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Brocade switch does not accept NPIV initialization due to NPIV limit 0

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Applies to

  • Brocade Switch
  • SAN

Issue

New brocade switch setup fails operational LIF connectivity due to Brocade switch NPIV login limit set to 0. Brocade default limit is set to 126 and it is unconfirmed how the value was changed. There is no ability to stand up new Brocade deployment as LIF's cannot negotiate NPIV to the switch port.

Example error messages on the Brocade switch log:

[SWCH-1046], 1782, FID 128, WARNING, SWITCHNAME, Configured NPIV Login Limit of 0 exceeded on port index X.

Example of LIF status on storage:

cluster1::> network interface show -data-protocol fcp
            Logical    Status     Network                    Current       Current Is
Vserver     Interface  Admin/Oper Address/Mask               Node          Port    Home
----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------         ------------- ------- ----
cluster1
            cluster_mgmt
                       up/down    xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx    node0         e0M     true

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