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patrickkangethe
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HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2


Hi all,

I have installed RHEL 7.2 on HP bl660c gen 9 server with HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter.

Additionally I have installed the kmod-netxtreme2-7.13.04.1-1.rhel7u2.x86_64.rpm driver and updated the server with online firmware upgrade utility CP027566.scexe successfully and performed a reboot.

Apparently the server doesn't do a FLOGI into the brocade 300b switch.

additional steps include;

followed the following link;

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Storage_Administration_Guide/fcoe-config.html -  for interfaces eno49 and en050.

[root@CAD-MVCSVR3 ~]# fcoeadm -i
No FCoE interfaces created.

attached is an output of other actions done.

Your help will be appreciated.

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Sebastian.Koehler
Honored Contributor

Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

Hi Patrick,

what Interconnect modules are used in the c7000 Enclosure and what is the firmware of the modules? What is the FOS on the Brocade B300 SAN Switches? Do you see the FC ports from the Enclosure logging into a F-Port (with or without NPIV) on the switch?

This should be the right driver and readme for the CNA and RHEL 7.2.

HPE QLogic NX2 1/10/20 GbE Multifunction Drivers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 x86_64
http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_a0a5853c691e471ab4c66c9d5b

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Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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patrickkangethe
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Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

Hello The C7000 have 2 X Virtual Connect 10/24 with firmware 4.5 on VC. Even the OA is also 4.5.

I will confirm the FOS for brocade but to answer,  one of the BL 660 is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and this is working perfectly and able to login to brocade and hence storage. We are thus somehow sure its something about redhat drivers.

 

[root@server3 ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno49
TYPE=Ethernet
BOOTPROTO=none
DEFROUTE=yes
IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=no
IPV6INIT=yes
IPV6_AUTOCONF=yes
IPV6_DEFROUTE=yes
IPV6_FAILURE_FATAL=no
NAME=eno49
UUID=11450180-7d58-42df-9dd6-267d208c5e21
DEVICE=eno49
ONBOOT=no
DNS1=192.168.2.50
IPADDR=192.168.2.46
PREFIX=24
GATEWAY=192.168.2.1
IPV6_PEERDNS=yes
IPV6_PEERROUTES=yes
[root@server3 ~]# vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno49
[root@server3 ~]# vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eno50
[root@server3 ~]# cp /etc/fcoe/cfg-eth0 /etc/fcoe/cfg-eno49
cp: cannot stat ‘/etc/fcoe/cfg-eth0’: No such file or directory
[root@server3 ~]# cd /etc/fcoe/
[root@server3 fcoe]# ls
cfg-ethx
[root@server3 fcoe]# cd /
[root@server3 /]# cp /etc/fcoe/cfg-ethx /etc/fcoe/cfg-eno49
[root@server3 /]# cat /etc/fcoe/cfg-eno49
## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Enable/Disable FCoE service at the Ethernet port
# Normally set to "yes"
FCOE_ENABLE="yes"

## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Indicate if DCB service is required at the Ethernet port
# Normally set to "yes"
DCB_REQUIRED="yes"

## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Indicate if VLAN discovery should be handled by fcoemon
# Normally set to "yes"
AUTO_VLAN="yes"

## Type: fabric/vn2vn
## Default: fabric
# Indicate the mode of the FCoE operation, either fabric or vn2vn
# Normally set to "fabric"
MODE="fabric"

## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Indicate whether to run a FIP responder for VLAN discovery in vn2vn mode
#FIP_RESP="yes"
[root@server3 /]# systemctl status lldpad
? lldpad.service - Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon.
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/lldpad.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2016-09-06 05:45:50 EDT; 32min ago
Main PID: 4862 (lldpad)
CGroup: /system.slice/lldpad.service
+-4862 /usr/sbin/lldpad -t

Sep 06 05:45:50 server3 systemd[1]: Started Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon..
Sep 06 05:45:50 server3 systemd[1]: Starting Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon....
[root@server3 /]# systemctl restart lldpad
[root@server3 /]# systemctl status lldpad
? lldpad.service - Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon.
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/lldpad.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2016-09-06 06:18:02 EDT; 1s ago
Main PID: 5612 (lldpad)
CGroup: /system.slice/lldpad.service
+-5612 /usr/sbin/lldpad -t

Sep 06 06:18:02 server3 systemd[1]: Started Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon..
Sep 06 06:18:02 server3 systemd[1]: Starting Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon....
[root@server3 /]# dcbtool sc eno49 dcb on
Command: Set Config
Feature: DCB State
Port: eno49
Status: Successful
[root@server3 /]# dcbtool sc eno49 app:fcoe e:1
Command: Set Config
Feature: Application FCoE
Port: eno49
Status: Successful
[root@server3 /]# dcbtool sc eno50 dcb on
Command: Set Config
Feature: DCB State
Port: eno50
Status: Successful
[root@server3 /]# dcbtool sc eno50 app:fcoe e:1
Command: Set Config
Feature: Application FCoE
Port: eno50
Status: Successful
[root@server3 /]# ifconfig eno49
eno49: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.2.46 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255
inet6 fe80::eeb1:d7ff:fe9d:c880 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether ec:b1:d7:9d:c8:80 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 4603 bytes 444189 (433.7 KiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 566 bytes 88354 (86.2 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
device interrupt 16 memory 0xac800000-acffffff

[root@server3 /]# ifconfig eno50
eno50: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether ec:b1:d7:9d:c8:88 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 3730 bytes 357991 (349.6 KiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
device interrupt 17 memory 0xad800000-adffffff

[root@server3 /]# systemctl restart fcoe
[root@server3 /]# systemctl status fcoe
? fcoe.service - Open-FCoE Inititator.
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/fcoe.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2016-09-06 06:21:41 EDT; 5s ago
Process: 5665 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/fcoemon $FCOEMON_OPTS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Process: 5663 ExecStartPre=/sbin/modprobe -qa $SUPPORTED_DRIVERS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 5667 (fcoemon)
CGroup: /system.slice/fcoe.service
+-5667 /usr/sbin/fcoemon --syslog

Sep 06 06:21:45 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: APP:0 priority (0x00) doesn't intersect with PFC priority (0x00)
Sep 06 06:21:45 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: DCB may be configured incorrectly
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: FCoE operational mode is false
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: 0x00 - none
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: APP:0 operational mode is false
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: 0x00 - none
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: PFC operational mode is false
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: 0x00 - none
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: APP:0 priority (0x00) doesn't intersect with PFC priority (0x00)
Sep 06 06:21:46 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: DCB may be configured incorrectly
[root@server3 /]# systemctl status fcoe -l
? fcoe.service - Open-FCoE Inititator.
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/fcoe.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2016-09-06 06:21:41 EDT; 33s ago
Process: 5665 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/fcoemon $FCOEMON_OPTS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Process: 5663 ExecStartPre=/sbin/modprobe -qa $SUPPORTED_DRIVERS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 5667 (fcoemon)
CGroup: /system.slice/fcoe.service
+-5667 /usr/sbin/fcoemon --syslog

Sep 06 06:21:50 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: APP:0 priority (0x00) doesn't intersect with PFC priority (0x00)
Sep 06 06:21:50 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: DCB may be configured incorrectly
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: FCoE operational mode is false
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: 0x00 - none
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: APP:0 operational mode is false
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: 0x00 - none
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: PFC operational mode is false
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: 0x00 - none
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: APP:0 priority (0x00) doesn't intersect with PFC priority (0x00)
Sep 06 06:21:52 server3 fcoemon[5667]: eno49, WARNING: DCB may be configured incorrectly
[root@server3 /]# fcoeadm -i
No FCoE interfaces created.
[root@server3 /]# systemctl status dcbd
? dcbd.service
Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
Active: inactive (dead)
[root@server3 /]# systemctl start dcbd
Failed to start dcbd.service: Unit dcbd.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
[root@server3 /]# cp /etc/fcoe/cfg-ethx /etc/fcoe/cfg-eno50
[root@server3 /]# cd /etc/fcoe/
[root@server3 fcoe]# ls
cfg-eno49 cfg-eno50 cfg-ethx
[root@server3 fcoe]# cat cfg-eno50
## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Enable/Disable FCoE service at the Ethernet port
# Normally set to "yes"
FCOE_ENABLE="yes"

## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Indicate if DCB service is required at the Ethernet port
# Normally set to "yes"
DCB_REQUIRED="yes"

## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Indicate if VLAN discovery should be handled by fcoemon
# Normally set to "yes"
AUTO_VLAN="yes"

## Type: fabric/vn2vn
## Default: fabric
# Indicate the mode of the FCoE operation, either fabric or vn2vn
# Normally set to "fabric"
MODE="fabric"

## Type: yes/no
## Default: no
# Indicate whether to run a FIP responder for VLAN discovery in vn2vn mode
#FIP_RESP="yes"
[root@server3 fcoe]# dcbtool sc ethX app:fcoe e:1
Command: Set Config
Feature: Application FCoE
Port: ethX
Status: Device not capable
[root@server3 fcoe]# dcbtool sc eno50 app:fcoe e:1
Command: Set Config
Feature: Application FCoE
Port: eno50
Status: Successful
[root@server3 fcoe]# fcoeadm -i
No FCoE interfaces created.
[root@server3 fcoe]# man fcoeadm
[root@server3 fcoe]# fcoeadm -c eno49
fcoeadm: Connection already created on interface eno49
Try 'fcoeadm --help' for more information.
[root@server3 fcoe]# fcoeadm -c eno50
[root@server3 fcoe]# fcoeadm -i
Description: BCM57840 NetXtreme II 10/20-Gigabit Ethernet
Revision: 11
Manufacturer: Broadcom Corporation
Serial Number: ECB1D79DC880
Driver: bnx2x 1.710.51-0
Number of Ports: 1

Symbolic Name: fcoe v0.1 over eno50
OS Device Name: host2
Node Name: 0x0000000000000000
Port Name: 0x0000000000000000
FabricName: 0x0000000000000000
Speed: 10 Gbit
Supported Speed: 1 Gbit, 10 Gbit
MaxFrameSize: 1452
FC-ID (Port ID): 0xFFFFFFFF
State: Offline

[root@server3 mnt]# ls
CP027566.scexe kmod-netxtreme2-7.13.04.1-1.rhel7u2.x86_64.rpm
[root@server3 mnt]# ./CP027566.scexe
Copyright (c) 2015 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
HPE QLogic NX2 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux x86_64


Found HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter MAC: ECB1D79DC880
Update Boot Code 7.10.39 to 7.13.23 - y/n/q (y):
Update PXE/UEFI 7.10.33/7.10.55 to 7.13.2/7.13.16 - y/n/q (y):
Update FCOE 7.10.32 to 7.13.3 - y/n/q (y):
Update CCM 7.10.31 to 7.13.3 - y/n/q (y):
Update BRCM_ISCSI 7.10.33 to 7.13.1 - y/n/q (y):


The Firmware Upgrade will take several minutes. Please be patient.


Selecting HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter MAC: ECB1D79DC880

Upgrading Boot Code 7.10.39 to 7.13.23


*******************************************************************************
QLogic Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux v2.7.36
*******************************************************************************

C Brd MAC Drv Name
- ---- ------------ --- ------------------------------------------------------
0 16A2 ECB1D79DC889 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno52)
1 16A2 ECB1D79DC880 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno49)
2 16A2 ECB1D79DC881 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno51)
3 16A2 ECB1D79DC888 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno50)
Forced upgrading MFW1 image: from ver MFW1 7.10.39 to ver MFW1 7.13.23
Upgrading MFW2 image: to version MFW2 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM1B image: to version SWIM1 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM2B image: to version SWIM2 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM3B image: to version SWIM3 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM4B image: to version SWIM4 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM5B image: to version SWIM5 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM6B image: to version SWIM6 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM7B image: to version SWIM7 7.13.23
Upgrading SWIM8B image: to version SWIM8 7.13.23
Forced upgrading E3_WC_V2 image: from ver N/A to ver N/A
Forced upgrading E3_PCIE_V2 image: from ver N/A to ver N/A
Forced upgrading OCNVM image: from ver OCNVM 3.1.2 to ver OCNVM 3.1.2
Forced upgrading MDUMP image: from ver v0.0.0.1 to ver v0.0.0.1
Update VPD V3 field, only if exists ..
Programming VPD V3 field (7.13.23)
Upgrading VPD image: to version VPD 1

Upgrading MFW is success
Checking and Correcting NPAR Block MACs
The System Reboot is required in order for the upgrade to take effect.
Quitting program ...
Program Exit Code: (95)

Upgrading PXE/UEFI 7.10.33/7.10.55 to 7.13.2/7.13.16


*******************************************************************************
QLogic Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux v2.7.36
*******************************************************************************

C Brd MAC Drv Name
- ---- ------------ --- ------------------------------------------------------
0 16A2 ECB1D79DC889 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno52)
1 16A2 ECB1D79DC880 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno49)
2 16A2 ECB1D79DC881 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno51)
3 16A2 ECB1D79DC888 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno50)
Updating PCI ROM header with Vendor ID = 0x14e4 Device ID = 0x16a2
Updating PCI ROM header with Vendor ID = 0x14e4 Device ID = 0x16a2
Updating PCI ROM header with Vendor ID = 0x14e4 Device ID = 0x16a2
Updating PCI ROM header with Vendor ID = 0x14e4 Device ID = 0x16a2
Forced upgrading MBA image: from ver PCI30_CLP MBA 7.10.33;EFI x64 7.10.55 to ver PCI30_CLP MBA 7.13.2;EFI x64 7.13.16
Update VPD V6 field, only if exists ..
Programming VPD V6 field (7.13.2)
Upgrading VPD image: to version VPD 1
Upgrading VPD image: to version VPD 1

Upgrading MBA is success
The System Reboot is required in order for the upgrade to take effect.
Quitting program ...
Program Exit Code: (95)


*******************************************************************************
QLogic Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux v2.7.36
*******************************************************************************

C Brd MAC Drv Name
- ---- ------------ --- ------------------------------------------------------
0 16A2 ECB1D79DC889 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno52)
1 16A2 ECB1D79DC880 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno49)
2 16A2 ECB1D79DC881 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno51)
3 16A2 ECB1D79DC888 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno50)
Forced upgrading L2T image: from ver L2T 7.10.31 to ver L2T 7.10.31
Forced upgrading L2C image: from ver L2C 7.10.31 to ver L2C 7.10.31
Forced upgrading L2X image: from ver L2X 7.10.31 to ver L2X 7.10.31
Forced upgrading L2U image: from ver L2U 7.10.31 to ver L2U 7.10.31

Upgrading L2T is success
The System Reboot is required in order for the upgrade to take effect.
Quitting program ...
Program Exit Code: (95)

Upgrading BRCM_ISCSI 7.10.33 to 7.13.1


*******************************************************************************
QLogic Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux v2.7.36
*******************************************************************************

C Brd MAC Drv Name
- ---- ------------ --- ------------------------------------------------------
0 16A2 ECB1D79DC889 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno52)
1 16A2 ECB1D79DC880 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno49)
2 16A2 ECB1D79DC881 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno51)
3 16A2 ECB1D79DC888 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno50)
Forced upgrading ISCSI_B image: from ver v7.10.33 to ver v7.13.1

Upgrading iBOOT is success
The System Reboot is required in order for the upgrade to take effect.
Quitting program ...
Program Exit Code: (95)

Upgrading FCOE 7.10.32 to 7.13.3


*******************************************************************************
QLogic Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux v2.7.36
*******************************************************************************

C Brd MAC Drv Name
- ---- ------------ --- ------------------------------------------------------
0 16A2 ECB1D79DC889 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno52)
1 16A2 ECB1D79DC880 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno49)
2 16A2 ECB1D79DC881 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno51)
3 16A2 ECB1D79DC888 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno50)
Forced upgrading FCOE_B image: from ver v7.10.32 to ver v7.13.3
skipping FCOE boot config block

Upgrading FBOOT is success
The System Reboot is required in order for the upgrade to take effect.
Quitting program ...
Program Exit Code: (95)

Upgrading CCM 7.10.31 to 7.13.3


*******************************************************************************
QLogic Firmware Upgrade Utility for Linux v2.7.36
*******************************************************************************

C Brd MAC Drv Name
- ---- ------------ --- ------------------------------------------------------
0 16A2 ECB1D79DC889 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno52)
1 16A2 ECB1D79DC880 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno49)
2 16A2 ECB1D79DC881 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno51)
3 16A2 ECB1D79DC888 Yes FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter rev 11 (eno50)
Forced upgrading CCM image: from ver v7.10.31 to ver v7.13.3

Upgrading CCM is success
The System Reboot is required in order for the upgrade to take effect.
Quitting program ...
Program Exit Code: (95)

NIC firmware update completed successfully.
A reboot is required for the new firmware to take effect.

[root@server3 mnt]#

Sebastian.Koehler
Honored Contributor

Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if this CNA is configured for Ethetnet and FC in VC there is no requirement for a FCoE configuration. If this is a QLogic card the qlogic qla2xxx driver should work out of the box. How does the Virtual Connect Profile of this Blade looks like?

From SPOCK I can see that RHEL 7.2 is not supported, yet. This should not hurt, because the are usually a bit slow updating their docs. Driver 2.9.6 seems to refer to bnx2fc. Is the module loaded?

RHEL 7.1
Driver: 2.9.6 (OOB) /Inbox
NIC Driver: 1.713.02 (OOB)
CNU: 1.1.10.1
FW: 7.13.3

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Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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patrickkangethe
Regular Visitor

Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

Hi sebastian,

find below informarion;

i had to manually load the driver and created a script to load it on subsequet reboots. I also installed the spp supplement for rhel 7.2 based on 2015.10 spp using HP SUM 7.4.1

[root@server3 ~]# lsmod | grep fcoe
fcoe                      27491    0
libfcoe                  58842    2 fcoe,bnx2fc
libfc                       116284  3 fcoe,libfcoe,bnx2fc
scsi_transport_fc  64056 4 fcoe,qla2xxx,libfc,bnx2fc
[root@server3 ~]# lsmod | grep qla2xxx
qla2xxx                629633     0
scsi_transport_fc 64056      4 fcoe,qla2xxx,libfc,bnx2fc

[root@server3 ~]# rpm -qa | grep hp
HP-CNA-FC-hpqlgc-Enablement-Kit-5.0.0.0-3.noarch
hp-ams-2.3.0-1778.39.rhel7.x86_64
kmod-hpvsa-1.2.14-113.rhel7u2.x86_64
hpdiags-10.40.1953-1978.x86_64
hplip-common-3.13.7-6.el7.x86_64
kmod-hpdsa-1.2.8-107.rhel7u2.x86_64
kmod-hpsa-3.4.14-116.rhel7u2.x86_64
hpssa-2.30-6.0.x86_64
kmod-hpqlgc-qla2xxx-8.07.00.28.07.0_k1-1.rhel7u2.x86_64
hpsum-7.4.1-11.rhel7.x86_64
hpssacli-2.30-6.0.x86_64
hpijs-3.13.7-6.el7.x86_64
hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64
hp-health-10.30-1752.15.rhel7.x86_64
hpsmh-7.5.3-1.x86_64
hplip-libs-3.13.7-6.el7.x86_64
libsane-hpaio-3.13.7-6.el7.x86_64

san-switch1:admin> version
Kernel: 2.6.14.2
Fabric OS: v7.0.0c
Made on: Thu Oct 27 00:27:45 2011
Flash: Fri Oct 30 22:22:33 2015
BootProm: 1.0.9

 

No FLOGI yet...

Sebastian.Koehler
Honored Contributor

Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

FOS 7.0.0c is not a good choice! Upgrade to FOS 7.3.x or 7.4.x since this whole NPIV stuff was not widely used on FOS 7.0.x times. Also keep in mind that SPP 2016.04 is the current release.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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patrickkangethe
Regular Visitor

Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

Hi Sebastian,

I have upgraded the fabrics to version 7.4.1b and also the servers to 2016.04.

san-switch1:admin> firmwareshow
Appl Primary/Secondary Versions
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FOS v7.4.1b
       v7.4.1b

no success yet.

patrickkangethe
Regular Visitor
Solution

Re: HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter Drivers and Firmware on rhel 7.2

The issue was resolved by:-

  1. configuring the fcoe card using this link https://access.redhat.com/articles/2144731, you dont have to provide an ip address on the ethernet interface. But configure the interfaces with FlexHBA active.
  2. Noticed i had an old bnx2fc driver
    • kernel: bnx2fc: Broadcom NetXtreme II FCoE Driver bnx2fc v2.4.1 (Sep 17, 2013)
      kernel: bnx2fc: [41]: FCOE_INIT passed
      kernel: bnx2fc: [41]: FCOE_INIT passed
      kernel: bnx2fc: Broadcom NetXtreme II FCoE Driver bnx2fc v2.4.1 (Sep 17, 2013)
      kernel: bnx2fc: [41]: FCOE_INIT passed
      kernel: bnx2fc: [41]: FCOE_INIT passed
  3. In RHEL 7.x, bnx drivers are supplied with the kernel package.
    • # yum update kernel -y        To install the latest kernel. Kernel version that worked:- kernel.x86_64 0:3.10.0-514.el7
  4. Results;
    1. kernel:bnx2fc: QLogic FCoE Driver bnx2fc v2.10.3 (October 15, 2015)
      kernel: bnx2fc: bnx2fc: FCoE initialized for eth3.
      kernel: bnx2fc: bnx2fc: FCoE initialized for eth2.
    2. on Brocade Fabric:.................. Online FC F-Port 1 N Port + 1 NPIV public
  5. During the search for this solution, the HPE website has the drivers but they dont mention/ advise for RHEL kernel update ? Should what i discovered be included in the Customer Advisory Channel ?

thnak you.