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Advanced O&M Command Reference

OceanStor 2800 V5 V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 2800 V5. Based on the CLI, this document describes how to use various commands classified by functions and how to set the CLI and manage the storage system through these 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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change ib_initiator general

change ib_initiator general


The change ib_initiator general command is used to modify the properties of an InfiniBand initiator.


change ib_initiator general wwn=? [ name=? ] [ multi_path_type=? [ failover_mode=? [ special_mode_type=? ] ] [ path_type=? ] ] [ vstore_id=? ] [ force_change_vstore=? ]





wwn=? InfiniBand initiator WWN.

To obtain the value, run "show ib_initiator general" without parameters.

name=? Initiator alias.

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

force_change_vstore=? Whether to forcibly change the vStore to which the initiator belongs. This parameter is not supported in OceanStor 2800 V5 storage systems.

The value can be "yes" or "no", where:

  • "yes": The initiator and host are associated, and the vStore ID can be changed.
  • "no": The initiator and host are associated, and the vStore ID cannot be changed.
vstore_id=? ID of the vStore to which an initiator belongs. This parameter is supported in OceanStor 2800 V5 storage systems.

The value ranges from 0 to 511.

multi_path_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 an initiator.

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=? Path type of an initiator.

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=? Special mode of an 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.


Developer view, vstore developer view

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.



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Updated: 2020-01-17

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