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Registered: ‎11-28-2016

how to get 16Gb supported speeds for Emulex fc card?

Hello experts,

We installed Emulex fc card on our san server(illumos os), and we want to get 16Gb supported speeds.

but if set port mode to target,there's no 16Gb listed in Supported Speeds,

root@nas:/.b# fcinfo hba-port
HBA Port WWN: 10000090fa022b62
        Port Mode: Target
        Port ID: 10800
        OS Device Name: Not Applicable
        Manufacturer: Emulex
        Model: LPe16002B-M6
        Firmware Version: 11.1.38.61 (xe201.grp)
        FCode/BIOS Version: none
        Serial Number: FC25103848
        Driver Name: emlxs
        Driver Version: 2.80.8.0 (2012.09.17.15.45)
        Type: F-port
        State: online
        Supported Speeds: 4Gb 8Gb
        Current Speed: 8Gb
        Node WWN: 20000090fa022b62

 

if set port mode to Initiator, we can get 16Gb speed listed as following,

root@nas:~# fcinfo hba-port
HBA Port WWN: 10000090fa535f7b
        Port Mode: Initiator
        Port ID: 10a00
        OS Device Name: /dev/cfg/c8
        Manufacturer: Emulex
        Model: LPe16002B-M6
        Firmware Version: 11.1.38.61 (xe201.grp)
        FCode/BIOS Version: Boot:11.1.38.61
        Serial Number: FC40132755
        Driver Name: emlxs
        Driver Version: 2.80.8.0 (2012.09.17.15.45)
        Type: N-port
        State: online
        Supported Speeds: 4Gb 8Gb 16Gb
        Current Speed: 8Gb
        Node WWN: 20000090fa535f7b
        NPIV Not Supported

 

please kindly tell us how this happened? and how to get 16Gb supported speeds in target mode?

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 300
Registered: ‎08-31-2009

Re: how to get 16Gb supported speeds for Emulex fc card?

Hello,

 

If you would like the I/O chain run at 16Gb/s, have you got all devices running at 16Gb/s?

16Gb/s SFPs on Brocade unit and on HBAs?

What is the Brocade switch model?

 

From your example, for initiator and target, there is 2 different HBAs, does SFPs are all 16Gb/s capable?

 

 

 

 

 

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Brocade Moderator
Posts: 304
Registered: ‎03-29-2011

Re: how to get 16Gb supported speeds for Emulex fc card?

Hi,

 

i found an bug entry showing similiar to what you are seeing for the OS:

 

https://www.illumos.org/issues/6761

 

or

 

https://www.illumos.org/issues/5587




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