Running Explorer Rev 8.6 or Higher on S11.2 May Cause the FC Link on Qlogic FC HBA to Reset with OFFLINE/ONLINE condition (Doc ID 2031652.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Solaris release 11.2 includes a new utility called fwupdate with an option to collect the firmware levels of all configured Oracle devices (fwupdate list all). This utility calls a tool called qaucli (supplied by Qlogic), which causes the ASIC on the Qlogic HBA to reset and trigger the OFFLINE/ONLINE condition on the Fibre Channel link.  This issue has been documented in bug 20980370. The fwupdate manpage provides additional details on this utility.

Cause

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