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FC-VI adapter: Hardware initialization failed for port

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster
  • Onboard FC-VI ports
  • AFF-A300

Issue

  • Following an FCVI reset the FCVI ports fail to initialize and remain offline:
[ClusterA-01: ispfcvi2500_main1: fcvi.qlgc.system.error:error]: FC-VI adapter: System Error on port 0e. Resetting the port
[ClusterA-01: ispfcvi2500_main2: fcvi.qlgc.system.error:error]: FC-VI adapter: System Error on port 0f. Resetting the port
[ClusterA-01: ispfcvi2500_port2: fcvi.update.link.state:notice]: FC-VI adapter: Physical link is down on port 0f
 
  • Sysconfig -A output shows the physical link as down:
slot 0: FCVI Host Adapter 0e (QLogic 8324(2672) rev. 2, unknown)
        Physical link:       DOWN
        FC Node Name:        50:0a:09:80:00:ff:ff:b0
        Firmware rev:        8.01.141
        Serial No:           (null)
        Host Port Id:        0xffffffff
        FC Packet size:      2048
        Reading SFP information failed
slot 0: FCVI Host Adapter 0f (QLogic 8324(2672) rev. 2, unknown)
        Physical link:       DOWN
        FC Node Name:        50:0a:09:81:00:ff:ff:b0
        Firmware rev:        8.01.141
        Serial No:           (null)
        Host Port Id:        0xffffffff
        FC Packet size:      2048
        Reading SFP information failed
  • Adapter does not recover after a reboot and during boot reports an initialization failure:
[ClusterA-01:fcvi.initFailed:error]: FC-VI adapter: Hardware initialization failed for port 0f
[ClusterA-01:fcvi.initFailed:error]: FC-VI adapter: Hardware initialization failed for port 0e
 

 

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