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Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters for

Dell PowerEdge Servers


This Dell technical brief gives an overview of Fibre Channel host bus
adapters and how to implement them on Dell PowerEdge servers

Ambika Tirupathi
Enterprise Software Validation

Sanjay Krishna
Enterprise Firmware

Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters for Dell PowerEdge Servers

Contents
Introduction............................................................................................................................................................ 3
Fibre Channel device design for PowerEdge servers ..................................................................................... 3
Fibre Channel software architecture for PowerEdge servers........................................................................ 4
Data Manager ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
Remote Enablement ......................................................................................................................................... 5
Real-Time Configuration Enablement Management.................................................................................. 5
RACADM.............................................................................................................................................................. 5
iDRAC7 web interface ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Supported Fibre Channel cards .......................................................................................................................... 6
Fibre Channel card use case scenarios ............................................................................................................. 6
Use case: Fibre Channel card not installed .................................................................................................. 6
Use case: Fibre Channel card installed without drivers .............................................................................. 7
Use case: Fibre Channel card installed but not connected to Fibre Channel switch ......................... 10
Use case: Fibre Channel card with correct drivers connected to Fibre Channel switch ................... 13
Use case: Multiple Fibre Channel ports on a single installed card ......................................................... 16
Use case: Multiple Fibre Channel cards with correct drivers installed .................................................. 18
Summary ............................................................................................................................................................... 21

Figures
Figure 1.

Fibre Channel device design for PowerEdge servers .................................................................... 3

Figure 2.

Fibre Channel software architecture for PowerEdge servers ...................................................... 4

Figure 3.

Fibre Channel card not installed ....................................................................................................... 6

Figure 4.

Fibre Channel card installed without drivers .................................................................................. 7

Figure 5.

Fibre Channel card installed but not connected to Fibre Channel switch ............................. 10

Figure 6.

Fibre Channel card with correct drivers connected to Fibre Channel switch ....................... 13

Figure 7.

Fibre Channel card with multiple Fibre Channel ports ............................................................... 16

Figure 8.

Multiple Fibre Channel cards with correct drivers installed ....................................................... 18

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Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters for Dell PowerEdge Servers

Introduction
Fibre Channel is a high-speed network technology commonly used for storage networking. The network
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interface cards (NICs) used on Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers support Fibre Channel over
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Ethernet (FCoE) on Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet NIC ports. Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers also
support Fibre Channel cards that carry Fibre Channel native traffic. This technical brief focuses on Fibre
Channel cards and their attributes. After installing a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) in the same slot as
a NIC on a host server, you can use a web or command-line interface to access the configuration
parameters for each Fibre Channel port.

Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) web interface

Remote Access Controller Admin (RACADM) command-line interface (CLI)

Web Services for Management (WSMan) CLI

The parameters of a Fibre Channel card can help you with Fibre Channel setup, Fibre Channel debug, and
Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) integration on a host server.

Fibre Channel device design for PowerEdge servers


Fibre Channel cards are connected to the same slots on the host server as the NICs. Figure 1 illustrates the
interaction between the Fibre Channel cards, the iDRAC7, the host operating system, and the BIOS. The
iDRAC7 accesses the Fibre Channel cards through the host operating system. The Fibre Channel port
contains a number of parameters that describe the Fibre Channel connection, such as the speed of the
connection and the port type. The iDRAC7 provides configuration information about each individual port,
and receives real-time information from the card such as the number of packets/frames received or the
error packets. See the Fibre Channel card use case s section for a list of configuration parameters.

Figure 1.

Fibre Channel device design for PowerEdge servers

iDRAC
HII runs in partition
Provisioning
information
and
configuration
of Fibre
Channel cards
from iDRAC

FC HBA 1

FC HBA 2

FC HBA 3

HOST Operating System and BIOS

Real-time
information
and
inventory
static
information
to iDRAC

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Fibre Channel software architecture for PowerEdge servers


The flow of information for a Fiber Channel card on a PowerEdge server is as follows.
1)

Software modules called Hardware Inventory and Information (HII), Remote Enablement (RE), and
Real-Time Configuration Enablement Management (CEM-RT) collect Fibre Channel inventory,
capability, and statistics information from the host server and populate the Data Manager repository.

2) Data Manager Information is organized by keys or fully qualified device descriptors (FQDDs). An
FQDD, as it pertains to Fibre Channel devices, refers to the port on a Fibre Channel card. For each
FQDD in the Data Manager, information is broken down into Fibre Channel inventory
(FC_STANDARD_OBJ), Fibre Channel capabilities (FC_CAP_OBJ), and Fibre Channel statistics
(FC_STAT_OBJ).
3) The inventory and capabilities information, as shown through the RACADM CLI or the iDRAC7 web
interface, represent the data that can only be read and not manipulated. In other words, only get
operations are used and set operations are not supported.
4) The statistics information refers to real-time information from RT-CEM and is updated continually.
Note: On the Fibre Channel Devices page on the iDRAC7 web interface, information is retrieved on
a per port basis when you refresh the page or remain on the page for more than 1500ms.

Figure 2.

Fibre Channel software architecture for PowerEdge servers

Data Manager

HII

RACADM

RT-CEM

WSMan

RE

iDRAC web interface


Inventory and
Capabilities

Fibre Channel card with ports and


vendor firmware

Statistics and
Capabilities
Inventory

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Data Manager
Data Manager is the central repository for all the software modules on the iDRAC7. Data Manager contains a
config library that is saved in non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) for all the configuration
attributes pertaining to the server. Data Manager saves all the inventory and statistical information for Fibre
Channel devices at a secured non-volatile memory location. The iDRAC7 web interface and the CLIs can
access this information.

Remote Enablement
RE is a software module that runs on the iDRAC7 to collect information from various devices, such as a Fibre
Channel HBA or NIC on a server. RE communicates with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) on
the PCI bus to get information about these devices, and then populates the HII populator that writes data to
the Data Manager.
The RE module uses memory partitions on the iDRAC7 to save and store information before passing it on to
the Data Manager.

Real-Time Configuration Enablement Management


RT-CEM is a software module that handles individual parameters and real-time notifications from a device,
such as a Fibre Channel HBA or NIC. RT-CEM runs on the iDRAC7 and uses an i2C bus to communicate
with the device, and then directly writes to the HII populator that writes data to the Data Manager.

RACADM
RACADM is a command-line utility used to communicate with the iDRAC7. The three types of RACADM are
remote, local, and firmware.

Remote RACADM
Remote RACADM uses a simple executable and a dynamically linked library and communicates with the
HTTP protocol to the appweb server on the iDRAC7. Remote RACADM enables you to access information
from the iDRAC from any laptop, as long as you have the correct IP address of the iDRAC7 and the user
name and password.

Local RACADM
Local RACADM is a simple executable that comes with the Dell OpenManage module on the host
operating system connected to the iDRAC7. Local RACADM uses the Keyboard Controller Style
(KCS)/Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) to communicate from the host operating system to
the iDRAC7.

Firmware RACADM
If you have shell access (SSH or Telnet) to the iDRAC7 IP address, you can use this option.
Note: For Fibre Channel devices, RACADM gets all its information from the Data Manager.

iDRAC7 web interface


The iDRAC7 web interface allows you to monitor the health and view inventory for Fibre Channel HBA
devices. The iDRAC7 web interface uses HTTP to communicate with the appweb server on the iDRAC7, and
gets information from the Data Manager.

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Supported Fibre Channel cards


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The Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers support QLogic and Emulex Fibre Channel cards. QLogic
supports both FC8 and FC16, and Emulex supports only FC16. For more information about supported Fibre
Channel cards, go to Dell.com/PowerEdge and Dell.com/Networking.

Fibre Channel card use case scenarios


This section presents possible use case scenarios involving Fibre Channel HBAs on PowerEdge servers. The
use cases are helpful in setting up Fibre Channel devices and in debugging server setup. The scenarios can
also help when integrating a Dell server into the Fibre Channel SAN. For each use case scenario, details on
how to access Fibre Channel parameters for the system under test (SUT) and the resulting information are
shown for each of the three interface options you can use: iDRAC7, RACADM, and WSMan.

Use case: Fibre Channel card not installed


This scenario shows the output when no Fibre Channel card is installed on the SUT.

iDRAC7 web interface


As shown in Figure 3, Fibre Channel Devices is not listed under Hardware indicating that no Fibre Channel
card is installed.

Figure 3.

Fibre Channel card not installed

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RACADM
Use the following racadm command to determine if a Fibre Channel card is installed.
racadm -r <idrac ipaddr> -u <idrac username> -p <idrac PWD> hwinventory fc
The output indicates that no Fibre Channel card is installed.
No FC Objects Found

WSMan
Use the following WSMan command to determine if a Fibre Channel card is installed.
winrm e http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-chema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_FCEnumeration u:root -p:calvin -r:https://<IPAddress>/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 a:basic
The output indicates that no Fibre Channel card is installed.
<Empty>

Use case: Fibre Channel card installed without drivers


This scenario shows the output when a Fibre Channel card is installed on the SUT, but has incorrect or
missing drivers.

iDRAC7 web interface


Fibre Channel Devices is listed under Hardware, indicating a card is installed. Select Fibre Channel Devices
to review the Fibre Channel information. As shown in Figure 4, under Fibre Channel Ports no OS Driver
State is listed, indicating no drivers are installed for the installed Fibre Channel device.

Figure 4.

Fibre Channel card installed without drivers

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RACADM
Use the following racadm command to see if a Fibre Channel card and driver are installed.
racadm -r <idrac ipaddr> -u <idrac username> -p <idrac PWD> hwinventory <Instance ID>
In this output, OS Driver Version returns Unavailable indicating that a Fibre Channel card is installed
without a driver.
PCI Vendor ID:
PCI Sub Vendor ID:
PCI Device ID:
PCI Sub Device ID:
PCI Bus:
PCI Device:
PCI Function:
Vendor Name:
Device Name:
WWN:
VirtWWN:
WWPN:
VirtWWPN:
Chip Type:
Family Version:
EFI Version:
OS Driver Version:
First FC Target WWPN:
First FC Target LUN:
Second FC Target WWPN:
Second FC Target LUN:
Hard Zone Address:
Hard Zone Enable:
FC Tape Enable:
Loop reset Delay:
Frame Payload Size:
Fabric Login Retry Count:
Fabric Login Timeout:
Port Login Retry Count:
Port Login Timeout:
Port Down Retry Count:
Port Down Timeout:
Link Down Timeout:
Port Number:
Port Speed:
No capabilities found for

1077
1077
2532
015d
12
0
0
Unavailable
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
ISP2532
02.57.14
2.34
Unavailable
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
0
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
0
0
Disabled
Disabled
5
2048
0
0
8
3000
45
0
45000
1
0
FQDD "FC.Slot.1-1"

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WSMan
Use the following WSMan command to see if a Fibre Channel card and driver are installed.
winrm e http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_FCView -u:root p:calvin -r:https://<IPAddress>/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic
This output shows that a Fibre Channel card is installed without a driver.
Bus = 12
ChipType = ISP2532
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
EFIVersion = 2.34
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.1-1
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.57.14
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 0
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.1-1
LinkDownTimeout = 45000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2532
PortDownRetryCount = 45
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 1
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = null
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
VirtualWWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C

Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters for Dell PowerEdge Servers

Use case: Fibre Channel card installed but not connected to Fibre Channel switch
This scenario shows the output when there is a Fibre Channel card with the correct drivers installed on the
SUT, but the card is not connected to the Fibre Channel switch.

iDRAC7 web interface


Figure 5 shows nothing listed for the Link Status or Link Speed indicating that although a Fibre Channel
card is installed, it is not connected to the Fibre Channel switch.

Figure 5.

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Fibre Channel card installed but not connected to Fibre Channel switch

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RACADM
Use the following racadm command to determine if a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to the
Fibre Channel switch.
racadm -r <idrac ipaddr> -u <idrac username> -p <idrac PWD> hwinventory <Instance ID>
The output indicates that a Fibre Channel card is installed, but is not connected to the Fibre Channel switch.
PCI Vendor ID:
PCI Sub Vendor ID:
PCI Device ID:
PCI Sub Device ID:
PCI Bus:
PCI Device:
PCI Function:
Vendor Name:
Device Name:
WWN:
VirtWWN:
WWPN:
VirtWWPN:
Chip Type:
Family Version:
EFI Version:
OS Driver Version:
First FC Target WWPN:
First FC Target LUN:
Second FC Target WWPN:
Second FC Target LUN:
Hard Zone Address:
Hard Zone Enable:
FC Tape Enable:
Loop reset Delay:
Frame Payload Size:
Fabric Login Retry Count:
Fabric Login Timeout:
Port Login Retry Count:
Port Login Timeout:
Port Down Retry Count:
Port Down Timeout:
Link Down Timeout:
Port Number:
Port Speed:
No capabilities found for

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1077
1077
2532
015d
12
0
0
Unavailable
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
ISP2532
02.57.14
2.34
9.1.10.27
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
0
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
0
0
Disabled
Disabled
5
2048
0
0
8
3000
45
0
45000
1
0
FQDD "FC.Slot.1-1"

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WSMan
Use the following WSMan command to determine if a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to the
Fibre Channel switch.
winrm e http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_FCView -u:root p:calvin -r:https://<IPAddress>/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic
The output indicates that a Fibre Channel card is installed, but is not connected to the Fibre Channel switch.
Bus = 12
ChipType = ISP2532
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
EFIVersion = 2.34
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.1-1
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.57.14
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 0
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.1-1
LinkDownTimeout = 45000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2532
PortDownRetryCount = 45
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 1
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = null
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
VirtualWWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C

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Use case: Fibre Channel card with correct drivers connected to Fibre Channel
switch
This scenario shows the output when there is a Fibre Channel card with the correct drivers installed on the
SUT and is connected to the Fibre Channel switch.

iDRAC7 web interface


The check marks for Link Status and OS Driver State, and the speed for Link Speed, as shown in Figure 6,
indicate that a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to a driver and Fibre Channel switch.

Figure 6.

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Fibre Channel card with correct drivers connected to Fibre Channel switch

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RACADM
Use the following racadm command to determine if a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to the
Fibre Channel switch.
racadm -r <idrac ipaddr> -u <idrac username> -p <idrac PWD> hwinventory <Instance ID>
The output indicates that a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to the Fibre Channel switch.
PCI Vendor ID:
1077
PCI Sub Vendor ID:
1077
PCI Device ID:
2532
PCI Sub Device ID:
015d
PCI Bus:
12
PCI Device:
0
PCI Function:
0
Vendor Name:
Unavailable
Device Name:
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
WWN:
20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
VirtWWN:
0:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWPN:
21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
VirtWWPN:
21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
Chip Type:
ISP2532
Family Version:
02.57.14
EFI Version:
2.34
OS Driver Version:
9.1.10.27
First FC Target WWPN:
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
First FC Target LUN:
0
Second FC Target WWPN:
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
Second FC Target LUN:
0
Hard Zone Address:
0
Hard Zone Enable:
Disabled
FC Tape Enable:
Disabled
Loop reset Delay:
5
Frame Payload Size:
2048
Fabric Login Retry Count: 0
Fabric Login Timeout:
0
Port Login Retry Count:
8
Port Login Timeout:
3000
Port Down Retry Count:
45
Port Down Timeout:
0
Link Down Timeout:
45000
Port Number:
1
Port Speed:
0
Max Number of IOs per connection supported: 9
Maximum number of Logins per port: 8
Maximum number of exchanges: 9
Maximum NPIV per port:
1
Maximum number of FC Targets supported: 8
Maximum number of outstanding commands across all connections: 9
Flex Addressing:
Capable
UEFI:
Capable
FC Boot:
Capable
On Chip Thermal Sensor:
Capable
Feature Licensing:
Not Capable

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WSMan
Use the following WSMan command to determine if a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to the
Fibre Channel switch.
winrm e http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_FCView -u:root p:calvin -r:https://<IPAddress>/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic
The output indicates that a Fibre Channel card is installed and connected to the Fibre Channel switch.
Bus = 65
ChipType = 8324, Rev. 02
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2660 16Gb FC Adapter - 2001000E1E09105D
EFIVersion = 5.30
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.5-1
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.00.84
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 0
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.5-1
LinkDownTimeout = 30000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2031
PortDownRetryCount = 30
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 1
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = QLogic
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D
VirtualWWPN = 20:01:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D
WWN = 20:00:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D
WWPN = 20:01:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D

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Use case: Multiple Fibre Channel ports on a single installed card


This scenario shows the output for an installed Fibre Channel card that has multiple Fibre Channel ports.

iDRAC7 web interface


The check mark under Fibre Channel Ports for Link Status and the numbers under Port, as shown in
Figure 7, indicate that a Fibre Channel card that has multiple ports is installed.

Figure 7.

Fibre Channel card with multiple Fibre Channel ports

RACADM
Use the following racadm command to determine if an installed Fibre Channel card has multiple Fibre
Channel ports.
racadm -r <idrac ipaddr> -u <idrac username> -p <idrac PWD> hwinventory fc
The output indicates that an installed Fibre Channel card has multiple Fibre Channel ports.
FC.Slot.1-1:QLogic QLE2662 16Gb FC Adapter - 2001000E1E098FE0
FC.Slot.1-2:QLogic QLE2662 16Gb FC Adapter - 2001000E1E098FE1

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WSMan
Use the following WSMan command to determine if an installed Fibre Channel card has multiple Fibre
Channel ports.
winrm e http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_FCView -u:root p:calvin -r:https://<IPAddress>/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic
The output indicates that an installed Fibre Channel card has multiple Fibre Channel ports.
DCIM_FCView
Bus = 12
ChipType = ISP2532
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
EFIVersion = 2.34
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.1-1
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.57.14
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 0
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.1-1
LinkDownTimeout = 45000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2532
PortDownRetryCount = 45
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 1
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = null
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
VirtualWWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
DCIM_FCView
Bus = 12
ChipType = ISP2532
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3D
EFIVersion = 2.34
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.1-2
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.57.14
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
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FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 1
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.1-2
LinkDownTimeout = 45000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2532
PortDownRetryCount = 45
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 2
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = null
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
VirtualWWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
WWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
WWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D

Use case: Multiple Fibre Channel cards with correct drivers installed
This scenario shows the output when there are multiple Fibre Channel cards with the correct drivers
installed on the SUT.

iDRAC7 web interface


As shown in Figure 8, there are multiple FC.Slot tabs indicating that there are multiple Fibre Channel cards
with the correct drivers installed on the SUT.

Figure 8.

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Multiple Fibre Channel cards with correct drivers installed

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RACADM
Use the following racadm command to determine if multiple Fibre Channel cards with the correct drivers
are installed.
racadm -r <idrac ipaddr> -u <idrac username> -p <idrac PWD> hwinventory fc
The output indicates that multiple Fibre Channel cards with the correct drivers are installed.
FC.Slot.1-1:QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
FC.Slot.1-2:QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3D
FC.Slot.5-1:QLogic QLE2660 16Gb FC Adapter - 2001000E1E09105D

WSMan
Use the following WSMan command to determine if multiple Fibre Channel cards with the correct drivers
are installed.
winrm e http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_FCView -u:root p:calvin -r:https://<IPAddress>/wsman -SkipCNcheck -SkipCAcheck -encoding:utf-8 -a:basic
The output indicates that multiple Fibre Channel cards with the correct drivers are installed.
DCIM_FCView
Bus = 12
ChipType = ISP2532
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3C
EFIVersion = 2.34
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.1-1
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.57.14
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 0
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.1-1
LinkDownTimeout = 45000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2532
PortDownRetryCount = 45
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 1
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = null
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
VirtualWWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
WWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3C
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DCIM_FCView
Bus = 12
ChipType = ISP2532
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter - 21000024FF42FC3D
EFIVersion = 2.34
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.1-2
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.57.14
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 1
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.1-2
LinkDownTimeout = 45000
LinkStatus = 0
LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2532
PortDownRetryCount = 45
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 2
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = null
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
VirtualWWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
WWN = 20:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
WWPN = 21:00:00:24:FF:42:FC:3D
DCIM_FCView
Bus = 65
ChipType = 8324, Rev. 02
Device = 0
DeviceName = QLogic QLE2660 16Gb FC Adapter - 2001000E1E09105D
EFIVersion = 5.30
FCTapeEnable = 3
FQDD = FC.Slot.5-1
FabricLoginRetryCount = 0
FabricLoginTimeout = 0
FamilyVersion = 02.00.84
FirstFCTargetLUN = 0
FirstFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
FramePayloadSize = 2048
Function = 0
HardZoneAddress = 0
HardZoneEnable = 3
InstanceID = FC.Slot.5-1
LinkDownTimeout = 30000
LinkStatus = 0
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LoopResetDelay = 5
PCIDeviceID = 2031
PortDownRetryCount = 30
PortDownTimeout = 0
PortLoginRetryCount = 8
PortLoginTimeout = 3000
PortNumber = 1
PortSpeed = 2
SecondFCTargetLUN = 0
SecondFCTargetWWPN = 00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
VendorName = QLogic
VirtualWWN = 20:00:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D
VirtualWWPN = 20:01:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D
WWN = 20:00:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D
WWPN = 20:01:00:0E:1E:09:10:5D

Summary
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This technical brief describes the relationship between Fibre Channel devices and Dell PowerEdge 12
generation servers. Using the iDRAC7 web interface, RACADM CLI, or WSMan CLI you can review
information about Fibre Channel devices on PowerEdge servers. The use cases presented in this paper
provide scenarios and attributes that can help with server and Fiber Channel setup, debug, and SAN
integration. Future enhancements to the Fibre Channel functionality for Dell PowerEdge servers will include
set capabilities for RACADM, WSMan, and the iDRAC7 web interface.

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