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Pinned topic Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

‏2012-10-31T15:40:59Z |
Hello All!.

I have a:
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1 x Blade Center H chassis
10 x Blade Server HS23
2 x Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch module for IBM Blade center(14 x Internal, 6 x External Ports(all ports licensed))
2 x BNT Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter
1 x DS3512 (Dual Controller ) with 3 EXP3512 and 2 EXP3524 System Storage.
8 x Emulex Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card(CIOv) for IBM Blade Center
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Status:
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1.Every controllers of DS3512 System Storage redundancy connected to Brocade switch with 2 x Fibre optic LC-LC cable.
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2.Switch Status:
FCSW01:USERID> version
Kernel: 2.6.14.2
Fabric OS: v6.3.1b
Made on: Mon Apr 19 21:46:59 2010
Problems and Questions:
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I am facing problem while attaching DS3512 using FC with Brocade 8gb SAN switch.

There is no Link LED glow on both side SAN and Brocade, Only Amber (!) mark led is blinking on Brocade switch.

In brocade switch browser menu Switch Health report shows faulty port monitor "MARGINAL"

Note the Error Logs:
“Port 15 port faulted due to SFP validation failure. Please check if the SFP is valid for the configuration”.

I have update AMM,SAN firmware and NVram.

All logs and snapshots attached.

Regards,
SKhan
Updated on 2012-11-08T14:59:43Z at 2012-11-08T14:59:43Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-10-31T18:39:47Z  
    Hi,

    • external Ports are activated in the Chassis?
    • used certiied Brocade SFPs?
    • latest Firmware for Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch module for IBM Blade center is 6.4.2b (supported by IBM)

    Regards
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-10-31T19:23:46Z  
    Hi,

    • external Ports are activated in the Chassis?
    • used certiied Brocade SFPs?
    • latest Firmware for Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch module for IBM Blade center is 6.4.2b (supported by IBM)

    Regards
    Hi,

    Thanks for your kind reply and we already activited the External port of the Switch from the Blade center Cosole.

    The IBM certified Brocade SFPs are Part #: 44X1962
    IBM 8Gbps SFP+ Optical Transceiver - 1 x Fiber Channel - XFP

    this is link where loading latest verion for the Switch OS 6.4.2b.

    http://ibm.brocadeassist.com/wps/

    this is Important

    . Supported configurations for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel - IBM BladeCenter H (7989, 8852)

    The following sections in this document have changed:

    • Abstract/Symptom has changed
    • Solution has changed
    • Additional information has changed

    Supported configurations for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel - IBM BladeCenter H (7989, 8852)

    http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087103&brandind=5000020&myns=x108750&mync=E

    Thanks,

    SKhan
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-01T14:01:49Z  
    Hi,

    Thanks for your kind reply and we already activited the External port of the Switch from the Blade center Cosole.

    The IBM certified Brocade SFPs are Part #: 44X1962
    IBM 8Gbps SFP+ Optical Transceiver - 1 x Fiber Channel - XFP

    this is link where loading latest verion for the Switch OS 6.4.2b.

    http://ibm.brocadeassist.com/wps/

    this is Important

    . Supported configurations for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel - IBM BladeCenter H (7989, 8852)

    The following sections in this document have changed:

    • Abstract/Symptom has changed
    • Solution has changed
    • Additional information has changed

    Supported configurations for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel - IBM BladeCenter H (7989, 8852)

    http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087103&brandind=5000020&myns=x108750&mync=E

    Thanks,

    SKhan
    Hi,

    Please refer my reply and Brocade Switch has been Updated with fabric OS ver: 6.4.2b with configuration of Fiber Channel HBA and switch Modules as indicated in the details section that follow.

    Configuration 1:
    8 GB Emulex CIOv HBA configuration:
    Firmware 2.01a3
    Boot Code 5.12a5
    EDC 3.22 (see note 1)
    SERDES Update (see note 1)
    Speed Setting: Auto (see note 5)
    8 GB Brocade FCSM switch configuration:
    Firmware 6.4.2b
    FPGA 97 (see note 7)
    Internal Port Settings:
    Speed Setting: Auto (see note 5,8)
    Fill Word 1 (see note 6)

    But Still given same error as said earlier :

    Thu Nov 01 2012 10:43:51 GMT+00:00 Error Port 0 port faulted due to SFP validation failure. Please check if the SFP is valid for the configuration. Chassis 94 1 C2-1001 brocade8Gb

    Thu Nov 01 2012 10:44:04 GMT+00:00 Warning Switch status changed from HEALTHY to MARGINAL. Switch 96 1 FW-1424 brocade8Gb
    Doyou have any other Solution of this Problem.

    Thanks,

    Regards,

    SKhan
  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1147 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-01T18:18:42Z  
    Hi,

    Please refer my reply and Brocade Switch has been Updated with fabric OS ver: 6.4.2b with configuration of Fiber Channel HBA and switch Modules as indicated in the details section that follow.

    Configuration 1:
    8 GB Emulex CIOv HBA configuration:
    Firmware 2.01a3
    Boot Code 5.12a5
    EDC 3.22 (see note 1)
    SERDES Update (see note 1)
    Speed Setting: Auto (see note 5)
    8 GB Brocade FCSM switch configuration:
    Firmware 6.4.2b
    FPGA 97 (see note 7)
    Internal Port Settings:
    Speed Setting: Auto (see note 5,8)
    Fill Word 1 (see note 6)

    But Still given same error as said earlier :

    Thu Nov 01 2012 10:43:51 GMT+00:00 Error Port 0 port faulted due to SFP validation failure. Please check if the SFP is valid for the configuration. Chassis 94 1 C2-1001 brocade8Gb

    Thu Nov 01 2012 10:44:04 GMT+00:00 Warning Switch status changed from HEALTHY to MARGINAL. Switch 96 1 FW-1424 brocade8Gb
    Doyou have any other Solution of this Problem.

    Thanks,

    Regards,

    SKhan
    Dear saleem,

    read the doc:

    H196488: DS3500/DS3950/DS5000 systems not working with Brocade on 8 Gbps host ports
    http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5083089

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-01T20:48:33Z  
    The switches are in the document are rack or chassis switches, not Bladecenter.

    Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch = Brocade 5470

    __________
    Best regards
    >>>Time-to-Flash<<<
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-03T10:59:01Z  
    The switches are in the document are rack or chassis switches, not Bladecenter.

    Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch = Brocade 5470

    __________
    Best regards
    >>>Time-to-Flash<<<
    Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for your kind replay and help, worked has been done, but still one problem we are facing regarding our HS23 Server, where want to boot from SAN and no any our EMULEX HBA seem on the Server UEFI and in the Server's Post for Configuration Boot from SAN,

    Could you please explain and step by step procedure that how to Enable Emulex 8GB HBA for Blade center with DS3512 Storage and Brocade 20 Port 8GB SAN Swoitch and how toseems this card in our server's BIOS and also find this card on POST.

    Thanks,

    Regards,

    SKhan.
  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1147 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-05T10:29:17Z  
    Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for your kind replay and help, worked has been done, but still one problem we are facing regarding our HS23 Server, where want to boot from SAN and no any our EMULEX HBA seem on the Server UEFI and in the Server's Post for Configuration Boot from SAN,

    Could you please explain and step by step procedure that how to Enable Emulex 8GB HBA for Blade center with DS3512 Storage and Brocade 20 Port 8GB SAN Swoitch and how toseems this card in our server's BIOS and also find this card on POST.

    Thanks,

    Regards,

    SKhan.
    Dear saleem,

    first of all update and set everything as described in wellknown doc:

    Supported configurations for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel - IBM BladeCenter H (7989, 8852)
    https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087103

    If it not helped, post DS Support Data of DS3512, DSA log from HS23 and output of command supportshow from both FC switches.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-07T09:50:38Z  
    Dear saleem,

    first of all update and set everything as described in wellknown doc:

    Supported configurations for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel - IBM BladeCenter H (7989, 8852)
    https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087103

    If it not helped, post DS Support Data of DS3512, DSA log from HS23 and output of command supportshow from both FC switches.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
    Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for you kind cordination and grate Help, and Problem has been sloved.

    Thanks Again,

    Regards,

    SKhan
  • HajoEhlers
    HajoEhlers
    72 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-07T10:17:17Z  
    Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for you kind cordination and grate Help, and Problem has been sloved.

    Thanks Again,

    Regards,

    SKhan
    Hi SKhan,

    > ... Problem has been sloved.
    You tell what has been needed/done to solve the problem.

    tia
    hajo
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Brocade 8Gb 20-port Switch showing Port fault due to SFP Validation with

    ‏2012-11-08T14:59:43Z  
    Hi SKhan,

    > ... Problem has been sloved.
    You tell what has been needed/done to solve the problem.

    tia
    hajo
    Hi Tia,

    Best practic is that to updated UEFI, BIOS Firmware and device drivers to all connected Modules and equipments, e-g; IBM Blade Center, Servers and Switches and specially Storage's Controllers BOX. and secondly princile annocement letter or reported problem reference (MIGR), in this case we had followed the same.

    Thanks,

    Regards,
    Skhan