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Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

 
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Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Hello,

I have a rx2660 with a duo lan-card installed in slot 3 (266MHz). I wanted to add two FC cards (133MHz) and placed those in the two available slots. Slot 2 is a 133Mhz and slot 1 is a 266Mhz one. With this configuration the server would not boot. It gave me PCI_Parity_errors. Swapping the cards around, it looks like the problem is in placing one FC-card in a 133MHz slot and the other one in a 266Mhz slot. Is this expected behavior? What might be the reason for this?

Thanks,
Michel
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Torsten.
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Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Can you tell the product# of the HBAs?

Are they seated properly?

What happens, if you try one by one (maybe 1 card is bad?)

Hope this helps!
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Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Product number: AD193AR (Combo-card). I have tried the cards one by one in both slot 1 and 2. And they worked. So the cards and the slots are ok. I removed the lan-card and placed the fc-cards in slot 1 and slot 3. That worked also.
It is not a showstopper, because in the end I can remove the lan-card and work with the two fc-cards in slot 1 and 3. The lan-card is now used for an iscsi-connection, but it will be replaced by the FC-connection to a san.
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Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

The support matrix says the number of installed cards in this system is only limited by the number of slots.

Minimum adapter firmware is FW 4.00.90
and EFI 1.09. that's it.
Make sure the driver (both, network and FC) is up to date.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Thanks, looks like I have to do some upgrading:

cmsutil /dev/fcd1 vpd
V I T A L P R O D U C T D A T A
--------- ------------- -------

Product Description : HP PCI-X 1p 4Gb FC AND 1p 1000BT Adptr
Part number : AD193-60001
Engineering Date Code : A-4844
Part Serial number : JP48490192
Misc. Information : PW=15W;PCI=66MHZ;PCI-X=133MHZ
Mfd. Date : 4849
Mfd. ID : AD193-60001
Check Sum : 0x8b
EFI version : 01.05
ROM Firmware version : 04.00.70
BIOS version : 01.15
FCODE version : 01.17
Asset Tag : NA
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Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Firmware is below minimum- update!

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Yes, I noticed. Will plan some downtime to do an upgrade.

Thanks.

Re: Unable to use all three pci-x slots in rx2660

Planning firmware upgrade.