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authorBhanu Prakash Gollapudi <bprakash@broadcom.com>2011-09-13 11:55:14 -0700
committerJames Bottomley <JBottomley@Parallels.com>2011-09-22 15:10:59 +0400
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[SCSI] bnx2fc: Add driver documentation
bnx2fc.txt outlines the driver usage model. Signed-off-by: Bhanu Prakash Gollapudi <bprakash@broadcom.com> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <JBottomley@Parallels.com>
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+Operating FCoE using bnx2fc
+Broadcom FCoE offload through bnx2fc is full stateful hardware offload that
+cooperates with all interfaces provided by the Linux ecosystem for FC/FCoE and
+SCSI controllers. As such, FCoE functionality, once enabled is largely
+transparent. Devices discovered on the SAN will be registered and unregistered
+automatically with the upper storage layers.
+Despite the fact that the Broadcom's FCoE offload is fully offloaded, it does
+depend on the state of the network interfaces to operate. As such, the network
+interface (e.g. eth0) associated with the FCoE offload initiator must be 'up'.
+It is recommended that the network interfaces be configured to be brought up
+automatically at boot time.
+Furthermore, the Broadcom FCoE offload solution creates VLAN interfaces to
+support the VLANs that have been discovered for FCoE operation (e.g.
+eth0.1001-fcoe). Do not delete or disable these interfaces or FCoE operation
+will be disrupted.
+Driver Usage Model:
+1. Ensure that fcoe-utils package is installed.
+2. Configure the interfaces on which bnx2fc driver has to operate on.
+Here are the steps to configure:
+ a. cd /etc/fcoe
+ b. copy cfg-ethx to cfg-eth5 if FCoE has to be enabled on eth5.
+ c. Repeat this for all the interfaces where FCoE has to be enabled.
+ d. Edit all the cfg-eth files to set "no" for DCB_REQUIRED** field, and
+ "yes" for AUTO_VLAN.
+ e. Other configuration parameters should be left as default
+3. Ensure that "bnx2fc" is in SUPPORTED_DRIVERS list in /etc/fcoe/config.
+4. Start fcoe service. (service fcoe start). If Broadcom devices are present in
+the system, bnx2fc driver would automatically claim the interfaces, starts vlan
+discovery and log into the targets.
+5. "Symbolic Name" in 'fcoeadm -i' output would display if bnx2fc has claimed
+the interface.
+[root@bh2 ~]# fcoeadm -i
+ Description: NetXtreme II BCM57712 10 Gigabit Ethernet
+ Revision: 01
+ Manufacturer: Broadcom Corporation
+ Serial Number: 0010186FD558
+ Driver: bnx2x 1.70.00-0
+ Number of Ports: 2
+ Symbolic Name: bnx2fc v1.0.5 over eth5.4
+ OS Device Name: host11
+ Node Name: 0x10000010186FD559
+ Port Name: 0x20000010186FD559
+ FabricName: 0x2001000DECB3B681
+ Speed: 10 Gbit
+ Supported Speed: 10 Gbit
+ MaxFrameSize: 2048
+ FC-ID (Port ID): 0x0F0377
+ State: Online
+6. Verify the vlan discovery is performed by running ifconfig and notice
+<INTERFACE>.<VLAN>-fcoe interfaces are automatically created.
+Refer to fcoeadm manpage for more information on fcoeadm operations to
+create/destroy interfaces or to display lun/target information.
+** Broadcom FCoE capable devices implement a DCBX/LLDP client on-chip. Only one
+LLDP client is allowed per interface. For proper operation all host software
+based DCBX/LLDP clients (e.g. lldpad) must be disabled. To disable lldpad on a
+given interface, run the following command:
+lldptool set-lldp -i <interface_name> adminStatus=disabled

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