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compatibility between SNS2120 fiber channel switch and fiber channel switch board of E6000 balde server

Publication Date:  2012-09-18  |   Views:  216  |   Downloads:  0  |   Author:  SU1000864011  |   Document ID:  EKB1000015077


Issue Description

 A customer buy our Oceansapce S2600, fiber channel switch SNS2120 and blade server E6000 to establish FC-SAN net, net map is as picture 1.
Picture 1: net map
    After connecting device, there is a link problem between SNS2120 fiber channel switch and NX120 switch board, and can not access storage.

Alarm Information


Handling Process

 QLogic has given out SNS2120 firmware version to solve the problem. You can download it on Huaweisymantec official web site, version is V100R001C00SPC002. Do as 《Oceanspace SNS2120 V100R001C00SPC002 promoting direction》 and problem is solved.

Root Cause

SNS2120 fiber channel switch uses QLogic chip, while E6000-NX120 fiber channel switch board uses Brocade chip. The protocol of two manufacturer is different. There is a compatibility problem.
Operating system version: Redhat6.0
Kernel: 2.6.32-71.e16.x86_64 #1 SMP
E6000-NX120: Kernel:   Fabric OS:v6.2.2c3
SNS2120 version:
Oceanspace S2600 version: V100R005C02