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DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

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iancch
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DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

Dear all
My company purchased new hp server DL380 G6.
It has Brocade 425/825 4G/8G FC HBA
I plugged the Fiber Cable from that HBA to MSL6000 e1200-160.
The server hp sys management has FC status up and running. But e1200-160 controller has it down. I don't have any switch behind and it is direct from hba to nsr.
Please advise, many thanks.
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Marino Meloni_1
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Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

probably enough to set the nsr in AL_PA with a hard address as there is no switch to distribute a soft one
iancch
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Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

Thanks for your respond.
The hp tech told me that the HBA fc needs to be "loop" mode. But hp HCM software won't able to edit anything.

In the e1200-160 controller.
Should I change port mode to Auto Sense or stay with N_Port?
once enable AL_PA, what should I set in Node Number Index of Hard AL_PA setting?
It has a table and calls (Arbitrated Loop Node Number to AL_PA Lookup Table)

How about Discovery Mode and buffered tape queue depth?
THanks again.
Marino Meloni_1
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Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

From the manual:

- Port Mode (default: N_Port) sets the port mode.

Port Mode settings:

0 Auto Sense: In this mode, the Fibre Channel port tries to negotiate as a loop. If it is not successful, then the Fibre Channel port negotiates as a fabric. If the port comes up as a loop, it then determines whether it is on a private or public loop.

0 N_Port: (default) This mode allows the router to bypass the loop negotiation and come up as a fabric only. If the router is on a loop, and N_Port mode is selected, an error in communication may occur.

- Use Hard AL_PA enables or disables Hard AL_PA usage.

- Hard AL_PA Settings displays the AL_PA Lookup Table.

Use the table to find the node number. This unique one-byte valid value(derived from an Arbitrated Loop Topology defined in ANSI specification FC_AL version 4.5) is used for the Fibre Channel configuration.


For the other values, default should work
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

unique alpa address like 1 on the host and 2 on the nsr
iancch
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

Thanks Marino
Anyway I can post you a screenshot?
Ian
Marino Meloni_1
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Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

yes please post a screenshot it that may help
Marino Meloni_1
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Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

here is a screenshot with the setting
iancch
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

Hi Marino
Thanks for your time.
it took me a week to find out the issue.
The Brocade HBA card won't work for this tape library. I replaced the 4GB one and it is working fine now.
Ian
iancch
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 HBA and MSL6000

Here is the proble.
The Brocade 425/825 4G/8G FC HBA is not supporting "Loop" mode.
Thanks for your time.