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Customer has connected a HP Proliant DL380 G6 Server that is running ESX on it to their Brocade SAN Switch DS-5100B-8G. The problem is that the port is connecting up as a G-Port and not an F-Port.

Had the customer execute the below commands, but didn't work. Customer has changed the cables.

switch:admin> portlogclear

switch:admin> portcfggport 9, 0

switch:admin> portdisable 9

switch:admin> portenable 9

switch:admin> portcfgspeed 9, 0

switch:admin> portdisable 9

switch:admin> portenable 9

switch:admin> portlogclear

switch:admin> portcfggport 9, 1

switch:admin> portdisable 9

switch:admin> portenable 9

Ports of Slot 0    0  1  2  3    4  5  6  7    8  9 10 11   12 13 14 15

-----------------+--+--+--+--+----+--+--+--+----+--+--+--+----+--+--+--

Speed             AN AN AN AN   AN AN AN AN   AN 8G AN AN   AN AN AN AN

Fill Word          0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0

AL_PA Offset 13   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Trunk Port        ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON

Long Distance     .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

VC Link Init      .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Locked L_Port     .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Locked G_Port     ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON .. ON ON   ON ON ON ON

Disabled E_Port   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

ISL R_RDY Mode    .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

RSCN Suppressed   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Persistent Disable.. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

NPIV capability   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON

QOS E_Port        AE AE AE AE   AE AE AE AE   AE AE AE AE   AE AE AE AE

EX Port           .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Mirror Port       .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Rate Limit        .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Credit Recovery   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON

Fport Buffers     .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Port Auto Disable .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto

==============================================

  9   9   010500   id    N8   Online      FC  G-Port

Customer will have the cable moved to a different port to check the functionality, but this can be done only tomorrow.

Please advise

Thanks
Chetan.R

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Posts: 201
Registered: ‎11-24-2009

Re: Customer has connected a HP Proliant DL380 G6 Server that is running ESX on it to their Brocade SAN Switch DS-5100B-8G. The problem is that the port is connecting up as a G-Port and not an F-Port.

Hi Chetan.R,

could it be the classic issue with ESX driver version, quoted below?

For VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x, please upgrade Qlogic FC-FCoE built-in driver version to 841.k1.16.2-1vmw released on Dec 21, 2010. The driver can be either downloaded from VMware website or Qlogic website.

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