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MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

Alexleont
Advisor

MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

I install FC option card e1200 into MSL6030 with 2 drives.

We connect first and second drive to SCSI connectors on e1200 board, connect one drive to SCSI connector on backplaine and in two free SCSI connectors install terminators (one at drive and one at backplaine).

Does it correct? Or only one terminator is need to install?

We connect e1200 board by SCSI cable to HBA FCA2214 in DL380 server. FCA2214 Windows driver is installed on server.

But link is no working: at HBA we can see two color indicators - green and magenta; at e1200 board one green indicator.

How to resolve this question?
Best regards.
9 REPLIES
Alexleont
Advisor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

Sorry, error.

"We connect e1200 board by FC cable to HBA FCA2214 in DL380 server. "
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

The quickspecs for the e1200-160 list only "switched fabric" as a supported topology. I suspect it's not possible to directly connect the e1200-160 to your HBA. Specs are at:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/North_America_10-2004/11630_na.PDF
Alexleont
Advisor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

I not agree with this.

troubles
Occasional Contributor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

How did you connect the fibre cable, Straight through?

I never tried it but I believe that you should cross the fibre cable
Alexleont
Advisor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

Link established.

But unstable - is my termination (two terminators) correct?

Or need ONE terminator only ?
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

The e1200 NSR have two scsi channel, so both should be terminated, and then you need two terminator, one on each scsi bus.

Also, you shoudl create a map, this map should be presented to the host.

Then, reading the event log, you can identify why your system is unstable, if it is caused by SCSI channel problems, or FC problem.
Alexleont
Advisor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

to Marino Meloni; thanks!

I installed two terminators in free scsi connectors (on first and second scsi bus).

But in firmware of e1200 card present option "enable termination" to first and second scsi bus.

Is it need to disable this option (for all scsi channels)?

Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

This value" Internal Termination Enabled " is the default value.
A scsi bus should be terminated at both ends. The internal part is terminated by the system, the external one is terminated by a Terminator.

Marino
Alexleont
Advisor

Re: MSL6030 with FC option (e1200-160) no link to server

Thanks, all.

My system work OK with ENABLED and with DISABLED "Internal termination" in e1200 card both ...

But "External termination" - need TWO terminators, but in HP documentation to e1200 - specified ONE. It's error.

I enable all termination and install two terminators. After firmware upgrade of library in robot (to 5.18) and drives tests passed without errors.