Boot archive/EMC error encountered during encapsulation


After encapsulating boot disk, EMC (PowerPath) error about the boot archive is seen during the first reboot.

Error Message

WARNING: The following files in / differ from the boot archive:
    changed /kernel/drv/emcp.conf
The recommended action is to reboot to the failsafe archive to correct
the above inconsistency. To accomplish this, on a GRUB-based platform,
reboot and select the "Solaris failsafe" option from the boot menu.
On an OBP-based platform, reboot then type "boot -F failsafe". Then
follow the prompts to update the boot archive. Alternately, to continue
booting at your own risk, you may clear the service by running:
"svcadm clear system/boot-archive"
Nov 14 17:39:50 svc.startd[7]: svc:/system/boot-archive:default: Method "/lib/svc/method/boot-archive" failed with exit status 95.
Nov 14 17:39:50 svc.startd[7]: system/boot-archive:default failed fatally: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs -xv' for details)


EMC code defect


EMC patch (and/or upgrade PowerPath)

(see Solution Details below for references)


The specific patch discovered:


[root]dlnkaaa01:/root pkginfo -l EMCpower
   PKGINST:  EMCpower
      NAME:  EMC PowerPath
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  sparc
   VERSION:  5.3_b473
   BASEDIR:  /stage/EMPpower-patch
    VENDOR:  EMC Corporation
      DESC:  EMC Powerpath Multipathing, version 5.3_b473
    PSTAMP:  dev:2010-01-12T02:02:40EST
  INSTDATE:  Jan 06 2011 21:36
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:      318 installed pathnames
                  42 directories
                 102 executables
              169337 blocks used (approx)


This also appears to be referenced in EMC article emc201300 but details a slightly different fix.

Applies To

Volume Manager


$ modinfo |grep vx
39 7be1c000 29a00 268 1 vxdmp (VxVM 4.1_p3.1: DMP Driver)
40 7ba00000 216778 269 1 vxio (VxVM 4.1_p3.1 I/O driver)
42 7be1ac20 13f8 270 1 vxspec (VxVM 4.1_p3.1 control/status dr)
185 13ff520 c70 271 1 vxportal (VxFS 4.1_REV-MP1f portal driver)
186 7aa00000 171218 20 1 vxfs (VxFS 4.1_REV-MP1f SunOS 5.10)

EMC PowerPath

   PKGINST:  EMCpower
      NAME:  EMC PowerPath (Patched with 5.0.1_b025)
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  sparc
   VERSION:  5.0.0_b141
   BASEDIR:  /opt
    VENDOR:  EMC Corporation
    PSTAMP:  beavis951018123443
  INSTDATE:  Jun 20 2007 11:18
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:      237 installed pathnames
                  33 directories
                 101 executables
               82711 blocks used (approx)

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