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What version of the SAN Foundation Suite is installed? 1 comment

This is a constant pain that rears it’s ugly head again and again. You have a Solaris machine, the SAN Foundation Suite is installed, and you want to find out what version it is.

Well, you’d do a pkginfo on the SUNWsan package, right? Wrong.

# pkginfo -l SUNWsan
      NAME:  SAN Foundation Kit
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  sparc
   VERSION:  1.0
   BASEDIR:  /
    VENDOR:  Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      DESC:  This package provides a support for the SAN Foundation Kit.
    PSTAMP:  sanserve-a20031029172438
  INSTDATE:  Nov 24 2008 17:46
   HOTLINE:  Please contact your local service provider
    STATUS:  completely installed

Every version of SUNWsan reports 1.0. This is unforgivably rubbish – why hasn’t it been sorted yet?

To find out the real version of the SFS, you need to do something far more esoteric – look at the versions of the relevant kernel modules.

If you’ve got SFS 4.3 or later, they will be reported as ‘build dates’:

# modinfo | egrep '(SunFC|mpxio|scsi_vhci)'   
  79  138f975  15f10 149   1  fp (SunFC Port v20051027-1.61)
  80  13a50cd   7fa4   -   1  fctl (SunFC Transport v20051027-1.33)
  82  13ab699  5032a 153   1  qlc (SunFC Qlogic FCA v20050926-1.50)
  113 78196000  20313 150   1  fcp (SunFC FCP v20051027-1.80)
  114 781b8000   55fc   -   1  mpxio (MDI Library v20051027-1.17)
  115 781be000   c8cc 189   1  scsi_vhci (SCSI vHCI Driver v20051027-1.40)
  222 780de000   783f 154   1  fcip (SunFC FCIP v20050824-1.28)

If the version of SFS is earlier than 4.3, then the version is directly referenced for each driver:

# modinfo | egrep '(SunFC|mpxio|scsi_vhci)'   
  85 103199bc  10c23 149   1  fp (SunFC Port v5.e-2-1.18)
  86 1032a0c7   6f28   -   1  fctl (SunFC Transport v5.e-2-1.16)
  87 1032f747  2db28 153   1  qlc (SunFC Qlogic FCA v5.e-2-1.16)
  88 7825a000   fe94 150   1  fcp (SunFC FCP v5.e-2-1.17)
  89 7826a000   49ac   -   1  mpxio (MDI Library v5.e-1-1.7)

If you want to decipher what versions of SFS the build dates map to, you need to look at Sunsolve Document ID 216809. It can be found at http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-61-216809-1

You seem to need a Sunsolve login (free) to view the document, and as far as I can tell it’s not restricted to contract customers only. If you find out that’s not the case, please let me know, and I’ll stick a copy up here.

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