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Solaris command "cfgadm -c configure" fails and causes the host to lose connectivity to the storage

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Solaris 11
  • Emulex target ports
  • FCP

Issue

Using cfgadm -c can cause a loss of LUN/path access with ONTAP Emulex target ports:

Dec 14 12:49:48 solaris  Failed to create nodes for pwwn=200b00a098efxxxx; error=0x5
Dec 14 12:50:13 solaris scsi: [ID 243001 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@31e/pci@1/SUNW,emlxs@0/fp@0,0 (fcp0):

Dec 14 12:51:43 solaris genunix: [ID 483743 kern.info] /scsi_vhci/ssd@g600a09803830477364244f63486axxxx (ssd8) multipath status: optimal: path 116 fp0/ssd@w201b00a098efxxxx,63 is offline
 root@solaris:~# cfgadm -c configure c4
cfgadm: Library error: report LUNs failed: 10000090fa02xxxx report LUNs failed: 500a098182eexxxx failed to create device node: 2001005056b1xxxx: I/O er
Operation partially successful. Some failures seen

Extended emlxs logs from the host show PRLI sequence timeout

emlxs_msgbuf.out:(PRLI: did=1bf981 Local Reject. Sequence timeout.)

[2020 Dec  7 09:42:58:352:475:115]   2636:[4.00F4]emlxs0:  DEBUG: 811:
Abnormal ELS completion.
(PRLI: did=1bfa01 Local Reject. Sequence timeout.)

 

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