A Tips for Sun Fire X4540/4500/Thumper

If you had the chance to get your hands on the SF X4550/4500/Thumper you might need to know about this interesting tools from Sun.

The tool call “hd”. Yeap, pretty simple isn’t it?

The tools is available from the pr-einstalled Solaris 10 OS on the Thumper, but you can add the tools program from Sun website .

The tools is very helpful in condition to locate a disk/mapping by determining logical to physical device  and to check the information of the disk (serial number, temperature).

That’s not all!

You can also locate a failed disk and its position so if a disk fail problem happen you can replace it correctly without worrying to interrupt the other 48 disk on the box.

Here is some example of the tools

root@jkt-svr-dwx-006 # hd

platform = Sun Fire X4540

Device    Serial        Vendor   Model             Rev  Temperature
——    ——        ——   —–             —- ———–
c0t0d0p0  9QMAZFLC      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c0t1d0p0  9QMAZM8R      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c0t2d0p0  9QMASY7B      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c0t3d0p0  9QMAZH0N      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 31 C (87 F)
c0t4d0p0  9QMB4JAG      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c0t5d0p0  9QMAZL2L      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c0t6d0p0  9QMAZL61      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c0t7d0p0  9QMB036B      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 31 C (87 F)
c1t0d0p0  9QMB00G4      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c1t1d0p0  9QMAZF7F      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c1t2d0p0  9QMAZY92      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c1t3d0p0  9QMB4J4A      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c1t4d0p0  9QMB02ZR      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c1t5d0p0  9QMAZY9Z      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c1t6d0p0  9QMB17TA      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c1t7d0p0  9QMB424D      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c2t0d0p0  9QMAZH6T      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c2t1d0p0  9QMB4MJ1      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c2t2d0p0  9QMAZF8K      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c2t3d0p0  9QMAZGL4      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c2t4d0p0  9QMAZYDL      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 26 C (78 F)
c2t5d0p0  9QMAZM7Z      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c2t6d0p0  9QMB01DP      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c2t7d0p0  9QMAZYGS      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c3t0d0p0  9QMB37DY      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 26 C (78 F)
c3t1d0p0  9QMB4WZ6      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c3t2d0p0  9QMAZYK3      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c3t3d0p0  9QMB4MXC      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c3t4d0p0  9QMAZFYE      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c3t5d0p0  9QMB4JXN      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c3t6d0p0  9QMAZF7R      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c3t7d0p0  9QMB4XG5      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c4t0d0p0  9QMA1T6A      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c4t1d0p0  9QMB4MJC      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c4t2d0p0  9QMB038R      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c4t3d0p0  9QMB02RK      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c4t4d0p0  9QMA1T95      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c4t5d0p0  9QMB01AV      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c4t6d0p0  9QMAZY6D      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c4t7d0p0  9QMAZKY2      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 31 C (87 F)
c5t0d0p0  9QMAZYBY      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 26 C (78 F)
c5t1d0p0  9QMA1X18      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 28 C (82 F)
c5t2d0p0  9QMAXBDB      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c5t3d0p0  9QMB02D8      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c5t4d0p0  9QMAZYGM      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 27 C (80 F)
c5t5d0p0  9QMA1TDT      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 29 C (84 F)
c5t6d0p0  9QMB0066      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 30 C (86 F)
c5t7d0p0  9QMB4HJF      ATA      SEAGATE ST35002N  SU0D 31 C (87 F)

———————SunFireX4540——-Rear—————————-

3:    7:   11:   15:   19:   23:   27:   31:   35:   39:   43:   47:
c0t3  c0t7  c1t3  c1t7  c2t3  c2t7  c3t3  c3t7  c4t3  c4t7  c5t3  c5t7
^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++
2:    6:   10:   14:   18:   22:   26:   30:   34:   38:   42:   46:
c0t2  c0t6  c1t2  c1t6  c2t2  c2t6  c3t2  c3t6  c4t2  c4t6  c5t2  c5t6
^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++
1:    5:    9:   13:   17:   21:   25:   29:   33:   37:   41:   45:
c0t1  c0t5  c1t1  c1t5  c2t1  c2t5  c3t1  c3t5  c4t1  c4t5  c5t1  c5t5
^b+   ^++   ^b+   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++
0:    4:    8:   12:   16:   20:   24:   28:   32:   36:   40:   44:
c0t0  c0t4  c1t0  c1t4  c2t0  c2t4  c3t0  c3t4  c4t0  c4t4  c5t0  c5t4
^b+   ^++   ^b+   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++   ^++
——-*———–*-SunFireX4540—*—Front—-*———*——–

So, start playing your ZFS RAID on the big mama machine 🙂

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