Directly Attached (no FC Switch) Oracle Sun ZFS Storage 7000/7120 array Not Seen by Solaris (Doc ID 1608777.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Applies to:

Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage 7310 Unified Storage System - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Emulex FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Issue

- Oracle Sun ZFS Storage 7120 array setup as a FC target is directly connected (no fc switch) to both ports of Oracle FC HBA card
- Dual port Oracle Qlogic FC HBA card setup as Initiators (not target) show both ports offline in "fcinfo hba-port" command output

 

This issue will apply to all 7000 series arrays.

ZFSSA product range ie :

7110/7210/7310/7410/7120/7320/7430/ZS3-2/ZS3-4

 

Note: Check FC HBA documentation to verify at what speeds FC-AL arbitrated loop is no longer supported.

Example:

Sun Storage 16 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Universal
Host Bus Adapter, QLogic
Installation Guide For HBA Model 7101674

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24651_01/pdf/E24460.pdf


Fibre Channel support
• Dual-port Fibre Channel with 16/8/4 auto negotiation
• Topologies supported:
FC-SW switched fabric (N_Port), FC-AL arbitrated loop (not supported at 16 Gb) (NL_ Port), and Point-to-point (N_Port)



Sun Storage 16 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Universal
Host Bus Adapter, Emulex
Installation Guide For HBA Model 7101684

--HBA model : 7101683/7101684

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24649_01/pdf/E24462.pdf : Installation Guide For HBA Model 7101684 shows

FC topologies

Switched fabric (N_Port), arbitrated loop (NL_Port) [FC-AL support for 4G and 8G only; 16G spec does not support FC-AL] and point-to-point (N_Port)

 

Changes

/kernel/drv/qlc.conf file parameter was changed sometime in the past.

Cause

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