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No link of link light between AFF A200 and Fabric Interconnect

We have new AFF A200 attached to our Cisco 6248 Fabric Interconnect and I can not get a link between the two.

 

I've swapped out the modules and cables more than once to elminate the physical connection.

 

I've configured both sides of FC and matched the speed.

 

I must be missing something inbetween that I can't figure out.

 

I'm used the OnTap SAN conifguraiton document for the commands to conifgure the SAN side.

 

This is the setting/config for one of the connections SAN side:

 

                          Node: SAN-01
                       Adapter: 0c
                   Description: Fibre Channel Target Adapter 0c (QLogic 8324 (8362), rev. 2, 16G)
             Physical Protocol: fibre-channel
                 Maximum Speed: 16
         Administrative Status: up
            Operational Status: link not connected
               Extended Status: ADAPTER UP
             Host Port Address: 0
             Firmware Revision: 8.4.0
         Data Link Rate (Gbit): 0
            Fabric Established: false
                   Fabric Name: -
        Connection Established: loop
                     Mediatype: ptp
              Configured Speed: 8
                  Adapter WWNN: 50:0a:09:80:80:e3:c7:49
                  Adapter WWPN: 50:0a:09:83:80:e3:c7:49
                   Switch Port: :
    Form Factor Of Transceiver: SFP
    Vendor Name Of Transceiver: AVAGO
    Part Number Of Transceiver: AFBR-709SMZ-NA2
       Revision Of Transceiver: G4.1
  Serial Number Of Transceiver: AA17193044J
FC Capabilities Of Transceiver: 10 (Gbit/sec)
     Vendor OUI Of Transceiver: 0:23:106
      Wavelength In Nanometers: 850
      Date Code Of Transceiver: 17:05:09
       Validity Of Transceiver: true
                Connector Used: LC
                 Encoding Used: 64B66B
      Is Internally Calibrated: true
        Received Optical Power: 0.0 (uWatts)
    Is Received Power In Range: false
 SPF Transmitted Optical Power: 0.0 (uWatts)
        Is Xmit Power In Range: false

Anything that looks missing?

 

Thanks in advance.

5 REPLIES

Re: No link of link light between AFF A200 and Fabric Interconnect

Thank you for reaching NetApp community.

 

Could you confirm SFP at the switch side and NetApp side are of the same speed ? This could happen due speed difference between SFP's

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

Re: No link of link light between AFF A200 and Fabric Interconnect

The NetApp SFPs are 16gb and the Fabric Interconnect at 8gb, I've set the speed on the NetApp side for 8gb.

 

Should the SFPs be 8gb native instead of setting the speed possibly?

Re: No link of link light between AFF A200 and Fabric Interconnect

That SFP part number from the output of your display - "AFBR-709SMZ-NA2" is a 10Gbe SFP - confirm you're trying to use FCoE and not FC.  For FC, you'll need a 16GB FC SFP and an FC capable switch - I don't  think the Cisco FI is capable of native FC - you'd need a converged switch that can support FC, I believe.  You should be able to do FCoE with that SFP.

Re: No link of link light between AFF A200 and Fabric Interconnect

Ahh, those sound like the modules from the previous gear pulled out of that rack. I bet they got mixed up in the intial trouble shooting.

 

Thanks, I probably wouldn't have seen that detail for another day with a second set of eyes. I'm going to make sure the correct SFPs are on each end and see what I get.

Re: No link of link light between AFF A200 and Fabric Interconnect

It was indeed the wrong modules. The link is now communitcating. Thank you for the assistance.

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