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  1. HBA for zx2000

    In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    latest firmware.
    Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?

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  2. Re: HBA for zx2000

    "Tom Linden" writes:
    > In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    > latest firmware.
    > Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?


    Emulex fibre channel adapters are not supported on OpenVMS I64; the
    Qlogic ones are supported.

    The Emulex adapters have been known to work on the I64 systems, however.

    As you know already, the zx series isn't supported by OpenVMS I64, either.

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  3. Re: HBA for zx2000

    Tom Linden wrote:
    > In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    > latest firmware.
    > Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?


    You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.

    That's more than I can say is likely available in most other localities
    in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if anybody has even
    tried this particular combination.)

    Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the results
    of your tests.




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  4. Re: HBA for zx2000

    This works for sure in V8.3 (it's in my private cluster and san),
    although unsupported:

    System Type HP zx6000 (1.00GHz/3.0MB) Primary CPU ID 0.
    Cycle Time 1.0 nsec (1000 MHz) Pagesize 8192 Byte

    CPU Type Itanium2 McKinley Rev B3

    9 PCI FFFFFFFF.82D6E840 0 60 PCI
    FFFFFFFF.82D6ECE8 6008 0031 00D2 1520 FGA: 1 KGPSA-CA (Emulex LP8000)

    FGA0: operational firmware revision DS3.93A0
    port_name(adapter_id) = 1000-0000-C922-673C, node_name(host_id) = 1000-0000-C922-673C

    Jur.



    Stephen Hoffman wrote:
    > Tom Linden wrote:
    >> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    >> latest firmware.
    >> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?

    >
    > You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    > interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.
    >
    > That's more than I can say is likely available in most other localities
    > in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if anybody has even
    > tried this particular combination.)
    >
    > Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the results
    > of your tests.
    >
    >
    >
    >


  5. Re: HBA for zx2000

    On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    wrote:

    > Tom Linden wrote:
    >> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    >> latest firmware.
    >> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?

    >
    > You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    > interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.
    >
    > That's more than I can say is likely available in most other localities
    > in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if anybody has even
    > tried this particular combination.)
    >
    > Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the results
    > of your tests.
    >

    I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any special
    incantations
    needed to bring up the HBA?



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  6. Re: HBA for zx2000

    It should work right out of the box.

    Jur.


    Tom Linden wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    >>> latest firmware.
    >>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?

    >>
    >> You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    >> interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.
    >>
    >> That's more than I can say is likely available in most other
    >> localities in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if anybody
    >> has even tried this particular combination.)
    >>
    >> Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the
    >> results of your tests.
    >>

    > I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any special
    > incantations
    > needed to bring up the HBA?
    >
    >
    >


  7. Re: HBA for zx2000

    On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:22:15 -0700, Malcolm Dunnett
    wrote:

    > Rob Brooks wrote:
    >> "Tom Linden" writes:
    >>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    >>> latest firmware.
    >>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?

    >> Emulex fibre channel adapters are not supported on OpenVMS I64; the
    >> Qlogic ones are supported.
    >>

    > The QLogic cost a lot more though - an important consideration for
    > a hobbyist. Emulex 8000s can be found on eBay for under $20 quite often,
    > expect to pay several hundred on eBay for a QLogic 2340 HBA (and even
    > more for the "officially supported" QLA2342.

    Just bought three Emulex off ebay for $9 apiece, after upgrading the
    firmware
    they work just fine (in the alphas anyway, haven't tried it yet in the
    zx2000)
    >
    >> The Emulex adapters have been known to work on the I64 systems, however.
    >>

    > sounds like it's worth a shot
    >
    >> As you know already, the zx series isn't supported by OpenVMS I64,
    >> either.

    >
    > but of course also has been known to work ( so does a CX2600 btw ).




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  8. Re: HBA for zx2000

    On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:32:50 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    digiater dot nl"> wrote:

    > It should work right out of the box.
    >
    > Jur.


    Thanks, it did. I put in 2 HBA's for which I had previously updated the
    firmware,
    one for each switch, but
    Device Device Error
    Name Status Count
    PGA0: Offline 1
    PGB0: Online 0

    So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.

    BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    persistent across boots. How do you do that?

    Tom
    >
    >
    > Tom Linden wrote:
    >> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running the
    >>>> latest firmware.
    >>>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?
    >>>
    >>> You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    >>> interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.
    >>>
    >>> That's more than I can say is likely available in most other
    >>> localities in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if anybody
    >>> has even tried this particular combination.)
    >>>
    >>> Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the
    >>> results of your tests.
    >>>

    >> I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any special
    >> incantations
    >> needed to bring up the HBA?
    >>




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  9. Re: HBA for zx2000

    In article , "Tom Linden" writes:
    >BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    >persistent across boots. How do you do that?


    Enter it in SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM, if you like

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    Network and OpenVMS system specialist
    E-mail peter@langstoeger.at
    A-1030 VIENNA AUSTRIA I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist

  10. Re: HBA for zx2000

    > So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.

    The errorlog may reveal more info. Or try this:

    $ ana/sys
    SDA> fc ring /full [/slow]

    But that might need more than average knowledge to interpret
    (which I might have since I wrote part of the code).

    Jur.


    Tom Linden wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:32:50 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    > digiater dot nl"> wrote:
    >
    >> It should work right out of the box.
    >>
    >> Jur.

    >
    > Thanks, it did. I put in 2 HBA's for which I had previously updated the
    > firmware,
    > one for each switch, but
    > Device Device Error
    > Name Status Count
    > PGA0: Offline 1
    > PGB0: Online 0
    >
    > So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.
    >
    > BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    > persistent across boots. How do you do that?
    >
    > Tom
    >>
    >>
    >> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running
    >>>>> the latest firmware.
    >>>>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS V8.3?
    >>>>
    >>>> You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    >>>> interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.
    >>>>
    >>>> That's more than I can say is likely available in most other
    >>>> localities in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if
    >>>> anybody has even tried this particular combination.)
    >>>>
    >>>> Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the
    >>>> results of your tests.
    >>>>
    >>> I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any special
    >>> incantations
    >>> needed to bring up the HBA?
    >>>

    >
    >
    >


  11. Re: HBA for zx2000

    On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:57:57 -0700, Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER
    wrote:

    > In article , "Tom Linden"
    > writes:
    >> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    >> persistent across boots. How do you do that?

    >
    > Enter it in SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM, if you like


    That one doesn't existy on my systems. Is it somehow invoked if it exists?

    >




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  12. Re: HBA for zx2000

    Tom Linden wrote:
    > On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:57:57 -0700, Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER
    > wrote:
    >
    >> In article , "Tom Linden"
    >> writes:
    >>> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    >>> persistent across boots. How do you do that?

    >>
    >> Enter it in SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM, if you like

    >
    > That one doesn't existy on my systems. Is it somehow invoked if it exists?
    >
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > --PL/I for OpenVMS
    > www.kednos.com


    The FM for TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.1 at



    contains the following:
    --------------------------
    To maintain site-specific startup and shutdown commands and settings,
    create the following files:

    * SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM
    * SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSHUTDOWN.COM

    The site-specific startup procedure is invoked after all the TCP/IP
    services have been started. These files are not overwritten when you
    install a new version of TCP/IP Services.
    ---------------------------

    HTH,

    Jeff



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  13. Re: HBA for zx2000

    In article ,
    "Tom Linden" wrote:

    > On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:57:57 -0700, Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER
    > wrote:
    >
    > > In article , "Tom Linden"
    > > writes:
    > >> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    > >> persistent across boots. How do you do that?

    > >
    > > Enter it in SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM, if you like

    >
    > That one doesn't existy on my systems. Is it somehow invoked if it exists?
    >


    Yes. It is invoked only if it exists.

    When creating it, you should consider whether you want it to be cluster
    wide or node-specific.

    If the former, it in SYS$COMMON:[[SYS$STARTUP].
    If the latter, put in the SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYS$STARTUP] for each node.

    --
    Paul Sture

    Sue's OpenVMS bookmarks:
    http://eisner.encompasserve.org/~stu...bookmarks.html

  14. Re: HBA for zx2000

    In article ,
    "Tom Linden" wrote:

    > On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:57:57 -0700, Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER
    > wrote:
    >
    > > In article , "Tom Linden"
    > > writes:
    > >> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    > >> persistent across boots. How do you do that?

    > >
    > > Enter it in SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM, if you like

    >
    > That one doesn't existy on my systems. Is it somehow invoked if it exists?
    >


    Yes. It is invoked only if it exists.

    When creating it, you should consider whether you want it to be cluster
    wide or node-specific.

    If the former, put it in SYS$COMMON:[[SYS$STARTUP].
    If the latter, put in the SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYS$STARTUP] for each node.

    --
    Paul Sture

    Sue's OpenVMS bookmarks:
    http://eisner.encompasserve.org/~stu...bookmarks.html

  15. Re: HBA for zx2000

    On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:05:06 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    digiater dot nl"> wrote:

    > > So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.

    >
    > The errorlog may reveal more info. Or try this:

    nothing in errorlog
    >
    > $ ana/sys
    > SDA> fc ring /full [/slow]
    >
    > But that might need more than average knowledge to interpret
    > (which I might have since I wrote part of the code).


    Didn't learn anything from that

    SDA> fc ring/full pgb0:
    SDA> fc ring/full pga0:
    SDA>

    SDA> help fc
    Sorry, no documentation on FC


    >
    > Jur.
    >
    >
    > Tom Linden wrote:
    >> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:32:50 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    >> digiater dot nl"> wrote:
    >>
    >>> It should work right out of the box.
    >>>
    >>> Jur.

    >> Thanks, it did. I put in 2 HBA's for which I had previously updated
    >> the firmware,
    >> one for each switch, but
    >> Device Device Error
    >> Name Status Count
    >> PGA0: Offline 1
    >> PGB0: Online 0
    >> So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.
    >> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    >> persistent across boots. How do you do that?
    >> Tom
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>>>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running
    >>>>>> the latest firmware.
    >>>>>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS
    >>>>>> V8.3?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and an
    >>>>> interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64 V8.3.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That's more than I can say is likely available in most other
    >>>>> localities in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if
    >>>>> anybody has even tried this particular combination.)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the
    >>>>> results of your tests.
    >>>>>
    >>>> I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any special
    >>>> incantations
    >>>> needed to bring up the HBA?
    >>>>

    >>




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  16. Re: HBA for zx2000

    SDA> fc set dev fga0
    SDA> fc ring/full
    SDA> fc set dev fgb0

    etc.

    There's no help other than entering FC without any parameters. I can
    give you the source but that's probably not gonna help you :-)

    If the errorcount is non-zero there should be something in the errorlog.

    Jur.


    Tom Linden wrote:
    > On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:05:06 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    > digiater dot nl"> wrote:
    >
    >> > So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.

    >>
    >> The errorlog may reveal more info. Or try this:

    > nothing in errorlog
    >>
    >> $ ana/sys
    >> SDA> fc ring /full [/slow]
    >>
    >> But that might need more than average knowledge to interpret
    >> (which I might have since I wrote part of the code).

    >
    > Didn't learn anything from that
    >
    > SDA> fc ring/full pgb0:
    > SDA> fc ring/full pga0:
    > SDA>
    >
    > SDA> help fc
    > Sorry, no documentation on FC
    >
    >
    >>
    >> Jur.
    >>
    >>
    >> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:32:50 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    >>> digiater dot nl"> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It should work right out of the box.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jur.
    >>> Thanks, it did. I put in 2 HBA's for which I had previously updated
    >>> the firmware,
    >>> one for each switch, but
    >>> Device Device Error
    >>> Name Status Count
    >>> PGA0: Offline 1
    >>> PGB0: Online 0
    >>> So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.
    >>> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it isn't
    >>> persistent across boots. How do you do that?
    >>> Tom
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>>> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>>>>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running
    >>>>>>> the latest firmware.
    >>>>>>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS
    >>>>>>> V8.3?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and
    >>>>>> an interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64
    >>>>>> V8.3.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> That's more than I can say is likely available in most other
    >>>>>> localities in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if
    >>>>>> anybody has even tried this particular combination.)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the
    >>>>>> results of your tests.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any
    >>>>> special incantations
    >>>>> needed to bring up the HBA?
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    >


  17. Re: HBA for zx2000

    On Sun, 22 Jul 2007 11:48:24 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    digiater dot nl"> wrote:

    > SDA> fc set dev fga0
    > SDA> fc ring/full
    > SDA> fc set dev fgb0
    >
    > etc.
    >
    > There's no help other than entering FC without any parameters. I can
    > give you the source but that's probably not gonna help you :-)
    >
    > If the errorcount is non-zero there should be something in the errorlog.
    >
    > Jur.


    How do you look at the errorlog on Itanium? Things have changed.

    >
    >
    > Tom Linden wrote:
    >> On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:05:06 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    >> digiater dot nl"> wrote:
    >>
    >>> > So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.
    >>>
    >>> The errorlog may reveal more info. Or try this:

    >> nothing in errorlog
    >>>
    >>> $ ana/sys
    >>> SDA> fc ring /full [/slow]
    >>>
    >>> But that might need more than average knowledge to interpret
    >>> (which I might have since I wrote part of the code).

    >> Didn't learn anything from that
    >> SDA> fc ring/full pgb0:
    >> SDA> fc ring/full pga0:
    >> SDA>
    >> SDA> help fc
    >> Sorry, no documentation on FC
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Jur.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:32:50 -0700, Jur van der Burg <"lddriver at
    >>>> digiater dot nl"> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> It should work right out of the box.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jur.
    >>>> Thanks, it did. I put in 2 HBA's for which I had previously updated
    >>>> the firmware,
    >>>> one for each switch, but
    >>>> Device Device Error
    >>>> Name Status Count
    >>>> PGA0: Offline 1
    >>>> PGB0: Online 0
    >>>> So maybe one is bad. I'll try swapping out the transceiver.
    >>>> BTW, I give this node a nonroutable alias using ifconfig, but it
    >>>> isn't
    >>>> persistent across boots. How do you do that?
    >>>> Tom
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>>>> On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:53:07 -0700, Stephen Hoffman
    >>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>>>>>> In the Alphas I use Emulex LP8000, aka KGPSA-C, which are running
    >>>>>>>> the latest firmware.
    >>>>>>>> Will these work in an HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB) running OpenVMS
    >>>>>>>> V8.3?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> You have a Fibre Channel widget and a 900 MHz McKinley zx2000 and
    >>>>>>> an interest in connecting this box to a FC SAN using OpenVMS I64
    >>>>>>> V8.3.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> That's more than I can say is likely available in most other
    >>>>>>> localities in the known universe. (I'd be mildly surprised if
    >>>>>>> anybody has even tried this particular combination.)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Suggestion: try it. Post up an answer here and let us know the
    >>>>>>> results of your tests.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> I will try when we complete some lengthy ongoing tests. Any
    >>>>>> special incantations
    >>>>>> needed to bring up the HBA?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>

    >>




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