Do make sure you're getting one that has the proper firmware.

Those with BIOS don't work in SPARC boxes, and those with OpenBoot don't work in x64 stuff.

A quick "Sun FC HBA" search on ebay turns up a whole list of stuff that's "official" Sun HBAs, which will give you an idea of the (max) pricing you'll be paying.

There's currently a *huge* price difference between the 4Gb and 2Gb adapters. Also, keep in mind that PCI-X adapters are far more common at the 1/2Gb range, while PCI-E starts to be the most common choice at 4Gb+

Here's a list of all the old Sun FC HBAs (which can help you sort out which are for x64 systems, and which were for SPARC systems):

As Tim said, these should all have built-in drivers in the Illumos codebase.


On 10/20/2012 4:24 PM, Tim Cook wrote:
The built in drivers support Mpha so you're good to go.

On Friday, October 19, 2012, Christof Haemmerle wrote:

    Yep i Need. 4 Gig with multipathing if possible.

    On Oct 19, 2012, at 10:34 PM, Tim Cook <
    <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', '');>> wrote:

    On Friday, October 19, 2012, Christof Haemmerle wrote:

        hi there,
        i need to connect some old raid subsystems to a opensolaris
        box via fibre channel. can you recommend any FC HBA?


    How old?  If its 1gbit you'll need a 4gb or slower hba. Qlogic
    would be my preference. You should be able to find a 2340 for
    cheap on eBay.  Or a 2460 if you want 4gb.

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