.
Run the CMOS utility to set the IRQ and BIOS addresses, if any.
4 Run the AutoSCSI utility.
4
All the settings should match each other. If you need to manually configure the
BIOS address, you may have to check jumpers JP4 and JP5.
BT-946C (Rev. C) and BT-956C
Insert the board into the bus master slot, and using the AutoSCSI utility:
4 Set the “Adapter BIOS Supports Space > 1 GB (DOS only)” option to Yes if the
boot disk is larger than 1 Gbyte.
4 Choose the defaults, except set the 5.1 “BIOS Support for > 2 Drives (DOS 5.0 or
above)” to No.
Configuring Multiple Devices
Follow these guidelines when adding a second Mylex PCI controller to a system.
4 The already installed PCI board must be the primary controller.
4 The primary controller must have an I/O address that precedes the secondary
controller in “Supported Settings” (as listed from left to right). For example, the
primary controller can use an I/O address of 0x234, as long as the secondary
controller uses either 0x130 or 0x134. The I/O address of each board is determined
by its slot. Try different slots until the first card works as the primary controller.
4 Disable the BIOS on the secondary controller.
4 Wide-mode PCI adapters will support targets greater than 7 if the proper entries
are added to the system configuration files: /kernel/drv/sd.conf (for disk)
and /kernel/drv/st.conf (for tape).
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Compaq 32-Bit Fast SCSI-2 Controllers
Solaris Device Driver:
ncrs
Device Type:
SCSI-2
Adapters:
Compaq Integrated 32-Bit Fast-SCSI-2/P
53C810 chip
ProSignia 300-PCI, 500-PCI
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• BIOS Hard Drive Geometry:
<= 1 GB: 64 Heads, 32 Sectors
> 1 GB: 255 Heads, 63 Sectors
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Compaq 32-Bit Fast Wide SCSI-2, Wide
Ultra SCSI, Dual Channel Wide Ultra
SCSI-3 Controllers
Solaris Device Driver:
cpqncr
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
Compaq 32-Bit Fast Wide SCSI-2, Wide Ultra
SCSI, and Dual Channel Wide Ultra SCSI-3
Controllers in Compaq Servers:
825 Add-on PCI,
825 Add-on EISA,
Integrated 825 PCI/EISA,
875 Add-on PCI,
Integrated 875 PCI,
Integrated 876 PCI
Bus Types:
EISA, PCI
Preconfiguration Information
4 Ensure that the Compaq 825 EISA controller is properly installed in one of the
EISA slots or that the Compaq 825, 875, or 876 PCI controller is in one of the PCI
slots in the server.
4 EISA systems only: Configure the system using the Compaq EISA configuration
utility (at least ECU version 2.34) so the system recognizes the Compaq 825, 875,
or 876 controllers.
Configuration Procedure
1. Install the Solaris software.
2. Modify the driver configuration file /kernel/drv/cpqncr.conf.
This file specifies the valid configurable parameters for the driver:
4 tag_enable: This property enables or disables tagged queuing support by the
driver and can be set to the following values:
4
0 - Disabled (Default)
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4 1 - Enabled
4 alrm_msg_enable: This property enables or disables Alarm messages due to
faults in the Compaq Storage system connected to the 825, 875, or 876
controller. The valid values are:
4 0 - Disabled
4 1 - Enabled (Default)
4 debug_flag: This property enables or disables debug messages from the
driver. The valid values are:
4 0 - Disabled (Default)
4 1 - Enabled
4 queue_depth: This property specifies the number of active requests the driver
can handle for a controller. The maximum and default value for this property
is 37; the minimal value is 13. You can reduce the value to support multiple
controllers if you cannot allocate enough memory while trying to load the
driver.
4 board_id: This property specifies additional controller IDs the driver has to
support. The driver currently supports Compaq 825, 875, and 876 controllers. It
recognizes the board ID for Compaq 825 Fast Wide SCSI-2, Compaq 875 Wide
Ultra SCSI, and Compaq Dual Channel Wide Ultra SCSI-3 controllers by
default.
4 ignore-hardware-nodes: Set this property to 0 if present.
3. To activate the configuration changes, as root type:
# touch /reconfigure
# reboot
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DPT PM2011, PM2021, PM2041W,
PM3021 HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
dpt
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
DPT PM2011, PM2021, PM2041W, PM3021
Bus Type:
ISA
Preconfiguration Information
4 The EPROM should not be earlier than version 5E, and the SmartROM should not
be earlier than version 2.C.
4 Only two DPT adapters can be used per system.
4
4
If two adapters are installed, do not install an IDE controller.
If an IDE controller is installed, only one DPT adapter will be supported.
Supported Settings
You must use the settings in this typeface for the DPT adapter if an IDE controller is
installed:
• I/O Address:
0x1F0, 0x230
• IRQ Level:
12, 14, 15
• DMA Channel:
5, 6
• Emulation:
Disabled
4 Follow the instructions in “DPT PM2022, PM2042W, PM2122, PM2142W SCSI and
PM3222, PM3222UW, PM3332UW SCSI RAID HBAs” on page 55 to disable
WD1003 emulation using the DPT SCSI Storage Manager Utility diskette.
Emulation mode for drives 0 and 1 should be set to 0 indicating “no drives
present,” or there will be missing drives when the system boots.
Device Reference Pages 43
4 Use edge-triggered interrupts on the PM2011.
4 The PM2041W adapter’s SmartROM must be upgraded to at least version 3DL in
place of 3D0. The BIOS on adapters with version 3D0 does not detect any devices
connected to it.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The DPT adapter may cause the Solaris installation to fail due to loss of interrupts,
depending on the setting of jumper Y34. If the installation fails, try changing the
setting of jumper Y34 (even if the on-board diskettes have already been disabled
by removing jumper Y20).
4 The dpt driver only detects the PM2041W adapter at address 0x230; therefore,
dual card mode does not work.
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DPT PM2012B HBA
Solaris Device Driver:
dpt
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapter:
DPT PM2012B
Bus Type:
EISA
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
Any legal value between 9 and 15
(edge-triggered interrupts)
• I/O Address:
zC88 (where z is a slot number from 1 to 7)
• Option ROM Address:
Default
• WD1003:
Emulation off for drives 0 and 1
Known Problems and Limitations
4 If you have used the DPTFMT utility correctly and the board is properly seated in
your machine, failure to display disk geometry may indicate a defective board.
4 To prevent system hangs caused by improper IDE emulation, the version number
of the EISA configuration utility (ECU) that contains the !DPTA401.CFG file
should not be before 6B3. If it is, obtain a newer version from your vendor and
rerun the ECU.
Configuration Procedure
1. Boot DOS from the diskette drive.
2. Insert a copy of the DPT Utility diskette in the diskette drive.
Device Reference Pages 45
a. Type DPTFMT and press Enter.
b. Press Enter to begin, and again to continue.
c. Press <F3> to enter SCSI ID 0 and LUN 0, and press <F3> to continue.
d. Use the down arrow to select MS-DOS and PC DOS.
e. Press Enter to write out the drive geometry, and press Enter to reboot.
3. Insert the user copy diskette of the ECU (CF.EXE) containing the
!DPTxxx.CFG files.
a. At the A:> prompt, type CFG and press Enter.
b. At the Viewer Edit Details screen, press Enter.
c. Press the down arrow to the DPT SCSI HBA to select parameters and set
them as follows:
• Bus:
Enabled
• IDE Boot Address:
Primary
• Option ROM Address:
Default
• SCSI ID HBA:
Default 7
• WD1003:
Emulation off for both drive 0 and 1
d. Press <F10> to save your changes.
4. Insert a copy of the boot diskette.
5. Press Enter to reboot DOS.
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Symbios Logic (also NCR) 53C810,
53C810A, 53C815, 53C820, 53C825,
53C825A, 53C860, 53C875, 53C875J,
53C876, 53C895 HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
ncrs
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapters:
Symbios Logic (also NCR) 53C810, 53C810A,
53C815, 53C820, 53C825, 53C825A, 53C860,
53C875, 53C875J, 53C876, 53C895
(multiple adapters can be configured)
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Because the NCR BIOS and the Solaris fdisk program may be incompatible, use
the DOS version of FDISK (or equivalent utility) to create an entry in the FDISK
partition table before installing the Solaris software. Create at least a 1-cylinder
DOS partition starting at cylinder 0. If the DOS partition isn’t created, the system
won’t reboot after Solaris installation.
4 An add-in card with the 53C815, 53C820, 53C825, or 53C825A controller can only
be used in a bus-mastering PCI slot. On motherboards with only two PCI slots,
both of the PCI slots are usually bus-master capable. On motherboards with three
or more PCI slots, and on motherboards with several embedded PCI controllers,
some of the PCI slots may not be bus-master capable.
4 Some PCI motherboards with the NCR SDMS BIOS and an embedded 53C810 or
53C810A controller do not work correctly with 53C82x add-in cards that also have
an NCR SDMS BIOS. Upgrading the motherboard BIOS, the add-in card, or both
may prevent these conflicts.
4 On some early PCI systems with the 53C810 chip on the motherboard, the
interrupt pin on the chip is not connected. Such a system cannot be used with
Solaris software.
Device Reference Pages 47
4 Do not attempt to connect wide targets to the 53C810, 53C815, and 53C860 using a
wide to narrow converter. These configurations are not supported.
4 If your adapter supports the Symbios Logic SCSI Configuration utility, which can
be accessed by pressing Control-C, do not alter the value of the Host SCSI ID (an
option under the Adapter Setup menu) to anything but 7.
4 If you experience problems with old target devices, add the following entry to the
/kernel/drv/ncrs.conf file:
targetN-scsi-options = 0x0;
where N is the ID of the failing target.
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Trantor T348 MiniSCSI Plus Parallel
HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
trantor
Device Type:
SCSI
Adapter:
Trantor T348
Preconfiguration Information
The T348 ends in a male SCSI-1 connector, for plugging into a SCSI-1 device. To
connect the T348 to a SCSI-2 device, use a SCSI-1 to SCSI-2 cable (which has a male
SCSI-1 connector on one end and a male SCSI-2 connector on the other end) and a
SCSI-1 female-to-female adapter (to connect the male end of the T348 to the male end
of the SCSI-1 to SCSI-2 cable).
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The Trantor MiniSCSI Plus adapter uses electrical power from the TERMPWR
signal on the SCSI cable. The adapter will not work unless the first (or only)
device connected to it supplies TERMPWR. If you have difficulty using the
adapter with the Solaris operating environment, see the “Troubleshooting Notes”
section of MiniSCSI Plus User Guide or consult your Trantor dealer.
4 Because of low data transfer rates, do not use simultaneous multiple SCSI devices
or tape blocks longer than 512 bytes.
4 The T348 and attached devices must be plugged in and powered on at boot time
to be available during that session.
4 If the SCSI devices attached to the T348 fail to respond after a reconfiguration boot
and the parallel port had previously been used for a different device, do a second
reconfiguration boot.
4 The Trantor T338 and T358 are not supported.
4 The Exabyte EXB-8500 and EXB-8200 tape drives do not work in the Solaris
operating environment when connected to the Trantor T348.
4 The Solaris operating environment does not support concurrent use of other
parallel devices on the same port as the Trantor T348 or on the T348 pass-through
port. To switch between the T348 and another parallel port device, such as a
Device Reference Pages 49
printer or Ethernet adapter, shut down the Solaris operating environment and turn
off the computer and any SCSI devices attached to the T348.
With the power turned off, disconnect the old device and connect the new one. If
switching to the T348, turn on any SCSI devices you intend to use. Turn on the
computer and do a reconfiguration boot.
4 When reconfiguring the system to add other devices, make sure the T348 and all
its devices are plugged in and turned on; otherwise they will be removed from the
configuration. If you accidentally reconfigure without the T348 plugged in, plug it
in and repeat the reconfiguration process.
Configuration Procedure
1. Install the Solaris software.
2. Shut down the Solaris operating environment and turn off the computer.
3. Plug the T348 adapter into the selected (or only) parallel port.
4. Attach all required SCSI devices to the T348.
5. Turn on all the SCSI devices.
6. Turn on the computer.
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SCSI Disk Arrays/RAID Controllers
American Megatrends MegaRAID 428
SCSI RAID Controller
Solaris Device Driver:
mega
Device Type:
SCSI RAID
Adapter:
American Megatrends MegaRAID 428 SCSI RAID
Bus Type:
PCI
Configuration Procedure
4 Contact American Megatrends to get the optional megamgr configuration utility.
4 The MegaRAID controller cannot be configured by editing the
/kernel/drv/mega.conf file.
4 Follow this procedure to configure and use more than one logical drive. If the
/kernel/drv/sd.conf file is not carefully edited, the system may panic upon
reboot.
1. Press Control-M while the system is starting up to configure the controller and
all logical drives.
2. Install the Solaris software and reboot.
You will only see a single logical drive available during installation.
3. Open /kernel/drv/sd.conf and add additional drives by duplicating the
existing entry for target=0 and incrementing the lun field by one for each
additional logical drive you want the Solaris software to recognize.
For example, if you have a total of three logical drives configured on your
adapter, you would add the following lines:
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name="sd" class="scsi"
target=0 lun=1;
name="sd" class="scsi"
target=0 lun=2;
4. Reboot.
After the system reboots, you can use additional drives.
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Compaq SMART Array Controller
Solaris Device Driver:
csa
Device Type:
Disk Array
Adapter:
Compaq SMART Array Controller
Bus Type:
EISA
Systems Supported:
Internal and external SCSI drives on the Compaq
family of ProSignia and ProLiant servers
Preconfiguration Information
4 The SMART controller only supports SCSI disk drives. SCSI tape drives and
CD-ROM drives are not supported.
4 The boot device must be logical drive 0 on the primary controller. Even though the
BIOS lets you configure any controller as the primary controller, it will only let
you boot from logical drive 0 on that controller.
Known Problems and Limitations
If you want to change the RAID configuration, first delete the old configuration
information using the EISA configuration utility. If you physically move the disks
before deleting the RAID configuration (or the partition information on the logical
drives), you may not be able to boot your system.
Device Reference Pages 53
Compaq SMART-2, SMART-2DH,
SMART-2SL Array Controllers
Solaris Device Driver:
smartii
Device Type:
Disk Array
Adapters:
Compaq SMART-2, SMART-2DH, SMART-2SL
Array Controllers
Bus Types:
EISA, PCI
Systems Supported:
Internal and external SCSI drives on Compaq
servers
Preconfiguration Information
4 These controllers only support SCSI disk drives. SCSI tape drives and CD-ROM
drives are not supported.
4 The boot device must be logical drive 0 on the primary controller. Even though the
BIOS lets you configure any controller as the primary controller, it will only let
you boot from logical drive 0 on that controller.
4 EISA systems only: Configure the system using the Compaq EISA configuration
utility (at least ECU version 2.30) so the system recognizes the SMART-2 controller.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 If disks on a failed drive are replaced by hotplugging during I/O, the system
panics.
4 Firmware version 1.26 of the SMART-2 PCI controller is slow. For best results, use
firmware version 1.36.
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DPT PM2022, PM2042W, PM2122,
PM2142W SCSI and PM3222,
PM3222UW, PM3332UW SCSI RAID
HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
dpt
Device Types:
SCSI, SCSI RAID
Adapters:
DPT PM2022, PM2042W, PM2122, PM2142W SCSI
DPT PM3222, PM3222UW, PM3332UW SCSI RAID
Bus Type:
EISA
Preconfiguration Information
4 DPT PM3222 only: The EPROM should not be earlier than version 7A, and the
SmartROM not earlier than version 3.B.
4 DPT PM2022 and PM2122 only: The EPROM should not be earlier than version 5E,
and the SmartROM not earlier than version 2.D1.
Supported Settings
• WD1003 Boot Address:
Disabled (Secondary)
• IRQ Level:
Any legal value between 11 and 15, except 14
Note - Make sure you use edge-triggered interrupts.
• IDE Boot Address:
Disabled
• SCSI BIOS ROM Address:
Default
• HBA SCSI ID:
Default 7
Device Reference Pages 55
Known Problems and Limitations
4 To prevent system hangs caused by improper IDE emulation, the EISA
!DPTA410.CFG file should be at least version 6E5. If it isn’t, obtain a newer
version from your vendor and rerun the EISA configuration utility.
4 Solaris installation may fail when setting up the fdisk partition table on one or
more disks. On systems with a disk RAID configuration where at least one disk is
new or has had its partition table zeroed out, these error messages may be
displayed. If the Solaris installation fails and you see the following error messages,
restart the installation. It should succeed.
ERROR: Could not create Fdisk partition table on disk
ERROR: Could not label the disks
4 Use the original install diskette when adding a PM3222 to your system.
Configuration Procedure
Run the DPT SCSI Storage Manager Utility, DPTMGR, under DOS, and select Solaris
as the operating environment. See Chapter 4 of DPT SmartCache III User’s Manual for
instructions. An error message similar to this may be displayed while DPTMGR is
running.
Unable to find any drivers in the DRIVERS Directory ......
This message can be ignored.
Special Case
When using the ECU supplied by DPT in conjunction with a configuration file, you
enter emulation information as part of the configuration process. When you
configure two drives, both should be “disabled.” When asked for drive types for
drives 0 and 1, type 0. This indicates “no drives present” and disables the WD1003
emulation mode of the adapter, allowing correct operation of the native mode driver.
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DPT PM2024, PM2044W, PM2044UW,
PM2124, PM2124W, PM2144W,
PM2144UW SCSI and PM3224,
PM3224W, PM3334W, PM3334UW SCSI
RAID HBAs
Solaris Device Driver:
dpt
Device Type:
SCSI, SCSI RAID
Adapters:
DPT PM2024, PM2044W, PM2044UW, PM2124,
PM2124W, PM2144W, PM2144UW SCSI
DPT PM3224, PM3224W, PM3334W, PM3334UW
SCSI RAID
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
4 DPT PM3224 only: The EPROM should not be earlier than version 7A.
4 DPT PM2024 and PM2124 only: The EPROM should not be earlier than version
6D4.
4 Don’t use an adapter with a SmartROM earlier than version 3.B.
4 Ensure that the controller board is installed in a PCI bus-mastering slot.
4 If the firmware version of the controller is earlier than 7A, or if your computer
memory is ECC or does not check parity, disable PCI parity checking.
Known Problems and Limitations
During the system boot, if you see a message that a DPT controller driver cannot be
installed, the motherboard installed in your system probably has ECC memory or
does not check parity; disable PCI parity checking.
Device Reference Pages 57
Supported Settings
• I/O Address:
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IBM PC ServeRAID SCSI HBA
Solaris Device Driver:
chs
Device Type:
SCSI RAID
Adapter:
IBM PC ServeRAID
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
Known Problems and Limitations
To prevent data loss, a SCSI disk drive that is not defined to be part of any physical
pack within a logical drive won’t be accessible through the Solaris operating
environment.
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Mylex DAC960PD-Ultra, DAC960PD/
DAC960P, DAC960PG, DAC960PJ,
DAC960PL, DAC960E Controllers
Solaris Device Driver:
mlx
Device Type:
SCSI-2 RAID
Adapters:
Bus Types:
Mylex DAC960PD-Ultra (PCI-to-UltraSCSI),
DAC960PD/DAC960P (PCI-to-SCSI),
DAC960PG (PCI-to-SCSI),
DAC960PJ (PCI-to-SCSI),
DAC960PL (PCI-to-SCSI),
DAC960E (EISA-to-SCSI)
EISA, PCI
Preconfiguration Information
4 The choice of SCSI target ID numbers is limited. Assuming the maximum number
of targets per channel on the particular controller is MAX_TGT, the SCSI target
IDs on a given channel should range from 0 to (MAX_TGT – 1). See the vendor
documentation for more information.
4 SCSI target IDs on one channel can be repeated on other channels.
Example 1: The 5-channel models support a maximum of four targets per channel,
that is, MAX_TGT = 4. Therefore, the SCSI target IDs on a given channel should
range from 0 to 3.
Example 2: The 3-channel models support a maximum of seven targets per channel,
that is, MAX_TGT = 7. Therefore, the SCSI target IDs on a given channel should
range from 0 to 6.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 If a SCSI disk drive is not defined to be part of any physical pack within a system
drive, it is automatically labeled as a standby drive. If any SCSI disk drive within
a system drive fails, data on a standby drive may be lost due to the standby
replacement procedure. This replacement procedure will overwrite the standby
drive if the failed disk drive is configured with any level of redundancy (RAID
levels 1, 5, and 6) and its size is identical to the size of the available standby drive.
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Therefore, even though a standby drive is physically connected, the system denies
access to it so no data can be accidentally lost.
4 Other than the standby rebuild of disk drives, which is described in the
manufacturer’s user’s guide, these controllers do not support “hot-plugging”
(adding or removing devices while the system is running).
To add or remove devices, shut down the system, add or remove the devices,
reconfigure the HBA using the vendor’s configuration utility, and
reconfigure-reboot (b -r) your system.
4 The driver does not support variable-length tape drives or multivolume backup or
restore for tape drives connected to the controller.
4 Due to a Mylex firmware limitation, on older cards, SCSI tape and CD-ROM
devices will not function reliably when attached on a channel that also contains
SCSI hard disk drives. However, on newer PCI SCSI cards such as the DAC960PG
and DAC960PJ, this limitation has not been observed. The latest firmware for any
Mylex card can be obtained from their Web site.
A tape block size greater than 32 Kbytes cannot be used. To be certain of correct
SCSI device operation on all cards, use SCSI tape and CR-ROM devices only on an
otherwise unused channel and with a fixed block size of 32 Kbytes or less.
4 Long tape commands (erasing a large tape) may fail because the Mylex controllers
have a one-hour timeout maximum for the command.
4 Enable tag queuing only for SCSI disk drives that are officially tested and
approved by Mylex Corporation for the DAC960 controller family. Otherwise,
disable tag queuing to avoid problems.
4 The command mt erase works but may report the following error message when
it gets to the end of the tape:
/dev/rmt/0 erase failed: I/O error
This message can be ignored.
Device Reference Pages 61
Ethernet Network Adapters
3Com EtherLink (3C509), EtherLink III
(3C509B), EtherLink III Bus Master
(3C590, 3C592, 3C595-TX, 3C597-TX)
Solaris Device Driver:
elx
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
3Com EtherLink (3C509), EtherLink III (3C509B),
EtherLink III Bus Master (3C590, 3C592, 3C595-TX, 3C597-TX)
Bus Types:
ISA, EISA, PCI
Preconfiguration Information
Configure the 3C509 (ISA bus) adapter for EISA addressing when installed in an
EISA bus system.
Supported Settings
EtherLink III 3C59x and 3C509B adapters only:
• Media Type:
Auto Select
Known Problems and Limitations
4 3C509B cards with the following information printed on the card won’t work with
the Solaris operating environment: ASSY 03-0021-000, REV A.
4 3C509 Plug and Play EtherLink cards can lock up at “Setting default interfaces for
multicast” on a reboot. If this happens, turn the machine off and on or use the
Configuration Assistant.
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3Com EtherLink XL (3C900,
3C900-COMBO, 3C900B-COMBO,
3C900B-TPC, 3C900B-TPO), Fast
EtherLink XL (3C905-TX, 3C905-T4,
3C905B-TX, 3C905B-T4)
Solaris Device Driver:
elxl
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
3Com EtherLink XL (3C900, 3C900-COMBO,
3C900B-COMBO, 3C900B-TPC, 3C900B-TPO), Fast
EtherLink XL (3C905-TX, 3C905-T4, 3C905B-TX,
3C905B-T4)
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• Media Type:
Auto Select
Known Problems and Limitations
3C905B cards in a Compaq ProLiant 6500 can fail to generate interrupts. There is no
known workaround for this problem. However, since some slots appear to be more
prone to the problem than others, moving the card to another PCI slot might help.
Also, successive reboots of the machine have succeeded in getting the card out of the
wedged state.
Device Reference Pages 63
AMD PCnet Ethernet (PCnet-ISA,
PCnet-PCI, PCnet-PCI II, PCnet-Fast),
Allied Telesyn AT-1500, Microdyne
NE2500plus, Cabletron E-2210
Solaris Device Driver:
pcn
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
PCnet
Chips:
AMD PCnet-ISA, PCnet-PCI, PCnet-PCI II,
PCnet-Fast
Allied Telesyn AT-1500
Microdyne NE2500plus
Cabletron E-2210
Bus Types:
ISA, PCI
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
PCnet-ISA adapters only:
• IRQ Level:
3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15
• I/O Address:
0x300, 0x320, 0x340, 0x360
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The Solaris pcn driver does not support IRQ 4.
4 On some systems, particularly those with PCI controllers, IRQ 9 may not be usable
by a PCnet-ISA adapter; configure the adapter to use another interrupt. PCnet-PCI
adapters aren’t affected.
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Compaq NetFlex-2 DualPort ENET,
NetFlex-2 ENET-TR Controllers
Solaris Device Driver:
nfe
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet and token ring)
Adapters:
Compaq NetFlex-2 DualPort ENET,
NetFlex-2 ENET-TR
Bus Type:
EISA
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
3, 5, 9, 10, 11
Both ports on the Compaq NetFlex-2 DualPort ENET card share the same IRQ.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Although the NetFlex-2 ENET-TR controller can be configured for Ethernet or
token ring, Solaris software only supports the Ethernet functionality.
4 Promiscuous mode is not supported by the firmware for this card.
Configuration Procedure
1. Set the connector type; use DB-15 or 10BASE-T RJ-45.
4 Use the splitter cable (shipped with the DualPort ENET controller) with DB-15
connectors.
4 If the DualPort ENET card is used to install the Solaris software over a
network, connect the RJ-45 connector to the first network port (Port 1).
Device Reference Pages 65
4 The default setting (DB-9) on the NetFlex-2 ENET-TR needs to be changed.
2. Compaq NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card only: Configure this card to use a 10-Mbps
data rate, not the default (16 Mbps).
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Compaq NetFlex-3, Netelligent
Controllers
Solaris Device Driver:
cnft
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
4 Compaq NetFlex-3/E, NetFlex-3/P and:
4 10BASE-T UTP Module (included)
4 10/100BASE-TX UTP Module (optional)
4 100VG-AnyLAN UTP Module (optional)
4 100BASE-FX Module (optional)
4 Compaq Netelligent 10 T PCI UTP with TLAN 2.3
or TLAN 3.03
4 Compaq Netelligent 10/100 TX PCI UTP with
TLAN 2.3 or TLAN 3.03
4 Compaq NetFlex-3 EISA and PCI with TLAN 2.3
and:
4 10BASE-T UTP Module (included)
4 10/100BASE-TX UTP Module (optional)
4 100VG-AnyLAN UTP Module (optional)
4 100BASE-FX Module (optional)
4 Compaq NetFlex-3 DualPort 10/100TX PCI UTP
4 Compaq Integrated NetFlex-3 10/100 T PCI with
AUI on ProLiant 2500
4 Compaq Integrated NetFlex-3 10/100 T PCI UTP/
BNC on Deskpro 4000/6000, Professional
Workstation 5000, and ProLiant 800
4 Compaq Netelligent 10 T PCI UTP Version 2 with
TLAN 3.03
4 Compaq Netelligent 10/100 T PCI UTP Version 2
with TLAN 3.03
Bus Types:
EISA, PCI
Device Reference Pages 67
Preconfiguration Information
4 Insert a 10BASE-T UTP, 10/100BASE-TX UTP, 100BASE-FX, or 100VG-AnyLAN
UTP module into the NetFlex-3 PCI or EISA controller base unit. For Netelligent
and DualPort controllers, this step is not required.
4 Use the Compaq EISA configuration utility (not before ECU version 2.30) so the
system recognizes the NetFlex-3 controller(s).
Supported Settings
NetFlex-3/E controllers:
• IRQ Level:
5, 9, 10, 11
NetFlex-3/P controllers:
• IRQ Level:
2(9), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
Netelligent controllers:
• IRQ Level:
2(9), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Trying to remove NetFlex-3 controllers configured at the same IRQ produces the
error message: “Couldn’t remove function . . . . from ipl, irq”.
4 Configuring a NetFlex-3 controller and a NetFlex-2 controller on the same IRQ line
on the same server could result in one of the controllers not being available.
Configure the two cards to different IRQ lines.
4 To get good performance for 100BASE, full duplex operation, the media speed and
duplex mode have to be forced to 100 and 2, respectively.
4 Both the UTP and AUI interfaces are supported by the Integrated NetFlex-3
controller on the ProLiant 2500. However, net booting is supported only using the
UTP interface.
4 Netbooting is supported only using the UTP interface on the ProLiant 800,
Deskpro 4000/6000, and Professional Workstation 5000.
Configuration Procedure
1. Install the Solaris software.
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2. Modify the driver configuration file
/platform/i86pc/kernel/drv/cnft.conf.
This file specifies the valid configurable parameters for the driver:
4 duplex_mode: This property forces the duplex mode for the controller. It can
be set to:
4
0 - Autoconfigure (Default)
1 - Half duplex
4 2 - Full duplex
4
4 media_speed: This property sets the media speed for the controller. This
option can be used to force the 10/100BASE-TX to 10- or 100-Mbps operation.
The media speed is autoconfigured by default. The valid values are:
4
0 - Autoconfigure (Default)
4 10 - Force 10-Mbps media speed
4 100 - Force 100-Mbps media speed
4 max_tx_lsts, max_rx_lsts, tx_threshold: These properties tune driver
performance. The valid values are:
Property
Valid Values
Default Value
max_tx_lsts
4 to 16
16
max_rx_lsts
4 to 16
16
tx_threshold
2 to 16
16
4 debug_flag: Set this property to 1 or 0 to enable or disable debug messages
from the driver. Debug messages are disabled by default.
4 mediaconnector: Set to 1 to enable the AUI interface for the Integrated
NetFlex-3 controller on ProLiant 2500 systems or to enable the BNC interface
on the Integrated NetFlex-3 controller on the ProLiant 800, Deskpro 4000/6000,
and Professional Workstation 5000. The UTP interface is the default (0).
4 board_id: Set this property to support additional EISA/PCI controllers. The
format of the board_id is 0xVVVVDDDD, where VVVV means vendor ID
and DDDD, device ID. More than one ID can be specified, if required.
3. To activate the configuration changes, as root type:
# touch /reconfigure
# reboot
Device Reference Pages 69
DEC 21040, 21041, 21140, 21142, 21143
Ethernet
Solaris Device Driver:
dnet
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
DEC 21040, 21041, 21140, 21142, 21143
Bus Type:
PCI
Preconfiguration Information
The PCI configuration process varies from system to system. Follow the instructions
provided by the vendor.
Supported Settings
These successfully tested 21040/21041/21140/21142/21143-based adapters are
supported.
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Name/Model
Part/Version
Chip
21xxx
10 MB
Media
100 MB
Media
Adaptec ANA-6911A/C
–
143PA
TB
X
Adaptec ANA-6911A/TX
–
143PA
T
X
AsanteFAST
09-00087-11 D
140AA
T
X
CNet PowerNIC CN935E
A
041AA
TB
Cogent EM100
100001-01 02
140
X
Cogent EM100TX
110001-02 02
140AB
X
Cogent EM110 T4
110101-01
140
TB
4
Cogent EM110TX
110001-02 06
140AB
T
X
Cogent EM110TX
110001-03 01
140AB
T
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Notes
B
Name/Model
Part/Version
Chip
21xxx
10 MB
Media
100 MB
Media
Cogent EM110TX
110001-03 14
140AC
T
X
Cogent EM400 QUAD
400001-00 01
140
X
Cogent EM400 QUAD
400001-00 01
140AB
X
Cogent EM440 QUAD
440001-01 01
140AC
T
Cogent EM960C
960001-03 06
040AA
TBA
Cogent EM960C
960001-04 02
040AA
TBA
Cogent EM960TP
960001-03 07
040AA
T
Cogent EM960TP
960001-04 01
040AA
T
Cogent EM964 QUAD
964001-00 01
040AA
T
Compex ReadyLINK
ENET32
B2
040AA
TBA
D-Link DE530CT
A2
040AA
TB
D-Link DE530CT
D2
041AA
TB
D-Link DE530CT+
A1
040AA
TB
DEC EtherWORKS 10/100
DE500 RevD01
140AC
T
X
6, C
DEC EtherWORKS PCI 10/
100
DE500-XA RevC01
140AB
T
X
6, C
Diversified Tech
651205025 1.2
140AC
T
X
A
Kingston KNE40BT
2001585 A00
041AA
TB
Kingston KNE100TX
2001837-000.A00
140AC
T
X
B
Kingston KNE100TX
2001837-000.B00
140AC
T
X
D
Kingston KNE100TX
9920219-001.B00
140AB
T
X
B
Kingston KNE100TX
9920219-002.B00
140AC
T
X
D
Linksys LNE100TX
8EFPCI01..B1-1
140AB
T
X
7
X
Notes
B
1
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72
Name/Model
Part/Version
Chip
21xxx
10 MB
Media
100 MB
Media
Notes
Linksys LNE100TX
8EFPCI01..B1-3
140AC
T
X
7
NetGear
FA310TX-C2
140AE
T
X
NetGear
FA310TX-C6
140AF
T
X
Rockwell (Osicom) RNS2300
320109-02
140AB
T
X
Rockwell (Osicom) RNS2340
QUAD
320112-00
140AB
T
X
2
SMC 8432BT
60-600510-003 A
040AA
TB
SMC 8432BT
60-600528-001 A
041AA
TB
SMC 8432BT
61-600510-010 B
040AA
TB
SMC 8432BTA
60-600510-003 A
040AA
TBA
SMC 8432BTA
61-600510-000
040AA
TBA
SMC 8432T
60-600528-001 A
041AA
T
SMC 9332BDT
60-600542-000 A
140AC
T
X
B
SMC 9332DST
60-600518-002 A
140
T
X
3
SMC 9332DST
61-600518-000 B
140
T
X
3
SMC 9334BDT DUAL
–
140AC
T
X
Znyx ZX311
SA0027 01
041AA
TBA
Znyx ZX312
SA0011 04
040AA
TBA
Znyx ZX314 QUAD
PC0009-05
040AA
T
Znyx ZX314 QUAD
SA0014-05
040AA
T
Znyx ZX315 DUAL
SA0015 X2
040AA
TB
Znyx ZX342
PC0012 X2
140
T
Znyx ZX344 QUAD
SA0019 X2
140AA
Znyx ZX345
SA0025 X1
140AB
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X
4
X
T
X
B
Name/Model
Part/Version
Chip
21xxx
10 MB
Media
100 MB
Media
Notes
Znyx ZX346 QUAD
SA0026 X1
140AC
T
X
A
Znyx ZX348 DUAL
SA0028 X2
140AC
T
X
B
10 MB Media Codes:
4 T—Twisted Pair (10BASE-T)
4 B—BNC (10BASE2)
4 A—AUI (10BASE5)
100 MB Media Codes:
4 X—100BASE-TX (Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair)
4 4—100BASE-T4
Notes:
4 1—BNC/AUI jumper on board must be set to select between those two media.
4 2—First port is the bottom one (closest to board edge connector).
4 3—STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) medium is not supported.
4 4—Board has separate jacks for 10 Mbytes and 100 Mbytes.
4 5—The DEC chip on this card is a prototype 21041 chip, labeled “proto.”
4 6—Only tested on 10BASE-T network.
4 7—Only works on 100TX network.
4 A—ICS 1890Y PHY chip.
4 B—National Semiconductor DP83840 PHY chip.
4 C—National Semiconductor DP83223V PHY chip.
4 D—National Semiconductor DP83840VCE PHY chip.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The adapters and configurations listed above are supported by the dnet driver,
and additional boards will be supported in the future.
4 On multiport cards, the first port is the top port, except on the Rockwell (Osicom)
RNS2340, the first port is the bottom port.
4 If the dnet driver fails to determine the correct speed and duplex mode, and
performance drops, set the speed and duplex mode using the dnet.conf file. See
the discussion of duplex settings in “Ethernet Device Configuration” on page 8.
Device Reference Pages 73
4 The dnet driver incorrectly counts carrier lost or no carrier errors while in
full-duplex mode. There is no carrier signal present when in full-duplex mode,
and it should not be counted as an error.
4 Version 4 SROM formats are not supported.
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Intel EtherExpress 16, 16C, 16TP (82586)
Solaris Device Driver:
iee
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
Intel EtherExpress 16, 16C, 16TP (82586)
Bus Types:
ISA
Preconfiguration Information
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Each type of Intel EtherExpress 16 conflicts with the SMC 8013 card. If the SMC
8013 card and an Intel EtherExpress 16 are both installed in your system, data to
and from the IEE 16 card will be randomly corrupted.
4 Interrupt sharing is not supported.
Device Reference Pages 75
Intel EtherExpress Flash32 (82596)
Solaris Device Driver:
ieef
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
Intel EtherExpress Flash32 (82596)
Bus Type:
EISA
Connector:
Any
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• Flash Memory:
Disabled
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The EtherExpress Flash32 (82596) card may “hard-hang” under heavy load. This is
a hardware problem and cannot be fixed in software. The only way to recover
from this is to reboot the machine.
4 Performance problems with versions earlier than version E of 82596 EISA cards
containing PLX9032 chips are being looked into.
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Intel EtherExpress PRO (82595),
EtherExpress PRO/10+ (82595FX)
Solaris Device Driver:
eepro
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
Intel EtherExpress PRO (82595),
EtherExpress PRO/10+ (82595FX)
Bus Type:
ISA
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
3, 5, 9, 10, 11 (10 is recommended)
• I/O Address:
0x300 is recommended
Device Reference Pages 77
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 (82556)
Solaris Device Driver:
ieef
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 (82556)
Bus Types:
EISA, PCI
Connector:
RJ-45
Note - Intel EtherExpress PRO/100B (82557) and Intel EtherExpress PRO/100+
(82558) adapters are PCI devices supported by the iprb device driver. PCI devices
are configured automatically and do not require manual configuration.
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 (EISA only):
• IRQ Level:
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
• Flash Memory:
Disabled
• Speed:
10 Mbps and 100 Mbps
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Due to hardware restrictions, don’t install the EISA model of the Intel
EtherExpress PRO/100 card on systems with a PCI bus.
4 This driver provides 100-Mbps Ethernet support; however, the driver does not
currently transfer the data at rates expected of a 100-Mbps interface.
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Novell NE2000, NE2000plus Ethernet,
and Compatibles
Solaris Device Driver:
nei
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
Novell NE2000, NE2000plus, Compatibles
Bus Type:
ISA
Caution - If you have an NE2000 or NE2000plus adapter in your machine,
selectively scan for it first before scanning for other legacy devices.
Caution - Configure NE2000 or NE2000plus adapters for I/O mode if they are in a
machine with devices supported by the Solaris smc driver.
Preconfiguration Information
4 The Solaris nei driver expects the NE2000 or NE2000plus card to be in a 16-bit
ISA slot and jumpered for 16-bit operations.
4 Some NE2000 and NE2000plus compatibles allow you to configure the bus speed;
the bus speed on the card should match that of the system.
4 The NE2000 card is configured with dip switches before installing the card. The
NE2000plus is configured with the manufacturer’s PLUSDIAG utility.
Supported Settings
Note that some NE2000 compatibles may further restrict these choices.
NE2000:
Device Reference Pages 79
• IRQ Level:
3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
• I/O Address:
0x200, 0x220, 0x240, 0x260, 0x280, 0x2C0, 0x300, 0x320,
0x340, 0x360
NE2000plus:
• IRQ Level:
3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
• I/O Address:
0x200, 0x220, 0x240, 0x260, 0x280, 0x2C0, 0x300, 0x320,
0x340, 0x360
• Shared Memory:
Start at 0xD0000
Increase by 0x4000 for each additional card
Known Problems and Limitations
4 If data corruption errors occur while an NE2000 or NE2000plus card is installed,
check the bus speed that is set on the card. (This is a configurable option on some
compatible cards.) Some cards may not run reliably at 16 MHz and must be
configured to run at 8 MHz.
4 Some NE2000 and NE2000plus compatibles may misidentify slot width or may not
work with all mode or jumper settings. For example, some NE2000plus
compatibles may only work in both data modes (I/O and shared memory),
depending on the system configuration. Try a different bus slot if the card
misdetects a 16-bit slot for an 8-bit slot. For NE2000plus compatibles, try both data
modes by setting the jumpers or using the DOS configuration program.
4 If the NE2000 card is not recognized by the Solaris operating environment, it’s
possible the compatible does not sufficiently resemble the NE2000 hardware.
Improper configuration setup may also cause this failure.
4 If the system hangs or the NE2000 card is not recognized by the Solaris software, it
may be necessary to reset the bus speed or I/O recovery time (which may be
settable in the system BIOS). General bus noise may also affect the behavior of
certain NE2000 compatibles; try swapping devices into different slots until the
card functions satisfactorily.
4 If the system hangs after booting with an NE2000 or NE2000plus card installed
but it doesn’t hang if you remove the card, check that:
4
The NE2000 or NE2000plus card has been jumpered for 16-bit operation and
has been placed in a 16-bit slot. Some cards misdetect slot type.
4 The NE2000 or NE2000plus compatible is recognized. If it isn’t, replace the
card.
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4 For NE2000 compatibles that do not operate at all combinations of I/O address
and IRQ settings, use the default values of IRQ 3 and I/O address 0x300.
4 NE2000plus cards only: If the card has been configured to run in Shared Memory
mode, it will use 0x4000 bytes of shared memory in the range 0xD0000–0xDFFFF.
Check that the BIOS setup allocates this range of memory to the adapter and that
other cards in the system do not conflict. If a conflict is unavoidable, configure the
NE2000plus in I/O mode so that it will not use shared memory. (To configure the
NE2000plus card, the vendor-supplied DOS program PLUSDIAG must be used.)
Device Reference Pages 81
Novell NE3200 Ethernet
Solaris Device Driver:
nee
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
Novell NE3200
Bus Type:
EISA
Connectors:
RJ-45, BNC, AUI
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• Interrupt Type:
Edge-triggered
• Flash Memory:
Disabled
Known Problems and Limitations
4 If error messages such as “no such device” are displayed when attempting to
access the Ethernet card, the device is probably not configured in the EISA
configuration.
4 If you install an NE3200 card and the system hangs while trying to configure
devices after reboot, check that the card is configured for edge-triggered interrupts.
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SMC Elite32 (8033)
Solaris Device Driver:
smce
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
SMC Elite32 (8033)
Bus Type:
EISA
Connectors:
One board type has an AUI connector and two
BNC connectors.
Another board type has an AUI connector and
two RJ-45 connectors.
Channel 0 can use any of the connectors.
Channel 1 can use only a BNC or an RJ-45
connector, not an AUI connector.
Configuration Procedure
1. Use the EISA configuration utility (ECU) to select the connector for channel 0.
Note - If a transceiver is connected to the AUI connector, the board uses the AUI
connection even if another connector type is selected in the ECU.
2. Set the IRQ level if needed.
In the Elite32 ECU, the system usually determines the IRQ value automatically by
using the first available IRQ level the ECU finds. If there are also ISA adapters
not identified in the ECU, the automatically chosen IRQ may conflict with an ISA
adapter IRQ. System performance or network adapter communication may be
affected. You can override the automatic assignment of the IRQ by manually
selecting an unused IRQ level for the Elite32 adapter.
Device Reference Pages 83
SMC Elite32C Ultra (8232)
Solaris Device Driver:
smceu
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
SMC Elite32C Ultra (8232)
Bus Type:
EISA
Connectors:
RJ-45, AUI, BNC
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15; Edge-triggered
• I/O Address:
Determined by slot number
• RAM Address:
0xC0000–0xEE000, 8K increments
• DMA Channel:
Disabled
• ROM Address:
Disabled
• Optional ROM:
Disabled
Known Problems and Limitations
The smceu driver will not work with the default shared RAM address (0xC0000).
This address conflicts with that used by the VGA BIOS (0xC0000–0xC3FFF), if present.
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SMC Ether 10/100 (9232)
Solaris Device Driver:
smcf
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
SMC Ether 10/100 (9232)
Bus Type:
EISA
Connector:
RJ-45
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
• IRQ Level:
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15
• I/O Address:
Determined by slot number
• ROM Address:
Disabled
• DMA Channel:
Disabled
• Speed:
10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
(operation at the higher speed using the RJ-45
connector requires a Category 5 UTP cable)
• Optional ROM:
Disabled
Known Problems and Limitations
The smcf device driver provides 100-Mbps Ethernet support; however, the driver
cannot transfer the data at rates expected of a 100-Mbps interface. The performance
of the driver is under study.
Device Reference Pages 85
SMC EtherEZ (8416), EtherCard Elite16
Ultra (8216), EtherCard PLUS Elite
(8013), EtherCard PLUS Elite 16 (8013),
EtherCard PLUS (8003), EtherCard Elite
32T (8033)
Solaris Device Driver:
smc
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
SMC EtherEZ (8416),
EtherCard Elite16 Ultra (8216),
EtherCard PLUS Elite (8013),
EtherCard PLUS Elite 16 (8013),
EtherCard PLUS (8003),
EtherCard Elite 32T (8033)
Adapters:
ISA
Bus Type:
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
4 Use the manufacturer’s configuration utility to configure SMC EtherCard Elite16
Ultra (8216) and SMC EtherEZ (8416) network adapters:
• Shared Memory Address:
0xC0000–0xEE000
4 The information in the following table is only used for EtherCard PLUS (WD/
SMC 8003 and 8013EBT) cards that use jumpers to set the configuration.
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I/O Address
IRQ
Base Memory Address (Board RAM)
0x280
3
0xD0000
0x2A0
5
0xD4000
0x300
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I/O Address
IRQ
Base Memory Address (Board RAM)
0x260
5
0xE0000
0x380
7
0xD4000
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The boards will only work in memory-mapped mode; use the manufacturer’s
utility to configure the device. Ideally, the board should be in Plug and Play mode.
4 The EtherCard PLUS (8003) board has a limited amount of on-board memory,
which causes poor NFS system performance. To avoid this problem, NFS system
mounts over the 8003 interface must use a 4-Kbyte read/write buffer size.
4 There is a problem with the design of the ISA bus when using cards that use
shared RAM addresses: you cannot successfully put an 8-bit card in the same 128K
address range with a 16-bit card. There are three 128K ranges into which cards can
be placed: A0000–BFFFF, C0000–DFFFF, and E0000–FFFFF. 8-bit and 16-bit devices
cannot coexist in any of these ranges, though they can exist in different ranges on
the same system.
SMC 8003 cards are 8-bit cards. The SMC 8013, 8216 and 8416 cards are 16-bit
cards. If your system contains any 8-bit cards (such as the SMC 8003) that use
shared memory, be sure they are configured into a 128K address range that does
not contain any 16-bit cards.
4 Some versions of SMC’s EZSTART utility can restrict the system media types to
10BASE-T or AUI connection even if BNC connection is actually being used.
Disable Automatic Media Detection, and select the Custom and Setup options to
set the Network Interface to BNC or another connector type.
Device Reference Pages 87
Xircom Pocket Ethernet (PE3 and PE2)
Solaris Device Driver:
pe
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapters:
Xircom Pocket Ethernet (PE2 and PE3)
Port:
Attach to a parallel port
Preconfiguration Information
Ensure that the adapter is turned on before the Solaris operating environment starts
its networking services.
Known Problems and Limitations
Network booting is supported only for model PE3, not PE2.
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Token Ring Network Adapters
IBM 16/4, Auto 16/4, Turbo 16/4 Token
Ring and Compatible Adapters
Solaris Device Driver:
tr
Device Type:
Network (Token Ring)
Adapters:
IBM 16/4, Auto 16/4, Turbo 16/4, Compatible
Adapters
Bus Types:
ISA, EISA
Preconfiguration Information
Supported Settings
4 The ROM location address (ISA and EISA) must be set to one of these values:
0xC2000, 0xC6000, 0xCA000, 0xCE000, 0xD2000, 0xD6000, 0xDA000.
4 The shared RAM size should be set to 16 Kbytes (when configuring the card), but
the Token Ring board will actually use 24 Kbytes. Keep this in mind when
determining address space conflicts with other boards.
All cards that support Plug and Play:
•
Plug and Play
Enabled
16/4 Token Ring adapters (ISA):
Device Reference Pages 89
4 IRQ Level:
3, 6, 7, 9
4 I/O Address:
0xA20, 0xA24
If there are multiple adapters installed, do not
overlap them.
Auto 16/4 Token Ring adapters (ISA):
4 IRQ Level:
3, 9, 10, 11
Turbo 16/4 Token Ring adapters (ISA):
4 IRQ Level:
3, 9, 10, 11
4 Adapter Mode:
Auto 16 Mode, ISA 16 Mode
(Auto 16 Mode has better performance)
Known Problems and Limitations
4 If you set the ROM location to 0xCE000, the Token Ring board will use 24 Kbytes
starting at that location, so it will use all addresses in the range 0xCE000–D3FFF.
Note - In most systems, memory from C0000 to CB000 is used as video RAM.
4 Do not configure any device at I/O address 0x220–0x227 if there is a Token Ring
in the system. For example, because the default address for a Sound Blaster card is
0x220, either move it to port address 0x240 or remove it from the system.
4 If the Token Ring board is not connected to a hub on startup or netboot, an error
message is displayed. In the case of a netboot, the boot process panics. Make sure
that the Token Ring board is connected to a hub and that the hub is active.
4 The adapter’s receive speed is directly related to the amount of RAM the adapter
is using. If your adapter performs poorly, use 32 Kbytes of memory instead of the
more usual 8 Kbytes. Use the manufacturer’s configuration program to set the
card’s RAM.
Configuration Procedure
1. Follow the manufacturer’s documentation and use the manufacturer’s setup
software to configure the card.
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4 Auto 16/4 and Turbo 16/4 Token Ring adapters in ISA systems only: Run the
LANAID program that comes with the adapter.
2. Set up the Token Ring so that:
4 The first station has autosense DISABLED.
4 All other stations can have autosense ENABLED.
3. When the “Ring speed listening” feature is tested, make sure the Autosense
parameter is turned on.
Device Reference Pages 91
Madge Smart 16/4 Token Ring
Solaris Device Driver:
mtok
Device Type:
Network (Token ring)
Adapters:
Madge Smart 16/4 AT Ringnode/Bridgenode,
Smart 16/4 AT Plus Ringnode,
Smart 16/4 ISA Client Ringnode,
Smart 16/4 ISA Client Plus Ringnode,
Smart 16/4 EISA Ringnode/Bridgenode,
Smart 16/4 PCI Ringnode/Bridgenode,
Smart 16/4 PCI Presto
Bus Types:
EISA, ISA, PCI
Madge Networks Ltd. provides direct support for its third-party mtok device driver
that runs in the Solaris operating environment. See the documentation accompanying
your Madge Ringnode/Bridgenode for details on how to contact Madge for technical
support.
Preconfiguration Information
Known Problems and Limitations
When the mtok driver is enabled, the following messages appear when the system
startup scripts run ifconfig:
configuring network interfaces: ip_rput: DL_ERROR_ACK for 29
errno 1, unix0
ip: joining multicasts failed on mtok0
will use link layer broadcasts for multicast
These messages can be ignored.
Configuration Procedure
Various hardware settings on the adapter, such as the ring speed and DMA channel,
can be set with switches on the adapter or using a configuration utility supplied on
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the MDGBOOT diskette shipped with your Ringnode. Refer to the documentation
supplied with the Ringnode for detailed instructions.
When choosing hardware settings:
4 Ensure that your Ringnode does not use the same IRQ as other adapters in your
PC—and for AT Ringnodes, not the same DMA channel and I/O address.
4 Make sure the selected ring speed matches that of the ring you want to connect to.
Note that a configuration utility must almost always be used to select features of the
adapter (for example, ring speed). If the adapter isn’t functioning properly, try
alternate features, such as PIO instead of DMA, different I/O addresses, and so on.
Device Reference Pages 93
Audio Cards
Analog Devices AD1848 and
Compatible Devices
Solaris Device Driver:
sbpro
Device Type:
Audio
Chips:
Analog Devices AD1848, Compatible Devices (on
computer motherboard or add-in card)
Bus Types:
ISA, EISA
Note - The features and interfaces that are supported by the Solaris sbpro driver
are described in the audio(7I) and sbpro(7D) man pages.
Compatible Device Information
Selected AD1848-based devices are supported by the sbpro device driver. Some
audio devices based on other compatible chips are also supported.
Although many audio devices claim to be compatible with other audio devices, they
are not always compatible at the hardware level and are not supported by the Solaris
software. “Tested Compatible Devices” on page 94 shows which devices have been
tested with the Solaris operating environment.
Some cards based on the AD1848 or compatible chips also support advanced audio
features that the sbpro driver does not currently support.
Tested Compatible Devices
The following AD1848 and compatible devices have been tested:
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4 Compaq Deskpro XL Business Audio with built-in AD1847 chip
4 Turtle Beach Tropez card with CS4231 chip
Some other 100 percent hardware-compatible devices may also function using the
sbpro driver; however, they have not been tested or certified with the Solaris
operating environment.
The Turtle Beach Tropez card may interfere with the operation of other ISA devices in
the system, such as the 3Com 3C509 and SMC Elite 16 Ethernet adapters. If installing
a Tropez card in the system causes such devices to fail, run the configuration
program that came with the device to select a different I/O base address for the card.
Preconfiguration Information
Note - Many audio devices come with a software utility that allows you to select the
IRQ and DMA settings. Often, this utility does not record parameters in nonvolatile
memory but in a configuration file used by DOS to set the card’s configuration at
each reboot. This type of configuration file is not used by the Solaris software and
does not affect the operation of the card with the Solaris operating environment.
4 Output volume is controlled by software. Turn the volume thumbwheel to the
maximum volume setting if you don’t hear any sound.
4 Consult the manufacturer’s documentation to determine if the microphone jack for
your device is a mono jack or a stereo jack. Be sure your microphone plug
matches; if it doesn’t, use a suitable adapter.
4 Line-in and aux jacks typically require line level voltages, such as output from a
tape or CD player line-out jack or from a powered (battery-operated) microphone.
Mic jacks typically require lower voltages. Consult the manufacturer’s
documentation for your device’s requirements.
Supported Settings
If your card supports Plug and Play, your device resources are configured
automatically. Use the following settings for devices that don’t support Plug and Play.
Defaults are shown in this typeface.
Compaq Deskpro XL Business Audio With Built-in AD1847 Chip
• I/O Address:
0x530, 0x604, 0xE80, 0xF40
Device Reference Pages 95
The sbpro driver automatically chooses an unused DMA channel and IRQ line for
the device.
Note - The sbpro support for the AD1848 and compatibles uses one DMA channel
for both play and record; simultaneous play/record is not supported.
Turtle Beach Tropez Card With CS4231 Chip
• I/O Address:
0x530
The MWSS I/O address on the Turtle Beach
Tropez card is 0x530 at power-up. It can only be
changed by software after the system is booted,
and the Solaris operating environment does not
do that. Therefore, the Tropez card is only
supported at I/O address 0x530.
The sbpro driver automatically chooses an unused DMA channel and IRQ line for
the device.
Note - The Tropez card comes with a software utility for selecting the IRQ, DMA,
and MWSS compatibility I/O address settings used by the card. However, that utility
does not record those parameters in nonvolatile memory, but in a configuration file
used by DOS to set the card’s configuration at each reboot. This type of configuration
file is not used by the Solaris software and does not affect the operation of the card
with the Solaris operating environment.
Known Problems and Limitations
4 Any Crystal Semiconductor CS4231-based devices supported by this driver are
programmed in AD1848-compatibility mode. This driver does not include support
for advanced CS4231 features; in particular, simultaneous play/record.
4 Some devices can detect that the IRQ is “in use” by another device in the system.
If this occurs, the driver prints an error message like the following, and you must
change the IRQ setting of either the audio device or the conflicting device.
sbpro: MWSS_AD184x IRQ 7 is ’in use.’
Some devices are not able to detect such a conflict. The driver will try to use the
card, but that will likely result in the system hanging when the card is first used.
Thus, it is important to check that the IRQ that does not conflict with another
device.
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4 Although the sbpro driver supports A-law encoding on AD1848 and compatible
devices, audiotool does not and produces an error message if you select A-law
encoding. Use audioplay(1) to play A-law encoded audio files, or use
audioconvert(1) to convert the A-law sample into a format that audiotool
will accept, such as 16-bit linear. User-written applications can select A-law format
using the sbpro driver on AD1848 and compatible devices.
Compaq Deskpro XL Business Audio With Built-in AD184x Chip
4 Some system units have the headphone jack wired with its Left and Right
channels reversed, so you hear Left output in your right ear and vice versa. The
line-out jack at the back of the unit works as expected.
4 The quality of sound is better when using an external microphone and speakers,
not the ones built into the keyboard.
Device Reference Pages 97
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Pro, Sound
Blaster Pro-2
Solaris Device Driver:
sbpro
Device Type:
Audio
Adapters:
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Pro,
Sound Blaster Pro-2
Bus Type:
ISA
Note - The features and interfaces that are supported by the Solaris sbpro driver
are described in the audio(7I) and sbpro(7D) man pages.
Preconfiguration Information
4 The Sound Blaster Pro card cannot share IRQ settings with any other card
installed in your system. If the hardware-jumpered IRQ setting conflicts with any
other device, change the IRQ on the Sound Blaster card to one listed under
“Supported Settings.” The most common conflicts occur with the LPT1 parallel
port or a network card.
4 Output volume is controlled by software. Be sure the volume thumbwheel on the
back of the card is turned all the way up to the maximum volume setting;
otherwise you may not hear any sound.
4 The microphone jack on the back of the Sound Blaster Pro card is a mono jack. If
your microphone has a stereo plug, convert it to mono using an appropriate
adapter.
Supported Settings
If your card supports Plug and Play, your device resources are configured
automatically. Use the following settings for devices that don’t support Plug and Play.
Defaults are shown in this typeface.
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• IRQ Level:
2, 5, 7, 10
• I/O Address:
0x220, 0x240
• DMA Channel:
0, 1, 3
Known Problems and Limitations
The ISA version IBM Token Ring and compatible adapters will not work in a system
that contains a Sound Blaster card configured at the default I/O port address (0x220).
If possible, move the Sound Blaster card to port address 0x240; otherwise, remove
the Sound Blaster device from the system.
Device Reference Pages 99
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16, Sound
Blaster AWE32, Sound Blaster Vibra 16
Solaris Device Driver:
sbpro
Device Type:
Audio
Adapters:
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16,
Sound Blaster AWE32,
Sound Blaster Vibra 16
Bus Type:
ISA
Note - The features and interfaces that are supported by the Solaris sbpro driver
are described in the audio(7I) and sbpro(7D) man pages.
Note - The Sound Blaster 16 optional SCSI-2 interface is supported by the Solaris
aic driver. See “Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 Interface” on page 23 for
configuration information on the SCSI controller.
Preconfiguration Information
4 For Sound Blaster 16 cards that have an on-board SCSI subsystem, the audio
subsystem needs its own I/O (port) address and an IRQ, distinct from those of the
SCSI subsystem.
4 Output volume is controlled by software. Be sure the volume thumbwheel on the
back of the card is turned all the way up to the maximum volume setting;
otherwise you may not hear any sound.
4 Microphone input is treated as a mono source; however, all the jacks on the back
of the Sound Blaster cards are stereo jacks. If your microphone has a mono plug,
convert it to stereo using an appropriate adapter.
Supported Settings
If your card supports Plug and Play, your device resources are configured
automatically. Use the following settings for devices that don’t support Plug and Play.
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Defaults are shown in this typeface.
• IRQ Level:
2, 5, 7, 10
• I/O Address:
0x220, 0x240, 0x260, 0x280
• 8-bit DMA Channel:
0, 1, 3
• 16-bit DMA Channel:
5, 6, 7
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The Sound Blaster card cannot share IRQ settings with any other card installed in
your system. The most common conflicts occur with the LPT1 parallel port or a
network card.
If your device is not a Plug and Play device and a hardware-jumpered IRQ setting
conflicts with another device, change the IRQ jumper setting on the Sound Blaster
card to one listed under “Supported Settings.”
4 Non-Plug and Play Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster Vibra 16, and Sound Blaster
AWE32 cards are all recognized as Sound Blaster 16 cards.
4 The ISA version IBM Token Ring and compatible adapters will not work in a
system that contains a Sound Blaster card that is configured at the default I/O
port address (0x220). If possible, move the Sound Blaster card to port address
0x240; otherwise, remove the Sound Blaster device from the system.
Device Reference Pages 101
PC Card (PCMCIA) Hardware
PC Card Adapters
Solaris Device Driver:
pcic
Adapters:
Intel i82365SL
Vadem VG365, VG465, VG468, VG469
Cirrus Logic PD6710, PD6720
Ricoh RF5C366
Toshiba
Bus Type:
PC Card
Connectors:
Up to eight Type I, II, or III sockets
Caution - The Intergraph TD-30/TD-40 machine may lock up. To avoid this, ground
yourself by touching some metal on the computer case while inserting and removing
the PC Card devices. The prtconf command output may mistakenly indicate that
the device is in two sockets. If inserting and removing the card is not detected and
the machine hangs, reset the machine.
Preconfiguration Information
4 Install your add-in PC Card adapter prior to Solaris installation.
4 Some notebook computers have their built-in PC Card adapter disabled by
default. Enable it prior to Solaris installation.
4 Requirements for a system depend on the combination of devices to be used. A
typical two-socket notebook computer needs at least 8 Kbytes of address space, 16
bytes of I/O space, and three free IRQs. Following are general guidelines:
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Address space
At least 8 Kbytes are required with 4 Kbytes per socket
in the 640K-1MB range (not necessarily contiguous); if
there are three sockets, at least 12 Kbytes are needed
I/O space
At least 8 and preferably 16 bytes per socket
IRQs
One per socket, plus an IRQ for the pcic device
driver itself
Configuration Procedure
Initial Installation and Configuration
1. Consult the Configuration Assistant for address space, I/O space, and IRQs
already used by system devices.
2. Insert the PC Card adapter.
3. Install the Solaris software, including the PCMCIA packages in the SUNWpcmc
cluster.
4 If you choose to install the Entire Distribution, the PCMCIA packages are
automatically included. After installation and reboot, any reconfiguration is
done automatically.
4 If you choose any other distribution, such as the End User Distribution, select
Customize from the choices at the bottom of the Software Selection screen.
Then choose PCMCIA Support from the scrolling list on the Customize
Software screen. After installation and reboot, any reconfiguration is done
automatically.
4. Reboot the system.
Adding PC Card Support to a Previously Installed System
1. Become root.
2. Use the pkgadd command and select PCMCIA Support from the Customize
Software screen.
3. Do a reconfiguration reboot to reallocate resources:
Device Reference Pages 103
# touch /reconfigure
# reboot
4. Insert the PC Card adapter and turn on the machine.
5. Do a second reboot so that the PC Card device driver begins running with the
new resources allocated.
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3Com EtherLink III (3C562, 3C589) PC
Cards
Solaris Device Driver:
pcelx
Device Type:
Network (Ethernet)
Adapter:
3Com EtherLink III 3C562 (network, modem),
EtherLink III 3C589 (network)
Bus Type:
PC Card
Preconfiguration Information
4 IBM ThinkPad 760E series systems and systems using the TI PCI1130
PCI-to-CardBus chip (such as the Dell Latitude XPi CD) only: Before bringing the
system onto the network, put the PC Card into 8-bit mode by creating a file called
/kernel/drv/pcelx.conf containing force-8bit=1; .
4 It is not possible to boot or install the Solaris software using a 3Com EtherLink III
PC Card device.
4 If the 3Com PC Card device is recognized, the pcelx driver is automatically
loaded, ports and IRQs allocated, and special files created (if they don’t already
exist). No manual configuration of the hardware is necessary or possible.
Known Problems and Limitations
Network services are automatically started when the system is booted. These services
are not started when a network interface is added or shut down after the system has
been brought up.
Configuration Procedure
Initial Installation and Configuration
1. Install the Solaris software, including the PCMCIA packages in the SUNWpcmc
cluster.
Device Reference Pages 105
2. Boot the system.
3. Insert the 3Com EtherLink III PC Card device.
Identifying an Unrecognized Card
If you insert a 3C562 or 3C589 card and it isn’t recognized (no special files created),
use the prtconf command to try to identify the problem.
1. Become root.
2. Run the prtconf -D command to see if your 3C562 or 3C589 card is
recognized.
A recognized device will appear in the prtconf output. For example:
# prtconf -D
. . .
pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic)
. . .
network, instance #0 (driver name: pcelx)
3. If pcelx does not appear in the prtconf output, there is a problem with the
PC Card adapter configuration or with the hardware. Check to see whether the
problem is with the card or the adapter by trying to use the card on another
machine and by seeing if it works on the same machine using DOS.
Configuring Two or More Cards
Because the 3C562 and 3C589 cards are not supported during Solaris installation, you
must update network configuration files before one can be used as a network
interface.
1. Create a /etc/hostname.pcelx# file (where # is a socket number) to specify
the host name to be associated with this interface.
2. Add an IP address for the new host name to the file /etc/inet/hosts.
3. Ensure that the associated network is listed in /etc/inet/netmasks.
4. Ensure that the Name Service Switch /etc/nsswitch.conf configuration file
includes the network and local services you need.
5. Reboot the system.
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Note - This process is described in TCP/IP and Data Communications
Administration Guide.
Special Files
Device naming in /dev follows standard LAN device naming except that the PPA
(physical point of attachment) unit number is the socket where the card resides, not
the instance. That is, for the pcelx driver, /dev/pcelx0 (or PPA 0 of
/dev/pcelx) is the card in socket 0, while a card in socket 1 is /dev/pcelx1 (or
PPA 1 of /dev/pcelx). See the pcelx(7D) man page.
To find information on devices created for multifunction cards such as 3C562, see the
pcser(7D) man page
Hot-Plugging
If you remove the 3C562 or 3C589 card, any information you send is discarded, and
no error messages are given.
When you reinsert the card in the same socket, the device operates normally. The
behavior is similar to temporarily disconnecting the device from the network.
Device Reference Pages 107
Modem and Serial PC Card Devices
Solaris Device Driver:
pcser
Device Type:
Modem and serial PC Card devices based on the
8250, 16550, or compatible UART at speeds up to
115 Kbps
Bus Type:
PC Card
Preconfiguration Information
If a PC Card modem or serial device is recognized, the pcser device driver is
automatically loaded, ports and IRQs allocated, and special files created (if they
don’t already exist).
Configuration Procedure
Initial Installation and Configuration
1. Install the Solaris software, including the PCMCIA packages in the SUNWpcmc
cluster.
2. Boot the system.
3. Insert the modem or serial device.
Identifying an Unrecognized Device
If you insert a PC Card modem or serial device and it isn’t recognized (no special
files are created under /dev/cua or /dev/term), use the prtconf command to try
to find the problem.
1. Become root.
2. Run the prtconf -D command to see if your modem or serial device is
recognized.
An unrecognized device will appear at the end of the prtconf output. For
example:
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# prtconf -D
. . .
pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic)
. . .
pccard111.222 (driver not attached)
3. If your device is not recognized “(driver not attached)”, use the add_drv
command to add the name of your device as another known alias for pcser
devices.
For example, type the following at the command line:
# add_drv -i’"pccard111.222"’ pcser
Note - Include the double quotes in single quotes to keep the shell from stripping
out the double quotes. Use the identification string listed in the prtconf output.
Use the entire string in the add_drv command. See add_drv(1M) .
Misidentifying a Recognized Device
1. Run the prtconf -D command to see if your modem or serial device is
erroneously recognized as a memory card.
If the device is incorrectly recognized as a memory card, for example, the output
of the prtconf command could show:
# prtconf -D
. . .
pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic)
. . .
memory, instance #0 (driver name: pcmem)
pcram, instance #0 (driver name: pcram)
2. Use the Configuration Assistant to identify the memory resource conflict, and
add correct information for the device on the View/Edit Devices menu.
The problem is typically a resource conflict between device memory settings. See
”Identifying and Correcting Problems” in the Configuring Devices chapter of this
book.
Device Reference Pages 109
3. To work properly with the Solaris operating environment, all devices must be
accounted for, even those the Solaris environment does not support. The
Configuration Assistant software accounts for all devices in your system.
Additional Configuration
When adding a new serial port or modem to the system, you often need to edit
configuration files so that applications can use the new communications port. For
example, the /etc/uucp/devices file needs to be updated to use UUCP and PPP.
See “UUCP Databases and Programs” in TCP/IP and Data Communications
Administration Guide.
Special Files
The serial devices in /dev/term and /dev/cua are named by socket number. A
card inserted in socket 0 is pc0, and socket 1 is pc1. See pcser(7D).
Hot-Plugging
If a PC Card modem or serial device is unplugged while in use, the device driver
returns errors until the card is replaced in the socket.
The device must be closed and reopened with the card reinserted before the device
begins working again. The restart process depends on the application. For example, a
tip session automatically exits when a card in use is unplugged. To restart the
system, you must restart the tip session.
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SRAM and DRAM PC Card Devices
Solaris Device Driver:
pcram
Device Types:
Static RAM (SRAM), Dynamic RAM (DRAM)
Bus Type:
PC Card
Note - Flash RAM devices are not supported.
Preconfiguration Information
If a PC Card memory device is recognized, the pcram device driver is automatically
loaded, the physical address allocated, and special files created (if they don’t already
exist).
Known Problems and Limitations
4 The Solaris pcmem driver is not capable of handling “combo” memory cards with
multiple types of memory on them (for example, combined SRAM and nonvolatile
FLASH). Inserting such a card into a system running the Solaris software may
cause a system panic.
4 Because the PC Card memory device is designed as a pseudo-floppy diskette type,
the only utility that can be used for formatting is fdformat(1).
Configuration Procedure
Initial Installation and Configuration
1. Install the Solaris software, including the PCMCIA packages in the SUNWpcmc
cluster.
2. Boot the system.
3. Insert the card.
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Identifying an Unrecognized Device
If you insert a memory device and it isn’t recognized (no special files created), use
the prtconf command.
1. Become root.
2. Run the prtconf -D command to display the configuration recognized by the
system.
A recognized device will appear in the prtconf output. For example:
# prtconf -D
. . .
pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic)
. . .
memory, instance #0 (driver name: pcmem)
pcram, instance #0 (driver name: pcram)
3. If your memory device does not appear at the end of the prtconf output, it is
not supported and cannot be used with the pcram device driver.
Special Files
The special files created for PC Card memory devices act like disks and have names
in the form /dev/dsk/c#t#d#p# or /dev/dsk/c#t#d#s#. See pcram(7D).
Abbreviations used in the names are:
c# Controller #
t# Card technology type #, defined as follows:
0 Null—no device
1 ROM
2 OTPROM (One Time PROM)
3 UV EPROM
4 EEPROM
5 Flash EPROM
6 SRAM
7 DRAM
d# Device region of type #, usually zero
p# fdisk partition #
s# Solaris slice #
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Note - A device name can be specified either by a partition name (p#) or a slice
name (s#), but not both.
Using PC Card Memory Devices
Since the Solaris Volume Management software recognizes PC Card memory devices,
no special vold configuration is required.
♦ If you don’t want to use vold to manage your PC Card memory devices,
comment out the "use pcmem" line in the /etc/vold.conf file.
To comment out a line, insert a # character at the beginning of the line.
PC Card memory devices don’t need to have file systems on them, though typically,
before using a new PC Card memory card, you will want to create a file system on it.
DOS PCFS is the best format to use. (You can use virtually any file system format on
a PC Card memory card, but most other file system formats are platform-dependent,
making them unsuitable for moving data between different types of machines. See
“Using a PCMCIA Memory Card” in OpenWindows Advanced User’s Guide.
Note - If you want to redirect the output of a tar command (or dd or cpio) to a PC
Card memory device, first create a file system on the card, using the fdformat
command without arguments. The card must be reformatted before it can be written
on again.
Hot-Plugging
If a memory card is removed while in use, the device driver returns errors until the
memory card is inserted into the appropriate socket. Close and reopen the device
with the card reinserted, and the memory card will work.
4 If you remove the card while in use as a file system, unmount the file system
using the umount command. Then reinsert the card and remount the file system
using the mount command.
4 If you remove the card and interrupt a tar or cpio process, stop the process,
reinsert the card, and restart the process.
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Viper 8260pA, SanDisk Flash, or Any
PC Card ATA Devices
Solaris Device Driver:
pcata
Device Type:
ATA PC Card
Adapters:
Viper 8260pA
SanDisk Flash
Or any PC Card ATA device
Bus Type:
PC Card
Preconfiguration Information
If a PC Card ATA device is recognized, the pcata device driver is automatically
loaded, IRQs allocated, devices nodes created, and special files created (if they don’t
already exist).
Known Problems and Limitations
4 vold does not support pcata. The ufs file system needs to be mounted
manually.
4 In the Solaris operating environment there is no command to create a pcfs file
system; you must use DOS to create it. Note that most of the flash disks come
with the pcfs file system on them.
4 You need to umount the file system before removing the disk.
4 The ufs file systems on removable media (PC Card ATA) should have one of the
’onerror={repair, lock, umount}’ mount options set.
Configuration Procedure
Initial Installation and Configuration
1. Install the Solaris software, including the PCMCIA packages in the SUNWpcmc
cluster.
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2. Boot the system.
3. Insert the PC Card ATA device.
Identifying an Unrecognized Card
If you insert a PC Card ATA device and it isn’t recognized (no special files are
created), use the prtconf command to try to identify the problem.
1. Run the prtconf -D command to see if your pcata card is recognized.
A recognized device will appear at the end of the prtconf output. For example:
# prtconf -D
. . .
pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic)
. . .
disk, instance #0
2. If pcata does not appear in the prtconf output, there is a problem with the
PC Card adapter configuration or with the hardware.
Check to see whether the problem is with the card or the adapter by trying to use
the card on another machine and by seeing if it works on the same machine using
DOS.
Special Files
For PC Card devices, nodes are created in /devices that include the socket number
as one component of a device name that the node refers to. However, the
/prtc/dev names and the names in /dev/dsk and /dev/rdsk do follow the
current convention for ATA devices, which do not encode the socket number in any
part of the name. See the pcata(7D) man page.
Hot-Plugging
4 If you want to remove the disk, you must unmount the file system.
4 If you want to create a pcfs file system, use a DOS machine. To mount a pcfs
file system, type:
# mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c#d#p0:c /mnt
For more information, see the pcfs(7FS) and mount(1M) man pages.
4 If you want to create a ufs file system, use the newfs command and type:
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# newfs /dev/rdsk/c#d#s#
To mount a ufs file system, type:
# mount -F ufs /dev/dsk/c#d#s# /mnt
For more information, see the newfs(1M) and mount(1M) man pages.
4 To create a Solaris partition, run the format command and go to the Partition
menu. For more information, see the format(1M) man page.
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