PowerEdge 2550 / Qlogic / PV660F Troubles

Labonte, Brandon BRANDON.LABONTE at ttu.edu
Sat Aug 24 23:46:01 CDT 2002

I am using RedHat's advanced server 2.1 which ships with a 2.4.9-e.3 kernel.
I am reasonably certain the kernel contains RedHat additions.  I have
created four volumes of raid level 0+1 via the Array Manager in Windows.  I
should also note that I do not have a SAN, but just direct-attach fibre

I wasn't able to install RedHat until I did an expert install and loaded my
SCSI drivers by hand.  If the system picked up the QLA2x00 then the install
wouldn't recognize the drives correctly.  So, I boot without them and try to
install the module by hand.

Thank you,


Brandon LaBonte
Director of Sofware Development
Information Technology Division, Texas Tech University

-----Original Message-----
From: Benito Venegas [mailto:venevene at securities.com] 
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 10:49 PM
To: Labonte, Brandon
Cc: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
Subject: Re: PowerEdge 2550 / Qlogic / PV660F Troubles


What kernel are you using?
Have you create a a volume with some raid level?
Give me those estra details please.


Benito A. Venegas
System Engineer, Technology
225 Park Ave. South (6th floor ISI)
New York, NY 10003
A Euromoney Institutional Investor company.

On Sat, 24 Aug 2002, Labonte, Brandon wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have two Dell 2550 directly connected to a PV 660F.  They worked fine
> before we decided to re-do the oracle server that ran on them.  Now, I
> cannot get Linux to recognize them any longer.  I get the following
> when I load the qla2x00 module:
> scsi(2): LIP reset occurred
> scsi(2): Waiting for LIP to complete...
> scsi(2): LIP occurred.
> scsi(2): LOOP UP detected
> scsi2: Topology - (Loop), Host Loop address  0x7d
> scsi-qla0-adapter-node=200000e08b0533cb;
> scsi-qla0-adapter-port=210000e08b0533cb;
> scsi-qla0-target-0=23120e5b06008121;
> scsi2 : QLogic QLA2200 PCI to Fibre Channel Host Adapter: bus 0 device 4
> 11
>         Firmware version:  2.01.34, Driver version 4.31.7b
>   Vendor: DELL      Model: PV660F   PSEUDO   Rev: 5776
>   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> scsi(2:0:0:0): Enabled tagged queuing, queue depth 16.
> Attached scsi disk sdd at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> sdd : READ CAPACITY failed.
> sdd : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 28
> Current sd00:00: sense key Illegal Request
> Additional sense indicates Logical unit not supported
> sdd : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
>  sdd: I/O error: dev 08:30, sector 0
>  unable to read partition table
> I can see the drives via Windows, and was able to create basic disks with
> Raw partitions.  Following some notes in these mailing lists I also used
> storage consolidation software to force all the disks offline (according
> the software) so that they weren't owned by the windows box.  I'm using
> RedHat Advanced Server 2.1.  
> Any assistance that anyone can offer is greatly appreciated.  
> Thanks,
> Brandon


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