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ossupport55
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Firmware and Fibreutils

Dear all,

We have a setup of blades running linux in the following categories.

460C
680C
685C
25P
45P

We are running RHEL 4.6. Planning an upgrade to RHEL 5.2 or 5.3. It would be a great help if you can let me know what fibreutils and firmware version should i install on them?.

We generally do not install the latest releases of the software. Thanks for your time.

Cheers,

Ps: We don't mind having 5 categories of different firmware and fibreutils pakages for the blades as long as they are the stable versions.
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Matt Palmer_2
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Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hi,

if you have a look at support and drivers section under each specific server, you will find the most current release for Redhat, ie:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3288156&prodTypeId=0&prodSeriesId=1842750&swLang=8&swEnvOID=4006

Also if you install the Proliant Support Pack for the same release of RedHat you should get the fibreutils included in that. I think it puts it in /opt/hp/hp_fibreutils or /opt/hp/hp-fc-enablement

Hope that helps

regards

Matt
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Shalom,

Firmware is not like regular software. On each blade, I would install the latest version of firmware available. Blade is a relatively new technology and a lot of bug fixes have been released. You have five kinds of blades, you are probably going to have five firmware versions.

HP's firmware database:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductRoot.jsp?lang=en&cc=il&taskId=135

Fiber utilities come for HP branded servers (and I admit I do not recognize these model numbers) from the Proliant Support Pack, called PSP. PSP 8.25 supports RHEL 5.2. As I recall it does not support 8.25, though it should by now. Normally new OS support comes with a new version of PSP, which I can not find.

PSP is installed after the base OS. Though I know REHL 5.3 to be stable, I would recommend 5.2 for now. When a PSP version that supports 5.3 comes out you can use yum to update the servers.

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ossupport55
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Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Thanks folks,

I'm not supposed to install the whole PSP. I just need to add the HBA driver and the Fibreutil package. Now, how do i know the exact HBA in the blade. When i do lspci it shows me the follwoing:

06:01.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
06:01.1 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)

cheers
Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hi,

you could login to the OA(Onboard Administrator) and look at the relevant information for that slot if you are using ICLE or if using HP SIM login, select HP c-class blade system and the relevant chassis and blade, then click on the port mapping/mezzanine cards tab, and:

QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA for HP c-Class BladeSystem

hope this helps

regards

Matt
ossupport55
Frequent Advisor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Matt,

Thanks for the reply mate. Unfortunately i this is a 45P.

Any other way you could let me know?

Cheers,
Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hi,

have you examined dmesg for entries like qla2xxx,etc.

my dmesg contains:

qla2xxx 0000:10:00.1: Allocated (64 KB) for EFT...
qla2xxx 0000:10:00.1: Allocated (1413 KB) for firmware dump...
scsi1 : qla2xxx
qla2xxx 0000:10:00.1:
QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver: 8.02.01.03.11.0-k9
QLogic QMH2462 - PCI-Express Dual Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel Mezzanine HBA
ISP2432: PCIe (2.5GT/s x4) @ 0000:10:00.1 hdma+, host#=1, fw=4.04.05 [IP] [Multi-ID]

hope that helps.

regards

Matt
ossupport55
Frequent Advisor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hi,

Yep, did that mate. It gives me,

QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Found an ISP2312, irq 185, iobase 0xffffc2000001e000
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Configuring PCI space...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Configure NVRAM parameters...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Verifying loaded RISC code...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Extended memory detected (512 KB)...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Resizing request queue depth (2048 -> 4096)...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: Allocated (1308 KB) for firmware dump...
scsi0 : qla2xxx
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0:
QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver: 8.02.00-k5-rhel5.2-04
QLogic QLA2312 -
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Found an ISP2312, irq 193, iobase 0xffffc2000016a000
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Configuring PCI space...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Configure NVRAM parameters...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Verifying loaded RISC code...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Extended memory detected (512 KB)...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Resizing request queue depth (2048 -> 4096)...
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: Allocated (1308 KB) for firmware dump...
scsi1 : qla2xxx
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1:
QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver: 8.02.00-k5-rhel5.2-04
QLogic QLA2312 -
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.0: LOOP UP detected (2 Gbps).
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: LIP reset occured (f8f7).
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: LIP occured (f7f7).
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: LIP reset occured (f7f7).
qla2xxx 0000:06:01.1: LOOP UP detected (2 Gbps).
[root@hqlinuxbl222 ~]#

Cheers,
Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hi, the output seems to say you have a QLogic QLA2312(or FCA2214), if you dont want to install the PSP you can go to the qlogic site and download:

http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/Product_detail.aspx?oemid=21, and that should work ok.

cheers

Matt
ossupport55
Frequent Advisor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hiya Matt,

Thanks mate, How did you get the mapping QLogic QLA2312(or FCA2214) ?. This really puzzles me. When we list the qlogic devices throgh the OS we see this Qlogic chip. We don't see the HP part number/model number.

Also, can i have Fibreutils as well ?

Thanks again mate,

Cheers,
Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Hi,

I didnt actually map the number through any process of my own, but found an old thread with someone looking for an older driver for the same QLA2312, and the HP part no in the thread was FCA2214.

the fibreutils are available here:

http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/SearchByProduct.aspx?ProductCategory=39&Product=125&Os=26

under FC HBA Snapshot Utility. The link is for the 32bit version, I did see 64bit somewhere on the site tho.

cheers

Matt

ossupport55
Frequent Advisor

Re: Firmware and Fibreutils

Thanks Matt. To sum up:

1) I will be using the inbox driver ( This mean the driver that comes with the OS ).

2) I will be using Fibreutils, Fibreutil does not have any dependancy to the driver used, am i correct ?

3) I don't know how to relate the lspci output's Qlogic device to a HP product number ( Eg: QMHXXX ) to find the relevant driver. Please help me in that.

4) I don't know what special settings should go in place to configure DM-Multipath for the Hitachi storage boxes ( USPV and USP1100 ).

cheers folks,