03-30-2011 04:33 PM
I'm having no success seeing the WWNN's of devices on internal ports of an 8470 switch in an IBM Bladecenter H chassis. Is there a procedure for mapping the internal servers with the internal CEE or FCoE ports?
03-31-2011 03:41 AM
I'm used to HP blades and mapping is usually done by the backplane and static.
On HP systems the position of the mezzazine card links to one of the IO slots on the back.
Perhaps IBM uses the same principle?
And those internal ports enabled and do they have correct settings?
You're saying you don't see an wwn's but can you tell what can see or perhaps even paste some output from portshow ?
03-31-2011 04:14 AM
03-31-2011 04:35 AM
Some port are still negotiatng speed while other are N10.
So it looks like there's an physical connection between the blade and switch.
What CNA's are you using and have they been configured (if needed)?
Does the ethernet/ip part of the CNA work?
03-31-2011 06:46 AM
I'm using Brocade 1010/1020 CNA's in the blades. I'm not planning to use the Ethernet networking on this switch at this time, and the switch isn't uplinked to the core.
Regarding configuring the CNA, when I attempt to enter the BIOS with CTL+B, I get the message "Adapter i/o link initialization failed. Disabling the BIOS.". Normally, configuring the BIOS isn't necessary unless I'm planning to boot from SAN.