HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Release Notes

HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Release Notes
HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel
Driver Release Notes
HP-UX 11i v1
HP Part Number: J2635-90045
Published: March 2009
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Table of Contents
1 HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Release Notes.............................5
Overview.................................................................................................................................................6
Driver Versions..................................................................................................................................6
What is New in This Version..................................................................................................................7
Installation Requirements.......................................................................................................................7
Verifying the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Installation.......................................7
Known Problems and Workarounds......................................................................................................7
Defects Fixed in This Release..................................................................................................................8
Related Information................................................................................................................................8
Software Availability in Native Languages............................................................................................8
Table of Contents
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List of Tables
1-1
1-2
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Fibre Channel Driver Version History............................................................................................6
Defects Fixed in the HP-UX 11i v1 Operating System....................................................................8
List of Tables
1 HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Release
Notes
This document discusses the most recent product information pertaining to the HP PCI Tachyon
TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver supported on the HP-UX 11i v1 operating system. This document
addresses the following topics:
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“Overview” (page 6)
“What is New in This Version” (page 7)
“Installation Requirements” (page 7)
“Known Problems and Workarounds” (page 7)
“Defects Fixed in This Release” (page 8)
“Related Information” (page 8)
“Software Availability in Native Languages” (page 8)
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Overview
The HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver manages the following single port host
bus adapters (HBAs):
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A6795A PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Adapter
A5158A PCI Tachlite Fibre Channel Adapter
A6684A HSC-eff Tachlite Fibre Channel Adapter
A6685A HSC Tachlite Fibre Channel Adapter
These HBAs support Fabric Login between the host and storage devices, thus enabling better
performance and fault isolation. All HBAs support a link speed of 1 Gbps. The A6795A HBA
supports both 1 Gbps and 2 Gbps.
The A6795A and A5158A products are Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)-based HBAs,
and the A6684A and A6685A products are High Speed Connect (HSC)-based HBAs.
Driver Versions
Table 1-1 lists the driver versions for each release of the Fibre Channel driver.
Table 1-1 Fibre Channel Driver Version History
Release
HP-UX 11.00
HP-UX 11i v1
Application
Release 1201
B.11.00.10 (32-bit B.11.11.09 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
or 64-bit)
11i v1.6 OE
Release
HP-UX 11i v1.6
HP-UX 11i v2.0
B.11.22.01 (64-bit)
11i v2.0 OE
Release
B.11.23.01 (64-bit)
Application
Release 0304
B.11.23.02 (64-bit)
HP-UX 11i v2
Update 2
B.11.23.03 (64-bit)
Application
Release 1204
B.11.11.12 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
Application
Release 0512
Application
Release 0612
B.11.23.0512
(64-bit)
B.11.11.13 (32-bit
and 64-bit)
HP-UX 11i v3
February 2007
B.11.31 (64-bit)
Application
Release 0706
B.11.11.14 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
B.11.23.0706
(64-bit)
Application
Release 0709
B.11.11.15 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
B.11.23.0709
(64-bit)
B.11.31.0709 (64-bit)
B.11.23.0712
(64-bit)
B.11.31.0712 (64-bit)
B.11.23.0803
(64-bit)
B.11.31.0803 (64-bit)
Application
Release 0712
Application
Release 0803
B.11.11.16 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
Web Release
0807
Application
Release 0809
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HP-UX 11i v3.0
B.11.23.0807
(64-bit)
B.11.11.17 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Release Notes
B.11.23.0809
(64-bit)
B.11.31.0809 (64-bit)
Table 1-1 Fibre Channel Driver Version History (continued)
Release
HP-UX 11.00
HP-UX 11i v1
HP-UX 11i v1.6
HP-UX 11i v2.0
Web Release
0811
HP-UX 11i v3.0
B.11.31.0811 (64-bit)
Application
Release 0903
B.11.11.18 (32-bit
or 64-bit)
B.11.23.0903
(64-bit)
B.11.31.0903 (64-bit)
What is New in This Version
This version of the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver contains only defect fixes
and does not offer any new feature. For information about the defect fixes, see “Defects Fixed in
This Release” (page 8).
Installation Requirements
You must install the following software and patch before installing the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2
Fibre Channel driver on the system:
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Fibre Channel Mass Storage (FCMS) Patch PHKL_23626 or later
This patch is available for download at the following websites:
http://h20293.www2.hp.com/
http://itresourcecenter.hp.com
Verifying the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel Driver Installation
To verify whether the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver is installed successfully
on your system, enter the following command at the HP-UX prompt:
# swlist FibrChanl-00
Where:
FibrChanl-00
is the bundle name for the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver.
If the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver is installed successfully on the system,
the following message is displayed:
#
#
#
#
#
#
Initializing...
Contacting target "hostname"...
Target: hostname:/
FibrChanl-00
B.11.11.18 PCI/HSC FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6684A,A6685A,A5158A,A6795A
FibrChanl-00.FC-TACHYON-TL B.11.11.18 PCI/HSC FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6684A,A6685A,A5158A,A6795A
Known Problems and Workarounds
Following are the known problems and workarounds in the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre
Channel driver:
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Problem: During online replacement (OLR) of the A6795A adapter in Superdome systems,
the replacement can fail if the adapter is connected to the hub, switch, or device, and the
following error message is displayed:
OLARD error: General error
The slot is inaccessible till you power cycle the system.
Workaround: Disconnect the cable from the adapter before you perform online addition
and replacement (OLAR) operations.
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Problem: During online replacement (OLR) of the A6795A adapter on L3000 systems, the
replacement can cause a system panic (high-priority machine check (HPMC)) if the adapter
What is New in This Version
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is connected to the hub, switch, or device. The subsequent boot hangs unless you power
cycle the system.
Workaround: Disconnect the cable from the adapter before you perform the OLAR operations.
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Problem: During online replacement (OLR) of the A6795A adapter on the L2000 system,
the replacement may fail and the following error message may be displayed:
OLARD error: General error
Workaround: This problem is fixed in Processor Dependent Code (PDC) Version 41.38.
Defects Fixed in This Release
Table 1-2 lists the defects fixed in this release of the Fibre Channel PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 driver.
Table 1-2 Defects Fixed in the HP-UX 11i v1 Operating System
Number
Description
QXCR1000865946
The command /opt/fcms/bin/fcmsutil /dev/td reports
negative value for Number of Assisted I/Os.
Related Information
For more information about the HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver, see the
following documentation available at:
http://docs.hp.com/en/J2635-90041/J2635-90041.pdf
Support Guide
This document provides a product overview, and discusses
additional features and regulatory information. It also describes
how to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain the driver.
Installation Guide
This document describes how to install software and hardware for
specific HBAs.
Support Matrix
This document discusses support matrix for Fibre Channel adapters,
supported hardware platforms, operating systems, driver bundle
versions, and minimum processor dependent code (PDC) or
firmware requirements.
White Paper
The white papers suggest and describe ways to increase the
performance of Fibre Channel adapters.
Software Availability in Native Languages
The HP PCI Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Fibre Channel driver software is available in the English language
only.
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