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FCP adapter ports do not come online, or show light transmission during initial deployment

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • ONTAP 8
  • ONTAP 9
  • All FAS and AFF Hardware Platforms


  • From the storage system, the FCP target adapter displays 'LINK NOT CONNECTED'.
  • There is physical media plugged in, but the ports do not come online:
slot 0: Fibre Channel Target Host Adapter 0e
                (QLogic CNA 8324 (8362) rev. 2, <LINK NOT CONNECTED>)
                Firmware rev:      8.7.0
                Flash rev:         4.1.0
                Host Port Addr:    000000
                FC Nodename:       50:0a:09:80:80:41:26:92 (500a098080412692)
                FC Portname:       50:0a:09:84:80:41:26:92 (500a098480412692)
                Connection:        No link
                Switch Port:       Unknown
                SFP Vendor Name:   OEM
                SFP Vendor P/N:    X6596-R6
                SFP Vendor Rev:    B4
                SFP Serial No.:    GTYSN060
                SFP Connector:     LC
                SFP Capabilities:  4, 8, 16 Gbit/Sec


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