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Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

 
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msteele
Occasional Advisor

Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

Hello,

We have an BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure G3 populated with Gen8 and Gen9 ProLiant BL460c blades. Each blade has HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-Port 534FLB Adapter installed and we setup 8 NICs on each server. One of my blades that I am trying to add to my oVirt installation does not see all eight NIC's during the CentOS 7.0.1406 installation.  I have recently built three other blades, all the same configuration and ROM versions without issue.

The HP OA sees them fine, and the server profile has them added - however when I go to the networking tab of the CentOS installation, only ETH0 and ETH1 are showing.

Are there any settings in the BIOS of the blade that could prevent it from seeing the NIC's during OS installation? Any where else I should be looking to resolve this?

I have asked the company that I purchased the blade / adapter from to RMA the adapter first to see if it may be faulty.

System Info:

Blade Part No: 735151-B21
Blade ROM version: I31 06/01/2015
Virtual Connect for the blade reporting 'Configured for Virtual Connect'

Thank you for your assistance.

Mark Steele

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frenchy94
Regular Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

Do you use VCM or Oneview to configure nic ?



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msteele
Occasional Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

I'm not sure my replies are posting - I used VCM to configure the nics

frenchy94
Regular Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

And you configure 8 nic under VCM ?



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msteele
Occasional Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

Yes,

The server profile for this blade has all the NIC's configured and it is exactly the same as the other 8 blades that are configured. This ONE blade is not seeing the NIC's during OS installation (the OA and VCM both see all the NIC's for this blade). That is why I am wondering if there is a BIOS setting that might be hindering the module from being seen at the OS level.

I can send screen shots if that is permitted somehow.

Mark

frenchy94
Regular Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

Does have same firmware and drivers versions ? (working no working ?)



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L'absence de virus dans ce courrier électronique a été vérifiée par le logiciel antivirus Avast.
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msteele
Occasional Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

That is correct - all the blades have the same ROM / firmware versions and ILO versions

frenchy94
Regular Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

I' would say firmware/drivers versions for NIC nor blade itself



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L'absence de virus dans ce courrier électronique a été vérifiée par le logiciel antivirus Avast.
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msteele
Occasional Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

That was my thought however the blades and nic all have the same firwmare  - this is the only blade that will not recognize the nics and only on OS installation - not in the OA.

Is there a firmware setting that precludes NIC's from being 'seen' on the blade?

frenchy94
Regular Advisor

Re: Centos 7.0.1406 does not see FlexFabric NIC's during install

Sure Firmware and drivers must match to display nic all os level



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L'absence de virus dans ce courrier électronique a été vérifiée par le logiciel antivirus Avast.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus