HPE EVA Storage

HBA 81E 8Gbs W2K8 R2 (Invalid ordered set & enc_out errors)

 
Gilbert Plouffe
Advisor

HBA 81E 8Gbs W2K8 R2 (Invalid ordered set & enc_out errors)

I have a DL380G6 running W2K8 R2 (SP2) that is connected on a dual fabric. The issues I am having is as soon I enable the port in the HP SW Data Center Switch the “er_bad_os” counter is going crazy, incrementing by million when i re-run the “portstatsshow” command, then after five minutes enc_out errors started to increment, furthermore the port as a healthy status on the switch. To fix temporally my problem I had to lock down the speed to 4Gbs.

Note: Both HBA have the same behaviour

Here's my san configuration

DL380 (W2K8 R2 SP2) Dual HBA E81_AJ762A_ with the latest firmware and drivers

Dual Fabric using 2x HP SW DC Switches (6.2.2)

What was done to currently?

FC Cable between the switches and server have been verified with a FC analyzer and in spec.

Used another port and SFP on the switch (no change)

Lock down the switch and HBA speed to 8Gbs (no change)

Any solution, or where can I go from here?



4 REPLIES 4
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: HBA 81E 8Gbs W2K8 R2 (Invalid ordered set & enc_out errors)

Hello Gilbert,
check HP SPOCK database if your configuration is supported, looks pretty strange, contact HP support.

Jan
Gilbert Plouffe
Advisor

Re: HBA 81E 8Gbs W2K8 R2 (Invalid ordered set & enc_out errors)

All current configuration come from SPOCK

thank for your feed back, the best is i will open a call to hp suport

Phillip Thayer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: HBA 81E 8Gbs W2K8 R2 (Invalid ordered set & enc_out errors)

Gilbert,

There is an issue with the 8GB HBA's. Go to the Microsoft web site and look for the hotfix associated with KB945119. Download and install it and see if this fixes the problem. This is a problem with the 81E and 81/41B (HP Branded Brocade HBA) because they all use the 8GB HBA driver.

If that still doesn't work let us know.

Phil
Once it's in production it's all bugs after that.
Gilbert Plouffe
Advisor

Re: HBA 81E 8Gbs W2K8 R2 (Invalid ordered set & enc_out errors)

Hi

I tried to install this update but it is not supported by W2K8 and R2.

Note: it is working for W2K3

On the Emulex web site they do mention that the patch is good for W2K8 R2 but they will have to review their release note.

On the Microsoft web site there is no mention that this update is ok for 2008. (W2K3 ok)

Any other suggestion


Thanks for the reply, it is very appreciated