AX150 loop vs point to point

Why does point to point not work when connected directly from a W2K8 server with a QLogic QLA2342 card to an AX150?  It only works in 'Loop'.  Why is this?
B1izzardAsked:
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Duncan MeyersConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The green LED indicates that the HBA driver is loaded and that it has connected to the array or SAN fabric. For a point-to-point or fabric connection, this is a FLOGI (Fabric LOG In). For an arbitrated loop, it's a LIP primitive. I'd say that the HBA doesn't initiate a FLOGI until the driver is loaded whereas a LIPis probably handled out of firmware.
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
That's very odd. It *should* work point-to-point. It doesn't really matter, though, as you're connecting directly to the AX150
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B1izzardAuthor Commented:
Do you know offhand what the technical difference is between the 2 when connected directly?  I'm just curious what would cause the green LED on the HBA to turn off when booting via point to point, where it turns green when booting in loop.
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B1izzardAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
Thanks!
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