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Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

 
Luis Miguel San Roman
Occasional Visitor

Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

Hi all:

I have the following issue:

I was a MSA1000 connected to a Proliant DL580 G2 with a FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA.
Suddenly appeared in MSA1000 '516' and the link was down.

I have changed HBA but problem continues. After contact with HP support, we have discovered that Hardware is ok, so we changed Fiber cable and problem go on.

I belive that the problem is with HBA configuration. can anybody help me to configure HBA to work ok, please?
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

Is this a direct-connect setup (no Fibre Channel switch/hub) ?
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Vladimir Nikiforov
Occasional Visitor

Re: Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

I have the same issue too..

I have two servers, DL580 and ML530 with FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBAs, FC connected to MSA1000's MSA Fabric Switch 6 (FW 101G12)

HBAs are recognized as emulex LP952 with FW ver. 3.93A0
I got latest storport drivers v 5.2.10.901 for w2k3 installed from emulex site on DL580
and some SCSI miniport drivers for w2k on ML530

MSA1000 FWs: ROM 5.30 EMU 1.78

i got the following issues:
link down between MSA and connected servers sometimes during reboot, sometimes just in the middle of work hours (with loosing date and all LUNs connectivity) some time when i'm just trying to access mngmt web interface of FC switch.

I've tried to reflash with lates FWs, to change FC cables to poweroff\poweron all devices... nevertheless the LUNS itself are working just great and are accessible by serial cable's CLI access all the time during such FC linkdown.

The following is displayed in eventlogs:

A fibre channel HBA port has changed to a state of link down.

User Action
Check the FC cabling to this port. Reinsert the FC GBIC if it has been unplugged. Replace FC cabling or the FC GBIC if failure continues.

WBEM Indication Properties
AlertingElementFormat: 2 0x2 (CIMObjectPath)
AlertingManagedElement: "\\ATLAS\ROOT\HPQ:HPFCHBA_FCPort.CreationClassName="HPFCHBA_FCPort",DeviceID="20000000C92B574A:10000000C92B574A",SystemCreationClassName="HPFCHBA_ComputerSystem",SystemName="HPQ:GUID:85408DBD-6A39-41CD-9E5A-357AEA130BBF:NODEWWN:20000000C92B574A:PORTWWN:10000000C92B574A""
AlertType: 5 0x5 (Device Alert)
Description: "A fibre channel HBA port has changed to a state of link down."
DevicePermanentName: "10000000C92B574A"
EventCategory: 11 0xb (I/O Adapter)
EventID: "6"
EventTime: "20090821102724.249000****"
HWManufacturer: "Emulex Corporation"
ImpactedDomain: 4 0x4 (System)
IndicationIdentifier: "{1E6D76C3-B827-4EA6-B2A5-5B49D14AB545}"
IndicationTime: "20090821102724.264000+360"
NetworkAddresses: "10.0.12.111"
OSType: 69 0x45 (Microsoft Windows Server 2003)
OSVersion: "5.2.3790"
PerceivedSeverity: 5 0x5 (Major)
ProbableCause: 5 0x5 (Connection Establishment Error)
ProbableCauseDescription: "FC HBA Port State Changed to Link Down"
ProviderName: "HP Fibre Channel"
ProviderVersion: "2.3.2.0"
RecommendedActions: "Check the FC cabling to this port. Reinsert the FC GBIC if it has been unplugged. Replace FC cabling or the FC GBIC if failure continues."
Summary: "FC HBA port in link down state"
SystemCreationClassName: "HP_WinComputerSystem"
SystemFirmwareVersion: "2002.12.17"
SystemGUID: "32343138-5944-3154-3130-373020202020"
SystemModel: "ProLiant DL580"
SystemName: "atlas.vtkp.ru"
SystemProductID: ""
SystemSerialNumber: "8142DYT11070"
TIME_CREATED: 128953024575778042 0x1ca2217b68d2cfa

The device 'Compaq MSA Fabric Sw 6 SCSI Enclosure Device' (SCSI\Enclosure&Ven_Compaq&Prod_MSA_Fabric_Sw_6&Rev__G12\4&19f65ff3&0&000000) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

External Array Controller Status Change. The external controller in I/O slot 1 of array "msa1000 scmp01" has a new status of 4.
(Controller status values: 1=other, 2=ok, 3=failed, 4=offline, 5=redundantPathOffline, 6=notConnected)


The device 'StorageWorks MSA1000 ' (SCSI\Array&Ven_COMPAQ&Prod_MSA1000&Rev_5.30\4&19f65ff3&0&000100) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

The device 'COMPAQ MSA1000 VOLUME SCSI Disk Device' (SCSI\Disk&Ven_COMPAQ&Prod_MSA1000_VOLUME&Rev_5.30\4&19f65ff3&0&000101) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.
Luis Miguel San Roman
Occasional Visitor

Re: Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

In advance, i want to thanks your attention and i want to offer my excuses for all because i don´t reply you before, but i have had a crisis very important :).


We solved the issue changing the transciever of MSA. I supose that your issue is in the same way. Please, try to change it.

I am waiting for your answer.
Vladimir Nikiforov
Occasional Visitor

Re: Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

What do you mean transceiver?
servers are connected with FC cable right from HBA's intercface directly to MSA's Fabric Switch 6 interface. There no transceivers!
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Link down FCA 2101 2GB Fibre Channel HBA

The transceiver does the electrical to optical signal conversion. Some components do not have replaceable transceiver modules, but that component _is_ present.
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