Ethernet Fabric (VDX, CNA)

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1860-2p - enable PXE using bcu



I'm working on a solution that has many HP servers with 2x 1860-2p PCI adapters. I need to enable BIOS on 1st port of the second adapter in order to PXE-boot. We can do it manually from Alt-B prompt but this is a big problem because we have tens of servers to configure.


I tried bcu util (bfa_util_linux_noioctl- on my RHEL 6.5 diskless image but I get this error message everytime I run it:




./bcu ethboot --query 2/0
ERROR: port id "2/0" in command is incorrect

./bcu ethboot --enable 2/0
ERROR: port id "2/0" in command is incorrect


Driver info:


 modinfo bna
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/bna/bna.ko
firmware:       ct2fw-
firmware:       ctfw-
description:    Brocade 10G PCIe Ethernet driver
license:        GPL
author:         Brocade
srcversion:     35CB2126D33EBC4DECA5936
alias:          pci:v00001657d00000022sv*sd*bc02sc00i*
alias:          pci:v00001657d00000014sv*sd*bc02sc00i*
vermagic:       2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64 SMP mod_unload modversions 
parm:           bnad_msix_disable:Disable MSIX mode (uint)
parm:           bnad_ioc_auto_recover:Enable / Disable auto recovery (uint)
parm:           bna_debugfs_enable:Enables debugfs feature, default=1, Range[false:0|true:1] (uint)


Please advise.





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Posts: 5,046
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: 1860-2p - enable PXE using bcu

Brocade HBA as be acquired by QLOGIC and are no longer supported by Brocade.


In any case, in order to configure PXE,  - as fair as i remember - you can do that with the unified  RHEL DUD drivers, however is unknow to if such a package is available for 6.5, I know only the DUD 5.7


would suggest to ask by QLOGIC for such a package or if 5.7 is compatible and supported


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