Troubleshooting Fibre Channel (FC) HBA Card That Is Not Seen By The Solaris OS (Doc ID 1630881.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Emulex FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage FCoE CNA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Qlogic FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal


This document discusses FC HBA PCI cards, not the embedded FC interface on server's system board.

Note: Ethernet/IP Network Interface Cards (NIC) with Fibre Channel Interfaces can be mistaken for FC HBA cards.


Regardless if a fc hba port is seeing any storage devices the fc hba card itself is normally recognized by the Solaris Operating System and listed in several command outputs including:

- fcinfo hba-port (Solaris 10 and above)
- cfgadm -al
- prtdiag -v
- luxadm -e port
- prtpicl -v


Note: NON-Oracle fc hba cards using Oracle FC HBA Drivers will be listed in above commands as well. NON-Oracle fc hba cards using NON-Oracle FC HBA Drivers will only be listed in following commands:

- fcinfo hba-port (Solaris 10 and above)
- prtdiag -v
- prtpicl -v



If issue is determined to be defective card your NON-Oracle FC HBA card support vendor will need to be contact to troubleshoot and/or replace the card.

How to Identify Oracle[TM] Branded Fibre Channel (FC) HBA and CNA Cards and Their Slot Locations (Doc ID 1282491.1)

 

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