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Date:      Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:36:30 +0530
From:      bharat singh <bharat064015@gmail.com>
To:        "Kenneth D. Merry" <ken@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-scsi@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: NPIV support in freebsd
Message-ID:  <CABMFQWTyT7zg4BODOZ_C7H7uNKgLbG7brek5=zSABNpxPKverA@mail.gmail.com>
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Hi Ken,

root@FCNode1:~ # tail -1 /boot/loader.conf
hint.isp.0.vports=4

root@FCNode1:~ # ctladm port -l
Port Online Type     Name         pp vp WWNN               WWPN
   Speed  Vendor
0    YES    IOCTL    CTL ioctl    0  0  0                  0
    0
1    YES    INTERNAL ctl2cam      0  0  0x5000000aa3c77b00
0x5000000aa3c77b02  0
2    YES    INTERNAL CTL internal 0  0  0                  0
    0
3    YES    FC       isp0         0  0  0x2000001b32118e22
0x2100001b32118e22  4000000  Qlogic  <<<<< no vports enabled after reboot

I tried to add the hint to /boot/device.hints also but still no success.
@Matt any comments ?


On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 1:53 AM, Kenneth D. Merry <ken@freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 15:33:46 +0530, Bharat Singh wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there a support for node port_id virtualization (NPIV) in freebsd.
> > I see a lot of other implementations for IBM/Vmware/Solaris, but couldn't
> > find for freebsd.
> > So is it supported in CTL, if not any plans to for the same.
>
> The Qlogic driver (isp(4)) supports NPIV to some extent, but the
> firmware currently in the tree for the 8Gb cards at least doesn't
> seem to support multiple IDs:
>
> isp0: <Qlogic ISP 2532 PCI FC-AL Adapter> port 0xa400-0xa4ff mem
> 0xfb9b8000-0xfb9bbfff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci3
> isp0: non-MULTIID f/w loaded, only can enable 1 of 5 channels
> isp1: <Qlogic ISP 2532 PCI FC-AL Adapter> port 0xa800-0xa8ff mem
> 0xfb9bc000-0xfb9bffff irq 17 at device 0.1 on pci3
> isp1: setting role to 0x1
> isp1: setting role to 0x1
> isp1: setting role to 0x1
> isp1: setting role to 0x1
> isp1: setting role to 0x1
> isp1: non-MULTIID f/w loaded, only can enable 1 of 5 channels
>
> It is pretty much transparent to CTL when it is turned on, because it just
> looks like there are more frontend ports to CTL.
>
> The way you turn it on is setting the number of virtual ports like this
> in /boot/loader.conf:
>
> hint.isp.0.vports=4
> hint.isp.1.vports=4
>
> I did some testing with NPIV successfully a few years ago (2009), but I
> haven't done anything with it since.
>
> Matt Jacob probably knows more about the current state.
>
> Ken
> --
> Kenneth Merry
> ken@FreeBSD.ORG
>



-- 
Bharat Singh
Member Technical Staff, NetApp



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