Just a quick note about using Oracle Solaris with IBM XIV (I so want to say "SUN Solaris", I need to retrain my brain).
When using IBM XIV with Solaris, you need to install IBM's XIV Host Attachment Kit (delightfully called a HAK).
This is to ensure multi-pathing is correctly configured (regardless of whether your using DMP or MPxIO).
The relevant software, release notes and instruction guides are found here.
Anyway... the whole point of this blog entry is to correct a short coming in the release notes.
They currently fail to mention some minimum system requirements.
I am getting this corrected, but until then... please note the following:
1. The HAK for Solaris 10 supports only Solaris 10 U4 and greater (this is also referred to as Solaris 10 - 08/07).
This means if for instance your on 11/06 (update 3) or 03/05, you will need to first perform a Solaris update.
2. The following patch is mandatory for Solaris 9/SPARC: 118462-03 (it's a prerequisite for HAK installation).
3. Solaris 9 is supported for SPARC only.
4. Solaris 8 is not supported