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Command Reference 10

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

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create initiator fc

create initiator fc


The create initiator fc command is used to create a Fibre Channel initiator. You can enable hosts to access storage resources of the storage system using the Fibre Channel initiator.


create initiator fc wwn=? [ alias=? | host_id=? ] [ multipath_type=? [ failover_mode=? [ special_mode_type=? ] ] [ path_type=? ] ] *





wwn=? World Wide Name (WWN) of a Fibre Channel initiator.

The value is a hexadecimal number that contains 16 characters including letters A to F and digits 0 to 9.

alias=? Initiator alias.

The value contains 1 to 31 characters including digits, letters, underscores (_), periods (.), and hyphens (-).

host_id=? Host ID. Before delivering the host ID parameter in the command of creating a Fibre Channel initiator, ensure that an initiator is added to the host.

To obtain the value, run "show host general".

multipath_type=? Multipathing mode.

The value can be "default" or "third-party", where:

  • default: Huawei multipathing software is used.
  • third-party: Third-party multipathing software is used.
The default value is "default".
failover_mode=? Failover mode of the initiator after the update.

The value can be "old_alua", "common_alua", "no_alua", or "special_mode", where:

  • old_alua: ALUA of an earlier version.
  • common_alua: common ALUA.
  • no_alua: ALUA not used.
  • special_mode: special mode ALUA.
The default value is "old_alua".
path_type=? Path type after the update.

The value can be "non-optimized" or "optimized", where:

  • non-optimized: non-optimized path.
  • optimized: optimized path.
The default value is "optimized".
special_mode_type=? Special mode type of the initiator.

The value ranges from "mode0" to "mode15". Run the "show tgt_alua_config switch" command to obtain the switch value of the special mode type. If the switch value is "on", the special mode type is valid; otherwise, the special mode type is invalid, press Ctrl+A to view the available list.



Usage Guidelines

Parameters of "multipath_type", "failover_mode", "path_type", and "special_mode_type" must be set based on the multipathing type and host operating system version. For recommended configurations in different scenarios, see the description of configuring multipathing in the Huawei SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for your desired operating system.


Create a Fibre Channel initiator whose WWN is "455856585f654578".

admin:/>create initiator fc wwn=455856585f654578
Command executed successfully.

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Updated: 2019-07-22

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