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Fibre Channel and Converged Network

Adapters for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0

User’s Guide

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Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0

User’s Guide

Information furnished in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. QLogic Corporation reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without notice. Applications described in this document for any of these products are for illustrative purposes only. QLogic Corporation makes no representation nor warranty that such applications are suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification. QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.

 

Document Revision History

 

 

 

Revision A, October 20, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Changes

 

Sections Affected

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Related Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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What’s in This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Documentation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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License Agreements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Knowledge Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hardware and Software Components

 

 

Hardware Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

 

Software Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

 

Boot Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

 

OS Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

 

Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-4

 

Management Tools and Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-4

 

Supported QLogic Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-4

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Installation

 

 

Supported Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

 

Installing the Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

 

Installing the Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

Installing SANsurfer Management Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

 

Installing SANsurfer FC HBA Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

 

Installing SANsurfer FC HBA CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

3

Configuration

 

 

Identifying QLogic Adapters on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

 

Using vSphere™ Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

 

Using Console OS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Using the QLogic Fast!UTIL BIOS Utility

3-5

 

Verifying That the Driver is Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

 

Configuring the Driver Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-7

 

Deploying NPIV for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-9

 

Monitoring NPIV Virtual Ports from SANsurfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-10

 

Configuring Boot from SAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Troubleshooting

 

 

Troubleshooting with LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

 

Dynamic Extended Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

 

Troubleshooting with Driver Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-4

 

Debugging Using Proc Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-9

 

Collecting System Logs for Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-10

 

Frequently Seen Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-10

Glossary

 

Index

 

 

 

Figure

 

List of Figures

Page

 

 

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Jagged-edged Screen Shots Depict Partial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adapter Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

2-1

Installing the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

2-2

Downloading SANsurfer FC HBA Manager—VMware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

2-3

Downloading SANsurfer FC HBA Manager—Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

2-4

Downloading SANsurfer FC HBA Manager—VMware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

3-1

vSphere Client Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

3-2

Finding Adapters on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

3-3

Verifying That the Driver is Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-7

3-4

SANsurfer FC HBA Manager Showing NPIV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-11

3-5

Virtual Port Information Page in SANsurfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

3-6

Starting Fast!UTIL from the BIOS Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-13

Table

 

List of Tables

Page

 

 

1-1

Adapter Component Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

3-1

Configurable Driver Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-8

A-1

QLA234x Adapter LED Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

A-2

QLA24xx/QLE24xx/QEM2462 Adapter LED Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A-3

QEM2462 Power and Attention Switch LED Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A-4

QLE25xx Adapter LED Scheme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A-5

QLE8042 Converged Network Adapter LED Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A-6

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Common Driver Log Messages

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6

A-7

Proc Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9

A-8

Frequently Seen Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10

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Preface

QLogic provides a portfolio of Fibre Channel Adapters, Intelligent Ethernet

Adapters, and Converged Network Adapters on the VMware® ESX/ESXi 4.0 platform:

QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters include 2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb adapter offerings on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 in PCI-X™, PCI Express®, and PCI Express ExpressModule™ form factors.

QLogic Intelligent Ethernet Adapters include the 1/10Gb QLE3000 Series adapters in PCI Express form factors.

QLogic Converged Network Adapters include the first-generation QLE8000 Series offering on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 in PCI Express form factors.

This guide provides detailed instructions on the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters (QLE8000 Series) on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0. It also provides details on the use of QLogic adapter features to enhance the value of server virtualization using VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0. Such features include virtual adapter configuration using N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and “boot from SAN” configuration.

Intended Audience

The Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 User’s Guide is intended for use by users deploying QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0: users ranging from end users, such as data center managers and system administrators, to the test and development community. This guide is primarily focused on VMware ESX. However, the Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters from QLogic offer the same functionality regardless of the ESX edition (that is, ESX or ESXi).

Related Materials

For additional information, refer to the following QLogic and VMware documents.

Related QLogic documentation:

SANsurfer FC HBA Manager User’s Guide (part number SN54651-00)

SANsurfer FC HBA Manager release notes and ReadMe file

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SANsurfer FC HBA CLI User’s Guide (part number SN0054614-00)

SANsurfer FC HBA CLI release notes and ReadMe file

Related VMware documentation:

Online VMware Compatibility Guide located here: http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

VMware Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide located here: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_san_cfg.pdf

Other technical documentation for VMware products is located here: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/

What’s in This Guide

This user’s guide provides a brief introduction to the Fibre Channel Adapter and Converged Network Adapter (QLE8000 Series) products from QLogic. The primary focus of this guide is to explain the adapter driver features, management tools available on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0, and the supported features.

NOTE:

For Converged Network Adapters, this guide covers only the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) functionality. FCoE drivers can be downloaded from the following URL:

http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/SearchByPr oduct.aspx?ProductCategory=322&Product=1059&Os=167

For additional information on the networking function of the QLE8000 Series Converged Network Adapters, visit the following URL:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2925&lang= eng

The QLE8000 Series Converged Network Adapters use the Intel® 82598 10Gb Ethernet Controller. The drivers for this Ethernet controller for the QLE8000 Series adapters are inbox in ESX/ESXi 4.0.

This preface covers the intended audience, related materials, document conventions used, license agreements, and technical support. The remainder of the guide is organized into the following chapters and appendices:

1 Hardware and Software Components provides details about hardware components, software components, and the supported QLogic adapters.

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2 Installation details the supported features and covers installation of hardware, drivers, and SANsurfer® management tools.

3 Configuration covers how to identify QLogic adapters, start Fast!UTIL, verify that the driver is loaded, configure driver parameters, deploy N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV), monitor NPIV from the SANsurfer management tools, and configure the boot from SAN functionality.

A Troubleshooting details troubleshooting methods, including LEDs and logs.

At the end of this user’s guide you will find a glossary of terms and an index to help you quickly find information.

Documentation Conventions

This guide uses the following typographic conventions:

NOTE:

Notes provide additional information.

Text in bold font indicates user interface elements such as a menu items, buttons, check boxes, or column headings. For example:

Under Hardware, click Storage Adapters.

Text in a monospace font (Courier New) indicates file name, directory path, or command line text output. For example:

Enter an IP Address:

Text in a bold monospace font (Courier New) indicates user input (what you type). For example:

#chkconfig firewall off

Text in ALL CAPITALS indicates the name of a key that you press on the keyboard. For example:

On the QLogic BIOS banner screen, press CTRL+Q.

Text in italics indicates emphasis, terms, document titles. For example: Refer to the VMware IO Compatibility Guide.

Italicized text within angle brackets indicates user-defined variables. For example:

cat /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/<adapter_number>

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Text within square brackets indicates optional parameters. For example iscli [optional parameters] [Command Variable]

Text in blue font indicates a hyperlink (jump) to a figure, table, chapter, or section in this guide, and links to Web sites are shown in underlined blue. For example:

Table 4-1 lists the configurable driver parameters.

See “Configuring Boot from SAN” on page 4-10.

For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

Screen captures that depict only the essential portion of the user interface currently under discussion (rather than the entire dialog box or window) are shown with jagged edges, as shown in Figure i.

Figure i Jagged-edged Screen Shots Depict Partial Interface

License Agreements

Refer to the QLogic Software End User License Agreement for a complete listing of all license agreements affecting this product.

Technical Support

QLogic-direct customers may contact QLogic Technical Support; others will be redirected to their authorized maintenance provider.

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Visit the QLogic support Web site listed in Contact Information for the latest firmware and software updates.

Availability

QLogic Technical Support for products under warranty is available during local standard working hours excluding QLogic Observed Holidays.

Training

QLogic offers training for technical professionals for all iSCSI, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel products. From the main QLogic Web page, www.qlogic.com, click the Education and Resources tab at the top, and then click the Education & Training tab at the left. The QLogic Global Training Portal offers online courses, certification exams, and scheduling of in-person training.

Technical certification courses include installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting QLogic products. Upon demonstrating knowledge using live equipment, QLogic awards a certificate identifying the student as a Certified Professional. The training professionals at QLogic may be reached by e-mail at training@qlogic.com.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact your QLogic approved reseller or QLogic Technical Support at any phase of integration for assistance. QLogic Technical Support can be reached by the following methods:

Web http://support.qlogic.com

E-mail support@qlogic.com

Knowledge Database

The QLogic knowledge database is an extensive collection of QLogic product information that you can search for specific solutions. We are constantly adding to the collection of information in our database to provide answers to your most urgent questions. Access the database from the QLogic Support Center: http://support.qlogic.com.

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1 Hardware and Software

Components

This chapter provides details about QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters in VMware ESX/ESXi, including:

Hardware Components

“Software Components” on page 1-3

“Supported QLogic Adapters” on page 1-4

Hardware Components

A typical QLogic Fibre Channel or Converged Network Adapter includes the following major components:

RISC processor

Static random access memory (SRAM)

Non-volatile memory (Flash)

Non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) (On 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapters, NVRAM is built into the Flash.)

Transceivers

LEDs

NOTE:

QLE8000 Series Converged Network Adapters might have additional components not listed in the preceding list. This section is intended only to provide an overview of the key components on a typical Fibre Channel/Converged Network Adapter.

Figure 1-1 shows the hardware components of a QLogic Fibre Channel or Converged Network Adapter and Table 1-1 provides additional details of selected components.

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5NVRAM: Non-Volatile Random EEPROM). Where some of the settings are stored. Because type of RAM, data is retained ev

Transceivers:

 

 

Short for

 

 

transmitter-

 

 

receiver, a

 

 

device (copper

4

LEDs: Light Emitting Diodes. Display various

or optical) that

transmits and

 

active/inactive states of an adapter. QLogic’s

 

Beaconing feature uses LEDs to identify the

receives signals.

 

 

physical location of the adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

1Processor:

QLogic’s ISP contains a RISC processor.

SRAM: Static Random Access memory. Where the firmware is loaded. In addition to the firmware, SRAM also retains (in queue) the

various I/O commands the Fibre Channel processor must process.

3 Flash: Non-volatile form of memory. Where the boot code is stored.

 

Figure 1-1 Adapter Components

 

Table 1-1. Adapter Component Details

 

 

Callout

Description

Number

 

 

 

1The reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor, also known as the intelligent storage peripheral (ISP) controller, is the heart of the adapter. The RISC processor is a single integrated ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) that contains the processing power required to run the Fibre Channel and FCoE protocols. The RISC processor also interfaces the host bus (PCI-X or PCI Express) and controls the I/O operations.

2The static random access memory (SRAM) provides the runtime memory required for the adapter operations. The SRAM is where the firmware is downloaded when the adapter is powered up. The RISC processor (see 1) accesses the SRAM to process the firmware instructions. In addition, the SRAM stores the runtime context of various I/O operations in progress.

3The non-volatile memory, also referred to as Flash memory, contains the boot code run by the RISC processor (see 1) when the adapter is powered up. On QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter 2400 series and later, the Flash memory contains multiple boot images—the FCode, x86 BIOS, and EFI—to support multi-boot capability on different platforms.

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Table 1-1. Adapter Component Details (Continued)

Callout

Description

Number

 

 

 

4LEDs indicate the real-time status of the adapter, Fibre Channel or Ethernet link status, and link activity. LED patterns are described in detail in “Troubleshooting with LEDs” on

page A-1.

5Non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) is used to store the per-port adapter configuration parameters. These parameters are typically loaded at manufacturing and should not be modified except by those who have an expert level understanding of the functioning of QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters. During adapter initialization, the parameters are accessed and used to configure the adapter. Examples of adapter configuration parameters include Fibre Channel connection type (topology), Fibre Channel data rate, Fibre Channel tape support, and so on.

Software Components

This section describes the following QLogic adapter software components:

Boot Code

OS Driver

Firmware

Management Tools and Utilities

Boot Code

Boot code resides on the Flash memory on the adapter. The primary function of the boot code is to communicate with an external boot device before the operating system takes the control over when booting from a storage device attached to the QLogic adapter. This type of configuration is referred to as boot from SAN.

OS Driver

For all QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters currently supported on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0, the driver is supported natively with ESX; that is, no separate driver installation is required for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 to recognize the QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters. QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 require no additional driver installation steps to run the adapters. In some specific cases, you may need to download from the VMware Web site one of the following:

A VMware Approved Driver CD (http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/default.aspx)

ESX/ESXi patches that might include specific fixes for adapters or enable new adapters.

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NOTE:

All inbox drivers for ESX/ESXi are distributed by VMware.

Firmware

The firmware module performs most of the Fibre Channel and FCoE protocol-related functions, thus freeing the system CPU and memory resources from protocol processing. This efficiency keeps the QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapter drivers thin, which saves runtime system resources such as CPU and memory.

The QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapter firmware is bundled with the driver. For the QLE8000 Series Converged Network Adapters, the FCoE Engine (framer) firmware is resident on the adapter. The FCoE firmware for the adapter is also bundled with the driver.

Management Tools and Utilities

QLogic offers a comprehensive suite of management tools and utilities, including the following:

SANsurfer FC HBA Manager provides a graphical user interface for simplified management.

SANsurfer FC HBA CLI (command line interface) enables you to automate Fibre Channel Adapter management by means of scripting and interactive mode.

Supported QLogic Adapters

For a complete list of QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters supported on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0, refer to the online VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide located here:

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

For OEM-branded adapters manufactured by QLogic Corporation, click the OEM name in the Partner Name box.

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2 Installation

This chapter provides the following installation information:

Supported Features

“Installing the Hardware” on page 2-2

“Installing the Driver” on page 2-3

“Installing SANsurfer Management Tools” on page 2-3

Supported Features

When properly installed, QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 support the following features:

VMware ESX/ESXi Release Support—4.0.

Topologies—FC-AL, FC-AL2, point-to-point, and switched fabric.

Protocols—FCP-3-SCSI, FC-tape (FCP-2).

Link Rate

2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapters with auto-rate negotiation

10Gb Enhanced Ethernet for Converged Network Adapters

Single driver support—for 2/4/8Gb Fibre Channel Adapters and 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet Converged Network Adapters.

SNIA Common Adapter API—v1.x/v2.0 compliant.

QLogic CIM Providers for Adapter Management—for ESXi 4.0 and later versions.

N_Port ID virtualization—driver supports virtual adapters as follows:

4Gb Fibre Channel Adapters support 127 virtual adapters per port.

8Gb Fibre Channel Adapters support 255 virtual adapters per port.

QLE8000 Series Converged Network Adapters support 63 virtual adapters per port.

Boot from SAN support—enables servers on a network to boot their operating system from a Fibre Channel RAID unit on the SAN.

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Support for MSI-X—on 4/8Gb Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters.

Support for VMware SCSI path failover—for Active/Active and Active/Passive storage devices.

Support for VMware VMotion™ and VMware Storage VMotion

Remote SAN and adapter management—using the SANsurfer FC HBA Manager tool (see “Installing SANsurfer FC HBA Manager” on page 2-4).

Automated local host management—using the SANsurfer FC HBA CLI tool (see “Installing SANsurfer FC HBA CLI” on page 2-7).

Installing the Hardware

Adapter hardware installation requires that you open the computer and locate the appropriate bus slot for housing the adapter, as detailed in the following steps. Figure 2-1 shows the hardware placement.

ADAPTER

LEVER

SCREW

64-BIT PCI-X SLOT

ADAPTER

RETAINING OR BRACKET

x4 PCI EXPRESS SLOT

(x8 PHYSICAL SLOT OR SLOT COVERS ABOVE REQUIRED FOR

QLE25xx ADAPTERs)

SYSTEM

CHASSIS

Figure 2-1 Installing the Adapter

To install the adapter:

1.Power off the computer, and then disconnect the power cable.

2.Remove the computer cover and find an appropriate empty bus slot.

3.Pull out the slot cover (if any) by removing the screw or releasing the lever.

4.Grasp the adapter by the top edge and seat it firmly into the appropriate slot.

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5.Refasten the adapter's retaining bracket using the existing screw or lever.

6.Close the computer cover.

7.Plug the Fibre Channel or Ethernet cable into the adapter.

8.Plug in the power cable and turn on the computer.

9.Verify the LEDs on the adapter to ensure proper operation. The LED patterns are described in “Troubleshooting with LEDs” on page A-1.

Installing the Driver

The QLogic Fibre Channel driver ships “inbox” with VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0. However, in some specific cases, you may need to download the following:

From the QLogic Web site, a VMware-approved Driver CD.

From the VMware Web site, VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 patches that might include specific fixes for adapters.

Installing SANsurfer Management Tools

The QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapter management tools include the SANsurfer FC HBA Manager (GUI) and the SANsurfer FC HBA CLI (command line interface). These management tools can be used only with VMware ESX 4.0. Because VMware ESXi 4.0 does not have a service console, the SANsurfer management tools cannot be installed in ESXi 4.0 for adapter management.

SANsurfer FC HBA Manager provides:

A graphical user interface to easily install, configure, and deploy QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters.

Diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities.

Statistical information required to optimize SAN performance.

Remote management capabilities.

SANsurfer FC HBA CLI provides:

Management of QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters only on the local machine on which the tool is installed.

A non-interactive mode that can be used for scripting common and frequent operations.

Menu-driven mode for ease of use.

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