Checking Interconnecting Elements (IEs) in a SAN/Fibre Channel (FC) path (Doc ID 1400156.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 13, 2015

Applies to:

Qlogic FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Emulex FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
JNI FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

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There are several links in the chain, so to speak, of a FC path.

Major components consist of the FC HBA, FC Storage Device and perhaps a FC Switch or Switches linked together.

Note: Part of the FC Switch is the Pluggable Transceiver light modules usually referred to as an small form-factor pluggable (SFP) (or older, obsolete gigabit interface converter (GBIC)) which is inserted into the FC Switch port is also a frequent cause of FC connectivity issues.


Interconnecting Elements (IEs) on the other hand, would primarily be cables, patch panels and splices.

IEs need to be tested/checked/eliminated whenever troubleshooting the lose of connectivity or errors on a FC path.

This is part of the initial triage required of customers in order to help isolate the issue to a Oracle or NON-Oracle component.

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