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I connected a unix host in a SAN switch. The port connected as L-port and not as F-port. What is the reason ?

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  • 1.  I connected a unix host in a SAN switch. The port connected as L-port and not as F-port. What is the reason ?

    Posted 06-07-2015 01:55 PM

    Can someone help me ?

    TIA and regards

    Jose


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  • 2.  Re: I connected a unix host in a SAN switch. The port connected as L-port and not as F-port. What is the reason ?

    Posted 06-09-2015 04:21 AM

    Hi,

     

    First of all your driver of the HBA, lets the hba attempt top log in as a loop port, that needs to be changed to fc-fc or point-to- point connection.

     

    Second your switch port is not set to G-port.

    Initially when an initiator logs in, it tries to login as loop, if that times out it tries, E-port then F-port. But since your hba driver is set to loop it logs in as loop.

    You can force the switch port to G-port, which will stop the initiator of login in as a L-port, and tries immediately E or F-port.

    Command would be: for example:

    portcfggport 1/3, 1

     

    Regards,

     

    Ed


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  • 3.  Re: I connected a unix host in a SAN switch. The port connected as L-port and not as F-port. What is the reason ?

    Posted 06-09-2015 08:33 AM

    Thanks for your reply.

     

    It seems that the problem is in the conf of the hba that is set to loop. I am waiting the Unix´ support answer.

     

    Regards

    Jose


    #BrocadeFibreChannelNetworkingCommunity


  • 4.  Re: I connected a unix host in a SAN switch. The port connected as L-port and not as F-port. What is the reason ?
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    Posted 06-10-2015 10:17 PM


  • 5.  Re: I connected a unix host in a SAN switch. The port connected as L-port and not as F-port. What is the reason ?

    Posted 06-11-2015 07:24 AM

    Thanks Erwin for your help.

     

    Best regards

    Jose


    #BrocadeFibreChannelNetworkingCommunity