Ask The Experts

FC port conversion to CNA not showing up online

NAYABSK

Hi All, 

I have converted a qlogic cna 8324 (8362)  from FC to CNA but i see the port status showing ofline.

May i know what is the configuration needs to be done on the switch side ? To support the CNA type.

 

Ontap :- 8.2.57Mode

FAS8040

 

Eth1.JPG

 

Eth2.JPG

 

eth3.JPG

 

Thanks in advance.

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

paul_stejskal

Yes you need to use an approved SFP. If that's not a 10Gb SFP it won't work.

View solution in original post

11 REPLIES 11

mjdalton1

I think you want 

ifconfig e0g  up

ifconfig e0h up

 

May want to confirm SFP is 10GbE as well. 

NAYABSK

SFP on the Netapp side showing it supports 4,8 and 16GB speeds (Last screenshot in my post) . Whereas my switch side is a 10Gb SFP If this is the case i cannot use it because the switch end SFP is 10G ? 

Pat_Parent

Hello NAYABSK,

 

When you use a CNA, you are working with Ethernet speed (10GBPS). The speed on the SFP of 4-8-16 GBPS is FC speed. So my guess is that you have the wrong sfp in there.... Do you want to do FCoE with your Setup ?

NAYABSK

Yes, I Want a FCOE.

Pat_Parent

Sorry for the delay, were you able to get the fcoe going ?

 

Pat_Parent

So you need the ethernet SFP+ (10 Gbps) because fcoe is encapsulating the fc frames inside ethernet frames.  Be sure to adjust the MTU .,..

 

mjdalton1

These are the SFP+ you want.

X6589-R6
332-00279R6,
AFBR-703SDZ-NA1,
AFBR-703SMZ-NA1,
AFBR-703SMZ-NA2,
AFBR-709SMZ-NA1,
AFBR-709SMZ-NA2,
FTLX8571D3BCL-(NQ),
FTLX8574D3BCL-N1

-
SFP+
LC
XCVR,SFP+,Opt,10GbE,Shortwave

ETH: 10/40 Gbps

5.5, 7.3.5, 8.0.1, 8.1, 8.2RC1, 8.3RC1, 9, 9.0RC1, 9.1RC1, 9.2RC1, 9.3RC1, 9.4RC1, 9.5RC1, 9.6RC1, 11.3



paul_stejskal

Yes you need to use an approved SFP. If that's not a 10Gb SFP it won't work.

View solution in original post

Pat_Parent

Have you rebooted ?,   the change is in effect after rebooting the node.

NAYABSK

Rebooted already and the port type changed from FC to CNA. 

Pat_Parent

confirm that you have the good SFP+, there is a difference between FC and ETH...

 

Announcements
NetApp on Discord Image

We're on Discord, are you?

Live Chat, Watch Parties, and More!

Explore Banner

Meet Explore, NetApp’s digital sales platform

Engage digitally throughout the sales process, from product discovery to configuration, and handle all your post-purchase needs.

NetApp Insights to Action
I2A Banner
Public