Qlogic getting out of the Fibre Channel switch business
Did anybody else notice these news?
QLogic's save-the-biz pitch: Ditch the switch glitch - get rich
Server adapter firm to focus on, er, server adapters...
We've had three Qlogic 5800-switches "bricked" in under a year at work, running firmware 18.104.22.168. Two of them because of a power failure, and one of them simply didn't want to turn on again after turning it off. But isn't a power failure simmilar to turning it off? I know there is a shutdown command in the command line interface, but this is very well hidden in some old manuals for the SANbox switches. We have always simply cut the power to turn off Qlogic 5600/5800 switches, without issues, and suddenly this year three 5800 switches die when cutting the power. Not good.
Anybody else had issues with 5800-switches going into "brick mode" with the heartbeat LED constantly lit? Pushing the maintenance mode button doesn't help. It just tries to reload, and then it's stuck again.
The 5600-swtiches we have, have been running solid since 2006 though, without any serious issues.
Time to move on I guess.