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How to check Palo card NPIV function is OPEN on UCS B200M1?

Hi all

I have Cisco UCS B-200M 1 and Palo Card and Cisco MDS Switch

1. Can the Palo card like the QLOGIC CNA HBA ues "Ctrl + q " enter the HBA BIOS ?

2. How to check Palo card NPIV function is OPEN on UCS B200M1?

3.I want to simulate the multeity virtual FC interface , how to do ?

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Re: How to check Palo card NPIV function is OPEN on UCS B200M1?

Henry,

There is no option ROM to access on a Palo mezz card.

I'm not sure what you mean by "NPIV function is OPEN", but, here are a few things that might help in your investigation.

If you are trying to perform a SAN boot onto a Palo card. Her are some items you can check.

If you have properly configured your SAN and Boot order properly (wwpn target and boot lun), then during BIOS boot up.

These show my configured target wwpn's and lunID for the two ports I set up for the Palo on Fabric A and Fabric B

You can query the Palo adapter by a cli connection to the 6100 as folows:

After the blade is booted, you will see this type of result:

cae-sj-ca3-A# connect adapter 1/2/1
adapter 1/2/1 # connect
adapter 1/2/1 (top):1# attach-fls
adapter 1/2/1 (fls):1# vnic
---- ---- ---- ------- -------
vnic ecpu type state   lif
---- ---- ---- ------- -------
5    1    fc   active  3
6    2    fc   active  4
adapter 1/2/1 (fls):4# login 5 <-- This is the vnic value from the above output
lifid: 3
  ID   PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 FID
    0: 50:0a:09:81:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0x000000

adapter 1/2/1 (fls):5# login 6
lifid: 4
  ID   PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 FID
    0: 50:0a:09:83:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0x000000

adapter 1/2/1 (fls):6# lunmap 5
lunmapid: 0  port_cnt: 1
  lif_id: 3
    PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 LUN               PLOGI
    50:0a:09:81:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0000000000000000  N

adapter 1/2/1 (fls):7# lunmap 6
lunmapid: 0  port_cnt: 1
  lif_id: 4
    PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 LUN               PLOGI
    50:0a:09:83:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0000000000000000  N

You'll notice the plogi status is "N".

You can catch the plogi status if you execute these commands as soon as you see the BIOS display of the Palo addapter.

adapter 1/2/1 # connect
adapter 1/2/1 (top):1# attach-fls
adapter 1/2/1 (fls):1# vnic
---- ---- ---- ------- -------
vnic ecpu type state   lif
---- ---- ---- ------- -------
5    1    fc   active  3
6    2    fc   active  4
adapter 1/2/1 (fls):2# lunmap 5
lunmapid: 0  port_cnt: 1
  lif_id: 3
    PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 LUN               PLOGI
    50:0a:09:81:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0000000000000000  Y

adapter 1/2/1 (fls):3# lunmap 6
lunmapid: 0  port_cnt: 1
  lif_id: 4
    PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 LUN               PLOGI
    50:0a:09:83:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0000000000000000  Y

adapter 1/2/1 (fls):4# login 5
lifid: 3
  ID   PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 FID
    0: 50:0a:09:81:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0x530001

adapter 1/2/1 (fls):5# login 6
lifid: 4
  ID   PORTNAME                 NODENAME                 FID
    0: 50:0a:09:83:86:78:3b:98  00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00  0x4d0102

The PORTNAME and FID correspond to my target wwpn and VSAN FCID value for the logged in target port.

I presented a LunID=0, which is also displayed.

Hope this helps

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