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Old Jul 18th, 2015, 09:37 PM   #21
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Get authentic fiber cables. They run at full speed. Mine were aftermarket and ran at half speed. Enjoy
Excellent, thanks, will look into it.
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Alright, I finally got the Xraid and put some drives in it, but found out that the guy that sold me the Raid, gave me the wrong Fibre channel cable.

The xserve "2008" connected to the Xraid SFP will lit the SFP "light bar" Green, but i got this as a warning on my SFP preferences as it is not supported.



Anyone have the right part number for the cable so that they can both communicate? or should I go with a 4gb/s.

My Xserve have a PCI SFP card in it

Here is what my cables looks like







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Same error i had but still worked fine. Don't rush to spend a ton of money on cables if it works.
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Same error i had but still worked fine. Don't rush to spend a ton of money on cables if it works.
i don't even see the Xraid sadly enough, as you can see, the green light is on, the Xserve doesn't see it as i have no idea what the default address are for the Xraid.



Trying to find the proper address for it and i have no idea where to begin. the server part is done as i can see my 3 Drives on all 3 bays, but the Xraid is like a ghost.

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It shows you only have 1 fiber channel connected. You need to connect an Ethernet wire to the raid controllers so your dhcp server can issue an ip. From there the raid admin will find the ip automatically. I believe there is a reset button on the back of the raid controllers to reset the default ip.

The default passwords are private and public for the raid admin.
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Ya i connected only one Fibre channel cable at the back for Bay 1-7.

Ethernet cable is also connected at the back to set up the ip and so far! No luck

the ip is not showing up on the admin raid.
so my dhcp says it is at 169.254.19.191, sub mask 255.255.0.0
and still nothing is showing.

i did the reset on the raid
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Swap the raid controllers and make sure they're properly locked. Perhaps you have a dud controller. Also why isn't your ip an internal ip? Should be 192.x.x.x or 10.x.x.x

If your using your router dhcp make sure to disable the dhcp server on your Xserve
And make sure to run the Ethernet to your router and not Xserve
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We seem to have a networking issue on our hands here: 169.254.19.191, sub mask 255.255.0.0 is a link local address. Maybe the Xserve defaults that way. Nothing wrong with that,
unless you want the Xserve to connect via your home router, and participate in your home network. Right now it is on its own network, completely isolated from the rest of your home network.
Link Local is workable only for quasi point-to-point networks. DHCP is what I think you need, and with IPv4, connected to your home router, you should have addresses in the 192.x.x.x or 10.x.x.x
range indeed, good point, jezzy!
Maybe you even have to go into the network settings of your router or Mac and switch your IPv6 to "link local only", I don't know.
You should check DHCP settings for that. I am not an IT expert, but maybe this link will prove useful to you:
Apple OS X Server: Setting up and managing DHCP - TechRepublic
Good luck, and hopefully some network experts out here will chime in!
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Or try on to switch manually to 192.168.0.11 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (the latter of which means: broadcast on subnet, on 1 subnet). Am I wrong here, gentle(wo)men IT specialists?
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Ya humm I did made a big mistake by not telling you guys how i set it up.

The Xserve is directly connected to the Xraid, no router at all. the fibre cable are directly connected to the raid.



i did connect the server to the raid with the ethernet cable and that didn't solve the issue.

I have also manually set the ip and subnet and was still a no go. Also did the reset button on both controllers.

Before i did the reset, i did see the Xraid, but now that i have reset everything, i no longer see it. i put an ip address such as 128.0.1.x and it found it, but not anymore.

Also found out that my PCi card "on the Xserve" takes a 4gb fibre channel cable, even though the max i can get is 2g. the cable i have, connects "links" to the raid, but does not communicate as "previously shown" cable is the not compatible.

So i wonder if this set could solve the issue as it comes as a kit. "by the look of it"
"4Gb SFP to SFP Copper Fibre Channel Cable Kit MA461G\A"

I know the 2 machines can communicate, if only i have the right settings and the right cables. unless some of you have a pair to sell me?

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