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  • Page 1 IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Information and Environmental Notices and User Guide documents on the IBM Documentation CD, and the Warranty Information document that comes with the product. First Edition (August 2013) © Copyright IBM Corporation 2013. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Page 5 Safety Youq mwngz yungh canjbinj neix gaxgonq, itdingh aeu doeg aen canjbinj soengq cungj vahgangj ancien siusik. Bu ürünü kurmadan önce güvenlik bilgilerini okuyun. ©Copyright IBM Corp. 2012...
  • Page 6: Safety Statements

    Safety statements IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Updating boot code using HCM ......29 Updating firmware and device drivers through IBM ....29...
  • Page 8 Hardware service and support .......46 IBM Taiwan product service ....... . 47...
  • Page 9: Ibm Flex System Fc5024D 4-Port 16Gb Fc Adapter

    Notes: 1. Unless otherwise stated, references to the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter is also referred to as “the adapter” throughout this document. 2. Changes are made periodically to the IBM® website. Procedures for locating firmware and documentation might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
  • Page 10: Related Documentation

    This ships with your product and provides specific warranty information. For instructions to install the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter in the compute node, see the IBM Flex System Installation and Service Guide that comes with the compute node.
  • Page 11: Notices And Statements In This Document

    Notices and statements in this document For other information on the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter, refer to sections on the Brocade 1869 Adapter in documentation located at www.brocade.com/adapters-ibm-flex. The following publications are available: • Brocade Adapters Installation and Reference Manual. See the following chapters and information:...
  • Page 12: Features And Specifications

    Features and specifications Features and specifications The IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter supports the following features for enhanced performance and connectivity in the SAN networks. For more information on these features, refer to the Brocade Adapters Installation and Reference Manual.
  • Page 13: Fibre Channel Features

    Windows Server 2012. Fibre Channel features The IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter supports the following Fibre Channel features for enhanced performance and connectivity in the SAN. For more information on these features, refer to the Brocade Adapters Installation and Reference Manual.
  • Page 14 (coalesce) processing of multiple events. This reduces the interrupt processing rate and reduces the time that the CPU spends on context switching. You can configure the following parameters per port to adjust interrupt coalescing: IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 15 Features and specifications Interrupt time delay. There is a time delay during which the host generates interrupts. You can increase this delay time and thereby coalesce multiple interrupt events into one. This results in fewer interrupts for interrupt events. Interrupt latency timer. An interrupt is generated when no new reply message requests occur after a specific time period.
  • Page 16 FEC enables automatically when negotiation with a switch detects FEC capability. Although you cannot enable or disable FEC on adapters manually, you can enable FEC on Brocade switches using appropriate Fabric OS commands. IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 17: I/O Virtualization Features

    Linux “noarch” RPM package (brocade_driver_linux_<version>.tar.gz). I/O virtualization features The IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter supports physical function-based I/O virtualization to provide data isolation and sharing of the bandwidth resources. For adapter ports, each port has one Fibre Channel (FC) function as the factory default.
  • Page 18: Adapter Specifications

    TABLE 1 Adapter specifications Feature Description Adapters per compute node One or two four-port 16 Gbps FC Adapters per IBM Flex System compute node Port speeds 16 Gbps or 8 Gbps speed per Fibre Channel port System board connectors Copper high-speed SERDES •...
  • Page 19 The IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter conforms to environmental and power specifications for the supported compute nodes and IBM Flex System chassis in which they are installed. Refer to the documentation provided for these products for more information.
  • Page 20 Features and specifications IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 21: Installing The Adapter

    This chapter provides information and instructions to install adapter drivers, utilities, and management software. It also provides information to configure the adapter. To install the adapter in the IBM Flex System compute node, see the IBM Flex System Installation and Service Guide that comes with the compute node;...
  • Page 22: Installing Software On Windows And Linux Systems

    When using the BASI to install HCM, a “Found Backed up data” message displays if a backup directory exists for previously installed software. This message prompts you to restore or not to restore old configuration data. IBM Flex System FC5024 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 23 Installing the device drivers, utilities, and HCM • Only one driver installation is required for all Brocade adapters installed in a host system. • Root or administrator privileges are required for installing the driver package. • Software installation or upgrade could take much longer than normal under the following conditions: On a host system with a large number of adapters.
  • Page 24 Install with existing configuration. The installer compares each configured property and keeps the original value if different than the default value. • Install with default configuration. The installer upgrades the software and loads with default configurations. IBM Flex System FC5024 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 25 Installing the device drivers, utilities, and HCM NOTE Existing versions of the software components will be overwritten with the current versions you are installing if you continue. If a message displays prompting you to close HCM, close the application if it is running, and then click OK.
  • Page 26: Installing Software On Vmware Systems

    The adapter and driver package must be installed. • The HCM agent must be running. Use the following steps to install HCM: Enter the following URL into your host system’s web browser: https://server-host:34568/index.html IBM Flex System FC5024 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 27: Configuring The Adapter

    To configure and manage the storage and networking features of the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter, you can use the following tools: •...
  • Page 28 Booting systems without operating systems or local drives • Updating the Windows driver on adapters used for boot over SAN Access the Brocade Adapters Installation and Reference Manual from www.brocade.com/adapters-ibm-flex. IBM Flex System FC5024 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 29: Configuring Storage Drivers

    Configuring the adapter Configuring storage drivers This section provides an overview of storage driver functions that you can configure for the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter on supported operating systems. For detailed information on configuring these parameters, refer to the “Adapter Configuration” appendix in the Brocade Adapters Installation and Reference Manual located at www.brocade.com/adapters-ibm-flex.
  • Page 30 You can modify these parameters using the drvconf --key command, the Registry Edit tool, and BCU commands. For more detailed information, refer to the “Adapter Configuration” appendix in the Brocade Adapters Installation and Reference Manual. IBM Flex System FC5024 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 31: Managing The Adapter

    These parameters should only be changed by power users with great caution. Managing the adapter You can manage the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter using the following tools: • The Brocade Host Connectivity Manager (HCM) and Command Line Utility (BCU) are the primary management tools for the IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter.
  • Page 32 Event notifications, which provide asynchronous notification of various conditions and problems through a user-defined event filter. For details on using BCU commands and HCM, refer to the Brocade Adapters Administrator’s Guide located at www.brocade.com/adapters-ibm-flex. IBM Flex System FC5024 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 33: Updating Drivers, Firmware, And Boot Code

    For example, to overwrite the existing drivers with the new drivers, use the following command. brocade_adapter_software_installer_windows_<platform>_<version>.exe -DCHOSEN_INSTALL_SET=BOTH -DFORCE_WIN_DRIVER_INSTALLATION=1 -i silent • Software installation or upgrade on a host system with a large number of adapters could take much longer than normal. ©Copyright IBM Corp. 2013...
  • Page 34: Updating Drivers With Hcm

    You can obtain current boot image files from the adapters website and install these through the Adapter Software dialog box. Refer to “Updating boot code using HCM” on page 29 for instructions. IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 35: Firmware

    Firmware Adapter firmware loads with the current driver package for your server operating system and platform. Obtain the latest driver packages from www.brocade.com/adapters-ibm-flex. To install driver packages, refer to “Installing the device drivers, utilities, and HCM” on page 13.
  • Page 36: Important Notes

    Indicates that the boot code should be updated on all installed Brocade adapters found on the host. Note that the adapter identification (ad_id) should not be specified if the -a option is specified. IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 37: Updating Boot Code Using Hcm

    VMware ESX platforms. Updating firmware and device drivers through IBM IBM® periodically makes I/O adapter firmware and device driver updates available for the compute node. Provisioning is the set of actions that you take to update the firmware and device drivers and install the operating system.
  • Page 38 Media Creator, you can create a single bootable image on supported media (such as CD, DVD, ISO image, USB flash drive, or set of PXE files) that bundles multiple IBM Flex System tools and updates from UpdateXpress System Packs, which contain Windows and Linux® firmware updates.
  • Page 39: Solving Problems

    Because adapters, such as IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter, are installed in compute nodes as part of an IBM Flex System chassis, problems may occur for reasons other than when adapters are installed in standard host systems. This section outlines some general methods for isolating causes of problems with adapter operation.
  • Page 40: Parts Listing

    Parts listing Parts listing unit unit unit TABLE 2 Replaceable components and corresponding CRU/FRU identifiers Name of component CRU number (Tier 1) IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC 95Y2382 Adapter IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 41: Configuring Adapters With Bios And Uefi Utilities

    Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility. Use the Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility on Legacy BIOS systems or UEFI-capable systems in Legacy BIOS mode. • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). This interface is applicable to UEFI-capable IBM servers. Using the Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility...
  • Page 42 (instead of the current function) will be bypassed. Select a port that you want to configure. A screen similar to the one in Figure 2 on page 35 displays. (In the following illustration, port 0 was selected.) IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 43 Using the Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility FIGURE 2 BIOS Configuration Menu (Adapter Configuration) Select one of the following: • Adapter Settings. Use the Adapter Settings screen to enable BIOS, adapter port speed (HBAs and Fabric Adapter ports configured in HBA mode only), and discovery of boot LUN information from the fabric.
  • Page 44 NOTE:To boot from direct-attached Fibre Channel targets, you must use the First LUN or Flash Values options. NOTE:Fabric-based boot LUN discovery (Fabric Discovered) is not supported for booting from direct-attached targets. IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 45 Using the Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility TABLE 3 Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility field descriptions (Continued) Bootup Delay You can configure values of 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes. This adds a delay in discovering the boot LUN to help compensate for the time it takes storage systems to boot up.
  • Page 46 If you select a device under Boot Device Settings and press Enter, a screen similar to the one in Figure 5 on page 39 displays listing all discovered boot targets. IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 47 Using the Brocade BIOS Configuration Utility FIGURE 5 BIOS Configuration Menu (Select Port Target) Select a target on which you want to designate a boot LUN and press Enter. A screen similar to the one in Figure 6 displays listing device information and LUNs visible to the adapter.
  • Page 48: Using Uefi Setup Screens

    For UEFI systems or UEFI boot mode, use steps in this section to configure boot over SAN and other adapter storage functions using your system’s UEFI setup utility Storage menu options. These general instructions are applicable to IBM host systems. Refer to your system’s documentation or online help for specific details on using your UEFI setup screens.
  • Page 49 Using UEFI setup screens FIGURE 8 System Configuration and Boot Management screen Select System Settings. The System Settings screen displays. FIGURE 9 Systems Settings menu Using the BIOS Configuration Utility...
  • Page 50 The Adapter Version Data screen displays for the adapter. 6. To enable UEFI for boot over SAN, select Port Enabled. You can select the installation boot file using system configuration Boot Manager screens. IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 51 Using UEFI setup screens Set the Port Speed. The Auto Select option allows the adapter port to automatically negotiate link speed with the connected port. Set the Port Topology to one of the following: • Loop for Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) topology •...
  • Page 52 Using UEFI setup screens IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 53: Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Appendix Getting help and technical assistance Before you call ©Copyright IBM Corp. 2013...
  • Page 54: Using The Documentation

    Using the documentation Using the documentation Getting help and information from the World Wide Web Software service and support Hardware service and support IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 55: Ibm Taiwan Product Service

    IBM Taiwan product service IBM Taiwan product service Getting help and technical assistance...
  • Page 56 IBM Taiwan product service IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 57: Notices

    Appendix Notices ©Copyright IBM Corp. 2013...
  • Page 58: Trademarks

    IBM, the IBM logo, and ibm.com are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at "Copyright and trademark information" at http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml Adobe and PostScript are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 59: Important Notes

    Important notes Important notes This product is not intended to be connected directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks, nor is it intended to be used in a public services network. Notices...
  • Page 60: Electronic Emission Notices

    Electronic emission notices Electronic emission notices IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 61 Electronic emission notices European Community contact: IBM Deutschland GmbH IBM Technical Regulations, Department M372 IBM-Allee 1,71139 Ehningen, Germany Telephone: +49 7032 15 2941 Email: lugi@de.ibm.com Notices...
  • Page 62 Electronic emission notices GmbH Abteilung M372 lugi IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 63 Electronic emission notices This is electromagnetic wave compatibility equipment for business (Type A). Sellers and users need to pay attention to it. This is for any areas other than home. Notices...
  • Page 64 Electronic emission notices IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 65: Index

    Index diagnostic port documentation BCU and HCM BB credit recovery related driver packages BIOS components configuration installing with software installer configuring with Brocade BIOS Utility drivers support update with HCM BIOS configuration utility information BIOS configuration utility field descriptions boot code updates boot code updates with BCU electronic emission notices boot code updates with HCM...
  • Page 66 MSI-X storage drivers synthetic FC ports N_Port trunking network boot Taiwan product service configuring with UEFI HII target rate limiting (TRL) notices and statements in document target reset control NPIV IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 67 trunking UCM compliance UEFI UEFI support update drivers with HCM virtual channels per port Windows 2012 Windows 7 driver support Windows Server 2008 Windows Server Core WinPE WMI support Index...
  • Page 68 IBM Flex System FC5024D 4-Port 16Gb FC Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 70 Part Number: 00D2348 Printed in USA P/N: 00D2348 *00D2348*...