Sun StorEdge 6x20 storage array cheat sheet

This document provides a a cheet sheet introduction the Sun StorEdge 6120 or 6320 storage array wuth supported OS and examples.

When in doubt, consult enotify 43212 on SunSolve for latest patches. It is the "official" patch/compatibility matrix and is publicly available to customers.

Supported Hosts

  • Ultra 60/80
  • E3500, E4500, E5500, E6500, E10K
  • Sun Fire x800, 4810, V100, V120, V210, V240, V280, V880, 280R, 12K, 15K
  • Netra 11xx, 1200, t1400, 1405
  • Sun Blade 150, 2000
  • Intel PIII, Intel PIV
  • HP9000, rp8xxx, rp5000
  • IBM RS6000


  • 1 Gbit PCI FC-AL (Crystal)
  • 1 Gbit PCI FC-AL (Amber)
  • 1 Gbit PCI FC-AL (Diamond)
  • 2 Gbit PCI FC-AL (Crystal2)
  • 2 Gbit PCI FC-AL (Amber2)

Note: Check sunsolve for Qlogic, Emulex, IBM, JNI, & HP HBA support.

Operating System Support

  • Solaris 8 update 4 or later
  • Solaris 9 update 1 or later
  • MS Windows 2000, NT, HPUX, AIX, Linux

Host Software

  • ESM 1.2
  • Sun StorEdge Configuration Service (For the 6120 array only)
  • StorADE Enterprise Edition
  • Solaris Volume Manager
  • Veritas Volume Manager 3.5
  • Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 4.0 (Sun QFS)


  • 36 Gbyte/15000 RPM
  • 73 Gbyte/10000 RPM
  • 146 Gbyte/10000 RPM

Note: With a minimum config of 7 drives in each tray. (UxD1-6 and UxD14 in these positions)

  • The array supports Raid 0, 1 and 5.
  • The 6320 support both Explicit Lun Failover(ELF) and Implicit Lun Failover(ILM)
  • The failover can be managed by either VXDMP and STMS.
  • The 6320 also support remote lights out management.

Packages to Install

On a management host you can load SUNse6320 (SSCS configuration utilities). Packages that come loaded on the SP are:

SUNWse6320 SSCS configuration utilities
SUNWapcy Authentication policy java program
SUNWfbru Flash backup files and executable
SUNWntcu Network Terminal Concentrator images & Utilities
SUNWppro Patch Pro
SUNWsdb Data base interface for Java applications
SUNWsespdf SE6320 system Firewall Defaults
SUNWsespfw SE6320 system Firewal Configuration
SUNWstade StorADE

Sample Commands

The following commands run on the management host or the SP

Note: for more details of each command or extra options check out the associated man pages

You will need to log into the CIM database before executing any commands

# /opt/se6x20/cli/bin/sscs login -h [localhost] -u [user name]

Listing what arrays are available

[sp0]# ./sscs list array
Array: array00

Listing the array configuration, for this example using the output fro above array00

[sp0]# ./sscs list array array00
Array: array00
    Segment size: 64K
    Cache mode: auto
    Readahead mode: on
    Disk recon rate: medium
    Failover mode: explicit
    Fiber chanel topology: fabric_p2p
    Fiber chanel port speed: 2 gigabit
    Description: array00
    Status: ok
  Tray id: 3
  Tray id: 2
  Tray id: 1
  Tray id: 0

List all the tray id numbers in the array

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 tray
Tray: 3
Tray: 2
Tray: 1
Tray: 0

List the trays Configuration Parameters in array00 with tray id 0

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 tray 0
Tray: 0
    Type: Controller
    Role: Master
    State: Enabled
    Status: Ready
    Number of drives: 7
    All drives healthy: yes
    Drive capacity: 68.37 GB
  Pool: t0pool0

Show the date on the array

[sp0]# ./sscs list date
Mon May 5 15:37:10 PDT 2003

List all the volumes in array00

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 volume
Volume: t0pool0v0
Volume: t0pool0v1
Volume: t0pool0v2
Volume: t0pool0v3
Volume: t1pool0v0
Volume: t1pool0v1
Volume: t1pool0v2
Volume: t1pool0v3
Volume: t2pool0v0
Volume: t2pool0v1
Volume: t2pool0v2
Volume: t2pool0v3
Volume: t3pool0v0
Volume: t3pool0v1
Volume: t3pool0v2
Volume: t3pool0v3

List a specfic volume t2pool0v1 in array array00

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 volume t2pool0v1
Volume: t2pool0v1
    Pool: t2pool0
    Size: 10 GB
    Default permissions: None
    Tray id: 2
    LUN: 5

Create a pool>

# sscs create -a array00 -t 0 -d 6 -r 5 -s 1 pool t0pool0


  • name of array = array00
  • -t 0 (tray id)
  • -d 6 (number of disks)
  • -r 5 (raid 5)
  • -s 1 (hot spare = 1 and no hot spare = 0)
# sscs create -a array00 -p t0pool0 -s 10gb -P none -n 0 volume t0pool0v0


  • name of array = array00
  • -s size volume
  • -P permission of volume (readwrite none readonly)
  • -n lun #

Create a volume group

# sscs create -a array00 volgroup group_even


  • Create a volume group for array00
  • name of array = array00
  • name of volgroup = group_even

List all active jobs

# ./sscs list -o true jobs
Job ID:
Job ID:

List the last to log messages from the SP

[sp0]# ./sscs list -t 10 log
May 23, 2003 1:18:01 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:20:04 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:22:01 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:24:01 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:26:00 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:28:01 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:30:04 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:32:01 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:34:02 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk
May 23, 2003 1:36:01 PM PDT: Error accessing persistence flash disk

List all the initgroups from the array

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 initgroup
Initiator Group: 450e
Initiator Group: e10k

Delete a initgroup from the array

[sp0]# sscs delete -a array00 initgroup 450e

List the all initiators from the array

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 initiator
Initiator: 210000E08B0602E9
Initiator: 210000E08B06FCE8
Initiator: 210000E08B0705B5
Initiator: 210000E08B07CCB4

Delete a initiator from the array

# sscs delete -a array00 initiator 210000E08B0602E9

List all the volume groups from the array

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 volgroup
Volume Group: group_even
Volume Group: group_odd

Delete volume group group_even from the array00

# sscs delete -a array00 volume t0pool0v0

sscs list -a array00 pool t0pool0

List a pool from the array00

# ./sscs list -a array00 pool t1pool0
Pool:  t1pool0
    Raid level: 5
    Hot Spare: 1
    Total Size: 340.85GB
    Available capacity: 340.85GB
    Status: online

Modify Timezone

[sp0]# ./sscs modify timezone US/Eastern
[sp0]# ./sscs list timezone
Eastern Standard Time

Modify Date/Time month day hour minute year second

# sscs modify -G false date 052715332003.00

List all the pools in array00

[sp0]# ./sscs list -a array00 pool
Pool:  t0pool0
Pool:  t1pool0
Pool:  t2pool0
Pool:  t3pool0

Add volume to a volume group called group_odd

# sscs add -a array00 -v  t0pool0v1,t1pool0v1 volgroup group_odd