Field Notice: FN - 63662 - Emulex Mezzanine Adapters Programmed with Incorrect PHY Microcode
August 8, 2013
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Initial Public Release
A limited number of Emulex N20-AE0102 mezzanine adapters were programmed with incorrect PHY microcode, which causes failure of the interface to link up.
Due to a manufacturing error, a number of Emulex N20-AE0102 mezzanine adapters were programmed with incorrect PHY microcode. The network interface of these adapters fails to link up, especially when the chassis includes the N20-I6584 I/O Module (IOM). However, the issue might not be seen across all blade slots.
The Emulex N20-AE0102 mezzanine adapter fails to link up, especially when the chassis includes the N20-I6584 IOM.
Cisco recommends replacement of the hardware (Emulex N20-AE0102 mezzanine adapter), since the microcode on the cards cannot be modified in the field. In order to determine if your card is affected, check with the Serial Number Validation Link and fill out the UMPIRE form.
How To Identify Hardware Levels
In order to identify your hardware level, complete these steps:
Identify that you have the correct PID (N20-AE0102) of the card.
In order to find the serial number of your card, complete these steps:
In the Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager GUI, choose Equipment > Chassis > Chassis # > Servers > Server # > Adapters.
The Adapters pane on the right displays the serial numbers for all the adapters in the blade.
In the CLI, enter these commands:
show adapter detail
The output includes the serial numbers for all the adapters in the blade.
Go to the Serial Number Validation Link and enter the serial number.