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Re: 2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

 
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Berk Ulsoy
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2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

Hi,
I have two emulex LP10000E HBA to use with a msa1000 with DS25 trucluster. Alpha firmware is 7.3. The problem is, DS25 recognizes only one of the HBA. I see only one adapter when I run wwidmgr -show adapter and SRM only shows pga, not pgb.

I tried using different slots, swapping cards. I also modified the jumper setting according to the documentation in order to prevent both cards using the same id. Still, I can see only one card. I am sure that both cards are working. Slots are working too because I removed working cards on those slots to test.

What should I do to see both cards ?

thanks a lot

Berk
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: 2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

Hi,

Have you tried using both cards individually ?

You should also check the various restrictions here:

http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/options/asds25/asds25_15_72_options.html#OptListHead

Additionally, are these Emulex branded cards or HP (FCA2684) ?

Cheers,

Rob
Berk Ulsoy
Occasional Contributor

Re: 2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

Thanks Rob,

Unfortunately the cards are not from HP. I was told that they were bought from a 3rd party reseller along with an MSA 1000.

I have just tried all 4 adapters I have (for full redundant cluster setup)

In the first try, I had inserted both cards without changing jumpers to set host ids. It took so much time to detect devices during SRM boot. To test individually, I restored the jumper settings to their original position.

Now I have two individually working cards.
Third card is not even detected as pga. wwidmgr shows no adapter

And the last one made SRM crash like below. I suspect that the card is faulty.


Loading console
Code execution complete (transfer control)


OpenVMS PALcode V1.98-43, Tru64 UNIX PALcode V1.92-33

*** keyboard not plugged in...
starting console on CPU 0
initialized idle PCB
initializing semaphores
initializing heap
initial heap 240c0
memory low limit = 224000 heap = 240c0, 17fc0
initializing driver structures
initializing idle process PID
initializing file system
initializing timer data structures
lowering IPL
CPU 0 speed is 1000 MHz
create dead_eater
create poll
create timer
create powerup
access NVRAM
6144 MB of System Memory
Testing Memory
...
probe I/O subsystem
Hose 0 - PCI bus running at 33Mhz
entering idle loop
Hose 1 - PCI bus running at 66Mhz
Hose 2 - PCI bus running at 66Mhz
Hose 3 - PCI bus running at 33Mhz
starting drivers

*** Warning - No AC detected on Power Supply 2 ***
starting console on CPU 1
initialized idle PCB
initializing idle process PID
lowering IPL
CPU 1 speed is 1000 MHz
create powerup
initializing GCT/FRU at 25c000
Initializing ega dqa dqb eia pga
Error detected by Pchip 1
GPERROR = 007000104300c100
No Devsel
HARD_RESTART failed
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
pga0.0.0.2.1 - Nvram format incorrect.
part_slim failed
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
*** MBX not ready pga0.0.0.2.1 ***
RING 0 FULL pga0.0.0.2.1
word7 (1042080) = e95c138b (offset=80)
0100 785b1b57 7a069f66 41b69804 dba0c711 b2e5c616 e8499635 8910308c 99596412
0120 72409404 7058131 5728841 6c371e2 28e90b65 85c8ac5 9caab896 1d491575


the dump continues like this
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
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Re: 2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

Hi,

I'm fairly certain that you must use HP branded cards on an AlphaServer.

Whilst the hardware is the same, HP but different firmware on them to make them interact properly with Alphas.

You might be able to get them to work by using the latest Alpha server firmware CD to flash them, but you'll be in unsupported territory.

Cheers,

Rob
Berk Ulsoy
Occasional Contributor

Re: 2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

Hi,
Thanks a lot. I agree that only HP branded cards must be used for this.
Berk Ulsoy
Occasional Contributor

Re: 2 x emulex lp10000e on ds25

Only HP branded cards should be used on Alpha platforms although they include the same chipset