External Storage certification has certain hardware and software requirements.
The hardware requirements for certifying External Storage Devices can be schematically represented as shown in the following figure.
The hardware requirements to certify External Storage devices are as follows.
Four servers are required. One as the test server, and the other three as hosts are connected to external storage.
Set up at least two multi-hosted disks on external storage for Host01, Host02, and Host03.
Each host should have two connections to the external storage (for multi-path).
Host01, Host02, Host03, and test server can be accessed each other through Ethernet.
The software requirements to certify External Storage devices are as follows.
The platform of Host01, Host02, Host03 should be the same.
Install same Oracle Solaris release on Host01, Host02, Host03.
The tests require reboot process, make sure the network configuration of Host01, Host02, Host03 stay the same after rebooting.