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BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

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BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

Hello Everyone, Got a question concerning a gigabit relocation.
Environment is two ES45 both with BCM gigabit cards.
How would my path as far as lun, device, etc will be affected if one of the cards gets relocated to another slot in the server.

Thanks in Advance!

David
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Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

Hello
Now they are "bcm0". If you move them to another slot they would be "bcm1".
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

But if you insist, you can rename them. Something like the following should do the trick:

hwmgr -remove name -entry bcm0
hwmgr -remove name -entry bcm1
hwmgr -add name -component_name bcm \
-component_num 0 -component_typ CONTROLLER \
-parent_name pci -parent_num X -slot Y

Where X would be the number of the PCI bus and Y the slot on that bus.

Probably easier to ignore it though and change the entries in /etc/rc.config for the network adapter instead.

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

Doing this would it affect any of the SAN devices?

David
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

Why would it? bcm is a GigaBit Ethernet adapter.

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

Yes, but how about any SAN devices assigned to that wwid for the adapter.

David
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

I'm afraid I don't understand the question. Ethernet devices do not have a WWID.

If you're asking whether you could do the same for a Fibre Channel adapter, then the answer is yes. Storage devices are identified by their WWID and the name of the adapter is irrelevant. The storage devices would keep the same name even if you changed the name of the adapter.
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

And moving the bcm adapter to a different slot does not change the numbering of the emx adapters. But even if it did, that wouldn't be important (see previous reply).

Re: BCM Gigabit Card Connection change.

Thank you for your guidance. We'll work on relocating from one slot to another the BCM card that is attached to the SAN devices.

David