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"storage port enable" command fails with the reason "Failed to determine whether port "eXX" on node "ABC" can be used as a storage port"

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Applies to

  • AFF A700, AFF A800, AFF A400
  • ONTAP 9.6, 9.7
  • Non-dedicated RoCE capable port
  • 40G/100G Ethernet Controller CX5 Card - NetApp Part# X1148A


  • Configuring a non-dedicated RoCE capable port for storage use with the command storage port enable fails with the below error


     Cluster::> storage port enable -node node1 -port e5b                                     
Failed to determine whether port "e5b" on node "node1" can be used as a storage port.
Wait a few minutes, then try the command again. 

  • The command will not be successfully executed, even if you try after few minutes.



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