I have a strange occurence on a environment utilising Brocade 6520 switches, running FOS 7.1.3a. One 6520 per fabric. We have come to connect a new host which has two single port HBA cards. One card cabled to fabric A port 60, and the other to fabric B port 60.
However, neither card is able to form a successful login into the fabric. When I issue a portshow, it shows as Offline and In_Sync. See below. This occurs on both switches. Cables and SFP's have been ruled out. Any ideas on what could be causing this issue ?
DC2MSPFSW02:FID128:admin> portshow 60portIndex: 60portName: port60portHealth: No Fabric Watch License
Authentication: NoneportDisableReason: NoneportCFlags: 0x1portFlags: 0x41 PRESENTLocalSwcFlags: 0x0portType: 24.0POD Port: Port is licensedportState: 2 OfflineProtocol: FCportPhys: 6 In_Sync portScn: 0port generation number: 0state transition count: 0
portId: 0c3c00portIfId: 4302100aportWwn: 20:3c:50:eb:1a:99:fd:19portWwn of device(s) connected:
Distance: normalportSpeed: 4Gbps
FEC: InactiveCredit Recovery: InactiveLE domain: 0Peer beacon: OffFC Fastwrite: OFFInterrupts: 0 Link_failure: 530 Frjt: 0Unknown: 0 Loss_of_sync: 0 Fbsy: 0Lli: 11719 Loss_of_sig: 1Proc_rqrd: 0 Protocol_err: 0Timed_out: 0 Invalid_word: 0Rx_flushed: 0 Invalid_crc: 0Tx_unavail: 0 Delim_err: 0Free_buffer: 0 Address_err: 0Overrun: 0 Lr_in: 0Suspended: 0 Lr_out: 30Parity_err: 0 Ols_in: 302_parity_err: 0 Ols_out: 258CMI_bus_err: 0
There is a defect relative to 6520 and possible issue with Port 60.
Defect is listed into FOS release 7.3.1b and fixed from this version.
Defect is # 542770.
Many thanks for that response. I'm trying to locate the release notes for 7.3.1b but can't seem to find them. Would you happen to have a link to release notes ?
Sure, attached is the document located into www.mybrocade.com: (Support, software & driver downloads).
Found the link to release notes via HPE website