FAQ-How Can I Query the Fibre Channel Port WWPN of an AIX-based Backup Server

Publication Date:  2015-08-04 Views:  311 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
How can I query the Fibre Channel port World Wide Port Name (WWPN) of an AIX-based backup server?

Solution
Products and versions:

VTL3500 V100R002
VTL6000 V100R003
VTL6900 V100R005

1.  Run the following command to query the information about Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) installed on the backup server.

# lsdev -Cc adapter -S a | grep fcs
        fcs0      Available 09-08 FC Adapter
        fcs1      Available 09-09 FC Adapter


NOTE:
The output shows that the backup server has two Fibre Channel HBAs (fcs0 and fcs1) and their status is Available.

2.  Run the following command to query the WWPN of Fibre Channel port.

# lscfg -vpl fcs0
  fcs0             U787B.001.DNWG664-P1-C1-T1  FC Adapter
        Part Number.................10N8620
        Serial Number...............1B74404468
        Manufacturer................001B
        EC Level....................A
        Customer Card ID Number.....5759
        FRU Number.................. 10N8620
        Device Specific.(ZM)........3
        Network Address.............10000000C96E2898
        ROS Level and ID............02C82138
        Device Specific.(Z0)........1036406D
        Device Specific.(Z1)........00000000
        Device Specific.(Z2)........00000000
        Device Specific.(Z3)........03000909
        Device Specific.(Z4)........FFC01159
        Device Specific.(Z5)........02C82138
        Device Specific.(Z6)........06C12138
        Device Specific.(Z7)........07C12138
        Device Specific.(Z8)........20000000C96E2898
        Device Specific.(Z9)........BS2.10X8
        Device Specific.(ZA)........B1F2.10X8
        Device Specific.(ZB)........B2F2.10X8
        Device Specific.(ZC)........00000000
        Hardware Location Code......U787B.001.DNWG664-P1-C1-T1


   NOTE:
fcs0 has only one Fibre Channel port and the WWPN is 10000000C96E2898.

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