SUMMARY: How to properly set nvramrc for initiator change?

From: Darren Dunham <>
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 20:25:46 EDT
Original question:

> I've been reading the blueprint and the other sunsolve documents on
> changing the scsi initiator ID on a machine.  I have a Sun 280R set
> up with main ID 6 and the local chain 7 (so the cdrom will be seen).
> However, I also have some veritas disk aliases in the nvramrc.  This
> is how the whole thing looks at the moment..
> probe-all
> cd /pci@8,700000/scsi@6
> 7 " scsi-initiator-id" integer-property
> device-end
> install-console
> banner
> devalias vx-rootback /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/ssd@w2100002037efed17,0:a
> devalias vx-rootdisk /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/ssd@w2100002037efdd77,0:a
> This works great, except that when the machine is halted, if you type
> 'reset' it gives an error message.  On a test machine without the
> devalias lines, everything (including the reset) works fine.

And the answer thanks to Tony Walsh

> The problem with the E280R OBP code is that it does not have a 'reset'
> command. You need to use 'reset-all' instead. This seems to have been
> a conscious decision from someone when ver 4 of the OBP code was
> released.

Well, how about that... I never noticed because this was the first thing
I did on the machine.

I tried it on the partner (with no nvram settings) and sure enough, no
'reset' command.   Old habits die hard...


Darren Dunham                                 
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Received on Thu Aug 30 01:25:46 2001

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