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Cant get HP storage adapter running vmware esxi 6 to connect to san

I have a new host with an HP storage adapter that I am trying to connect to our emc san which is a vnx  5500.
I can see the adapter in the vctr and can see the mac address but the 3 lights on the storage adapter just keep flashing off and on which it should not be doing.
Is there something I need do in VMware to stop the lights from flashing?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Make sure

1. driver is correct for HBA.
2. firmware is correct for HBA.
3. firmware for HBA is correct for SAN.
4. HBA us supported by server and ESXi 6.0. (HCL)
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vmichAuthor Commented:
well the adapter shows up in vctr for the host so I think the driver is good because I also installed HPE esxi 6 so the drivers should be good
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so what type of HBA, FC or iSCSI ?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
FC
when I go into the san and setup the initiator like the other 5 host, it does not allow me to create it. The option to click on ok stays greyed out for some reason.
I plugged the 2 FC cables into ports that had host connected to them before.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, have you added the WWNN to the SAN and FC switches ?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
I think that's it.. The wwn needs to be added to the ports on the switch...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
excellent....
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vmichAuthor Commented:
wwn to switch ports on fabric switch
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