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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-18-2010

Brocade 825 In Citrix XenServer 5.6q


I was wondering if anybody could give me a pointer in the right direction. We have installed Citrix XenServer 5.6 and now want to add a Brocade 825 card to the server. I am aware that the 825 is not natively supported by XenServer and think I have installed the NoArch Rpm files as per

A quick overview of what I have done to try and get these up and running

1. Extracted brocade_driver_linux_2.0.0.0.tar.gz to a memory stick

2. Mounted the memory stick to /mnt/tmp

3. Tried the installer with "./" This returned the error "ERROR: Install failure: no gcc and kernel-xen-devel- rpm"

4. Tried "yum install bfa_driver_linux-". This wouldn't install due to the driver not being signed.

5. Tried "yum --gpgcheck install bfa_driver_linux-". This seemed to work. Used the same command on the "bna_driver_linux-" and "bfa_util_linux-"

Rebooted the server and the XenServer still doesn't see anything on the otherside of the 825.

I am obviously doing something wrong if anyone can help I would be very much appreciative.



New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-18-2010

Re: Brocade 825 In Citrix XenServer 5.6q

Further Update - it look (when trying to erase and re install) that the install failed.

Marking bfa_driver_linux- to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package bfa_driver_linux.noarch 0: set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

Package           Arch    Version    Repository                           Size
bfa_driver_linux  noarch  /bfa_driver_linux-  4.8 M

Transaction Summary
Install      1 Package(s)        
Update       0 Package(s) 

Remove       0 Package(s)       

Total size: 4.8 M
Is this ok : y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Install failure: no gcc and kernel-xen-devel- rpm
error: %pre(bfa_driver_linux- scriptlet failed, exit status 5
error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping bfa_driver_linux-

  bfa_driver_linux.noarch 0:                                         


Hopefully this will give someone some pointers.

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Brocade 825 In Citrix XenServer 5.6q

Brocade HBA / Drivers are not Supported for Citrix XenServer.

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-02-2009

Re: Brocade 825 In Citrix XenServer 5.6q

The Brocade HBA drivers are in-box with Citrix XenServer 5.6 FP1.

I hope this helps...

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