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chrischeunghk
chrischeunghk
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Pinned topic IBM BladeCenter H with BNT VF 10Gb Switch Module & Emulex 10GbE VFA

‏2012-09-19T10:32:25Z |
Dear All,

We have a configuration problems with the BNT VF 10Gb Switch Module combined with the Emulex 10GbE VFA on an IBM HS22 x 2 Nodes Blade Server (IBM BladeCenter H)
The problem is we cannot make the Emulex 10GbE VFA (with 8 vNICs x 2 Nodes = 16 vNICs) Link-Up with the BNT VF 10Gb Switch Module.

-In the UEFI Network Config of the Emulex the Link is Down.
-The IBM HS22 has an ESXi v5.1 installed the State of all 16 vNICs are Link Down.

We appreciate your advice.

Thank you very much.

Chris Cheung
Updated on 2012-10-18T21:34:26Z at 2012-10-18T21:34:26Z by Novikov_Alexander
  • skyron
    skyron
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    Re: IBM BladeCenter H with BNT VF 10Gb Switch Module & Emulex 10GbE VFA

    ‏2012-09-22T07:29:10Z  
    Can you provide the configuration of the BNT virtual fabric switch module? Also, please check the firmware version of the Emulex VFA. I have seen the latest firmware having some issues, so you can try v 4.0.1062.0 from this link:

    http://www.emulex.com/downloads/ibm/vfafc-software-kits/ocm52365-bc-vmware/firmware-and-boot-code.html
  • chrischeunghk
    chrischeunghk
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    Re: IBM BladeCenter H with BNT VF 10Gb Switch Module & Emulex 10GbE VFA

    ‏2012-10-12T02:05:01Z  
    • skyron
    • ‏2012-09-22T07:29:10Z
    Can you provide the configuration of the BNT virtual fabric switch module? Also, please check the firmware version of the Emulex VFA. I have seen the latest firmware having some issues, so you can try v 4.0.1062.0 from this link:

    http://www.emulex.com/downloads/ibm/vfafc-software-kits/ocm52365-bc-vmware/firmware-and-boot-code.html
    Dear skyron,

    Thanks for your reply and sorry for reply your message so late.

    I have updated the Emulex VFA firmware to 4.0.1062.0 and updated the 10G BNT switch firmware to 7.2.2 . But still have same problem. What configuration of the BNT virtual fabric switch module? The config file or the AMM log? What can i provide to help us for troubleshooting?

    Thanks for your helpful.

    Chris Cheung
  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
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    Re: IBM BladeCenter H with BNT VF 10Gb Switch Module & Emulex 10GbE VFA

    ‏2012-10-18T21:34:26Z  
    Dear skyron,

    Thanks for your reply and sorry for reply your message so late.

    I have updated the Emulex VFA firmware to 4.0.1062.0 and updated the 10G BNT switch firmware to 7.2.2 . But still have same problem. What configuration of the BNT virtual fabric switch module? The config file or the AMM log? What can i provide to help us for troubleshooting?

    Thanks for your helpful.

    Chris Cheung
    Dear Chris,

    you need another Emulex VFA fw version:

    Offline OneConnect Flash ISO x.103.397.3806
    http://www-dl.emulex.com/support/hardware/oce10102/fw/2_103_397_3806/oneconnect-flash-2.103.397.3806.iso

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow