qla2xxx : Failed to load firmware image but ql2500_fw.bin exists in initramfs

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • There are the following messages in dmesg and the boot process slows down by 4 min:
qla2xxx [0000:44:00.0]-0063:1: Failed to load firmware image (ql2500_fw.bin).
qla2xxx [0000:44:00.0]-0090:1: Fimware image unavailable.
qla2xxx [0000:44:00.0]-0091:1: Firmware images can be retrieved from: ftp://ftp.qlogic.com/outgoing/linux/firmware/.
scsi1 : qla2xxx
qla2xxx [0000:44:00.0]-00fb:1: QLogic QLE2562 - PCI-Express Dual Channel 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA.
  • Correct firmware exists in initramfs (was added by dracut):
I: Installing /lib/firmware/ql2500_fw.bin
I: Installing /lib/firmware/ql2400_fw.bin
I: Installing /lib/firmware/ql2322_fw.bin
I: Installing /lib/firmware/ql2300_fw.bin
I: Installing /lib/firmware/ql2200_fw.bin
I: Installing /lib/firmware/ql2100_fw.bin

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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