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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Checking Host Ports

Checking Host Ports

Front-end ports enable service communication between the storage device and application servers. You can learn about the health and running status of a front-end port by checking its status information on the DeviceManager.

Impact on the System

Faulty front-end ports may disable service communication between the storage device and application servers.

Reference Standard

If front-end ports are working properly, the following items are true on the DeviceManager:
  • All of the front-end ports are in the Normal health status and Link Up running status.
  • No front-end port alarm appears on the Current Alarms tab page.


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Click to switch to the rear view of the storage device.

    If a storage system has multiple cabinets, select a cabinet that you want to view.

  4. Click the desired front-end port in the view.

    The detailed information about the front-end port is displayed.

  5. View the front-end port information in the group box that is displayed.

    Table 9-23 describes associated status parameters.

    Table 9-23  Front-end port status parameters and their meanings



    Health Status

    Health status of a front-end port. The value can be:
    • Normal: The functionality and operating performance of the front-end port are normal.
    • Faulty: The front-end port is working improperly.

    Running Status

    Running status of a front-end port. The value can be Link up or Link down.

Follow-up Procedure

If a front-end port alarm appears on the Current Alarms tab page, select the alarm and diagnose the problem according to its details and repair suggestions.

Updated: 2019-04-17

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