There is a bug with HP FlexFabric 650FLB adapters on HP Gen 9 blades. Buggy firmware prevents HBA from properly negotiating FC protocols. HBA will fail to initiate the PLOGI (Port Login) process. Symptoms on Brocade FC switch will show FC4 type as “none” and switch would fail to detect it as initiator.
If you have Brocade switch it can be confirmed via portloginshow # command, where # is the port number where blade is connected.
Type PID World Wide Name credit df_sz cos
fd 01153b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:c2:86:04 16 2112 c scr=0x3
fd 011537 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:c2:86:14 16 2112 c scr=0x3
ff 01153b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:c2:86:04 0 0 8 d_id=FFFFFC
d=id=FFFFC will be missing for faulty HBA. I the example above HBA ending with c2:86:14 has frmware with the bug.
Issue is confirmed with 10.5.65.21 (latest available on HP website)
Resolution: update firmware to 10.5.65.23
You can download firmware below (it’s not available via HP website yet)
Update: HP issued advisory: