NEC N8803-040A User Manual

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Fibre Channel 1ch Adapter Kit
User's Guide
Preface
Thank you for purchasing the N8803-040A/040AF Fibre Channel 1ch Adapter Kit.
This guide is a guidance to install and use N8803-040A/040AF Fibre Channel 1ch Adapter Kit (hereafter
referred to as "this product") properly and safely. Read this guide before handling this product. If you have
any problem when using this product, use this guide for your help. Keep this guide at hand for quick
reference at any time necessary.
For the server on which this product is to be mounted, refer to the documents provided with the server.
Be sure to read "Notes on Use" and "Handling Precautions" before handling this product.

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  • Page 1 Thank you for purchasing the N8803-040A/040AF Fibre Channel 1ch Adapter Kit. This guide is a guidance to install and use N8803-040A/040AF Fibre Channel 1ch Adapter Kit (hereafter referred to as “this product”) properly and safely. Read this guide before handling this product. If you have any problem when using this product, use this guide for your help.
  • Page 2 (2) The content of this document may be changed without prior notice. (3) No part of this document may be revised or reproduced without the permission of NEC Corporation. (4) Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document, please contact the dealer you purchased this controller from if you have any questions or find mistakes or omissions.
  • Page 7: Safety Symbols

    Keep this User's Guide at hand for quick reference at any time necessary. Be sure to read the "Notes on Use" and "Handling Precautions". Notes on Use – Be sure to read – The following includes information necessary for proper and safe operation of this product. Refer to “Names and Features of Component”...
  • Page 8 Attention Indicates a general notice or warning that cannot be specifically identified. Indicates the presence of a hot surface or component. Touching this surface could result in bodily injury. Indicates that improper use may cause an electric shock. Indicates that improper use may cause fumes or fire. Prohibited Action Indicates a general prohibited action that cannot be specifically identified.
  • Page 9: Safety Notes

    Safety Notes This section provides notes on using the product safely. Read this section carefully to ensure proper and safe use of the product. For symbols, see (Safety Symbols). Do not use the product for services where critical high availability may directly affect human lives or reliability is required.
  • Page 10 Do not alter, modify, or repair the cable. When disconnecting a cable, hold the connector, and pull it out straight. Use only the Fibre Channel cable authorized by NEC and connects it to the proper connector. Ignoring these instructions may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire, electric shock, or malfunction.
  • Page 12: Handling Precautions - For Proper Operations

    Handling Precautions - For proper operations - Be sure to observe the following precautions for the proper operation of the product. Ignoring the precautions may cause property damage (data and other device). Read carefully the description in this Guide to handle the product properly. Do not drop the product.
  • Page 13: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide is a guidance to install and use this product properly and safely. Read carefully before using this product, and keep this guide at hand for quick reference at any time necessary. When relocating the product, make sure to relocate this guide along with the product.
  • Page 15: In The Package

    In the Package The carton contains various accessories, as well as the product itself. See "2. Components" to make sure that you have everything and that individual components are not damaged. If you find any component missing or damaged, contact your sales representative. Service Life The service life of this product is five years from the date of production.
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  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notes on Use – Be sure to read – ................- 7 - Safety Symbols Safety Notes Handling Precautions - For proper operations - ............ - 12 - About This Guide ......................- 13 - Symbols Used in This Guide In the Package ......................
  • Page 18 1-1. 1-2.
  • Page 23 4-1.
  • Page 25 4-2.
  • Page 28 4-3.
  • Page 29 4-4.
  • Page 32 WWPN...
  • Page 40: About This Product

    Do not connect this product to a computer or Fibre Channel device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation. If the product is connected to a computer or Fibre Channel device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation, the product may malfunction or fail.
  • Page 41: Components

    2. Components Please confirm that the following components are included with the product. If you find any of them are missing or damaged, please contact the retailer you bought the product from. Fibre Channel Board Full height PCI Bracket User’s Guide Name Q’ty Remarks...
  • Page 42: Names And Functions

    3. Names and Functions (4) LED (1) PCI Express connector (5) Fibre Channel Connector (2) Bracket (3) SFP+Module (6) WWPN address (1) PCI Express connector Connector to be inserted into the PCI slot of the computer. This product’s PCI Express connector type is x8. (2) Bracket Bracket to fix this product to the extended slot of Computer.
  • Page 43 (4) LED Three LED give a visual indication of the operating state. 16Gbps 8Gbps 4Gbps Activity Green LED Green LED Green LED Power off Power on (Before Firmware Initialization) Power on (After Firmware Initialization) Flashing Flashing Flashing Firmware Fault Flashing in sequence Online, 4Gbps link / I/O activity / Flashing Online, 8Gbps link / I/O activity...
  • Page 44: Setup

    4. Setup Please follow the steps described below to set up this product. Do not handle this product during an electrical storm. When installing this product in the computer, please read the user's manual of the computer and unplug the power plug from the electrical outlet. Do not insert or remove the power plug with wet hands.
  • Page 45: Selection And Installation Of Bracket

    4-1. Selection and Installation of Bracket A low-profile bracket is installed on this product. When fixing this product to a PCI slot optimized for the standard profile type, replace the bracket with the attached standard one. The procedure is as follows.
  • Page 46 Install the standard PCI bracket to this product and tighten the two screws. WWPN(World Wide Port Name) is displayed on PCI bracket with label. When replacing the bracket, be sure the label printed WWPN address on bracket is equal to one on FC board. Replace the SFP+ module removed in item1.
  • Page 47: Install The Card

    4-2. Install the Card Install this product in the computer following the steps described on the next step Check the power to the computer is off (System POWER LED off), and then unplug the power code from the electrical outlet. If the power to the computer is on (System POWER LED on), shut down the operating system and then turn off the computer.
  • Page 48 Install this product in the PCI slot as following the instructions described in the maintenance guide attached with the computer. The method of installing and removing the PCI card and the location of the PCI slot differ in each computer. Refer to the maintenance guide attached with the computer to confirm procedure.
  • Page 49: 4-3.Connect Fibre Channel Devices

    Fibre Channel device that is not recommended by NEC Corporation, the product may malfunction or fail. Do not use Fibre Channel cable that is not recommended by NEC Corporation. If the product is connected to Fibre Channel device by Fibre Channel cable that is not recommended by NEC Corporation, the product may malfunction or fail.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    5. Troubleshooting 5-1. Troubleshooting Error message is displayed at boot Refer to the “Maintenance Guide” of computer for details of error messages. If you feel the PCI slot where this product is attached is the cause of the error, please check the following items;...
  • Page 51 Fibre Channel Device go missing Check the followings if the Fibre Channel device which was in use and connected to this product is not detected by the operating system or is inaccessible after rebooting Computer. Also, refer to the User’s Guide attached with the Fibre Channel device, and other manuals of applications you use. <...
  • Page 52: Appendix. Check The Wwpn

    Appendix. Check the WWPN This appendix describes procedure to check the WWPN(Worldwide port name) of this product installed into the computer. UEFI Boot If the Boot Mode setting of the computer is “UEFI”, follow the instructions below to check the WWPN. After checking this product is properly installed into the computer, turn on the computer.
  • Page 53 Select [Advanced] tab – [PCI Configuration] – [PCI Device Controller and Option ROM Settings] in BIOS Setup utility. Set [PCI# Slot Option ROM] to [Enabled]. [PCI#] is PCI slot number where Fibre Channel board is installed Select “Save Changes and Exit” in the “Save & Exit” tab to save changes and reboot the computer. After reboot the computer, start up the BIOS SETUP utility again.
  • Page 54 Select this product (QLogic QLE2670 16Gb FC Adapter) in the device list. Select “Adapter Information”. Display this product’s “WWPN addresses”. The above message sample is just for your reference. Some of them may be different depending on the computer or its configurations. If you need to check WWPN of Fibre Channel board on other CPU/IO module, follow the next step.
  • Page 55 Shut down the computer. Disconnecting the power code of primary CPU/IO module. Other CPU/IO module will be primary. (Primary LED on CPU/IO module is turned on) After waiting for at least 30 seconds, connect the power cord again. After waiting for at least 30 seconds, press a power switch and the computer starts up. Follow the step 2 to 10, and check WWPN.
  • Page 56: Legacy Boot

    Legacy Boot If the Boot Mode setting of the computer is “Legacy”, follow the instructions below to check WWPN. After checking this product is properly installed into the computer, turn on the computer. Press <F2> key while the following message is displayed. BIOS Setup utility (SETUP) will start after POST.
  • Page 57 Select [Advanced] tab – [PCI Configuration] – [PCI Device Controller and Option ROM Settings] in BIOS Setup utility. Set [PCI# Slot Option ROM] to [Enabled]. [PCI#] is PCI slot number where Fibre Channel board is installed Select “Save Changes and Exit” in the “Save & Exit” tab to save changes and reboot the computer. After reboot the computer, press <Ctrl>...
  • Page 58 If the above menu is not displayed and the window has gone to the next one, press <Alt>, <Ctrl>and<Del> keys simultaneously to reboot the computer. Then, start the steps from the beginning. The above message sample is just for your reference. Some of them may be different depending on the computer or its configurations.
  • Page 59 Display this product’s “WWPN”. The above message sample is just for your reference. Some of them may be different depending on the computer or its configurations. If you need to check WWPN of Fibre Channel board on other CPU/IO module, follow the next step.. If you do not need to check the WWPN of Fibre Channel board on other CPU/IO module, go to step 17.
  • Page 60: Regulatory Notices

    Warning: This equipment is compliant with Class A of EN55032. In a residential environment this equipment may cause radio interference. EU Contact : NEC Nederland B.V. Olympia 4, 1213 NT Hilversum, The Netherlands Trademark, name and address of the manufacturer :...
  • Page 62 © This guide is made with recycled paper.

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