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fcp ping fails with the ping status not-reachable

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Applies to

  • ONTAP
  • FCP
  • Cisco Native FNIC (nfnic) driver 4.0.0.65-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922 and 5.0.0.12-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807

Issue

  • vserver fcp ping-initiator show shows ping status: not-reachable
 
::> vserver fcp ping-initiator show -vserver NetApp -wwpn 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx
                            Node       Logical   Ping        Extended
Vserver   WWPN              Name       Interface Status      Status
--------- ----------------- ---------- --------- ----------- -----------------
NetApp
          20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx AFFA1-01 lif-AFFA1-01 not-reachable -
          20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx AFFA1-01 lif-AFFA1-02 not-reachable -
          20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx AFFA1-02 lif-AFFA1-03 not-reachable -
 

::> vserver fcp ping-initiator show -vserver NetApp -lif lif-AFFA1-01 -wwpn 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx

        Vserver: NetApp
    Remote WWPN: 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx
       LIF Name: lif-AFFA1-01
           Node: AFFA1-01 
    Ping Status: not-reachable
Extended Status: -

 

  • switch fcping does not show any problem:

switch# fcping pwwn 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx vsan 500
28 bytes from 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx time = 297 usec
28 bytes from 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx time = 207 usec
28 bytes from 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx time = 261 usec
28 bytes from 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx time = 260 usec
28 bytes from 20:00:00:25:xx:xx:xx:xx time = 224 usec

5 frames sent, 5 frames received, 0 timeouts
Round-trip min/avg/max = 207/249/297 usec

 

  • EMS shows payload mismatch:

1/6/2022 11:26:00 AFFA1-01 ERROR scsitarget.fct.pingErr: FC ping failed because of a mismatch between request and response payloads. The request payload is 0x81 and the response payload is 0x0 at index 248. The link rate of the port is 32.
1/6/2022 11:26:00 AFFA1-02 ERROR scsitarget.fct.pingErr: FC ping failed because of a mismatch between request and response payloads. The request payload is 0x81 and the response payload is 0x0 at index 248. The link rate of the port is 32.
1/6/20

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