10Gb SFP's Installed in 8Gb/16Gb HBA/CNA Will Not Connect to an 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch (Doc ID 1634962.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

Applies to:

Sun Storage FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Emulex FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Qlogic FC HBA - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle sells 8Gb and 16Gb HBA/CNA's that have replaceable optics (SFP).

In some cases, removing or replacing the SFP's on these HBA's can void warranty - see Hardware Installation Guide for your model HBA/CNA.

"Mixing Transceiver types is not supported. Use only 8Gbps or 16Gbps SFP+ or 10Gbps SFP+"

"The 10Gbps SFP+ and 16Gbps SFP+ transceivers are sold and FRU'd as pairs"

Symptoms

You may encounter the following errors on bootup for a Solaris server:

 

Cause

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