Procedure: FCoE host-linking

If you are having problems attaching to the FCoE hosts, your problem might be related to the network, the system, or the host.
  1. If you are seeing error code 705 on the node, this means that the Fibre Channel I/O port is inactive. Note that FCoE uses Fibre Channel as a protocol and an Ethernet as an interconnect. If you are dealing with an FCoE enabled port, this means that either the Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF) is not seen or the FCoE feature is not configured on the switch.
    1. Check that the FCoE feature is enabled on the FCF.
    2. Check the remote port (switch port) properties on the FCF.
  2. If you are connecting the host through a Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switch, for network problems, you can attempt any of the following actions:
    1. Test your connectivity between the host and CEE switch.
    2. Ask the Ethernet network administrator to check the firewall and router settings.
  3. Run svcinfo lsfabric and check that the host is seen as a remote port in the output. If not, then do the following tasks in order:
    1. Verify that the system and host get an fcid on FCF. If not, check the VLAN configuration.
    2. Verify that the system and host port are part of a zone and that zone is currently in force.
    3. Verify the volumes are mapped to the host and that they are online. See the lshostvdiskmap and lsvdisk commands for more information.
  4. If you still have FCoE problems, you can attempt the following action:
    1. Verify that the host adapter is in good state. You can unload and load the device driver and see the operating system utilities to verify that the device driver is installed, loaded, and operating correctly.