What is the difference between LINK NOT CONNECTED and LINK DISCONNECTED states on FCP target adapters?
- Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
- ONTAP 8
- ONTAP 9
- All FAS and AFF Hardware Platforms
- The following chart breaks down all states of the FCP adapters, and the behavior surrounding them:
|UNINITIALIZED||The firmware has not yet been loaded and initialized.|
|LINK NOT CONNECTED||The driver has finished initializing the firmware. However, the link is not physically connected so the adapter is offline.|
|ONLINE||The adapter is online for FCP traffic.|
|LINK DISCONNECTED||The adapter is offline due to Fibre Channel link offline event.|
|OFFLINE||The adapter is offline for FCP traffic.|
|OFFLINE BY USER/SYSTEM||A user manually took the adapter offline, or the system automatically took the adapter offline.|
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