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RE: isp(4) and HP variants of the QLogic QLE2562 fibre channel cards
I am not in the office but I know the card is 8Gb per the kernel probe below.
The drives are 4Gb FC (HP BF450DA483) as is the drive enclosure (HP M6412A).
testfc# disklabel -r sd2
total sectors: 878906250
headswitch: 0 # microseconds
track-to-track seek: 0 # microseconds
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize cpg/sgs]
a: 878906250 0 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 153440*)
d: 878906250 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 153440*)
Running this test:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/sd2/iotest.del count=350000 bs=16384 >> /tmp/iotest.log
dd if=/sd2/iotest.del of=/dev/null count=350000 bs=16384 >> /tmp/iotest.log
Where /sd2 is the mount point for the first drive listed in the kernel output
below the results are:
350000+0 records in
350000+0 records out
5734400000 bytes transferred in 380.728 secs (15061671 bytes/sec)
350000+0 records in
350000+0 records out
5734400000 bytes transferred in 12.978 secs (441855447 bytes/sec)
From: Stephan [mailto:stephanwib%googlemail.com@localhost]
Sent: July-04-14 1:28 AM
Cc: NetBSD Users's Discussion List
Subject: 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
> (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 6.1.4.
> 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
> 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
> 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
> Looking through the driver code I see references to the QLE2532 board
> but not the
> Thank you
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