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systools -av -c fc_host


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[May 24, 2010] IT Resource Center forums - Show Qlogic HBAs WWIDs on Redhat

On Redhat 5 do:

# systool -c fc_host -v

If you want to see info about the WWIDs on the other end of your link do:

# systool -c fc_transport -v

Another useful tip: you can use the port_id number to find out the Domain ID and port number of the FC Switch you're connected to. The first two numbers are the ID and the next two the port. Just convert from hex to decimal. e.g.

port_id = "0x2C1000"

# bc
44 <-- domain ID
17 <-- port number

There are a couple of Redhat knowledgebase articles on this subject you might like to read too.




QLogic View Thread

I've been asked to step in an see if i can find why a server
is running very slow. From what I have seen so far it has
to do with I/O to/from our SAN. Some of the FC cards
are connected (via a director) to tape drives.

I know I have not dug very deep, but any pointers would be



# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga)

HP585, 64 bit

# systool -m qla2xxx -v | more
Module = "qla2xxx"
refcnt = "16"
srcversion = "8E5C954A6D1720A8316FA9B"
version = "8.01.07-k1"
[root@tsmserver proc]# lspci | grep -i ql
07:09.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
07:09.1 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
07:0a.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
07:0a.1 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
08:0b.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
08:0b.1 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
08:0c.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)
08:0c.1 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2312-based 2Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA (rev 02)

[root@tsmserver proc]# lsmod | grep q
qla2xxx 791725 16
scsi_transport_fc 73161 1 qla2xxx
scsi_mod 184057 7 lin_tape,st,sg,qla2xxx,scsi_transport_fc,cciss,sd_mod

CTX120172 - How to Rescan the Qlogic Host Bus Adapter for New Logical Unit Numbers in XenServer - Citrix Knowledge Center

Document ID: CTX120172 / Created On: Apr 6, 2009 / Updated On: Sep 11, 2009

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This document describes how to rescan QLogic Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for new Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs), and query the HBA or ISCSI in XenServer 5.0, Hotfix1, and later. There is a different process in XenServer 4.x, because those versions use a different driver.


• XenServer with Hotfix 1 and later

• Basic Command Line Interface skills


Repeat the following steps on each server in the pool.

1. Find the scsi_host directory
To be able to send the command for rescan you must find the correct scsi_host directory. Use the following command:
# cat /proc/scsi/scsi

Host: scsi3 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 01
Vendor: NETAPP Model: LUN Rev: 0.2
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 04
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 01
Vendor: NETAPP Model: LUN Rev: 0.2
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 04

You can see that that the HBA driver is mapped to host scsi3 and scsi2, which XenServer translates to host2 and host3.

Note: Servers in the pool may have different scsi_host numbers.

2. Display the current LUN count:
# scli -t

3. Send the rescan command and check the LUN count update:
# echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host2/scan
# scli –t

# echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host3/scan
# scli –t

4. Display the LUN details:
# scli –l 0
# scli –l 1

5. Display HBA and SCSI details using systool:

• To examine some simple information about the Fibre Channel HBAs in a unit:
# systool -c fc_host –v

• To look at verbose information regarding the SCSI adapters present on a system:
# systool -c scsi_host –v

• To see what Fibre Channel devices are connected to the Fibre Channel HBA cards:
# systool -c fc_remote_ports -v –d

• For Fibre Channel transport information:
# systool -c fc_transport –v

• For information on SCSI disks connected to a system:
# systool -c scsi_disk –v

• To examine more disk information including which hosts are connected to which disks:
# systool -b scsi –v

• Use the sg_map command to view more information about the SCSI map:
# sg_map –x

• To obtain driver information, including version numbers and active parameters:
For Qlogic HBAs:
# systool -m qla2xxx –v

For Emulex HBAs:
# systool -m lpfc –v

I know certain ways to find WWNs of HBAs. For instance, check /sys/class/{fc,scsi}_host/hostn/port_name, or use the command below:

egrep -i 'port=|Portname' /proc/scsi/*/*


% egrep -i 'port=|Portname' /proc/scsi/*/*

However, I can not find the WWNs of QLogic Corp. ISP4032-based iSCSI TOE IPv6 HBA on SuSe 10.3.

% cat /etc/issue

Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l).

% /sbin/lspci | grep -i -e hba
37:0d:01.1 Network controller: QLogic Corp. ISP4032-based iSCSI TOE IPv6 HBA
39:0d:01.3 Network controller: QLogic Corp. ISP4032-based iSCSI TOE IPv6 HBA

% ls -l /sys/class/{fc,scsi}_host/host?/port_name
ls: /sys/class/fc_host/host?/port_name: No such file or directory
ls: /sys/class/scsi_host/host?/port_name: No such file or directory

% egrep -i 'port=|Portname' /proc/scsi/*/*

Apparently, what's returned by 'egrep' is not WWN.

Is it true that QLogic Corp. ISP4032-based iSCSI TOE IPv6 HBA DOES NOT have WWNs?



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