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QLogic Drivers on HP HBA

Eric Clark
New Member

QLogic Drivers on HP HBA

My current HP HBA (AE311A) was running 8.01.06 for RedHat ES4 driver from HP. I installed the 8.01.07 driver from QLogic for testing with Pillar Data & HDS storage. Bios is still HP. Everything seems to work fine, but I'm curious what HP's support stance is on the HBA if I run a QLogic driver? How will this affect me?

Also, any idea when HP will support the curent linux drivers from QLogic? 8.01.06 has been out since Nov '06.

Stephen Kebbell
Honored Contributor

Re: QLogic Drivers on HP HBA


it should not be a problem. We have lots of HP Proliant Servers with HP-branded Qlogic HBAs. But we use EMC or HDS-approved drivers/BIOS depending on what storage is attached. You should use the drivers that the storage vendor recommends.