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Hardware Installation Guide for the QLA2300 Board Family

Fibre Channel Host Adapter Boards for the PCI Bus Part of the SANblade Family of Products

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October 5, 2001

QLogic Corporation

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.

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Document Revision History

Rev. A, initial release, 12/11/00

Rev. B, update, 3/2/01, (QLA2310/QLA2310F boards added)

Rev C, update, 7/31/01, (QLA2310FL/QLA2312F/QLA2312FL boards added)

Rev D, update, 10/5/01 (corrected QLA2310/2310F/2310FL boards’ PCI-X bus speed from 133 MHz to 66 MHz)

Boards Affected

QLA2300

QLA2300F

QLA2302F

QLA2310

QLA2310F

QLA2310FL

QLA2312F

QLA2312FL

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© 2000–2001 QLogic Corporation

First Printed: July 2000

All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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QLogic Corporation, 26600 Laguna Hills Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 (800) 867-7274 or (949) 389-6000

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Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction

 

1.1

General Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

1.2

What is Fibre Channel? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

1.3

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

Section 2

Hardware Installation

 

2.1

Preinstallation Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

2.2

What You Need for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

2.3

QLA23xx Board Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

2.3.1

LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

2.3.2

Jumpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

2.4

Power Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

2.5

Installation in the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

2.6

Installation Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

Section 3

Troubleshooting

 

3.1

Problems After Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3.2

Hardware Problem Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3.3

System Configuration Problem Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

3.4

Fibre Channel Problem Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

Appendix A

Fast!UTIL

 

A.1

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

A.2

Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

A.2.1

 

Host Adapter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A.2.2

 

Selectable Boot Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A.2.3

 

Restore Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A.2.4

 

Raw NVRAM Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A.2.5

 

Advanced Adapter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A.2.6

 

Extended Firmware Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-5

A.3

Scan Fibre Channel Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-7

A.4

Fibre Disk Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-7

A.5

Select Host Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-7

Appendix B

Specifications

 

Appendix C

Label

 

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FIGURES

Figure

 

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QLA2300/2310 Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

2-2

QLA2300F/2310F Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-2

2-3

QLA2310FL Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

2-4

QLA2302F Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

2-5

QLA2312F Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

2-6

QLA2312FL Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

2-7

QLA2300/2300F/2310/2310F/2310FL Board LED Activity . . . . .

2-5

2-8

QLA2302F/2312F Board LED Activity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

TABLES

Table

 

Page

A-1

Host Adapter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

A-2

Advanced Adapter Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

A-3

Extended Firmware Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-5

A-4

RIO Operation Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-6

A-5

Connection Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-6

B-1

QLA23xx Board Operating Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-1

B-2

QLA23xx Board Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Introduction

NOTE: The following SANblade QLogic host adapter boards are collectively referred to as the QLA23xx board unless otherwise noted:

QLA2300 family (64-bit PCI to Fibre Channel copper media)

QLA2300F family (64-bit PCI to Fibre Channel optical media)

QLA2302F family (64-bit PCI to dual-channel optical media)

QLA2310 family (64-bit PCI-X to Fibre Channel copper media)

QLA2310F family (64-bit PCI-X to Fibre Channel optical media)

QLA2310FL family (64-bit PCI-X to Fibre Channel optical media, low profile)

QLA2312F family (64-bit PCI-X to dual-channel Fibre Channel optical media)

QLA2312FL family (64-bit PCI-X to dual-channel Fibre Channel optical media, low profile)

1.1

General Description

Thank you for selecting the QLA23xx Fibre Channel (FC) board. The QLA23xx board is an intelligent, high-performance, DMA bus master host adapter designed for high-end systems. The intelligence and performance are derived from the ISP2300/2310/2312 chips, making the QLA23xx board a leading-edge host adapter. The ISP2300/2310/2312 combines a powerful RISC processor, a Fibre Channel protocol manager (FPM) with one 2-Gb Fibre Channel transceiver, and a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) or peripheral component interconnect-extended (PCI-X) local bus interface in a single-chip solution. The QLA23xx board supports all FC peripherals that support private loop direct attach (PLDA) and fabric loop attach (FLA). Installation of the QLA23xx board is quick and easy.

1.2

What is Fibre Channel?

Fibre Channel technology is outlined in the SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP) standard. Fibre Channel is a high-speed data transport technology used for mass storage and networking. It connects mainframes, super computers, workstations, storage devices, and servers.

Fibre Channel supports data transfer rates up to 200 MBps half-duplex and

400 MBps full-duplex on copper and optical interfaces. The QLA2300 and QLA2310

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Features

1 – Introduction

 

 

boards use a copper interface for short connections (less than 30 meters at a data rate of 1 Gbps; less than 15 meters at a data rate of 2 Gbps). The following boards use a multimode optical interface for intermediate distances (less than 500 meters at the data rate of 1 Gbps; less than 300 meters at the data rate of 2 Gbps).

QLA2300F

QLA2302F

QLA2310F

QLA2310FL

QLA2312F

QLA2312FL

With its increased connectivity and performance, Fibre Channel is the I/O technology preferred and used by system designers.

1.3

Features

Compliance with PCI Local Bus Specification revision 2.2

Compliance with PCI-X Addendum (revision 1.0) to the PCI Local Bus Specification (QLA2310/2310F/2310FL/2312F/2312FL)

Compliance with Third Generation Fibre Channel-Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH-3) standard

Compliance with Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL-2) standard

Compliance with U.S. and international safety and emissions standards

Support for bus master DMA

Fast!UTIL BIOS utility to customize the configuration parameters on the QLA23xx board and attached drives

Two independent channels on a single board (QLA2302F)

Supports Fibre Channel protocol-SCSI (FCP-SCSI), IP, and Fibre Channel-virtual interface (FC-VI) protocols

Supports point-to-point fabric connection (F-PORT FABRIC LOGIN)

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Hardware Installation

2.1

Preinstallation Procedures

Before installing your QLA23xx board, take a moment to read this guide.

CAUTION! The QLA23xx board contains parts that can be damaged by ESD. Before handling the QLA23xx board, use standard methods to discharge static electricity. Keep the QLA23xx board in the antistatic bag until you are ready to install it. Place the board on the bag when you examine or configure it. Retain the bag for future use.

2.2

What You Need for Installation

Before you install the QLA23xx board in your computer, you need the following:

A screwdriver (usually a Phillips #1)

A high-speed, serial data connector (HSSDC) cable that is compatible with data rates of 2 Gbps for the QLA2300 and QLA2310 boards

An optical mutimode cable with an LC-style duplex connector for the QLA2300F/2310F/2310FL boards; two cables for the QLA2302F/2312F/ 2312FL boards.

2.3

QLA23xx Board Components

Figures 2-1 through 2-4 identify the QLA23xx board components referenced throughout this section.

Each QLA23xx board has a unique serial number; its location on the board is noted in figures 2-1 through 2-4. Take a minute to write down the serial number of the QLA23xx board.

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