Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

5240 - Set all FC ports as Initiators

Level 6

I have a brand new 5240 which has a couple FC ports configured as "Target (FTMS)" instead of "Initiator" - I want all ports to be set as "Initiator."

**** Ports ****
Bus ID Slot Port Port WWN Status Physical State Configuration Type Speed Remote Ports
06:00.0 Slot5 1 21:00:00:24:FF:7C:7F:8E Online Initiator Target(FTMS) 8 gbit/s
06:00.1 Slot5 2 21:00:00:24:FF:7C:7F:8F Online Initiator Initiator 8 gbit/s
07:00.0 Slot6 1 21:00:00:24:FF:7D:D9:1A Online Initiator Target(FTMS) 8 gbit/s
07:00.1 Slot6 2 21:00:00:24:FF:7D:D9:1B Online Initiator Initiator 8 gbit/s
81:00.0 Slot4 1 21:00:00:24:FF:7C:7F:9E Online Initiator Initiator 8 gbit/s
81:00.1 Slot4 2 21:00:00:24:FF:7C:7F:9F Linkdown Initiator Initiator 8 gbit/s

I've tried configuring it explicitly as an Initiator, but it errors out:

osnbuap06.FC> Configure Deduplication Initiator 5:1
[Error] V-409-810-0018: The current appliance model is not standard. Check your HBA card configuration and then contact Veritas Technical Support.


Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

Please contact Veritas Support to find out if this kind of reconfiguration is supported. 


Level 6

 I'm going to guess that you're running 2.7.3.  Is that correct?

I'm pretty sure that this I/O configuration of 3 HBAs requires 3.0 to function properly (it's a new config).  If you're running 2.7.3 it wouldn't recognize this as a valid configuration and therefore give you this error.  You absolutely can turn all ports into initiator ports once you get the version resolved.

VCS, NBU & Appliances