Compartible Systems Corporation RISC 2600i User`s guide

User’s Guide
Fibre Channel Adapter
2600 Series
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Information furnished in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, QLogic Corporation assumes no
responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its
use. QLogic Corporation reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without notice. Applications
described in this document for any of these products2600 Series are for illustrative purposes only. QLogic Corporation
makes no representation nor warranty that such applications are suitable for the specified use without further testing or
modification. QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.
Document Revision History
Revision A, May 18, 2012
Revision B, September 7, 2012
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“Preface” on page ix
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“Intended Audience” on page x
Added the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for
VMware vCenter Server User’s Guide.
“Related Materials” on page x
Revised.
“Downloading Firmware and Documentation” on
page xii
Removed the note about certification at the beginning of the section. Corrected the product numbers.
“Warranty and Regulatory Information” on page xiii
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“EMI and EMC Requirements” on page xiv
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“Product Safety Compliance” on page xvi
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“Step 2. Install the Adapter Drivers” on page xviii
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“Step 3. Install QConvergeConsole” on page xix
Corrected the product numbers.
“Functional Description” on page 1-1
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“Features” on page 1-1
Added Solaris and /ESXi.
“Supported Operating Systems” on page 1-2
Removed all references to the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server.
Revised the first paragraph of the section. Added a
note at the beginning of the section to refer to the
QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware
vCenter Server User’s Guide. Removed the “Operating System Support” section.
Section 2
Added a description of the SuperInstaller.
“Fibre Channel Adapter SuperInstaller Installation”
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Revised the procedure and revised the note.
“Updating the Multi-boot Code” on page 2-2
Revised the section.
“QLflash Command Line Options” on page 2-3
Revised the section.
“Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration
Utility” on page 2-3
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section. Added “Personality” to the list of options.
“Using Fast!UTIL for Custom Configuration” on
page 2-3
Added more information about the Connection
Options setting.
“Adapter Settings” on page 2-4
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from a SAN to the note.
“Selectable Boot Settings” on page 2-5
Corrected the description of the Interrupt Delay
Timer setting.
“Advanced Adapter Settings” on page 2-7
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“Personality” on page 2-10
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“Using FCode for Custom Configuration (Oracle
SPARC)” on page 2-10
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“Using UEFI for Custom Configuration” on
page 2-13
Added a note at the beginning of the section.
Revised the section (and subsections) to refer to
ESX/ESXi 4.x and 5.x.
“Installing Fibre Channel in VMware ESX/ESXi” on
page 3-2
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“Installing Fibre Channel in Solaris” on page 3-3
Revised the note at the beginning of the section.
“Target Persistent Binding” on page 3-4
Updated Figure 3-2 and Figure 3-3.
“Setting QoS by Bandwidth” on page 3-9
Updated Figure 3-4.
“Setting QoS by Priority” on page 3-11
Revised the section to refer to the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server
User’s Guide.
“Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with
the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for
VMware vCenter Server” on page 3-13
Added.
“Personality Configuration” on page 3-15
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each LED. Corrected the title of Table A-1.
Appendix A
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Glossary
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Index
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Table of Contents
Preface
What Is in This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Documentation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Agreements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading Firmware and Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knowledge Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty and Regulatory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Agency Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EMI and EMC Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Safety Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Quick Start
Installation Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 1. Install the Adapter Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 2. Install the Adapter Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 3. Install QConvergeConsole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product Overview
Functionality and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Functional Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standards Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing Software and Initial Setup
Fibre Channel Adapter SuperInstaller Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-boot Image for Fibre Channel Adapter Function
Configuration Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-boot Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using QLflash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the Multi-boot Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QLflash Command Line Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Fast!UTIL for Custom Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using FCode for Custom Configuration (Oracle SPARC). . . . . .
Using UEFI for Custom Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Configuring Fibre Channel
Installing Fibre Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Fibre Channel in Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linux OS Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deploying the Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver System Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot from SAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Fibre Channel in VMware ESX/ESXi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESXi OS Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Fibre Channel in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows OS Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Fibre Channel in Solaris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solaris OS Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters with the QCC GUI. . . . . .
Setting Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters with the
Interactive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters with the
Noninteractive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Target Persistent Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Persistent Binding with the QCC GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Persistent Binding with the Interactive QCC CLI . . . . . . .
Configuring Persistent Binding with the Noninteractive QCC CLI . . . .
Boot Devices Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Boot Devices with the QCC GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Boot Devices with the Interactive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Boot Devices with the Noninteractive QCC CLI . . . . . . . .
Configuring Boot Devices with the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virtual Ports (NPIV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring NPIV with the QCC GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring NPIV with the Interactive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring NPIV with the Noninteractive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NPIV Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting QoS by Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting QoS by Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the QCC GUI. . . .
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the
Interactive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the
Noninteractive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the QLogic
QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server . . . . . . . . .
Selective LUNs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Out-of-Order Frame Reassembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring OoOFR with the QCC GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring OoOFR with the Interactive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring OoOFR with the Noninteractive QCC CLI . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personality Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Diagnostics Using the QCC GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Diagnostics Using the Interactive QCC CLI . . . .
Fibre Channel Diagnostics Using the Noninteractive
QCC CLI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fibre Channel Troubleshooting Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adapter LEDs
Glossary
Index
List of Figures
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Server Motherboard and Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Priority and Bandwidth-Based QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting the QoS by Bandwidth Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
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Setting the QoS by Bandwidth Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
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Setting the QoS by Priority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
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Fibre Channel Troubleshooting Diagram (Part 1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
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QLE267x LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adapter Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selectable Boot Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Adapter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NVRAM Parameters (Oracle SPARC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostic Commands (Oracle SPARC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QLE267x LED Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preface
This guide provides detailed instructions on the installation, configuration, and
troubleshooting of the QLE2670/QLE2672 adapters (referred to as the 2600
Series Adapters) for Windows®, Linux®, Oracle® Solaris®, VMware® ESX®/ESXi,
and VMware vCenter Server. It also provides details on the use of QLogic adapter
features to enhance the value of server virtualization. Such features include virtual
adapter configuration using node port ID virtualization (NPIV) and boot-from-SAN
configuration.
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For a detailed list of the currently supported operating systems, refer to the
adapter’s Readme and Release Notes on the QLogic Web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
What Is in This Guide
This guide is organized into the following sections and appendices:
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This Preface describes the intended audience, related materials,
documentation conventions, license agreements, technical support,
warranty, and regulatory information.

The Quick Start section provides high-level hardware and software
installation instructions for advanced users and additional resources.

The Product Overview section provides a product introduction.

The Installing Software and Initial Setup section provides information about
the multi-boot image (Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility).

The Configuring Fibre Channel section describes installing the Fibre
Channel driver and agent across OSs; setting 2600 Series Adapter
parameters; persistent binding; configuring the boot device, NPIV, and driver
parameters; reassembling out-of-order frames; configuring the interface type
(personality); and troubleshooting Fibre Channel issues.

The Adapter LEDs section describes the QLE267x LEDs and defines the
LED behavior.
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The Glossary describes many of the terms used in this guide.
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Intended Audience
This guide is intended for those responsible for deploying 2600 Series Adapters
on Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMware ESX/ESXi, and VMware vCenter Server:
from end users (such as data center managers and system administrators) to the
test and development community.
NOTE
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For a detailed list of the currently supported operating systems, refer to the
adapter’s Readme and Release Notes on the QLogic Web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
Related Materials
For additional information, refer to following documents (available on the
Downloads and Documentation page of the QLogic Web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com):
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2600 Series Adapters Readme and Release Notes files,
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QConvergeConsole® User’s Guide,
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QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide
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QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server User’s
Guide
Documentation Conventions
This guide uses the following documentation conventions:

NOTE provides additional information.

CAUTION without an alert symbol indicates the presence of a hazard that
could cause damage to equipment or loss of data.

Text in blue font indicates a hyperlink (jump) to a figure, table, or section in
this guide, and links to Web sites are shown in underlined blue. For
example:
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Table 9-2 lists problems related to the user interface and remote agent.
See “Installation Checklist” on page 3-6.
For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.
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License Agreements

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Text in bold font indicates user interface elements such as a menu items,
buttons, check boxes, or column headings. For example:

Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click
Command Prompt.

Under Notification Options, select the Warning Alarms check box.
Text in Courier font indicates a file name, directory path, or command line
text. For example:

To return to the root directory from anywhere in the file structure:
Type cd /root and press the ENTER key.

Enter the following command: # sh ./install.bin
Key names and key strokes are indicated with UPPERCASE:
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Press the CTRL+P keys.
Press the UP ARROW key.
Text in italics indicates terms, emphasis, variables, or document titles. For
example:

For a complete listing of license agreements, refer to the QLogic
Software End User License Agreement.

What are shortcut keys?

To enter the date type mm/dd/yyyy (where mm is the month, dd is the
day, and yyyy is the year).
Topic titles between quotation marks identify related topics either within this
manual or in the online help, which is also referred to as the help system
throughout this document.
License Agreements
Refer to the QLogic Software End User License Agreement for a complete listing
of all license agreements affecting this product.
Technical Support
Customers should contact their authorized maintenance provider for technical
support of their QLogic products. QLogic-direct customers may contact QLogic
Technical Support; others will be redirected to their authorized maintenance
provider. Visit the QLogic support Web site listed in Contact Information for the
latest firmware and software updates.
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Technical Support
For details about available service plans, or for information about renewing and
extending your service, visit the Service Program web page at
http://www.qlogic.com/services.
Downloading Firmware and Documentation
To download firmware and documentation:
1.
Go to the QLogic Downloads and Documentation page:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com.
2.
Under QLogic Products, type the QLogic model name in the search box.
Alternatively, you can use the selection boxes to obtain assistance in
locating the firmware and documentation to download.
3.
In the search results list, locate and select the firmware and documentation,
for your product.
4.
View the product details Web page to ensure that you have the correct
firmware and documentation.
Click the Read Me and Release Notes icons under Support Files for
additional information.
5.
Click Download Now.
6.
Save the file to your computer.
7.
If you have downloaded firmware, follow the installation instructions in the
Readme file.
Training
QLogic Global Training maintains a Web site at www.qlogictraining.com offering
online and instructor-led training for all QLogic products. In addition, sales and
technical professionals may obtain Associate and Specialist-level certifications to
qualify for additional benefits from QLogic.
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Contact Information
QLogic Technical Support for products under warranty is available during local
standard working hours excluding QLogic Observed Holidays. For customers with
extended service, consult your plan for available hours. For Support phone
numbers, see the Contact Support link at support.qlogic.com.
Support Headquarters
QLogic Corporation
4601 Dean Lakes Blvd.
Shakopee, MN 55379 USA
QLogic Web Site
www.qlogic.com
Technical Support Web Site
http://support.qlogic.com
Technical Support E-mail
support@qlogic.com
Technical Training E-mail
training@qlogic.com
Knowledge Database
The QLogic knowledge database is an extensive collection of QLogic product
information that you can search for specific solutions. QLogic is constantly adding
to the collection of information in the database to provide answers to your most
urgent questions. Access the database from the QLogic Support Center:
http://support.qlogic.com.
Warranty and Regulatory Information
This section provides warranty and regulatory information for the following
products:


QLE2670
QLE2672
Warranty
For warranty details, please check the QLogic Web site at
http://www.qlogic.com/Support/Pages/Warranty.aspx.
Regulatory Information
This section contains the following information:


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“Agency Certification” on page xiv
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Warranty and Regulatory Information
Laser Safety
FDA Notice
This product complies with DHHS Rules 21CFR Chapter I, Subchapter J. This
product has been designed and manufactured according to IEC60825-1 on the
safety label of laser product.
CLASS I LASER
Class 1
Laser Product
Caution—Class 1 laser radiation when open
Do not view directly with optical instruments
Appareil laser
de classe 1
Attention—Radiation laser de classe 1
Ne pas regarder directement avec des instruments optiques
Produkt der
Laser Klasse 1
Vorsicht—Laserstrahlung der Klasse 1 bei geöffneter Abdeckung
Direktes Ansehen mit optischen Instrumenten vermeiden
Luokan 1
Laserlaite
Varoitus—Luokan 1 lasersäteilyä, kun laite on auki
Älä katso suoraan laitteeseen käyttämällä optisia instrumenttej
Agency Certification
The following sections contain a summary of EMC/EMI test specifications
performed on the QLogic adapter(s) to comply with radiated emission, radiated
immunity, and product safety standards.
EMI and EMC Requirements
FCC Rules, CFR Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B: Class A
FCC compliance information statement: This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Industry Canada, ICES-003:2004: Class A
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
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Warranty and Regulatory Information
CE Mark 2004/108/EC EMC Directive compliance
Emission Standards
EN55022:2010/CISPR 22:2009+A1:2010: Class A
EN55024:2010
EN61000-3-2:2006 A1+A2:2009
EN61000-3-3:2008
Immunity Standards
EN55024:1998
EN61000-4-2 : ESD
EN61000-4-3 : RF Electro Magnetic Field
EN61000-4-4 : Fast Transient/Burst
EN61000-4-5 : Fast Surge Common/Differential
EN61000-4-6 : RF Conducted Susceptibility
EN61000-4-8 : Power Frequency Magnetic Field
EN61000-4-11 : Voltage Dips and Interrupt
VCCI: 20011-04; Class A
AS/NZS; CISPR 22:2009+A1:2010 Class A
Korea Certification
KC-RRA KN22 KN24 (2011) Class A
Product Name/Model—2600 Series Adapter
Certification Holder—QLogic Corporation
Manufactured Date—Refer to date code listed on product
Manufacturer/Country of Origin—QLogic Corporation/USA
A class equipment
(Business purpose info/
telecommunications equipment)
As this equipment has undergone EMC registration
for business purpose, the seller and/or the buyer is
asked to beware of this point and in case a wrongful sale or purchase has been made, it is asked that
a change to household use be made.
Korean Language Format—Class A
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Warranty and Regulatory Information
Product Safety Compliance
UL, cUL Product Safety
UL60950-1 (2nd Edition), 2007
CSA C22.2 60950-1-07 (2nd Edition) 2007
Use only with listed ITE or equivalent.
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11.
2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
TUV:
TUV EN60950-1:2006+A11+A1+A12 2nd Edition
TUV IEC 60950-1:2005 2nd Edition Am 1:2009 CB
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Quick Start
Installation Instructions
This Quick Start section describes how to install and configure your new 2600
Series Adapter in three simple steps:
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Step 1. Install the Adapter Hardware
Step 2. Install the Adapter Drivers
Step 3. Install QConvergeConsole
Step 1. Install the Adapter Hardware
To install the adapter hardware, you need to open the computer and locate the
appropriate bus slot. If necessary, consult your computer system manual for
instructions on how to remove the computer cover.
To install the adapter hardware:
1.
Power off the computer and all attached devices such as monitors, printers,
and external components.
2.
Disconnect the power cable.
3.
Remove the computer cover and find an empty PCIe® 8 (or larger) bus slot.
4.
Pull out the slot cover (if any) by removing the screw or releasing the lever.
5.
Install the low-profile bracket (if required).
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6.
Grasp the adapter by the top edge and seat it firmly into the appropriate slot
(see Figure i).
LEVER
ADAPTER
SCREW
®
ADAPTER
RETAINING
BRACKET
SLOT COVERS
PCI EXPRESS x8
(OR LARGER) SLOT
REQUIRED
FOR QLOGIC
ADAPTERS
SYSTEM
CHASSIS
Figure i. Server Motherboard and Slots
7.
Refasten the adapter’s retaining bracket using the existing screw or lever.
8.
Close the computer cover.
9.
Plug the optical cable into the adapter.
10.
Plug in the power cable and turn on the computer.
Step 2. Install the Adapter Drivers
To install the adapter drivers:
1.
Go to the QLogic Downloads and Documentation page:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
2.
Under QLogic Products, type the QLogic model name in the search box.
Alternatively, you can use the selection boxes to obtain assistance in
locating the driver to download.
3.
In the search results list, locate and select the driver for your operating
system.
4.
View the product details Web page to ensure that you have the correct
driver.
Click the Read Me and Release Notes icons under Support Files for
additional information.
5.
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6.
Save the file to your computer.
7.
Follow the installation instructions in the Readme file.
Step 3. Install QConvergeConsole
NOTE
i
If you are using Windows or Linux or Solaris, install QConvergeConsole
(QCC) (GUI or CLI).
If you are using VMware ESX/ESXi, install the QLogic QConvergeConsole
Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server. See the QLogic QConvergeConsole
Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server User’s Guide for details.
To install QConvergeConsole (GUI or CLI):
1.
Go to the QLogic Downloads and Documentation page:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
2.
Under QLogic Products, type the QLogic model name in the search box.
Alternatively, you can use the selection boxes to obtain assistance in
locating the QConvergeConsole version to download.
3.
In the search results list, locate and select the QConvergeConsole version
for your operating system.
4.
View the product details Web page to ensure that you have the correct
QConvergeConsole version.
Click the Read Me and Release Notes icons under Support Files for
additional information.
5.
Click Download Now.
6.
Save the file to your computer.
7.
Follow the installation instructions in the Readme file.
To install the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter
Server:
See the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server User’s
Guide for details.
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Additional Resources
Additional Resources
xx

To obtain the most current drivers, management tools, user instructions, and
documentation, visit the QLogic Web site at
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com and download the latest versions.

See What Is in This Guide for descriptions of the user instructions provided
in this document.

For important product information, including warranty, laser safety, and
agency certification, see the Warranty and Regulatory Information section.

For descriptions and procedures related to QConvergeConsole (GUI only),
use the built-in help system.
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Product Overview
Functionality and Features
This section provides the following information:

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
Functional Description
Features
Supported Operating Systems
Functional Description
The QLE2670/QLE2672 adapters (referred to as the 2600 Series Adapters) are
QLogic’s sixth generation Fibre Channel Adapters. They boast industry-leading
native Fibre Channel performance—achieving dual-port, line-rate, 16-gigabit Fibre
Channel throughput—at extremely low CPU use with full hardware offloads. This
extreme performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today’s powerful
multiprocessor, multicore servers. In addition, support for powerful virtualization
features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent
I/O performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).
Features
The 2600 Series Adapters provide the following features:

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

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
Device management for SAN
Connectivity to 16Gb/8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel networks
Greater than 500,000 IOPS per port
PCIe Gen3 4 and PCIe Gen2 8
Full hardware offload for the Fibre Channel protocol
Message-signaled interrupts (MSI-X) and legacy interrupts (INT-X)
NPIV
Boot from SAN
Several advanced management features for 2600 Series Adapters:
QCC (GUI and CLI) is available if you are running Windows or Linux.
The QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server is
available if you are running VMware ESX/ESXi.
Conversion to 10GbE Converged Network Adapter (future firmware
upgrade)
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Functionality and Features
Supported Operating Systems
The 2600 Series Adapters support commonly used operating systems, including
Windows, Linux, Solaris, and VMware ESX/ESXi.
For a detailed list of the currently supported operating systems, refer to the
adapter’s Readme and Release Notes on the QLogic Web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
Physical Characteristics
The 2600 Series Adapters are implemented as low-profile PCIe cards. The
adapters ship with a full-height bracket for use in a standard PCIe slot or an
optional spare low-profile bracket for use in a low-profile PCIe slot. Low-profile
slots are typically found in compact servers.
Standards Specifications
The 2600 Series Adapters support the following standards specifications:

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
1-2
Fibre Channel Tape (FC-TAPE) Profile
SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-4 (FCP-4)
Second Generation Fibre Channel Generic Services (FC-GS-2)
Third Generation Fibre Channel Generic Services (FC-GS-3)
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Installing Software and
Initial Setup
This section provides information about using QLflash, updating the multi-boot
code, and using Fast!UTIL and FCode for custom configuration.
NOTE
i
If you are using VMware ESX/ESXi, see the QLogic QConvergeConsole
Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server User’s Guide for details on installation
and initial setup.
Fibre Channel Adapter SuperInstaller Installation
The SuperInstaller is an easy-to-use utility that installs such components as the
following:

Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and Ethernet
networking drivers

QConvergeConsole command line interface management tool

Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, and networking management agents to enable
remote access using the QConvergeConsole (GUI) management tool
For installation instructions for the QLogic Windows SuperInstaller, refer to the
QLogic Windows SuperInstaller Readme file for information.
For installation instructions for the QLogic Linux SuperInstaller, refer to the QLogic
Linux SuperInstaller Readme file for information.
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Multi-boot Image for Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility
Multi-boot Image for Fibre Channel Adapter
Function Configuration Utility
This section contains the following information:

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Multi-boot Package Contents
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility Package Contents
Using QLflash
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility
Multi-boot Package Contents
The multi-boot package for 2600 Series Adapters is a compressed file that
contains the Host Bus Adapter BIOS, unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI)
code, and firmware. This package also includes the QLflash utility.
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility
Package Contents
The following files are included for updating the adapter multi-boot code:

update.bat—DOS batch file that calls the executable files to update the
adapter multi-boot

QLflash.exe—Utility to update the multi-boot code and firmware

DOS4GW.exe—File required to use the QLflash.exe

hldyyyyyy.bin—Combined binary file, which includes the binaries for the
BIOS, UEFI, and firmware
Using QLflash
QLflash is a native DOS utility. Refer to the Readme file for more information. To
run this utility, boot to a DOS hard drive or a USB removable drive.
Utility version:
/VER
= Display version of the QLflash utility
Help options:
/?
= Help menu
Updating the Multi-boot Code
To write the multi-boot code to Flash memory:
1.
2-2
Insert the 2600 Series Adapter in the system.
a.
Create a DOS bootable USB.
b.
Copy the extracted multi-boot code.
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2.
Boot to DOS.
3.
Run the update script at the command prompt:
C:\>update.bat
This script program updates the multi-boot image on the adapter.
4.
Reboot the system.
NOTE
You can also use QCC GUI/CLI plug-in to update the multi-boot image,
depending on the OS.
QLflash Command Line Options
When you are running QLflash.exe, type /? for help.
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility
This section provides detailed configuration information for advanced users who
want to customize the configuration of the 2600 Series Adapter and the connected
devices. You can configure the 2600 Series Adapter using Fast!UTIL, FCode, or
UEFI:

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
Use Fast!UTIL in a pre-OS environment.
Use FCode for Oracle SPARC® systems.
Use UEFI for Dell®, IBM®, and Oracle x64 OEM adapters (where the platform
supports UEFI).
Using Fast!UTIL for Custom Configuration
NOTE
The Fast!UTIL BIOS utility does not run on Oracle SPARC systems.
To access Fast!UTIL, press ALT+Q or CTRL+Q during the Host Bus Adapter
BIOS initialization (it may take a few seconds for the Fast!UTIL menu to appear).
When the Select Host Adapter window appears, select the adapter type to
continue to the Adapter Settings window. After you have selected the adapter
settings, a window appears indicating that the configuration settings have been
modified. After you click Save changes, Fast!UTIL reboots your system to load
the new parameters.
CAUTION
If the configuration settings are incorrect, your 2600 Series Adapter may not
function properly.
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The Fast!UTIL Options menu provides the following options:







Configuration Settings
Scan Fibre Devices
Fibre Disk Utility
Loopback Data Test
Select Adapter
Personality
Exit Fast!UTIL
Configuration Settings
The following topics show and describe the 2600 Series Adapters configuration
settings:

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


Adapter Settings
Selectable Boot Settings
Restore Default Settings
Raw NVRAM Data
Advanced Adapter Settings
Adapter Settings
Table 2-1 describes the adapter settings.
Table 2-1. Adapter Settings
Setting
2-4
Values
Default
Description
Host Bus
Adapter
BIOS
Enabled/
Disabled
Disabled
Disabling this setting disables the ROM BIOS
on the 2600 Series Adapter, which frees
space in upper memory. If you are booting
from a Fibre Channel disk drive attached to
the 2600 Series Adapter, you must enable
this setting. See “Selectable Boot Settings”
on page 2-5 for details on specifying the boot
device.
Frame Size
512/1024/
2048
2048
This setting specifies the maximum frame
length supported by the 2600 Series Adapter.
Loop Reset
Delay
0–60 seconds
5 seconds
After resetting the loop, the firmware refrains
from initiating any loop activity for the number
of seconds specified in this setting.
Adapter
Hard Loop
ID
Enabled/
Disabled
Disabled
If the Adapter Hard Loop ID setting is
enabled, the adapter attempts to use the ID
specified in the Hard Loop ID setting.
Hard Loop
ID
0–125
0
If the Adapter Hard Loop ID setting is
enabled, the adapter attempts to use the ID
specified in this setting.
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Table 2-1. Adapter Settings (Continued)
Setting
Values
Default
Description
Spin Up
Delay
Enabled/
Disabled
Disabled
When this setting is enabled, the BIOS waits
up to two minutes to find the first drive.
Connection
Options
0/1/2
2
This setting defines the type of connection:
 0—loop only (for the 4Gb and 8Gb data
rate)
 1—point-to-point only (for the 4Gb, 8Gb,
and 16Gb data rate)
 2—loop preferred, then point-to-point (for
the 4Gb, 8Gb, and 16Gb data rate)
Fibre Channel Tape
Support
Enabled/
Disabled
Data Rate
2/3/4/5
Enabled
This setting enables FCP-2 recovery.
2
This setting determines the data rate:
 2—The adapter auto-negotiates and
determines the data rate.
 3—The adapter runs at 4Gbps.
 4—The adapter runs at 8Gbps.
 5—The adapter runs at 16Gbps. Loop
mode is not supported.
Selectable Boot Settings
The Configuration Settings menu provides access to the Selectable Boot Settings
option. If you enable the Host Bus Adapter BIOS in the adapter settings, you can
select the boot device, as shown in Table 2-2.
Table 2-2. Selectable Boot Settings
Enable
Selectable
Boot
Boot
WWPN/
LUN
No
—
The BIOS configures the first disk drive it finds as the boot
device.
Yes
None
specified
The BIOS configures the first disk drive it finds that is also
LUN 0 as the boot device.
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Table 2-2. Selectable Boot Settings (Continued)
Enable
Selectable
Boot
Boot
WWPN/
LUN
Yes
Specified
Device Boot
The BIOS scans through the specified boot worldwide port
name (WWPN)/LUN list until it finds a disk drive. This drive
is configured as the boot device.
This option allows you to specify up to four WWPNs/LUNs as boot devices.
To enable the Selectable Boot option and insert devices into the boot device
locations:
2-6
1.
On the Configuration Settings menu, select Host Adapter Settings.
2.
Enable the Host Bus Adapter BIOS and then press the ESC key to return
to the Configuration Settings menu.
3.
On the Configuration Settings menu, select Selectable Boot Settings.
4.
Press the ENTER key to enable or disable (toggle) the Selectable Boot
option. Use the DOWN ARROW key to move to the Primary location of the
Selectable Boot List menu.
5.
Press the ENTER key to see a list of accessible devices (in the Select Fibre
Channel Device menu).
6.
Select a drive (using the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys or the
PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keys to scroll to the device you want to put into
your Selectable Boot menu list) and then press the ENTER key to select the
requested device and load it into the Selectable Boot menu list.
7.
To specify an alternate boot device on the 2600 Series Adapter, use the
arrow keys to move to the next available alternate entry, press the ENTER
key, select the disk drive you want, and press the ENTER key. You can
specify up to three alternate boot devices in this way.
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NOTE
 System BIOS Compatibility: To boot from a QLogic host 2600 Series
Adapter in a computer system with a multi-boot system BIOS, the 2600
Series Adapter must be included in the list of bootable devices in the
system’s Boot menu.
 Solaris x86 Boot from a SAN: To boot from a Fibre Channel drive
connected to a QLogic host 2600 Series Adapter, reboot the system and
enter Fast!UTIL. Enter the Selectable Boot menu, enable the selectable
boot and insert the boot drive in the primary location of the Selectable
Boot menu before performing the OS (Solaris x86) installation.
 For these boot-from-SAN configurations, the Solaris x86 QLogic
Corporation (QLC) driver supports booting only from the Primary
location. The driver does not attempt to boot from the Alternate 1,
Alternate 2, and Alternate 3 entries.
Restore Default Settings
The Restore Defaults option from the Configuration Settings menu restores the
BIOS settings back to default.
Raw NVRAM Data
This option displays the 2600 Series Adapter’s NVRAM contents in hexadecimal
format. This is a QLogic troubleshooting tool. You cannot modify the raw NVRAM
data.
Advanced Adapter Settings
On the Configuration Settings menu in Fast!UTIL, select Advanced Adapter
Settings. Table 2-3 describes the default settings for the 2600 Series Adapter.
Table 2-3. Advanced Adapter Settings
Setting
Values
Default
Description
LUNs per
Target
0/8/16/32/
64/128/
256
128
This setting specifies the number of LUNs supported per target if the target does not support the
Report LUN command. Multiple LUN support is typically for redundant array of independent disks
(RAID) boxes that use LUNs to map drives.
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Table 2-3. Advanced Adapter Settings (Continued)
Setting
Enable
LIP Reset
Values
Yes/No
Default
Description
No
This setting determines the type of LIP reset used
when the OS initiates a bus reset routine as follows:
 Yes = The driver initiates a global LIP reset to
reset the target devices.
 No = The driver initiates a global LIP reset with
full login.
Enable
LIP Full
Login
Yes/No
Yes
When this setting is Yes, the 2600 Series Adapter’s
reduced instruction set computer (RISC) controller
log in to all ports after any LIP.
Enable
Target
Reset
Yes/No
Yes
When this setting is Yes, the drivers issue a Target
Reset command to all devices on the loop when a
SCSI Bus Reset command is issued.
Login
Retry
Count
0–255
8
This setting specifies the number of times the software tries to log in to a device.
Port Down
Retry
Count
0–255
seconds
30 seconds
This setting specifies the number of seconds the
software waits before resending a command to a
port whose status indicates that the port is down.
Link Down
Timeout
0–255
seconds
30 seconds
This setting specifies the number of seconds the
software waits for a link that is down to come up.
Operation
Mode
0/5/6
6
This setting specifies the reduced interrupt operation (RIO) modes if they are supported by the software driver. The RIO modes allow posting multiple
command completions in a single interrupt. This
setting supports the following modes:
 0—Interrupt for every I/O completion
 5—Interrupt when the interrupt delay timer
expires
 6—Interrupt when the interrupt delay timer
expires or no active I/Os
Interrupt
Delay
Timer
2-8
0–255
(100s
units)
2
(200s)
This setting contains the value used by a timer to
set the wait time before generating an interrupt.
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Table 2-3. Advanced Adapter Settings (Continued)
Setting
Enable
Interrupt
Values
Yes/No
Default
No
Description
This setting enables or disables the interrupt:
 Yes—This setting enables the BIOS to use the
interrupt request (IRQ) assigned to the 2600
Series Adapter.
 No—The BIOS polls for the 2600 Series
Adapter's RISC controller mailbox command
completion status.
EV Controller
Order
Enabled/
Disabled
Disabled
This setting enables BIOS compatibility with older
HP® (G3) systems such as the ML370G3,
DL360G3, and DL380G3. In the default setting, the
Host Bus Adapter BIOS loads in any CMOS location, allowing the system to boot off a Fibre Channel
drive even after other devices, such as a CD-ROM.
When enabled, the QLogic BIOS loads only if the
2600 Series Adapter is selected as the first controller in the system BIOS\boot controller order.
Scan Fibre Devices
This option scans the Fibre Channel loop and lists all the connected devices by
loop ID. It lists information about each device; for example, vendor name, product
name, and revision. This information helps when configuring your 2600 Series
Adapter and attached devices.
Fibre Disk Utility
This option scans the Fibre Channel loop and lists all the connected devices by
loop ID. You can select a Fibre Channel hard disk and do one of the following
tasks:




Perform a low-level format
Verify the disk media
Verify the disk data (Some targets do not support this feature.)
Select a disk device
CAUTION
Performing a low-level format destroys all data on the disk.
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Loopback Data Test
This option allows you to perform loopback tests. You can select one of the
following loopback tests:


External loopback data test
Internal loopback data test
NOTE
When running an external loopback data test, make sure that the Fibre
Channel link is up or a loopback plug is attached to the 2600 Series Adapter
before starting the test.
Select Adapter
If you have a multi-port or multiple 2600 Series Adapters in your system, use this
option to select and then configure or view the settings of a specific 2600 Series
Adapter or one of its ports.
Personality
NOTE
i
Dual personality will be enabled with a firmware upgrade. Please check with
QLogic.
This option changes the interface type (personality) between Fibre Channel
Adapter and Converged Network Adapter. See the Glossary for a definition of
personality.
NOTE
You must reboot for the new personality to take effect. If you change the
personality of your adapter, you must also change the optical modules.
Exit Fast!UTIL
This option allows you to exit the utility and reboot the system. After making
changes to the 2600 Series Adapter in Fast!UTIL, make sure you save the
changes before you reboot the system.
Using FCode for Custom Configuration (Oracle SPARC)
For additional information, see the FCode for ORACLE_SPARC FC and FCoE
Adapters Readme file.
You can use FCode for selecting the 2600 Series Adapter device, setting and
viewing NVRAM parameters, and running diagnostic commands.
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Setting and Viewing NVRAM Parameters
Table 2-4 describes the NRAM parameters that you can set and view.
Table 2-4. NVRAM Parameters (Oracle SPARC)
Command
Values
Description
show-commands
N/A
This command lists all NVRAM and diagnostic
commands.
show-settings
N/A
This command shows the current value of all of
the NVRAM parameters, as well as the version,
serial number, and adapter worldwide name.
set-connection-mode
0, 1, 2
This command allows you to change or view the
current host adapter Fibre Channel connection
mode:
 0—Loop only
 1—Point-to-point only
 2—Loop preferred; otherwise, point-to-point
set-data-rate
2, 3, 4, 5
This command allows you to change or view the
current host adapter Fibre Channel connection
mode:
 2—Auto-negotiated
 3—4Gbps
 4—8Gbps
 5—16Gbps
set-fc-mode
qla, qlc
This command allows you to set and view the
FCode operation mode:
 qla—The qla mode requires a driver named
QLA2300 or QLAxxxx.
 qlc—The qlc mode requires a driver named
QLCxxxx.
set-login-count
1h–FFh
This command sets the Login Retry Count field
in the initialize firmware control block (IFCB).
This field specifies the number of login retries
attempted by the firmware. The default value
is 8h.
set-link-timeout
2h–FFh
This command determines the number of seconds to wait for the link to come up. The default
value is 30 seconds (1Eh).
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Table 2-4. NVRAM Parameters (Oracle SPARC) (Continued)
Command
Values
Description
set-port-down-count
1h–FFh
This command determines the number of retries
for the Start, Read, and Write SCSI commands.
The default value is 30h.
set-max-frame-size
1, 2, 3
This command sets the Maximum Frame
Length field in the IFCB:
 1—512
 2—1024
 3—2048. This setting is the default.
set-boot-wait-time
8–65535
This command adjusts the time to wait in seconds for the boot device to become online. The
default value is DISABLED, which sets it to
8 seconds. The maximum value is 65,535 seconds (18 hours, 6 minutes). The minimum value
is 8 seconds, same as when disabled. Because
this wait time can be very long, the boot process
cap be aborted at any time by pressing the
ESCAPE key.
restore-default-settings
NA
This command restores the default values of all
NVRAM parameters used by the FCode, except
the fc-mode (FCode operation mode) and the
boot-wait-time.
set-personality
FC, CNA
This command sets or clears bits in the feature configuration section of the Flash
memory, which controls the card personality. A power cycle is required for a change
to take effect.
Dual personality is currently disabled and
will be enabled in a future firmware
upgrade.
 FC—Fibre Channel only
 CNA—Converged Network Adapter
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Running Diagnostic Commands
Table 2-5 describes the diagnostic commands.
Table 2-5. Diagnostic Commands (Oracle SPARC)
Command
Description
version
This command lists the FCode version.
beacon
This command flashes an adapter’s LED.
selftest
This command tests the adapter’s memory and loopback.
ext-loopback-test
This command tests the external loopback.
show-children
This command lists all attached targets.
disk-test
This command tests a selected target.
sel-dev
This command selects a device for disk test.
sel-lun
This command selects the LUN number for disk test.
Using UEFI for Custom Configuration
Refer to the relevant server vendor documentation for details.
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Configuring Fibre Channel
This section describes the driver and agent installation, configuration, operation,
and troubleshooting of the Fibre Channel function of the 2600 Series Adapters.
Installing Fibre Channel
Installing Fibre Channel in Linux
Refer to the Fibre Channel Adapter and Converged Network Adapter Inbox Driver
Update for Linux Kernel 2.6.x and 3.x Readme file for information.
Linux OS Support
To obtain the latest information about supported operating systems, visit the
QLogic Web site at http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com and download the
associated Readme files and Release Notes.
Supported Features
The Fibre Channel Adapter and Converged Network Adapter Inbox Driver for
Linux Kernel 2.6.x and 3.x supports the following:








FCAL—direct attach loop, point-to-point, and fabric topologies
Initiator mode only
Fibre Channel tape
MSI-X
NPIV
Device mapper
Support for sysfs interface
Support for an adapter API
Deploying the Driver
Refer to the Fibre Channel Adapter and Converged Network Adapter Inbox Driver
Update for Linux Kernel 2.6.x and 3.x Readme file for information.
Driver System Parameters
Refer to the Fibre Channel Adapter and Converged Network Adapter Inbox Driver
Update for Linux Kernel 2.6.x and 3.x Readme file for information.
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Installing Fibre Channel
Boot from SAN
Booting from SAN means booting the OS from a Fibre Channel target device.
QLogic recommends using the QLogic inbox driver to install the OS to the Fibre
Channel target device that is attached to a QLogic adapter. If there is no QLogic
inbox driver that supports the adapter, you should use a DD-kit to boot from SAN.
NOTE
The following procedure is only for RHEL 5.0 and later distributions.
To boot from SAN when installing to a LUN other than LUN 0 and LUN 0 is
present:
1.
On the Boot Loader Configuration screen, select Configure Advance Boot
Loader and then click Next.
2.
On the Advanced Boot Loader Configuration screen, select Change Drive
Order.
3.
On the Edit Drive Order window, move the entry for the boot LUN.
4.
To continue, click OK.
5.
Continue with the OS installation as usual.
Installing Fibre Channel in VMware ESX/ESXi
Refer to the Readme file and Release Notes for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x and 5.x for
information.
NOTE
For specific service packs (SPs) and OS updates, refer to the descriptions
where this software version is posted on the QLogic Web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
ESXi OS Support
To obtain the latest information about supported operating systems, visit the
QLogic Web site at http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com and download the
associated Readme files and Release Notes.
Using the Driver
Refer to the Readme file for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x and 5.x for information on how
to install the driver and remove the driver.
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Installing Fibre Channel
Installing Fibre Channel in Windows
Refer to the Fibre Channel Adapter STOR Miniport Driver Readme file for
information.
Windows OS Support
To obtain the latest information about supported operating systems, visit the
QLogic Web site at http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com and download the
associated Readme files and Release Notes.
Using the Driver
Refer to the Fibre Channel Adapter STOR Miniport Driver Readme file for
information on how to create the driver disk, install the driver, and remove the
driver.
Installing Fibre Channel in Solaris
The Solaris drivers for this adapter are inbox in the Solaris OS. Refer to the OS
documentation for further Solaris-specific information.
NOTE
i
For a detailed list of the currently supported operating systems, refer to the
adapter’s Readme and Release Notes on the QLogic Web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
Solaris OS Support
To obtain the latest information about supported operating systems, visit the
QLogic Web site at http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com.
Updating the Driver
Refer to the Solaris OS documentation for information on how to create the driver
disk, install the driver, and remove the driver.
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Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters
Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters
Setting Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters with the QCC GUI
Refer to the topic about managing Fibre Channel and FCoE adapter ports in the
QConvergeConsole Help System for information.
Setting Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters with the Interactive
QCC CLI
To set Fibre Channel Adapter parameters with the interactive QCC CLI:
1.
On the Fibre Channel Adapter Configuration menu, select HBA
Parameters.
2.
On the port menu, select a port to open the HBA Parameters menu.
3.
On the HBA Parameters menu, select the Configure HBA Parameters
option to open the Configure Parameters menu.
Refer to the section about the Fibre Channel interactive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for more information.
Setting Fibre Channel Adapter Parameters with the
Noninteractive QCC CLI
Refer to the section about Fibre Channel noninteractive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Target Persistent Binding
NOTE
Target persistent binding is supported for only Windows and Solaris.
Configuring Persistent Binding with the QCC GUI
To bind target devices attached to an adapter port using the QCC GUI:
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1.
In the system tree, expand a Fibre Channel node.
2.
For a 2600 Series Adapter, select the physical port number in the system
tree.
3.
Click the Targets tab and then click the Target Persistent Binding subtab.
4.
Click the Bind All check box to bind all the devices listed to adapter ports.
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5.
Click the Bind check box if you want to configure a specific port and bind it
to the target ID that you have selected from the Target ID list. If you do not
want to configure the port, clear the check box. If you clear the check box,
the corresponding port is unconfigured.
6.
Click Save to save the configuration changes.
The Security Check dialog box may appear.
7.
In the Enter Password box, type the password and click OK.
The system overwrites any previously saved configuration for the current
adapter and displays a message box.
8.
Click OK to close the message box.
Refer to the topic about binding target devices in the QConvergeConsole Help
System for more information.
Configuring Persistent Binding with the Interactive QCC CLI
To bind a target using the interactive QCC CLI:
1.
On the Fibre Channel Adapter Configuration menu, select Target
Persistent Bindings.
2.
On the port menu, select a port and then select Bind Target(s) to bind a
target to a port.
3.
Select a target and specify a target ID to open the Target Persistent Binding
– FC Port Configuration menu with options to select more targets, save
changes, or cancel the binding operation.
Refer to the section about Fibre Channel interactive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for more information.
Configuring Persistent Binding with the Noninteractive QCC
CLI
Type the following command to bind a selected target to a specific adapter:
# qaucli -pr fc -p (<hba instance> | <hba wwpn>) (<target wwnn> <target wwpn>
<target port id> <target id>)
Where:
hba instance = Adapter number (use the -g command to find)
hba wwnn = Worldwide node name of the adapter
hba wwpn = Worldwide port name of the adapter
target wwnn = Worldwide node name of the target
target wwpn = Worldwide port name of the target
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target port id = Port ID of the target
target id = ID to which the target is bound
Refer to the section about Fibre Channel noninteractive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Boot Devices Configuration
Configuring Boot Devices with the QCC GUI
Refer to the topics about HBA parameters, viewing or modifying port parameters,
and boot device selection in the QConvergeConsole Help System for information.
Configuring Boot Devices with the Interactive QCC CLI
On the Fibre Channel Adapter Configuration menu, select Boot Devices
Configuration to open the Boot Device Settings menu with options to view and
configure boot devices.
Refer to the section about the Fibre Channel interactive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Configuring Boot Devices with the Noninteractive QCC CLI
Type the following command to set a specific target as the boot device for a
specific adapter:
# qaucli -pr fc -e (<hba instance> | <hba wwpn>) <target wwnn> <target wwpn>
<target id> <lun id>
Where:
hba instance = Adapter number (use the -g command to find)
hba wwpn = Worldwide port name of the adapter
target wwnn = Worldwide node name of the target
target wwpn = Worldwide port name of the target
target id = ID to which the target is bound
lun id = ID of the LUN
Refer to the “Fibre Channel Noninteractive Commands” section of the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for more information.
Configuring Boot Devices with the BIOS
Refer to Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration Utility for information.
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Virtual Ports (NPIV)
Virtual Ports (NPIV)
Configuring NPIV with the QCC GUI
Refer to the topic about using virtualization (NPIV) in the QConvergeConsole Help
System for information.
Configuring NPIV with the Interactive QCC CLI
Refer to the QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Configuring NPIV with the Noninteractive QCC CLI
Type the following command to create a virtual port with an automatic WWPN:
# qaucli -pr fc -vp (<hba instance> | <hba wwpn>) create auto
Where:
hba instance = Adapter number (use the -g command to find)
hba wwpn = Worldwide port name of the adapter
Refer to the section about Fibre Channel noninteractive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for more information.
NPIV Quality of Service
The QLogic 2600 Series Adapters solution provides for standards-based quality of
service (QoS), ensuring high-quality performance for applications that require
preferential delivery. The QLogic QoS solution is based on assigning QoS levels
to virtual ports (NPIV ports). You can configure the QoS using the priority method
or the bandwidth method, as shown in Figure 3-1. On a single physical port, you
can configure QoS using the priority method or the bandwidth method but not
both.
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Figure 3-1. Priority and Bandwidth-Based QoS
The priority method assigns priority levels (low, medium, or high) to virtual ports
based on the quality of service required for the applications or VMs using the
virtual port. This method provides for various levels of latency requirements
across virtual ports.
The bandwidth method assigns a bandwidth percentage (0–100) or a bandwidth
rate (16Gb) to applications or VMs that are using a virtual port. This method
provides a minimum bandwidth guarantee. The bandwidth-based QoS
configuration applies only when the total bandwidth requirement of the
applications exceeds the available bandwidth. The bandwidth is not reserved for a
particular virtual port, and unused bandwidth is shared among the other virtual
ports.
The physical port or WWN always has high priority, independent of the bandwidth
or priority scheme chosen for created virtual ports. You need not assign a QoS
level to every virtual port that you create. If a QoS level is not assigned to a virtual
port, the default is low priority (best effort), independent of the bandwidth or
priority scheme. This flexibility allows you to focus on critical applications to
ensure that the highest service level is provided. You can modify QoS levels for
virtual ports using the QConvergeConsole CLI.
To modify QoS levels, the configuration must meet the following hardware and
software requirements:
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
Server operating system: Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 or later

Server support for MSI-X

A QLogic 2600 Series Adapter

Latest version of the QLogic STOR miniport driver available from
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com
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
Fibre Channel switch that supports NPIV

Physical port attached in a point-to-point connection
Setting QoS by Bandwidth
Setting the QoS by bandwidth allocates up to 80 percent of the physical port’s
bandwidth to its virtual ports. The remaining 20 percent is reserved to handle
non-QoS applications and virtual ports.
Setting QoS by bandwidth guarantees bandwidth for each virtual port and to the
application or VM associated with that virtual port. The proper QoS setting can
prevent bottlenecks that occur when VMs contend for port bandwidth.
Consider how much bandwidth is required to maximize application or VM
performance and set the QoS level to 105 percent of that value. For example, if a
mission-critical application on a VM requires 1Gb of bandwidth to transmit its data
over the fabric, the recommended bandwidth for the virtual port would be 1.05Gb.
Alternatively, the virtual port QoS values can be set as a percentage of the total
available bandwidth.
NOTE
Setting QoS by bandwidth guarantees a minimum bandwidth to a virtual port
but not a maximum limit. If the application/virtual port requires more
bandwidth than the QoS bandwidth value allows and the physical port has
available bandwidth, the application receives the additional bandwidth. The
port allocates additional bandwidth on demand up to the port capacity or
until there is contention for bandwidth among the virtual ports.
When the physical port is partitioned into four virtual ports, the port bandwidth is
divided between the virtual ports according to traffic demands.
The QConvergeConsole lets you set QoS for each virtual port by setting minimum
and maximum percentages of the physical port’s bandwidth for each virtual port.
Using this feature lets you guarantee a transmission rate for each port that
requires a particular bandwidth to run mission-critical applications for business
continuity using virtual ports. The setting for a given QoS can resolve bottlenecks
that exist when VMs contend for port bandwidth.
To set the QoS by bandwidth percentage:
1.
Expand a 2600 Series Adapter in the QConvergeConsole system tree.
2.
Select a virtual port.
3.
Select the QoS tab.
4.
On the QoS Type menu, select Bandwidth.
5.
On the View By menu, select Bandwidth Percentage.
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6.
Use the slider to select the percentage, as shown in Figure 3-2.
Select between 1 percent to 100 percent to set the bandwidth you want to
guarantee for data transferred over the selected virtual port.
Phy QLE2672 0:
Virt QLE2672 0:
Virt QLE2672 1:
Figure 3-2. Setting the QoS by Bandwidth Percentage
7.
Click Save.
To set the QoS by bandwidth speed:
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1.
Expand a 2600 Series Adapter in the QConvergeConsole system tree.
2.
Select a virtual port.
3.
Select the QoS tab.
4.
On the QoS Type menu, select Bandwidth.
5.
On the View By menu, select Bandwidth Speed.
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6.
Use the slider to select the bandwidth speed, as shown in Figure 3-3.
Phy QLE2672 12:
Virt QLE2672 0:
Virt QLE2672 1:
Virt QLE2672 2:
Virt QLE2672 3:
Figure 3-3. Setting the QoS by Bandwidth Speed
7.
Click Save.
Setting QoS by Priority
To set the QoS by priority:
1.
Expand a 2600 Series Adapter in the QConvergeConsole system tree.
2.
Select a virtual port.
3.
Select the QoS tab.
4.
On the QoS Type menu, select Priority.
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Driver Parameters
5.
Use the slider to select a low, medium, or high priority, as shown in
Figure 3-4.
Phy QLE2672 0:
Virt QLE2672 0:
Virt QLE2672 1:
Figure 3-4. Setting the QoS by Priority
6.
Click Save.
Driver Parameters
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the QCC
GUI
Refer to the topics about HBA parameters and viewing or modifying port
parameters in the QConvergeConsole Help System for information.
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the
Interactive QCC CLI
To configure Fibre Channel driver parameters using the interactive QCC
CLI:
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1.
On the Fibre Channel Adapter Configuration menu, select HBA
Parameters.
2.
On the port menu, select a port to open the HBA Parameters menu.
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3.
On the HBA Parameters menu, select Configure HBA Parameters to
open the Configure Parameters menu with options to configure connection
options, data rate, frame size, hard loop ID, loop reset delay, BIOS, Fibre
Channel tape support, operation mode, interrupt delay timer, login retry
count, port down retry count, LIP full login, link down timeout, target reset,
LUNS per target, and receive out-of-order frames.
Refer to the section about the Fibre Channel interactive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the
Noninteractive QCC CLI
Type the following command to configure the driver settings:
# qaucli -pr fc -fs (<hba instance> | <hba wwpn>) {(<param name> | <param
alias>) <param value>}
Where:
hba instance = Adapter instance number of an adapter port (use the -g
command to find)
hba wwpn = Worldwide port name of the adapter
param name = Name of the parameter
param alias = Alias of the parameter
param value = New value of the parameter
Refer to the section about the Fibre Channel noninteractive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Configuring Fibre Channel Driver Parameters with the QLogic
QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server
See the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server User’s
Guide for details on how to configure the Fibre Channel driver parameters.
Selective LUNs
The QCC GUI cannot be used for configuring selective LUNs.
To configure selective LUNs with the interactive QCC CLI, refer to the section
about the Fibre Channel interactive commands in the QConvergeConsole CLI
User’s Guide.
To configure selective LUNs with the noninteractive QCC CLI, refer to the section
about the Fibre Channel noninteractive commands in the QConvergeConsole CLI
User’s Guide.
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Out-of-Order Frame Reassembly
Out-of-Order Frame Reassembly
Out-of-order frame reassembly (OoOFR) reassembles out-of-order frames as
they are received, minimizing network congestion by eliminating the
re-transmission of frames and exchanges.
Configuring OoOFR with the QCC GUI
To enable OoOFR with the QCC GUI:
1.
In the QConvergeConsole system tree, select a Fibre Channel port.
2.
Click Parameters.
3.
Select the Advanced HBA Parameters subtab.
4.
Select the Enable Receive Out of Order Frame check box.
Configuring OoOFR with the Interactive QCC CLI
To enable OoOFR with the interactive QCC CLI:
1.
On the Fibre Channel Adapter Configuration menu, select HBA
Parameters.
2.
On the port menu, select a port to open the HBA Parameters menu.
3.
On the HBA Parameters menu, select Configure HBA Parameters to
open the Configure Parameters menu.
4.
Select 13: Enable Receive Out Of Order Frame.
Configuring OoOFR with the Noninteractive QCC CLI
Type one of the following commands to enable OoOFR in the noninteractive
mode:
# qaucli -n <hba instance>|<hba wwpn> EnableReceiveOutOfOrderFrame 1
# qaucli -n <hba instance>|<hba wwpn> EO 1
Where:
hba instance = Adapter number (use the -g command to find)
hba wwpn = Worldwide port name of the adapter
Type one of the following commands to disable OoOFR in the noninteractive
mode:
# qaucli -n <hba instance>|<hba wwpn> EnableReceiveOutOfOrderFrame 0
# qaucli -n <hba instance>|<hba wwpn> EO 0
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Personality Configuration
Personality Configuration
NOTE
i
Dual personality will be enabled with a firmware upgrade. Please check with
QLogic.
The 2600 Series Adapters are capable of changing the interface type (personality)
between Fibre Channel Adapter and Converged Network Adapter. See
the Glossary for a definition of personality.
NOTE
You must reboot for the new personality to take effect. If you change the
personality of your adapter, you must also change the optical modules.
Troubleshooting
Fibre Channel Diagnostics
Fibre Channel Diagnostics Using the QCC GUI
The QConvergeConsole supports the internal and external loopback, read/write
buffer, and beacon on/off diagnostic tests for Fibre Channel ports.
To run the loopback or read/write buffer test:
1.
Click the Loopback Test or Read/Write Buffer Test button.
The diagnostic tests warning appears.
2.
Click Yes if there are no I/Os active and you want to proceed with the test or
click No to cancel the diagnostic test.
3.
If you selected the loopback test, a dialog box allows you to select Internal
Loopback or External Loopback. Click the appropriate test and then click
OK.
4.
If you selected Yes in Step 2, a dialog box appears with the data pattern
generated. Click Stop when you want to end the test.
To run the beacon on/off test:
1.
Click an adapter port in the system tree on the QCC GUI main window.
2.
Click the Information tab.
The Information tabbed page appears.
3.
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Troubleshooting
Refer to the topic about performing diagnostics in the QConvergeConsole Help
System for more information.
Fibre Channel Diagnostics Using the Interactive QCC CLI
To run the loopback test, read/write buffer test, or beacon test:
1.
On the Main Menu, select 4: Adapter Diagnostics.
2.
On the Fibre Channel Diagnostics menu, select 1: Loopback Test to run
the loopback test, select 2: Read Write Buffer Test to run the read/write
buffer test, or select 3: Beacon Test to run the beacon test. Select 4:
Transceiver Diagnostics Monitoring Interface (DMI) to view the
transceiver diagnostics information.
Refer to the section about Fibre Channel interactive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
Fibre Channel Diagnostics Using the Noninteractive QCC CLI
Refer to the section about the Fibre Channel noninteractive commands in the
QConvergeConsole CLI User’s Guide for information.
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Troubleshooting
Fibre Channel Troubleshooting Diagram
Start
Cannot access all
LUNS and devices
LUNS and
devices visible?
4
Less than all
Zoning error?
None
Adapter logged
into Fibre Channel
switch?
No
Check zoning
Contact
Technical
Support
Yes
No
Correct the
zoning error
3
Yes
All LUNS and
devices now
visible?
Storage device
logged into Fibre
Channel Switch?
1
Yes
Yes
CoŶĮguraƟon
is okay
No
Check storage coŶĮguraƟon:
LUN and device masking?
Host assignment?
Adapter logged
into storage
device?
No
Yes
1
2
All LUNS and
devices now
visible?
No
Check host conĮguraƟon
Rescan disks
Reboot host
4
Yes
CoŶĮguraƟon
is okay
Figure 3-5. Fibre Channel Troubleshooting Diagram (Part 1 of 2)
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Troubleshooting
3
Yes
Adapter can log
into fabric and
name server?
2
CoŶĮgure
Fibre Channel
switch for autonegoƟaƟon and
return to “Start”
No
Verify that cable is connected
and link lights are lit
No
Cable is
connected and
link lights lit?
Yes
Contact
Technical
Support
No
Are opƟcs
QLogic?
Yes
Check auto-negoƟaƟon
on Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel
switch set for
auto-negoƟaƟon?
No
Yes
Replace opƟcs with
QLogic opƟcs and
return to “Start”
Troubleshoot
physical
connecƟon
Figure 3-6. Fibre Channel Troubleshooting Diagram (Part 2 of 2)
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A
Adapter LEDs
Each QLE267x port has three LEDs (see Figure A-1). The amber LED on the left
is 16Gb. The green LED in the middle is 8Gb. The amber LED on the right is 4Gb.
Figure A-1. QLE267x LEDs
Table A-1 defines the LED behavior for the QLE267x adapters.
Table A-1. QLE267x LED Scheme
LEDs
Power
Power
4Gbps 8Gbps 16Gbps
On
On (After
Power (Before
Firmware Link
Link
Link
Beaconing
Off
Fault
UP/
UP/
UP/
Firmware Firmware
InitialiACT
ACT
ACT
Initialization)
zation)
Amber
LED
(16Gbps)
Off
On
Flash
Flash in
sequence
Off
Off
On/
Flash
Flash
Green
LED
(8Gbps)
Off
On
Flash
Flash in
sequence
Off
On/
Flash
Off
Off
Amber
LED
(4Gbps)
Off
On
Flash
Flash in
sequence
On/
Flash
Off
Off
Flash
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A–Adapter LEDs
A-2
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Glossary
adapter
The board that interfaces between the
host system and the target devices.
Adapter is synonymous with Host Bus
Adapter, Host Channel Adapter, host
adapter, and adapter board.
adapter port
A port on the adapter board.
adapter port beacon
An LED on the adapter. Flashing it enables
you to locate the adapter.
alias
A user-defined name for an adapter,
adapter port, logical disk, or subsystem.
basic input output system (BIOS)
(typically in Flash PROM)
The program (or utility) that serves as an
interface between the hardware and the
operating system and allows booting from
the adapter at startup.
boot device
The device, usually the hard disk, that
contains the operating system the BIOS
uses to boot from when the computer is
started.
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boot from SAN
The ability for each server on a network to
boot their operating system from a Fibre
Channel RAID unit located on the SAN,
rather than from a local disk or
direct-attached storage (DAS). This
enables easier SAN management
because you can replace a server and
boot it from the Fibre Channel RAID unit.
device
A computer subsystem, such as an
adapter card, that mediates data in a
computer network. The term “device” is
used interchangeably with “target” and
“target device.”
driver
The software that interfaces between the
file system and a physical data storage
device or network media.
Fast!UTIL
QLogic Fast!UTIL Fibre Channel adapter
BIOS utility.
Fibre Channel
High-speed serial interface technology
that supports other higher layer protocols
such as SCSI and IP, and is primarily used
in SANs. Standardized under ANSI in
1994.
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Flash
Non-volatile memory where the boot code
is saved. At times, Flash and boot code
are used interchangeably.
Host Bus Adapter
An adapter that connects a host system
(the computer) to other network and
storage devices.
Internet protocol (IP)
A method by which data is sent from one
computer to another over the Internet. IP
specifies the format of packets, also called
datagrams, and the addressing scheme.
logical unit number (LUN)
A subdivision of a SCSI target. It is the
small integer handle that differentiates an
individual disk drive or partition (volume)
within a common SCSI target device such
as a disk array.
loopback
Diagnostic tool that routes transmit data
through a loopback connector back to the
same adapter.
message signaled interrupts (MSI/MSI-X)
One of two PCI-defined extensions to
support message signaled interrupts
(MSIs), in PCI 2.2 and later and PCI
Express. MSIs are an alternative way of
generating an interrupt through special
messages that allow emulation of a pin
assertion or deassertion.
MSI-X (defined in PCI 3.0) allows a device
to allocate any number of interrupts
between 1 and 2,048 and gives each interrupt separate data and address registers.
Optional features in MSI (64-bit
addressing and interrupt masking) are
mandatory with MSI-X.
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node port (N_Port)
A port that connects by a point-to-point link
to either a single N_Port or a single
F_Port. N_Ports handle creation, detection, and flow of message units to and from
the connected systems. N_Ports are end
ports in virtual point-to-point links through
a fabric, for example, N_Port to F_Port to
F_Port to N_Port using a single Fibre
Channel fabric switch.
node port ID virtualization (NPIV)
The ability for a single physical Fibre
Channel end point (N_Port) to support
multiple, uniquely addressable, logical end
points. With NPIV, a host Fibre Channel
adapter is shared in such a way that each
virtual adapter is assigned to a virtual
server and is separately identifiable within
the fabric. Connectivity and access privileges within the fabric are controlled by
identification of each virtual adapter and
hence, the virtual server using each virtual
adapter.
non-volatile random access memory
(NVRAM)
A type of memory that retains data (configuration settings) even when power is
removed. You can manually configure
NVRAM settings or restore them from a
file.
path
A path to a device is a combination of an
adapter port instance and a target port as
distinct from internal paths in the fabric
network. A fabric network appears to the
operating system as an opaque network
between the adapter (initiator) and the
target.
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Because a path is a combination of an
adapter and a target port, it is distinct from
another path if it is accessed through a
different adapter or it is accessing a
different target port. Consequently, when
switching from one path to another, the
driver might be selecting a different
adapter (initiator), a different target port, or
both.
This is important to the driver when
selecting the proper method of failover
notification. It can make a difference to the
target device, which might have to take
different actions when receiving retries of
the request from another initiator or on a
different port.
PCI Express (PCIe)
A third-generation I/O standard that allows
enhanced Ethernet network performance
beyond that of the older peripheral component interconnect (PCI) and PCI extended
(PCI-x) desktop and server slots.
personality
When used in the context of an adapter,
the term personality refers to the entire
adapter. It includes all the I/O ports and the
functions on that adapter. For example, a
QLogic adapter can have dual personality,
converting from Fibre Channel to
Converged Network Adapter or vice versa.
Therefore, all the I/O functions and all the
I/O physical ports on the adapter changes
from Fibre Channel Adapter to Converged
Network Adapter.
port
Access points in a device where a link
attaches. The most common port types
are:
 N_Port—a Fibre Channel port that
supports point-to-point topology.
 NL_Port—a Fibre Channel port that
supports loop topology.
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 F_Port—a port in a fabric where an
N_Port can attach.
 FL_Port—a port in a fabric where an
NL_Port can attach.
port instance
The number of the port in the system.
Each adapter may have one or multiple
ports, identified with regard to the adapter
as port 0, port 1 and so forth. To avoid
confusion when dealing with a system
containing numerous ports, each port is
assigned a port instance number when the
system boots up. So port 0 on an adapter
might have a port instance number of 8, for
example, if it is the eighth port discovered
by the system.
quality of service (QoS)
Refers to the methods used to prevent
bottlenecks and ensure business continuity when transmitting data over virtual
ports by setting priorities and allocating
bandwidth.
redundant array of independent disks
(RAID)
Fault-tolerant disks that look like either
single or multiple volumes to the server.
small computer systems interface (SCSI)
The original SCSI specification was a
hardware bus specification and a
packet-oriented protocol specification for
communicating on that bus. SCSI over
Fibre Channel uses the packet-oriented
protocol to communicate with storage
devices on the Fibre Channel.
storage area network (SAN)
Multiple storage units (disk drives) and
servers connected by networking topology.
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target
The storage-device endpoint of a SCSI
session. Initiators request data from
targets (usually disk drives, tape drives, or
other media devices). Typically, a SCSI
peripheral device is the target but an
adapter may, in some cases, be a target. A
target can contain many LUNs.
unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI)
A specification detailing an interface that
helps hand off control of the system for the
pre-boot environment (that is, after the
system is powered on, but before the
operating system starts) to an operating
system, such as Windows or Linux. UEFI
provides a clean interface between
operating systems and platform firmware
at boot time, and supports an architecture-independent mechanism for initializing add-in cards.
worldwide node name (WWNN)
Unique 64-bit address assigned to a
device.
worldwide port name (WWPN)
Unique 64-bit address assigned to each
port on a device. One WWNN may contain
multiple WWPN addresses.
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A
adapter
configuring 2-4, 2-7
LEDs A-1
selecting 2-10
B
beacon on/off test 3-15
BIOS compatibility 2-7
boot devices
configuring 3-6
specifying 2-5
booting from a SAN 2-7
booting from SAN 3-2
C
certification xiv
Korea xv
conventions, documentation x
customer support xi
D
diagnostics, Fibre Channel 3-15
documentation
conventions x
downloading xii
related x
driver installation xviii
driver parameters, configuring 3-12
dual personality 2-10, 3-15
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EMC requirements xiv
EMI requirements xiv
F
FAQs xiii
Fast!UTIL 2-3
FCode 2-10
features 1-1
Fibre Channel Adapter Function Configuration
utility 2-2
configuring 2-3
multi-boot package 2-2
package contents 2-2
Fibre Channel adapter parameters, setting 3-4
Fibre Channel diagnostics 3-15
Fibre Channel driver parameters, configuring
3-12
Fibre Channel installation
in Linux 3-1
in Solaris 3-3
in VMware ESX and ESXi 3-2
in Windows 3-3
firmware, downloading xii
functional description 1-1
H
hardware installation xvii
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I
installation
adapter hardware xvii
drivers xviii
Fibre Channel 3-1
QConvergeConsole xix
K
knowledge database xiii
L
laser safety xiv
LEDs, adapter A-1
license agreements xi
loopback tests 2-10, 3-15
LUNs, selective 3-13
M
multi-boot code, writing to Flash memory 2-2
N
N_Port, definition of Glossary-2
node port, definition of Glossary-2
NPIV 3-7
O
OoOFR 3-14
operating systems, supported 1-2
out-of-order frame reassembly 3-14
physical characteristics 1-2
product safety compliance xvi
Q
QConvergeConsole, installation xix
QLflash, using 2-2
QLogic, contact information xiii
QoS
setting by bandwidth 3-9
setting by priority 3-11
quality of service 3-7
setting by bandwidth 3-9
setting by priority 3-11
R
read/write buffer test 3-15
regulatory information xiii
S
selective LUNs 3-13
standards specifications supported 1-2
support, technical xi
T
target persistent binding 3-4
technical support xi
tests
beacon on/off 3-15
loopback 3-15
read/write buffer 3-15
training xii
troubleshooting 3-15
diagram 3-17
P
persistent binding, configuring 3-4, 3-5
personality configuration 2-10, 3-15
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U
UEFI 2-13
V
virtual ports, configuring 3-7
W
warranty xiii
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