5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 10:11 AM by user12273962 RSS

    OVM 3.2.1 FC HBA

    988191
      Has anyone successfully used Oracle VM Server 3.2.1 with QLogic or Emulex FC cards?

      Edited by: 985188 on Jan 30, 2013 2:22 PM
        • 1. Re: OVM 3.2.1 FC HBA
          Kirill.Boyko
          we are using 3.1.1 on x3850 X5 with IBM 42D0494 8Gb 2-Port PCIe FC HBA for System x. Driver version Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 8.3.5.58.2p
          Works well, but it seems we have some issues with MSI-X
          • 2. Re: OVM 3.2.1 FC HBA
            user459387
            Hello,

            I can confirm MSI-X issues with QLogic QMD8262 CNA adapter in both 3.1.1 and 3.2.1 OVS ( qla2xxx and qlcnic kernel drivers )

            Regards

            Karel
            • 3. Re: OVM 3.2.1 FC HBA
              Kirill.Boyko
              Hi Karel!

              Hmm sounds interesting :)
              which hardware you use?
              in fact we also have same problems with MSI-X with UCNA Emulex adapters: Emulex 10GbE Custom Adapter for IBM System x, NIC PF
              driver: be2net
              version: 4.1.297o
              firmware-version: 4.1.442.0

              dmesg | grep be2net
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 32 (level, low) -> IRQ 32
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: No support for multiple RX queues
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: No support for multiple RX queues
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: Can create only 1 RX queues
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: eth%d: Link up
              be2net 0000:18:00.0: Emulex OneConnect 10Gbps NIC(be3) port 0
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 42 (level, low) -> IRQ 42
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: setting latency timer to 64
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: No support for multiple RX queues
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: No support for multiple RX queues
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: Can create only 1 RX queues
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: eth%d: Link up
              be2net 0000:18:00.1: Emulex OneConnect 10Gbps NIC(be3) port 1

              do you have SR on that?

              Regards,
              Kirill
              • 4. Re: OVM 3.2.1 FC HBA
                user459387
                Hi,

                hw is Dell M620 and QLogic QMD8262 2p NDC.

                With 2.6.39-200 series kernel and pci=nomsi both nic and san are working.

                With 2.6.39-300 series kernel I'm unable to get working nic and san together. Either san or nic, not both together.

                Sure, SR is opened.

                Karel
                • 5. Re: OVM 3.2.1 FC HBA
                  user12273962
                  I use storagetek HBAs on 3.1.1... which are really Oracle branded qlogic cards. Works good without any issues so far.