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HPE_User_1
Occasional Advisor

Degraded FCoE port

Hi,

Our Proliant HPE DL380p Gen8 server is connecting to HPE 3Par 7200 array through  HPE 5900 switch. Both NIC's on HPE Proliant are functioning, but FCoE port is degraded, so it must be HPE 3Par side that is not functioning?

 

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12 REPLIES
Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

No

This means, the Port have no Link/Signal.

The Problem is between HBA Port and Switch. Port

 

That was not planned in this way.
HPE_User_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

Thanks for quick reply

But the HPE 5900 switch and HP Proliant server are connected, the output from 5900 switch:

XGE1/0/12 UP 10G(a) F(a) T

XGE2/0/12 UP   10G(a)  F(a)   T

as you see in first photo above, both physical links are OK

I believe it's just the virtual interface of FCoE is not functioning:

this is from 5900 config (display current-configuration):

interface Vfc112
port trunk vsan 10
bind interface Ten-GigabitEthernet1/0/12

this is from 5900 config (display interface brief):

Interface Admin Admin Oper Status Bind Mode Trunk Mode Interface Mode
Vfc112 F on TF UP XGE1/0/12

I'm not very familiar with fibre channel and especialy this kind of virtual FC, but isn't this from storage side problem? But then the 5900 switch should show that virtual FC interface is down, still don't get it.

HPE_User_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

Here are available two path to the same WWN from 3par perspective:

3par.JPG

20180213_150644.jpg3paras.JPG

 

Still not clear, 2 ports and 4 lights, what are first two lights indicating?

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

What does "showport -fcoe" show?

showport *:1:2

showport -c ?:1:2

 

HPE_User_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

showport2.jpg 

Everything seems fine?  so again back to problem between switch and Proliant? 

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

> Everything seems fine?  so again back to problem between switch and Proliant?

 

Hmm, your two ports say FC and not FCoE.

 
You could also try: showport -fcoe
 
And to see if connecting to the switch:
showportdev fcswitch 0:1:2
showportdev fcswitch 1:1:2
 
And see the ports on the switch:
showportdev fcfabric 0:1:2
showportdev fcfabric 1:1:2
eXPlosion_
Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

showportdev fcfabric 0:1:2

Number ------Name------          Type     State      Speed         Attached Port                 Type
26777     20707848595B147D   F-Port  Online     unknown   1000AC162DAD1D9D     N-Port

 

Actualy it shows as online. 

Any ideas why Proliant shows as degraded?

eXPlosion_
Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

Anyone with Proliant FCoE experience?

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

>Actualy it shows as online. 

 

Not sure if FCoE has zoning?  That may be why the array sees the switch but Proliant doesn't?

mashal
Occasional Visitor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

Have you checked everything from the physical side?

Output of port stats? Any CRC errors? Is the fiber cable inserted correctly? (Are the transmit and recieve end of the cable flipped?)

If you have iLO or OneView, you should get a more detailed error message. Check the IML logs. Let me know if any of this helps.

Best,
M

HPE_User_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

interface Vfc112
port trunk vsan 10
bind interface Ten-GigabitEthernet1/0/12

 

interface Vfc212
port trunk vsan 20
bind interface Ten-GigabitEthernet2/0/12

 

Ten-GigabitEthernet1/0/12 goes to Proliant NIC1 and Ten-GigabitEthernet2/0/12 to Proliant NIC2

3Par has 2 interfaces on VSAN10 and 2 on VSAN20, but other Proliants have no similar issue. Any ideas?

HPE_User_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Degraded FCoE port

But in my first post, first picture Network Ports is physical ports, right? I think they are ok, just FCoE ports are not forming. Integrated management log shows nothing with an issue.

I connected to host and checked that both links are full duplex 10000mbps.