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Hosts are unable to login to FCP LIF on Brocade

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • FCP
  • Brocade Switches

Issue

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  • One or more hosts are unable to access one or more FCP LIFs on the storage system and are unable to login to the target LIFs.
  • The problem occurs following a controller reboot or upgrades, power outage or may occur after some change in the fabric.
  • Lun not getting mapped and initiators not logged into the storage post power outage.
  • The storage system may log Fiber Channel fabric management server request failures with a reason code 0x5

Example:

Wed Jun 06 17:26:09 CEST [xx4-xx-c: fct_tpd_work_thread_0: scsitarget.hwpfct.mserr:debug]: The Fibre Channel fabric management server request (RFT_ID) sent from adapter 1b failed with reason code 0x5 (Server busy/cannot perform operation), explanation code 0x0 (No additional data), and response code 0x8001.

  • The switch shows that the LIF is logged into the fabric, but does not show FC4 enabled on the LIF.

Example:

switch1:admin> nsshow
Type Pid    COS     PortName                NodeName                 TTL(sec)
N    010000; 3;50:0a:09:81:12:34:56:78;50:0a:09:80:12:34:56:78; na
    PortSymb: [46] "NetApp FC Target Adapter (8324) cluster1:0e"
    NodeSymb: [40] "NetApp FAS8080 (cluster1-01/cluster1-02)"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:00:50:eb:1a:2b:3c:4d
    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:81:12:34:56:78
    Port Index: 0
    Share Area: No
    Device Shared in Other AD: No
    Redirect: No
    Partial: No
N  010001;      3;20:00:00:a0:98:12:34:56;20:04:00:a0:98:12:34:56; na
    PortSymb: [64] "NetApp FC Target Port (8324) fcp-svm:fcp-lif-01-0e"
    NodeSymb: [29] "NetApp Vserver fcp-svm"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:00:50:eb:1a:2b:3c:ed
    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:81:12:34:56:78
    Port Index: 0
    Share Area: No
    Device Shared in Other AD: No
    Redirect: No
    Partial: No

  • In the example above, the LIF and port have logged into the fabric, but FC4 is not enabled. The entry for the LIF should show FC4s:FCP .

Example:

N  010001;      3;20:00:00:a0:98:12:34:56;20:04:00:a0:98:12:34:56; na
    FC4s:FCP
    PortSymb: [64] "NetApp FC Target Port (8324) fcp-svm:fcp-lif-01-0e"
    NodeSymb: [29] "NetApp Vserver fcp-svm"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:00:50:eb:1a:2b:3c:ed
    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:81:12:34:56:78
    Port Index: 0
    Share Area: No
    Device Shared in Other AD: No
    Redirect: No
    Partial: No

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