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Re: isp(4) and HP variants of the QLogic QLE2562 fibre channel cards
what was the throughput when dd´ing data to disk?
2014-07-04 2:56 GMT+02:00 Scott Burns <Scott.Burns%seqent.com@localhost>:
> FYI in case someone would like to use the below FC disks in the future.
> We picked up the HP branded QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel card listed below to
> test with.
> We have been able to successfully install the HP variant of the QLE2562
> (AJ764A) using a single Fibre Channel direct connection to a HP M6412A Disk
> Enclosure with 8 x 450GB 15K RPM drives in a DL380/G5 running NetBSD/amd64
> We are booting off the internal HP Smart Array raid drives and mounting
> these new FC drives for data. The BIOS is disabled on the Fibre Channel card
> for this reason and the firmware of the card was updated using the normal
> Proliant automated BIOS update DVD beforehand. The enclosure appears to
> support the ses device and sesd is happy with the status of the enclosure
> and enumerates all the drives it hosts.
> Heavily loading the drives with 'dd' generating gigs of IO with no
> concerning problems so far.
> Now we need to figure out software raid on NetBSD to bind these all
> Once this config has been tested for a week we will be moving to a DL380/G6
> in production.
> Relevant kernel messages:
> isp0 at pci4 dev 0 function 0: QLogic FC-AL and 8Gbps Fabric PCI-E HBA
> isp0: interrupting at ioapic0 pin 17
> isp1 at pci4 dev 0 function 1: QLogic FC-AL and 8Gbps Fabric PCI-E HBA
> isp1: interrupting at ioapic0 pin 18
> scsibus1 at isp0: 512 targets, 8 luns per target
> scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
> ses0 at scsibus1 target 4 lun 0: <HP, M6412 AG638A, 0062> enclosure
> services fixed
> sd2 at scsibus1 target 0 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd3 at scsibus1 target 1 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd4 at scsibus1 target 2 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd5 at scsibus1 target 3 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd6 at scsibus1 target 5 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd7 at scsibus1 target 6 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd8 at scsibus1 target 7 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> sd9 at scsibus1 target 8 lun 0: <HPQ, BF450DA483, HP06> disk fixed
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Burns [mailto:Scott.Burns%SeQent.Com@localhost]
> Sent: June-24-14 9:58 PM
> To: 'netbsd-users%netbsd.org@localhost'
> Subject: isp(4) and HP variants of the QLogic QLE2562 fibre channel cards
> HW: HP DL380/G6
> OS: NetBSD/amd64 - 6.1.4
> We are looking to hang a Fibre Channel disk expansion off the above
> From my reading of mailing list history etc. it would seem the QLogic driver
> appears mature and would probably be our best platform for this
> My question is regarding OEM branded versions and the isp(4) driver.
> The man page reports as supported:
> Qlogic 2500
> Qlogic 2500 8-Gigabit Optical Fibre Channel PCI cards.
> From the QLogic site I see that HP 82Q (AJ764A) and HP AH401A are based on
> the QLogic QLE2562 chipset.
> If anyone running either of the above two Hewlett Packard branded versions
> with the isp(4) driver or should I stay with the generic QLogic QLE2562?
> Looking through the driver code I see references to the QLE2532 board but
> not the
> Thank you
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