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Command Reference

OceanStor 18000 and 18000F V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 18500 V5, 18800 V5, 18500F V5, and 18800F V5 storage systems. It describes hardware installation of those storage systems for helping you easily and quickly finish the installation.

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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 (-).

vstore_id=? ID of the vStore to which an initiator belongs. This parameter is supported in OceanStor 18500 V5, 18500F V5, 18800 V5 and 18800F 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.



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.


Modify the properties of an InfiniBand initiator.

admin:/>change ib_initiator general wwn=0000000000005678 name=new
Command executed successfully.

System Response


Updated: 2020-01-17

Document ID: EDOC1000181601

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