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"I have these adapters in some of my HP ProLiant servers. It's a configuration setting because it's a Converged Network adapter. – ewwhite 2 days ago " Got me on the right track. after many many days I found a vib package for the brocade cards. Turns out what was listed a a qlogic adapter turned out to be an internal NIC what was listed as a brocade ...


According to QLogic NetXtremeII presentation and data sheet the named cards support Ethernet, iSCSI, and FCoE. That does not include plain FC, unfortunately. FC as a whole is a different low-level protocol than Ethernet. FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) replaces layers FC0 and FC1 of the FC specification with Ethernet while retaining layers FC2 - FC3 - ...


This is a BIOS and configuration issue. Go into the BIOS of the controller and select the personality of the card. It's probably configurable between Fibre Channel and iSCSI. That is all.

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