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FAS2552 UTA2 ports in 10GbE mode

Hi all,

 

I believe/hope that the answer to this question is Yes, but I really want clarification as the server in question is several hundred miles away in a different country.

We are moving the equipment to a new office in the next few weeks and taking the opportunity to do some network upgrades.

 

FAS2552

Data ONTAP 8.3.2P5

We have 2 free UTA2 ports (e0c & e0d) on each of the two nodes.

Will they work in 10GbE mode if I plug the correct SFP+ modules (X6589-R6 or equivalent) in?

I know that there are some issues relating to 1GbE support but I'm not worried about that.

 

Some output from sysconfig -A

 

        slot 0: Fibre Channel Target Host Adapter 0c
                (QLogic CNA 8324 (8362) rev. 2, <LINK NOT CONNECTED>)
                Firmware rev:      8.1.0
                Flash rev:         2.1.0 
                Host Port Addr:    000000
                FC Nodename:       50:0a:09:80:80:f0:cb:ea (500a098080f0cbea)
                FC Portname:       50:0a:09:81:80:f0:cb:ea (500a098180f0cbea)
                Connection:        No link
                Switch Port:       Unknown
        slot 0: Fibre Channel Target Host Adapter 0d
                (QLogic CNA 8324 (8362) rev. 2, <LINK NOT CONNECTED>)
                Firmware rev:      8.1.0
                Flash rev:         2.1.0 
                Host Port Addr:    000000
                FC Nodename:       50:0a:09:80:80:f0:cb:ea (500a098080f0cbea)
                FC Portname:       50:0a:09:82:80:f0:cb:ea (500a098280f0cbea)
                Connection:        No link
                Switch Port:       Unknown

 

Many thanks for all help.

 

 

Re: FAS2552 UTA2 ports in 10GbE mode

[ Edited ]

Answer is "Yes"

 

while in doubt, you can always check in hwu.netapp.com

here is a screenshot of the FAS2552 rear view. (from hwu.netapp.com)

Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 5.55.50 AM.png

 

 

 

If that wasn't clear, you can search for "Installation and Setup Instructions FAS2552 Systems" pdf file..

which will give you lil more cabling details.. (all this info plus a lot more.. is there in the hwu.netapp.com)

 

Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 5.55.05 AM.png

 

Hope that help

robin.

Re: FAS2552 UTA2 ports in 10GbE mode

In addition to changing to the correct 10GbE SFP's, you also need to ensure that the port pair is in the correct mode: CNA mode.  By default, the ports are in FC mode.

 

Use the command: system node hardware unified-connect modify
http://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/topic/com.netapp.doc.dot-cm-cmpr-900/system__node__hardware__unified-connect__modify.html

 

Notes:

  1. The mode applies to both ports in the "pair" - for FAS2552, the port pairs are e0c/e0d and e0e/e0f (or for FC, 0c/0d and 0e/ef)
  2. After changing the mode, you must reboot the node for the change to take effect

After reboot, you can verify things are set up correctly:

  1. command: system node hardware unified-connect show
  2. sysconfig or sysconfig -a: you'll see e0c and e0d in the output, now.