Unable to establish FCoE connection using second port of CNA to Cisco Nexus 5548 switch

(Doc ID 2087929.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 14, 2015

Applies to:

SPARC T5-2 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Customer has 3 Servers.
Each Server has 2 Emulex CNA cards.
On each server, 1 port from each CNA card is connected to a Cisco 5548 switch using FCoE.
The Cisco 5548 is connected to a FC switch, which is then connected to a FC Storage Array.
The FC Storage Array presents FC LUNs to the Server via FCoE CNA ports.
This configuration is up and running without fault.

The issue is that the customer is unable to establish a FC connection to the FC switch beyond the Nexus Cisco 5548 switch using the remaining (second) port on each CNA card.
Due to this they are unable to present Storage from the FC Array to the second CNA port.

In messages numerous events of the following type are logged against the new data path:



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