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Methods to retrieve WWPN and WWNN from FC HBA cards



Hi,

I'm trying to find out ways of retrieving HBA identifying information
from for Emulex and Qlogic cards on RHEL4 and RHEL5, preferably without
having to install the vendor-provided drivers (in this case HP's package
of lpfc and qla2xx).

On RHEL4 with 2 single-channel Qlogic HBAs, I've found that the files
in /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/* have everything I need:

[nik host1 ~]$ grep -A 2 'SCSI Device Information:' /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/*
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/0:SCSI Device Information:
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/0-scsi-qla0-adapter-node=200000e08b9075e6;
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/0-scsi-qla0-adapter-port=210000e08b9075e6;
--
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/1:SCSI Device Information:
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/1-scsi-qla1-adapter-node=200000e08b91ba01;
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/1-scsi-qla1-adapter-port=210000e08b91ba01;

This concurs with the output of the adapter_info command that comes with
the HP-supplied fibreutils RPM.

[nik host1 ~]$ sudo adapter_info
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/1: STATE=READY WWNN=200000e08b91ba01
WWPN=210000e08b91ba01
/proc/scsi/qla2xxx/0: STATE=READY WWNN=200000e08b9075e6
WWPN=210000e08b9075e6


However, on RHEL4 with 2 single-channel Emulex HBAs, there appears to be
a discrepancy between what is in /proc/scsi/lpfc/* and what adapter_info
is telling me:

[nik host2 ~]$ cat /proc/scsi/lpfc/0
lpfc0t00 DID 6f0000 WWPN 50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:19 WWNN
50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:10
lpfc0t01 DID 6f0100 WWPN 50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:1d WWNN
50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:10
[nik host2 ~]$ cat /proc/scsi/lpfc/1
lpfc1t00 DID 790000 WWPN 50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:1c WWNN
50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:10
lpfc1t01 DID 790100 WWPN 50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:18 WWNN
50:00:1f:e1:50:02:f1:10

[nik host2 ~]$ sudo adapter_info
/sys/class/scsi_host/0: STATE=LINKUP WWNN=20000000c95e0709
WWPN=10000000c95e0709
/sys/class/scsi_host/1: STATE=LINKUP WWNN=20000000c9561b5b
WWPN=10000000c9561b5b

Firstly why is it that there appear to be 2 ports per lpfc device? There
is only one port per card. 

Secondly, why does is there no apparent match between the WWNs output
from /proc and adapter_info?

Thirdly why are the WWNNs all the same in the /proc output?



RHEL5 kernels seem to do things quite differently. It seems like the
info is quite deep somewhere within /sys/class/fc_host/. What's a
recommended method to retrieve this info on RHEL5? And would the method
be consistent regardless of which vendor's HBA's card is being used?

Thanks in advance,

Nik





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