07-01-2013 04:53 AM
I want to know if Emulex LP8000 is compatible with SAN80B (5300) or not .
I have an HP Alpha Server with LP8000 ( KGPSA-CA) FC HBA and when I try to attach This HBA to SAN80B it does not come online .
I tried replacing the cable ,changing the port Speed .But no luck.
07-01-2013 05:59 AM
The HP/Compaq/Digital KGPSA-CA (1Gb, PCI) FC HBA did not tested with 8Gb FC switches. So there is no official support.
But I think, it can work with 8Gb SAN enviroment, if you are using an lower speed (4/2/1Gb) SFP-s.
Another way (workaround) is the reservation some 4Gb FC SAN switches for 1Gb HBA-s. (My customer has some old 1Gb Alpha systems, till now working. But they are do not connected to a 8Gb SAN director directly.)