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BNA - Why do I still see hosts/HBAs in the Product List and Topology Map panes even though the hosts have been deleted ?

  • 1.  BNA - Why do I still see hosts/HBAs in the Product List and Topology Map panes even though the hosts have been deleted ?

    Posted 01-07-2016 03:45 AM

    Hi everyone,

     

    I have a number of decommissioned hosts, discovered correctly in BNA ( 12.4.2 ) which I would like to delete from all views.

     

    Although I have "removed" them via:

     

    Discover -> Host Adapters -> Discovered Hosts -> Delete

     

    followed by:

     

    Discover -> Host Adapters -> Previously Discovered Hosts -> Delete

     

    They stubbornly refuse to go away and remain in the Product List and Topology Map panes in my SAN dashboard.

     

    I even rebooted the BNA server, but they're still there.

     

    I believe that I've followed all the documented steps. Please can anybody suggest why this is happening ?


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  • 2.  Re: BNA - Why do I still see hosts/HBAs in the Product List and Topology Map panes even though the hosts have been deleted ?

    Posted 01-07-2016 04:33 AM

    Panic over :smileyvery-happy:

     

    I had not disabled "Track Fabric Changes".

     

    Having done so, the missing hosts disappeared.

     

    Not sure yet whether leaving tracking permanently on or off is the wiser option...


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  • 3.  Re: BNA - Why do I still see hosts/HBAs in the Product List and Topology Map panes even though the hosts have been deleted ?

    Posted 01-07-2016 11:40 AM

    I think Fabric tracking is a good feature to be kept on. This lets you know on the topology and Device tree if a port has gone done that shouldnt be down.

     

    If its a valid change, you can just select "Accept Changes" and the missing or added ports will not show different indicators.


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  • 4.  Re: BNA - Why do I still see hosts/HBAs in the Product List and Topology Map panes even though the hosts have been deleted ?

    Posted 01-11-2016 09:47 AM

    Tracking changes allows you to quickly identlfy both new, and dead devices; it is definitely worth leaving on.  You just accept the changes to clear everything back to a current state.


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