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Oracle Hardware Management Pack Polling Triggers QLogic qlcnic Driver "started. qlcnic version" Events on CNA Cards - 10Gbps FCoE Host Adapter (Doc ID 2045548.1)

Last updated on MARCH 07, 2018

Applies to:

Qlogic FC HBA - Version All Versions and later
Solaris Operating System - Version 11 11/11 and later
SPARC T5-8 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

With no apparent reason, on a Solaris 11.2 server driver qlcnic reports the following messages:

May 21 17:28:38 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(0) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:28:39 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(1) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:31:36 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(0) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:31:37 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(1) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:31:43 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(0) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:31:44 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(1) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:34:30 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(0) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:34:30 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(1) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:34:37 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(0) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0
May 21 17:34:37 server01 qlcnic: [ID 617002 kern.info] NOTICE: qlcnic(1) started. qlcnic version 140515-v2.1.0

 


This is related to an Oracle 16GB FC HBA ""Dual 16Gigabit/Sec Fibre Channel / 10Gbps FCoE Host Adapter, QLogic" PN 7023303
connected on PCIE1 and configured as a 10Gbps FCoE Host Adapter

bash-4.1$ grep qlcnic /etc/path_to_inst
"/pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qle@0" 0 "qlcnic"
"/pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qle@0,1" 1 "qlcnic"

 

bash-4.1$ more prtdiag-v.out
System Configuration:  Oracle Corporation  sun4v SPARC T5-8
Memory size: 65536 Megabytes


======================================== IO Devices =======================================
Slot +            Bus   Name +                            Model      Max Speed  Cur Speed
Status            Type  Path                                         /Width     /Width
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

/SYS/RCSA/PCIE1   PCIE  SUNW,qle-pciex1077,8030           7023303    8.0GT/x8   8.0GT/x4
                        /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qle@0
/SYS/RCSA/PCIE1   PCIE  SUNW,qle-pciex1077,8030           7023303    8.0GT/x8   8.0GT/x4
                        /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qle@0,1
/SYS/RCSA/PCIE1   PCIE  SUNW,qlc-pciex1077,8031           QLE8362    8.0GT/x8   8.0GT/x4
                        /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qlc@0,2
/SYS/RCSA/PCIE1   PCIE  SUNW,qlc-pciex1077,8031           QLE8362    8.0GT/x8   8.0GT/x4
                        /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qlc@0,3

 

c27 qlc20  2100000e1exxxxx0  7101674 (QLE8362) 4.02     NOT CONNECTED  /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qlc@0,2
c28 qlc21  2100000e1exxxxx1  7101674 (QLE8362) 4.02     NOT CONNECTED  /pci@300/pci@1/pci@0/pci@6/SUNW,qlc@0,3

 



Here we can see the supported speed is 10GB, but nothing is configured or connected yet:

HBA Port WWN: 2100000e1exxxxx0
        Port Mode: Initiator
        Port ID: 0
        OS Device Name: /dev/cfg/c27
        Manufacturer: QLogic Corp.
        Model: 7023303
        Firmware Version: 7.05.00
        FCode/BIOS Version:  BIOS: 3.19; fcode: 4.02; EFI: 5.36;
        Serial Number: 463916T+1443219469
        Driver Name: qlc
        Driver Version: 141204-5.03
        Type: unknown
        State: offline  <<--
        Supported Speeds: 10Gb
        Current Speed: not established
        Node WWN: 2000000e1exxxxx0
        Link Error Statistics:
                Link Failure Count: 0
                Loss of Sync Count: 0
                Loss of Signal Count: 0
                Primitive Seq Protocol Error Count: 0
                Invalid Tx Word Count: 0
                Invalid CRC Count: 0
        Max NPIV Ports: 254
        NPIV port list:
HBA Port WWN: 2100000e1exxxxx1
        Port Mode: Initiator
        Port ID: 0
        OS Device Name: /dev/cfg/c28
        Manufacturer: QLogic Corp.
        Model: 7023303
        Firmware Version: 7.05.00
        FCode/BIOS Version:  BIOS: 3.19; fcode: 4.02; EFI: 5.36;
        Serial Number: 463916T+1443219469
        Driver Name: qlc
        Driver Version: 141204-5.03
        Type: unknown
        State: offline  <<---
        Supported Speeds: 10Gb
        Current Speed: not established
        Node WWN: 2000000e1exxxxx1
        Link Error Statistics:
                Link Failure Count: 0
                Loss of Sync Count: 0
                Loss of Signal Count: 0
                Primitive Seq Protocol Error Count: 0
                Invalid Tx Word Count: 0
                Invalid CRC Count: 0
        Max NPIV Ports: 254
        NPIV port list:



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