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fl_tenancy & nl_tenancy

  • 1.  fl_tenancy & nl_tenancy

    Posted 04-18-2014 07:03 AM

    Portstatsshow has these 2 output

    fl_tenancy  number of times FL has the tenancy
    nl_tenancy  number of times NL has the tenancy

    but I am not able to find a good description as to what it means. Can comeone explain what it is ?

    I am seeing a very large value on these when attached device is a loop device (tape)


  • 2.  Re: fl_tenancy & nl_tenancy

    Posted 05-08-2014 01:44 AM



    This counter is deprecated in FC-SW and only applies to FC-AL configurations. 


    When a FC-AL device has the tenancy, it means that it has the control of the loop so that it can communicate with another device in the loop. So I would consider a normal behavior to see those counters increase when devs are configured in a FC-AL.