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HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

Tanin_VE
Occasional Visitor

HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

Hello.

Have HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class, blades in c7000 enc with QLogic QMH2562 8Gb FC HBA for HP BladeSystem c-Class.
On blade ESXi 4.1 update1 installed.

SAN Switch OS is 6.4.1b
HBA BIOS is 2.15.

After reboot of SAN Switch ports connected to blades become in G-Port state, and no devices visible trough that switch.
Only when I reboot blade, port become in F-Port state and I can see SAN devices.

Is any way to solve this problem?
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

Hi!

That's a pretty annoying problem. Does it happen every time you reboot the SAN switch?
Do you boot from SAN or use local disks?
Do you only have ESXi 4.1 U1 blades? No other OS?

What about the firmware on the rest of the blade and the c-class enclosure?
I mean OA module, iLO and BIOS? Are they up to date/in a supported set?

Do you have only one switch in the c7000? If you have two, do you see the same behavior for both?

In which interconnect bay do you have the B-series 8/12c?
Tanin_VE
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

Answers:

>Does it happen every time you reboot the SAN switch?
Yes

>Do you boot from SAN or use local disks?
Use local disk for ESXi, on SAN VMs virtual disks.

>Do you only have ESXi 4.1 U1 blades? No other OS?
Only ESXi.

>What about the firmware on the rest of the blade and the c-class enclosure?
I mean OA module, iLO and BIOS? Are they up to date/in a supported set?
All is up to date.

>Do you have only one switch in the c7000? If you have two, do you see the same behavior for both?
Have 2 switches, problem with both.

>In which interconnect bay do you have the B-series 8/12c?
Bay 3 and 4.


I changed speed in HBA form auto to 4gbit, and then problem disappears. If I set 8gbit, problem returns.
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

Oh :/

What is and was it set to on the switch?

Maybe fixed to 8g on both works? or auto on both?
Tanin_VE
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

Auto on HBA and switch - problem exists
Hard 8 gbit on both - problem exists
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP B-series 8/12c SAN Switch BladeSystem c-Class problem

:/

Have you been in touch with HP about this?