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FAQ-How to solve the problem that the FC card of VTL3500 falis to connect the switch

Publication Date:  2012-10-15 Views:  22 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
On some site, it fails to connect VTL3500 by IBM switch, it displays L-port, cannot recognize in switch state.
Alarm Information
none
Handling Process
1. Modify FC card mode to loop.
2. Login in VTL3500 command line via SSH, type in vi /usr/local/vtl/etc/fshba.conf, modify connection_option-hba0=0 ,connection_option-hba1=0
#======================================================================
#connection_option-hbaX=1 (PointToPoint) #comment=topology to use 0-LOOP , 1-PointToPoint
#range=0(LOOP) - 1(PointToPoint) - 2(Loop Preferred, then P2P) #============================
connection_option-hba0=1 ---->try 0
connection_option-hba1=1----->try 0
connection_option-hba2=1
connection_option-hba3=1
connection_option-hba4=1
3. Reoot.
4. Check it in the switch and it is normal.
Root Cause
The mode of FC card is not compatible with IBM switch.
Suggestions
  If there is switch problems, try the method above.

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