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Integrated Storage Relations Tape and Library

HBA /Switch Reference Guide


ORACLE REFERANCE GUIDE | DECEMBER 2015
Introduction 1

Host Bus Adapter Vendors 1

QLogic 1

Emulex 2

LSI 2

Fibre Channel Switch Vendors 2

Brocade 2

Cisco 2

HBA/Switch Matrix 3

Oracle Linux 3

Oracle Solaris 4

Microsoft Windows 5
Introduction
Integrated Storage Relations (ISR) concentrates on providing knowledge in regards to interoperability, best
practices and performance tuning in the overall tape and tape library environment enabling our partners and
colleagues to understand tape storage.

The purpose of this document is to provide compatibility information about Oracles Fibre Channel (FC, FCoE)
and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), branded Host Bus Adapters (HBA) along with the equivalent corresponding HBA
vendor. The same information will be provided for Oracle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) switch
vendors for FC in a Storage Area Network (SAN) that have been utilized and proven to operate in various
environments.

This guide will cover the top three Operating Systems from an Oracle perspective - Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris
and Microsoft Windows. Oracle works with each of these vendors to ensure these products have been certified
and supported with Oracle tape drives. With all the HBA and switch vendors, Oracle will make a good faith
effort to consider these configurations are supported. As a rule of thumb any HBA, FC, FCoE or SAS, with
external ports that is a configurable option for the server model that you are using in your configuration, it will
work with Oracle tapes drives. In addition, ISR departments lab will use many of these HBAs and switches
when testing Oracle products and in turn our vendors do the same with Oracle libraries and tape drives.
However, not all configurations between servers, OSs, HBAs, and switches can be tested. The latest versions of
drivers and firmware are recommended for proper support of Oracle products in these environments. All third
party vendors products go through the Oracle Product Life Cycle process and pass the requirements before they
are made available for re-sale from Oracle.

Host Bus Adapter Vendors


There are currently three HBA vendors that have products supported in Oracle environments Qlogic, Emulex
and LSI. QLogic and Emulex HBAs are referenced in this document covering Fibre Channel speeds from 4 Gb/s
to 16Gb/s as well as 10 GbE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The LSI SAS HBA supports SAS speeds from
3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s adapters. This list covers the majority of customers that use these products. The list
does not imply that all of these products have been tested and will function entirely in any one environment.
However, these configurations have been known to operate under the generic form of the environments being
covered. The single port (FC) version of these HBAs are also supported but are not listed in this guide.
The Oracle branded Qlogic and Emulex 10 GbE FCoE /16 Gb FC use a HBA (brand specific) with different
SFPs installed to run the interface required. When ordering these HBAs, two part numbers will be required to
obtain a fully functional HBA, as noted in the matrices below.

QLogic
QLogic HBAs are listed as Oracle branded and the equivalent Qlogic branded. They range from 4 Gb/s, 8 Gb/s,
16 Gb/s and 10 GbE FCoE.

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Emulex
Emulex HBAs are listed as Oracle branded and the equivalent Emulex branded. They range from Fibre Channel
speeds from 4 Gb/s, 8 Gb/s, 16 Gb/s and 10 GbE FCoE.

LSI
LSI HBAs are listed as Oracle branded and the equivalent LSI branded. They range from 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s
SAS

Note: When the Oracle-branded versions of the Fibre Channel adapters are used, they are supported by Oracle
directly. Oracle-branded adapters will be supplied with firmware, BIOS, FCode, and UEFI levels validated for use
with Oracle SPARC and X86 servers. The shipping level of the non-Oracle branded adapters may arrive with
firmware which has not been qualified for use with Oracle storage products. Support for non-Oracle branded
HBAs is provided by the party who sold that particular HBA.

Fibre Channel Switch Vendors


There are two FC switch vendors that are currently in use by the majority Oracle customers - Brocade and Cisco.
Brocade and Cisco switches will be referenced by this document; however, there are other choices for customers.
These two are the prevalent switches in the Oracle customer base.

Brocade
Oracle is currently selling Brocades FC switches in an OEM fashion. The customer can order these switches
directly from Oracle. Not all the switches listed in the matrix are currently available for purchase today, but many
customers are still using them in their production environments.

Cisco
Oracle used to sell Cisco FC switches, but today Cisco FC switches are not listed on the Oracle price lists. This
matrix will only show the supported currently released products by Cisco.

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HBA/Switch Matrix

Oracle Linux

Table 1.Operating System Oracle Linux

OS Max Data Rate HBA Vendor Number Oracle HBA Model Number Brocade Switches Cisco Switches

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)


10GbE Qlogic QLE8362 7101674 Plus 7101678 SFP VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

10GbE Qlogic QEM8362 7101682 Plus 7101678 SFP VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
VDX 6730
10GbE Qlogic QLE8242 N/A 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

10GbE Qlogic QLE8152 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

10GbE Qlogic QLE8142 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
VDX 6730
10GbE Emulex LPe16002 7101684 Plus 7101688 SFP 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

Fibre Channel (FC)


300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Emulex LPe16002 7101684 Plus 7101686 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Qlogic QLE8362 7101674 Plus 710 1676 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Qlogic QLE2672 N/A 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s QLogic QEM8362 7101682 Plus 710 676 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Emulex LPem12002E-S SGXPCIEFCGBE-E8-N / 7105393 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
Oracle Linux

300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,


8Gb/s Emulex LPe12002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QLE2562 SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QLE2562-SUN-XO SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QEM3572 S-XPCIEFCGBE-Q8-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPe11002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-N / 7105389 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPem11002E-S SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-E_N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPem11002-S SG-XPCIE2FC-EB4-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPeA11002-S SG-XPCIE2FC-ATCA-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPe11002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6610, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QLE2462-SUN-XO SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QEM2462 SG-XPCIE2FC-QB4-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QEM3472 SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-Q-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z-N (Factory
LSI SAS3801E-S
3Gb/s Installation) N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z-N (x-option)

SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z (Factory
LSI H3-25102-xx Installation)
6Gb/s N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express 710-5387-SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z (x-
option)

7110118 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA,


LSI SAS 9300-8e
12Gb/s
x8 PCI Express
external (Factory Installation N/A N/A
7110119 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA,
external

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Oracle Solaris
Table 2 Operating System Oracle Solaris

OS Max Data Rate HBA Vendor Number Oracle HBA Model Number Brocade Switches Cisco Switches

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)


10GbE Qlogic QLE8362 7101674 Plus 7101678 SFP VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
VDX 6730
10GbE Qlogic QEM8362 7101682 Plus 7101678 SFP 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

10GbE Qlogic QLE8242 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
VDX 6730
10GbE Qlogic QLE8152 N/A 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

10GbE Qlogic QLE8142 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
VDX 6730
10GbE Emulex LPe16002 7101684 Plus 7101688 SFP 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

Fibre Channel (FC)


300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Emulex LPe16002 7101684 Plus 7101686 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Qlogic QLE8362 7101674 Plus 7101676 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Qlogic QLE2672 N/A 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s QLogic QEM8362 7101682 Plus 710 1676 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Emulex LPem12002E-S SGXPCIEFCGBE-E8-N / 7105393 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
Oracle Solaris

300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,


8Gb/s Emulex LPe12002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QLE2562 SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QLE2562-SUN-XO SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QEM3572 S-XPCIEFCGBE-Q8-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPe11002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-N / 7105389 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPem11002E-S SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-E_N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPem11002-S SG-XPCIE2FC-EB4-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPeA11002-S SG-XPCIE2FC-ATCA-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPe11002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6610, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QLE2462-SUN-XO SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QEM2462 SG-XPCIE2FC-QB4-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QEM3472 SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-Q-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z-N (Factory
LSI SAS3801E-S
3Gb/s Installation) N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z-N (x-option)

SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z (Factory
LSI H3-25102-xx
6Gb/s Installation) N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
7105387 SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z (x-option)

7110118 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA,


LSI SAS 9300-8e
12Gb/s external (Factory Installation N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
7110119 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA,
external

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Microsoft Windows

Table 3 Operating System Microsoft Windows

OS Max Data Rate HBA Vendor Number Oracle HBA Model Number Brocade Switches Cisco Switches
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
10GbE Qlogic QLE8362 7101674 Plus 7101678 SFP VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
10GbE Qlogic QEM8362 7101682 Plus 7101678 SFP VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
10GbE Qlogic QLE8242 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
10GbE Qlogic QLE8152 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
10GbE Qlogic QLE8142 N/A VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500
10GbE Emulex LPe16002 7101684 Plus 7101688 SFP VDX 6730 9500, Nexus 7000, 5500

Fibre Channel (FC)


300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Emulex LPe16002 7101684 Plus 7101686 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Qlogic QLE8362 7101674 Plus 7101676 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s Qlogic QLE2672 N/A 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
16Gb/s QLogic QEM8362 7101682 Plus 7101676 SFP 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
Oracle Windows

8Gb/s Emulex LPem12002E-S SGXPCIEFCGBE-E8-N / 7105393 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Emulex LPe12002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QLE2562 SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QLE2562-SUN-XO SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
8Gb/s Qlogic QEM3572 S-XPCIEFCGBE-Q8-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPe11002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-N / 7105389 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPem11002E-S SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-E_N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPem11002-S SG-XPCIE2FC-EB4-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPeA11002-S SG-XPCIE2FC-ATCA-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Emulex LPe11002 SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-N 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6610, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QLE2462-SUN-XO SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QEM2462 SG-XPCIE2FC-QB4-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
300, 5100, 5300, 6510, 8510,
4Gb/s Qlogic QEM3472 SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-Q-Z 9124, 9148, 9222i, 95XX, 55XX
DCX/DCX-4S
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z-N (Factory
LSI SAS3801E-S
3Gb/s Installation) N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z-N (x-option)

SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z (Factory
LSI H3-25102-xx
6Gb/s Installation) N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
710-5387-SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z(x-option)

7110118 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA,


LSI SAS 9300-8e
12Gb/s external (Factory Installation N/A N/A
x8 PCI Express
7110119 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA,
external

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