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Dell M630/Qlogic HBA

Hi,

We're trying to install Oracle Linux 7.9 on Dell M630 blades. The installation completes successfully, however, the server WWN are not populating on Brocade SAN Switch.

When we installed the same OS on HPE Blade Servers, it is able to populate server WWN to the SAN Switch.

On Dell Blade, we have Qloic 57810 HBA card. The same hardware is working fine when we install Windows OS on it and able to populate WWN to the switch. It's only when we install OEL7.9 on Dell Hardware, that we're not getting the visibility on SAN Switch.

Can anyone confirms the compatibility of the Dell M630 blade servers with OEL7.9 or link us to the relevant HBA Drivers for said visibility, thanks.

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  • NikNik Posts: 2,691 Bronze Crown

    Hi.

    You start troubleshoot from another end...

    At this moment You have: installed OS. It's OK.

    Is OS can see this HBA ? ( lspci | grep -i qlogic )

    Is some drivers used for this HBA ? ( (lspci -vvv | less an see deatails for this HBA).

    What status of FC ports that used for connect this HBA ?

    You can also try boot system with Redhat Kernel. By default system boot with Oracle's Unbraketable kernel.

    Please, clear what exactly model card You used and how You connect it. Becouse it's look like network card, so it's not clear how you connect it to FC switch.


    Regards,

    Nik

  • User_CHYCEUser_CHYCE Posts: 3 Newbie

    Hi,

    Thanks for the response.

    FC Port is working fine as checked with other OS.

    running "lspci | grep -i qlogic" on the host gives nothing. But running it with NetXtreme instead of qlogic gives:


    [[email protected] ~]# lspci | grep -i NetXtreme

    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.2 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.3 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.4 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.5 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.6 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    01:00.7 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.2 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.3 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.4 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.5 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.6 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    03:00.7 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)


    "lspci -vvv | less " gives following output.

    01:00.4 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multi Function (rev 10)

    Product Name: QLogic 57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet

            Read-only fields:

    Part number: BCM957810

                [MN] Manufacture ID: 31 30 32 38

                [V0] Vendor specific: FFV08.07.26

                [V1] Vendor specific: DSV1028VPDR.VER1.0

                [V2] Vendor specific: NPY2

                [V3] Vendor specific: PMT12678

                [V4] Vendor specific: NMVQLogic

                [V5] Vendor specific: DTINIC

                [V6] Vendor specific: DCM1001009d7F1202009d7F1403009d7F1604009d7F2101009d7F2302009d7F2503009d7F2704009d7F

                [RV] Reserved: checksum good, 178 byte(s) reserved

            End

     Caps:  LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1

            Arb:  Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-

            Ctrl:  ArbSelect=Fixed

            Status: InProgress-

            VC0:  Caps:  PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-

                Arb:  Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-

                Ctrl:  Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff

                Status: NegoPending- InProgress-

        Capabilities: [1b8 v1] Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI)

            ARICap: MFVC- ACS-, Next Function: 1

            ARICtl: MFVC- ACS-, Function Group: 0

        Capabilities: [220 v1] #15

        Capabilities: [300 v1] #19

        Kernel driver in use: bnx2x

        Kernel modules: bnx2x

  • NikNik Posts: 2,691 Bronze Crown
    edited December 2020

    Hi.

    You have convergenned HBA. It's not native FC HBA.

    At this moment HBA detected by OS as general Ethernet Controller. You should can see many NICs ( ip a)

    You should read Docs for HBA driver how configure FCoE.

    It's not actual docs, but may be help: https://www.alliedtelesis.com/sites/default/files/documents/installation-guides/brcm_nx2_server_t7-10.pdf

    http://ftp.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_pedge_srvr_ethnt_nic/qlogic-adapters_Users-Guide_en-us.pdf

    Read Guide how configure FCoE: https://access.redhat.com/articles/2144731

    Regards,

    Nik

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