Emulex 10 GB link fails to connect to 1 Gb switch - IBM Servers



Source

RETAIN tip: H21705

Symptom

Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (VFA) I/II or HS23 10 Gb interface fails to link to a supported one (1) Gb switch in either the BC-H ( I/O slot seven (7) or nine (9), with Multi-Switch Interconnect Module (MSIM) installed) or BC-S ( I/O slot two (2)).

Affected configurations

The system may be any of the following IBM servers:

  • BladeCenter H, type 8852, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22, type 1911, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22, type 1936, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22, type 7870, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22V, type 1949, any model
  • BladeCenter HS22V, type 7871, any model
  • BladeCenter HS23, type 1929, any model
  • BladeCenter HS23, type 7875, any model
  • BladeCenter HS23E, type 8038, any model
  • BladeCenter HS23E, type 8039, any model
  • BladeCenter HX5, type 1909, any model
  • BladeCenter HX5, type 1910, any model
  • BladeCenter HX5, type 7872, any model
  • BladeCenter HX5, type 7873, any model
  • BladeCenter S, type 1948, any model
  • BladeCenter S, type 7779, any model
  • BladeCenter S, type 8886, any model

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Options:

  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x, L1 49Y7940, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II for IBM BladeCenter HS23, Option 90Y9332, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II for IBM BladeCenter, Option 90Y3566, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced for IBM BladeCenter, Option 49Y4275, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM BladeCenter HS23, Option 81Y3120, any replacement part number
  • Emulex 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM BladeCenter, Option 90Y3550, any replacement part number

This tip is not software specific.

The Emulex firmware for the VFA II and System LOM is affected.

The system has the symptom described above.

Solution

This issue was resolved in Emulex firmware v4.6.166.9.

The file is available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:

 

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Additional information

Previous versions of the Emulex firmware disabled the 1 Gb link negotiation on the 10 Gb path.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5093584
Last modified:  2013-09-04
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