Emulex lpfc fails to discover all expected Fibre Channel SCSI device paths

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • lpfc driver failed FLOGI on some of the paths in the SAN

  • Some SCSI device paths were not discovered under RHEL 5

  • Error messages from syslog follows:

lpfc 0000:04:00.0: 0:(0):2858 FLOGI failure Status:x3/x18 TMO:x0
lpfc 0000:06:00.0: 2:(0):2858 FLOGI failure Status:x3/x18 TMO:x0
  • RHEL root on dm-multipath Emulex FC host hangs during fabric faults


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Emulex LightPulse LPe1200x HBA using lpfc driver

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