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Registered: ‎10-14-2014

BR1860 CNA - vport disappears after reboot

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Hi All,

 

Have added a BR-1860 adapter in CNA mode in ESXi 5.5 host. Below is the 'port list'

 

~ # esxcli brocade bcu --command='port --list'
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port# FN Type PWWN/MAC FC Addr/ Media State Spd
Eth dev
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/0 - dcb 8c:7c:ff:be:1e:02 -- sw DCB Linkup 10G
0 fcoe 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:00 010b01 Linkup
2 eth 8c:7c:ff:be:1e:02 vmnic2 Linkup
1/1 - dcb 8c:7c:ff:be:1e:03 -- sw DCB Linkup 10G
1 fcoe 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:01 010c01 Linkup
3 eth 8c:7c:ff:be:1e:03 vmnic3 Linkup

 

 

After I create a 'vport' , the vport gets added succesfully with the below commands and can see the output as below.

 

After reboot of the ESXi host, the vports disappear, any idea how to ensure the vports remain even after reboot ??

 

And also, can we add the vports to the VM in ESXi in 'Passthrough Mode', Please suggest ??

 

~ # esxcli brocade bcu --command='lport --list 1/0'
Port ID: 1/0/0
Port Name:
Port PWWN: 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:00
Port NWWN: 20:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:00
HW Path: 0000:03:00.0
Num LPORTs: 2
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
PT FC Addr LPORT PWWN LPORT NWWN FC4 Roles
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
BP 010b01 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:00 20:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:00 IM
VP 010b02 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:90 20:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:90 IM
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-14-2014

Re: BR1860 CNA - vport disappears after reboot

Below is the vport that is added, the vport disappears after reboot 

 

~ # esxcli brocade bcu --command='vport --query 1/0 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:90'
Port wwn: 10:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:90
Node wwn: 20:00:8c:7c:ff:be:1e:90
FC Addr: 010b02
State: online
Role: FCP initiator
Symbolic-Name: vport1

 

Also please let us know if the vport can be added to a VM in ESXi 5.5 in passthrough mode ?

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Re: BR1860 CNA - vport disappears after reboot

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deep,

 

since HBA and CNA was acquired by QLOGIC are not longer supported by Brocade

 

http://www.brocade.com/products/all/adapters/index.page

 

back to you question:

 

->Also please let us know if the vport can be added to a VM in ESXi 5.5 in passthrough mode ?

 

I'm not sure, but I think 99% this is generally not supported.

 

I would suggest to open a Call with QLOGIC to obtain Support.

TechHelp24
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Registered: ‎10-14-2014

Re: BR1860 CNA - vport disappears after reboot

Thank you Antonio, sure I will open a case with Qlogic, 

 

Any idea on SR-IOV ?

 

On the BR-1860 adapter when I execute the below command, I see SR-IOV capable column, can it be enabled ?

SR-IOV is the concept that allows PCIe to be added to VMs ? if not then can you highlight on what exactly SR-IOV does ?

 

 

~ # esxcli brocade bcu --command='pcifn --list 1'
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fn Port Type QPairs MSI-X Option SR-IOV Max Active
Resources Rom capable VFs VFs
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active:
0 0 FC 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
1 1 FC 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
2 0 ETH 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
3 1 ETH 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
Configured:
0 0 FC 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
1 1 FC 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
2 0 ETH 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
3 1 ETH 32 64 Enabled N 0 -
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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