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F-Port status changed to LD F-Port

  • 1.  F-Port status changed to LD F-Port

    Posted 03-19-2014 09:18 AM

    Hi All


    Status of one F-Port on Brocade DCX switch changed from F-Port to LD F-Port. Earlier it was configured as F-Port.

    There was no configuration changes on the fabric recently . Find below the port details :-

    San_Switch1>>portcfgshow 3/1
    Area Number:              33
    Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)
    Fill Word:                0(Idle-Idle)
    AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF
    Trunk Port                ON
    Long Distance             LD
    VC Link Init              ON
    Desired Distance          50 Km
    Reserved Buffers          106
    Locked L_Port             OFF
    Locked G_Port             ON
    Disabled E_Port           OFF
    Locked E_Port             OFF
    ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF
    RSCN Suppressed           OFF
    Persistent Disable        OFF
    LOS TOV enable            OFF
    NPIV capability           ON
    QOS E_Port                OFF
    Port Auto Disable:        OFF
    Mirror Port               OFF
    F_Port Buffers            OFF
    Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)
    NPIV PP Limit:            126


    Could anyone let me know the reason for this ?


  • 2.  Re: F-Port status changed to LD F-Port

    Posted 03-19-2014 09:31 AM

    portcfglongdistance has been issued?


  • 3.  Re: F-Port status changed to LD F-Port

    Posted 03-20-2014 10:16 AM



    The usual explanation for that is that LD mode was configured at some point in time and left that way. Then, somebody needed a port and that was free and thus used...