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FCP LIF goes down when the controller is directly connected to the initiator

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Applies to

OS: Clustered Data ONTAP

Issue

The cluster reports that the operational status of the FCP LIF is down. The extended status is reported as LIF not initialized.

Example:
Cluster::> network interface show -vserver fcpsvm
            Logical    Status     Network            Current       Current Is
Vserver     Interface  Admin/Oper Address/Mask       Node          Port    Home
----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ----
fcpsvm      fcplif     up/down    20:00:00:01:00:00:00:01
                                                     Cluster-01    0h      true

Cluster::> network interface show -vserver fcpsvm -instance
Vserver Name: fcpsvm
Logical Interface Name: fcplif
Role: data
Data Protocol: fcp
Home Node: Cluster-01
Home Port: 0h
Current Node: Cluster-01
Current Port: 0h
Operational Status: down
Extended Status: LIF not initialized
Is Home: true
Network Address: -
Netmask: -
Bits in the Netmask: -
IPv4 Link Local: -
Subnet Name: -
Administrative Status: up
Failover Policy: disabled
Firewall Policy: -
Auto Revert: false
Fully Qualified DNS Zone Name: none
DNS Query Listen Enable: -
Failover Group Name: -
FCP WWPN: 20:00:00:01:00:00:00:01
Address family: -
Comment: -
IPspace of LIF: -

The adapter reports that it is up running and online. The switch port information does not provide a switch name and port number.

Example:
Cluster::> fcp adapter show -node Cluster-01 -adapter 0h -instance

Node: Cluster-01
Adapter: 0h
Description: Fibre Channel Target Adapter 0h (QLogic 8324 (8362), rev. 2, 16G)
Physical Protocol: fibre-channel
Maximum Speed: 16
Status: online
Substatus: ADAPTER UP
Host Port Address: 000
Firmware Revision: 7.2.0
Data Link Rate (Gbit): 16
Fabric Established: false
Fabric Name: -
Connection Established: ptp
Mediatype: ptp
Configured Speed: auto
Configured State: up
Adapter WWNN: 50:00:00:01:00:00:00:00
Adapter WWPN: 50:00:00:01:00:00:00:00
Switch Port: :
Form Factor Of Transceiver: SFP
Vendor Name Of Transceiver: SFP Vendor
Part Number Of Transceiver: 0000
Revision Of Transceiver: 1.0
Serial Number Of Transceiver: 0000
FC Capabilities Of Transceiver: 4,8,16 (Gbit/sec)
Vendor OUI Of Transceiver: 0:5:2
Wavelength In Nanometers: 850
Date Code Of Transceiver: 11:04:02
Validity Of Transceiver: true
Connector Used: LC
Encoding Used: 0
Is Internally Calibrated: true
Received Optical Power: 502.1 (uWatts)
Is Received Power In Range: true
SPF Transmitted Optical Power: 502.1 (uWatts)
Is Xmit Power In Range: true

 

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