Archive for June, 2008

Moving boot disk to a different target or controller

I had a need for a system that can boot two different versions of Solaris from two different disks. Both disks were on target 0 when Solaris was installed on them. But when I moved one of the disks to be target 1, obviously there was going to be a problem with booting from that […]

Posted on June 18, 2008 at 18:11 by somedude · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: solaris, solaris tips, solaris utilities, storage

Determining ethernet MAC address from Open Boot prompt

Today I had a need to jumpstart SunFire V240 using network interface in one of its PCI slots. In order to do that I need to find the MAC address of that interface, preferably with least amount of hassle. There was no Solaris installed and all I had was ok prompt. So I took a […]

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 19:02 by somedude · Permalink · 5 Comments
In: networking, openboot, sun hardware