09-01-2013 02:07 AM
I have a C7000 (OA Firmware = 3.71) with 2 FlexFab 10G/24 modules. I used VCSU 1.81 to upgrade firmware in these in these modules from 3.18 to 3.75. Upgrade appeared to go smoothly.
However, my blades have lost network connectivity and when I login to VC domain I now see my External uplink Ports staus as Critical and the PORT status is listed as Unsupported.
Port is Bay 1, X3, Port role is now listed as "N/A", Port Status is "Unsupported 0MB", Connector type is SFP-DAC.
Anyh ideas why a formware upgrade would result in a External Uplink Port changing status to Unsupported?
Thanks in advace... Julius
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09-13-2013 08:07 AM
Don't know if this is your problem, but a note from quickspecs for the VC Flex module indicates that a 7M cable is only supported in X5 - X8 ports. The other ports support up to 5Meters in length.
NOTE: 7m DAC (P/N J9285B) length is supported on VC FlexFabric module ports X5-X8. Ports X1-X4 support up to 5m DAC lengths.
NOTE: In addition to the supported HP and non-HP Copper cables above, Virtual Connect provides "allowed" connections using third party cables that meet the following criteria: connector=copper pigtail; transceiver code=active cable or passive cable; speed equal or less than 10Gb; length between 1m and 7m, inclusive. All "allowed" DACs are connected and logged. Prior to requesting support from HP, a DAC from the supported list above must be used to verify a cable issue is not involved.
10-01-2013 11:48 PM
So in this case it is because of the Fibre cable length that connects from the Virtual Connects module to the trunk network switch or to the Fibre channel fabric switch ?