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Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

 
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Jorge Cocomess
Super Advisor

Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

I need help. All I can find on HP website are .PDF files on how to use the Fibreutils. I need the latest Fibreutils for RHAS 3.0 ia64 platform.

Any ideas where I can find it?

Thank you in advance.

Jorge
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

Shalom Jorge,

You should probably consult the support matrix.

If the hardware software combination is supported there should be drivers or the hardware should be picked up by the kernel.

What is the server type, then I can drill in and find you a link to the support matrix and driver site.

SEP
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

Jorge Cocomess
Super Advisor

Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

Okay, I downloaded and loaded the Fibreutil without any errors. I am not able to use option 1, 2, or 3 -- However, I can use option #4 and 5 to exit. The option 1-3 will screen will flicker and that's it.

Any ideas why?

I am Hardware as follows:

rx4600's
EVA5000
HBA w/dual port.

Thanks,
Jorge
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

Hi Jorge,

I've not used this hardware or software combination. What are the options that you refer to ?

Cheers,

Rob
Jorge Cocomess
Super Advisor

Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

The options will display after you've executed the utility ./set_param2.24

Options:
1. MSA/EVA
2. Multi path
3. Single path
4. Manually set parameters
5. Exit

** What I discovered that when I did the "INSTALL", I forgot to run with a "-f" switch. I had to installed this way since I'm only want to run at a single path on a multi pathings evironment, such as EVA5000 SAN.

It's working now as it should be and I can continue with my testing.

Thanks, guys!!

Jorge

Jorge Cocomess
Super Advisor

Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

I have to tell you guys this. My Linux servers are seeing single path to a single Lun at this time, which is what I wanted. Howerver, when I rebooted the Linux server, the server doesn't see any of the Luns from the EVA side. It does sees all the Luns from the MSA side though.

But if I run the probe-luns from the Fibreutils, than I can see it perfectly.

What's up with that?? I might have to call HP on this.

Ay ideas??

Thanks,
Jorge

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

Shalom again Jorge,

I think a response center call might be useful in this situation.

I've seen some bad versions of the utilities that could not see disks when they should be visibile.

This situation can also be caused by firmware on disks, arrrays and fiber cards not being up to date. Something to check into.

SEP
Steven E Protter
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http://hpuxconsulting.com
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Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Seeking Qlogic HBA Fibreutils driver for RHAS 3.0 ia64

Hi Jorge,

Agree with SEP. Log a fault call if you haven't already.

When you rebooted you probably picked up a new kernel that was built by the QLogic driver install.

In my experience (on x86 rather than ia64), the scripts that do the kernel builds are rather ropey to say the least, with little in the way of error checking.

This has caught me out on more than occasion, as the kernel build can go wrong, leaving out the qla2300 module, but continue to the end. When you reboot, hey presto, no SAN devices :-(

Not what you want at the end of a maintenance window on a Sunday afternoon...!

Cheers,

Rob