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SAN SN6500B switch port doesn't show NPIV

  • 1.  SAN SN6500B switch port doesn't show NPIV

    Posted 12-12-2016 11:11 PM

    Dear all,

     

    We have SN6500B 96 port where we have connected a VM with NPIv.

    Now that the switch port do support NPIV and has the NPIV capability ON, still the connection is showing just a single WWPN number rather than something like below:-

    id    N8      Online      FC  F-Port  1 N Port + 2 NPIV public

     

    We would want it to show the NPIV public connected to the port.

     

    Where exactly are we missing anything.


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  • 2.  Re: SAN SN6500B switch port doesn't show NPIV

    Posted 12-13-2016 12:11 AM

    Hello,

     

    Since the enable of NPIV on the port, have you disable/enable the port?

     

    Note that:

    If the NPIV feature is disabled, the port is toggled if NPIV devices are logged in from that F_Port (a true NPIV port). Otherwise, the firmware considers that port as an F_Port even though the NPIV feature was enabled.

     


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  • 3.  Re: SAN SN6500B switch port doesn't show NPIV

    Posted 12-13-2016 03:50 AM

    Hi,

     

    the line below

     

    id    N8      Online      FC  F-Port  1 N Port + 2 NPIV public

     

    means that 2 NPIV devices are connected to port.

    To display the WWPN, you would need to use the portloginshow CLI, e.g. one example

     

    portloginshow 162
    Type  PID     World Wide Name        credit df_sz cos
    =====================================================
      fd  3ed76c c0:50:76:07:c6:9e:00:08    40  2048   c  scr=0x3
      fd  3ed741 c0:50:76:07:c6:9e:00:00    40  2048   c  scr=0x3
      fe  3ed740 10:00:00:90:fb:50:89:60    40  2048   c  scr=0x3
      ff  3ed76c  c0:50:76:07:c6:9e:00:08    12  2048   c  d_id=FFFFFC
      ff  3ed741  c0:50:76:07:c6:9e:00:00    12  2048   c  d_id=FFFFFC
      ff  3ed740  10:00:00:90:fb:50:89:60    12  2048   c  d_id=FFFFFC

     


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