Adding disk on Sun Fire V245 w/FreeBSD 11

Kurt Lidl lidl at
Sat Nov 19 05:27:51 UTC 2016

On 11/18/16 11:35 PM, Gordon Zaft wrote:
> I have a Sun Fire V245 running 11.0.  It had one 146GB hard disk in it.  I
> went to add a second similar disk but the OS doesn't seem to see it.  I can
> tell the hardware sees it as if I pull it out while the machine's on I get
> an alert from the ALOM. But I don't see a "da1" device in dmesg.
> What am I doing wrong?

Normally I get a message from the kernel when I insert a new drive, most
often with USB media (e.g. a USB "thumb drive").

You might have success with forcing a re-scan of the scsibus:

camcontrol rescan all

And then list devices:

camcontrol devlist -v


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