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Help my HBA's don't get the assigned WWN's from Virtual Connect

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Erik DT
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Help my HBA's don't get the assigned WWN's from Virtual Connect

Hi all,

Hours, days, weeks, .. yes all that time I have been trying to get our new blade + virtual connect environment in the air. So far no luck.

I have a c7000 chassis with 10 BL490's in it. In the chassis I have 2 virtual connect ethernet modules (bay 1 & 2) and 2 virtual connect fibre modules (bay 3 & 4).

I was successful setting up the ethernet side, but fibre is letting me down.

I have 2 Cisco MDS 9216i switches, each with 2 modules, which I want to use to connect my VC's.

Here is how I did my cabling.
VC1 - Port1 -------> Cisco1 / Mod1 / Port 3
VC1 - Port2 -------> Cisco1 / Mod2 / Port 3
VC2 - Port1 -------> Cisco2 / Mod1 / Port 3
VC2 - Port2 -------> Cisco2 / Mod2 / Port 3

Than I created 2 SAN Fabrics in Virtual Connect Manager.
SAN_A consists of VC1 - Port 1 & 2
SAN_B consists of VC2 - Port 1 & 2

Than I created my profiles and added both SAN's to it for redundancy.

Now I was hoping that each blade would get 2 WWID's from virtual connect as specified in my WWN Settings. (Use Virtual Connect assigned WWN addresses). But no luck :(

NPIV has been enabled on the switch.

Anyone has an idea on what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance
Erik

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The Brit
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Re: Help my HBA's don't get the assigned WWN's from Virtual Connect

Are your FC HBA cards installed on Mezz slot 1 (on all of your blades.) ???

Mezz slot 1 (and only Mezz 1) maps to interconnect bays 3 & 4.

Dave.
Erik DT
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Re: Help my HBA's don't get the assigned WWN's from Virtual Connect

Hmm.. that was something I was not aware of...
As I'm already at home I can't check it physically but the properties page of one of the blades shows this.

SAN Ports Port Number Adapter Model WWN Connected To
Port 1 MEZZ2 QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA for HP c-Class BladeSystem Server Factory Default Bay 5 (1)
Port 2 MEZZ2 QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA for HP c-Class BladeSystem Server Factory Default Bay 6 (1)

So that's my problem than.. seems like the HBA's are in Mezzanine 2

I'll try and switch them tomorrow morning.
Thanks for bringing that up!

Erik
Erik DT
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Re: Help my HBA's don't get the assigned WWN's from Virtual Connect

Thank you so much!
Clearly the forums are worth more than the lousy HP support where you pay for!

Erik DT
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Re: Help my HBA's don't get the assigned WWN's from Virtual Connect

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