Updated fcoe-utils packages that fix multiple bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The fcoe-utils packages provide Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) utilities, such as the fcoeadm command line tool for configuring FCoE interfaces, and the fcoemon service to configure DCB Ethernet QOS filters.
The fcoe-utils packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.0.24, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
- When turning off DCB on a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) initiator interface connected to a Cisco Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF), the fcoemon utility disabled the interface but the FCoE interface was re-enabled by a Netlink event before DCB was operational again. Consequently, the interface did not operate in degraded mode with LUNS present as expected and the output of the "ip l" and "fcoeadm -i" commands was contradictory. A patch has been applied to the fcoemon utility to ensure DCB is operational again before enabling the FCoE interface when a link is brought up. In addition, a patch has been applied to fcoe-utils to improve error handling and error messages related to creating and deleting of FCoE interfaces when DCB is not ready.
- Support for VLAN notification with VLAN ID 0 has been added. If a VLAN notification has the tag "VLAN 0", the physical port will now be activated. The VLAN interface will not be created but FCoE will be started on the physical interface itself.
All users of fcoe-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.