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Command Reference

OceanStor 2800 V3 V300R006

This document is applicable to OceanStor 2800 V3. Based on the CLI provided by the DeviceManager, this document describes how to use variouscommands classified by functions and how to set the CLI and manage the storage system throughthese commands. The document that you browse online matches the latest C version of the product. Click Download to download documents of other C versions.
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create ib_initiator general

create ib_initiator general


The create ib_initiator general command is used to create an InfiniBand initiator.


create ib_initiator general wwn=? [ name=? ] [ multi_path_type=? [ failover_mode=? [ special_mode_type=? ] ] [ path_type=? ] ]






InfiniBand initiator WWN.

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


Initiator name.

The value is 1 to 31 characters in length. Characters include numbers, letters, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-).


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 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 "common_alua".


Path type after the update.

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

  • optimized: optimized path.
  • non-optimized: non-optimized path.

The default value is "optimized".


Special mode type of initiator.

The value can be "mode0", "mode1", "mode2", and "mode3", where:

  • mode0: special mode 0.
  • mode1: special mode 1.
  • mode2: special mode 2.
  • mode3: special mode 3.



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 an InfiniBand initiator.

admin:/>create ib_initiator general wwn=0000000000005678 
Command executed successfully.

System Response


Updated: 2019-07-12

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