09-01-2010 01:58 AM
We have an HP Blade chassis (C7000) with BL 460c G6 on our site.
There are 2 Brocade sanswitch inside.
We can't do any zoning configuration (such as create an alias for exemple) because all internal ports are persistent disabled (see below).
When we try to enable port, we get the following message : "Error when persistent enable port n - Operation not supported on this port."
What can we do ?
09-01-2010 06:18 AM
Hi know such behavior from IBM Blade Center Chassis when some feature are disabled in the Chassis Management Module, in thsi case Switch Port Module.
I'm not familiary with HP BladeCenter, but i think this is the same as IBM please check in MM if such feature are available in order to enable Switch Port Module.
09-01-2010 07:36 AM
I have faced this issue in my environment. you will be able to do hardly anything.
In my environment hp people logged in to the chassis on board administrator and enabled 2 ports which represents other ports.Then I got this type:
zoning: ON (abc)
Area Port Media Speed State Proto
0 0 -- N8 No_Module
1 1 cu N8 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:04:26:61:cc
2 2 cu N8 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:04:26:61:f8
3 3 cu N8 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:04:26:61:d4
4 4 cu N8 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:04:26:61:4c
5 5 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
6 6 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
7 7 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
8 8 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
9 9 cu N8 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:04:26:61:90
10 10 cu N8 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:04:26:61:54
11 11 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
12 12 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
13 13 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
14 14 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
15 15 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
16 16 cu AN No_Sync Disabled (Persistent)
17 17 id N4 Online E-Port 10:00:00:05:1e:36:04:14 "ABC_48K1"
18 18 id N4 Online E-Port 10:00:00:05:1e:36:04:14 "ABC_48K1" (upstream)
19 19 id N8 No_Light
20 20 id N8 No_Light
21 21 -- N8 No_Module
22 22 -- N8 No_Module
23 23 -- N8 No_Module
So tell your vendor to enbale the ports from Onboard administrator.
Also pls post here if you will come to know how did u solve the problem. Normally they do not tell us, after doing the activity
09-01-2010 07:57 AM
Chassis Management Module, or Onboard administrator as you mention here is the same.
And I'm quite sure nobody of HP people is required to login into the chassis for enable such stupid elementary features or function.
09-01-2010 08:44 AM
<Chassis Management Module, or Onboard administrator as you mention here is the same>
That was a new chassis, installed by hp, so the people from hp not from SYBASE/MS/ORACLE came to enable the features.
I have always mentioned that : in Chassis based SAN Sws, the admin part is always divided. I work in an environment , where SAN team and OS teams do not interfere in each other's activity.
It is only the vendor, who can do it or help you to do it.
BTW , you have connected only one ISL.
The best practice is to connect 2 ISLs for redundancy, and if possible buy a trunking license too.
09-02-2010 10:43 PM
the answer provided with practical proven scenario.. not just guessing.
LBourge, follow the commands as given.. if your issue gets resolved, mark its answered.
09-03-2010 12:21 AM
The vendor is trying to find a solution...
It seems to be a bit difficult to him to !
But i'm confident : it's only a question of time now.
If i learn the solution i'll make a feel back.