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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. Based on the CLI provided by DeviceManager, 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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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=? ] ] *






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.


Initiator alias.

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


Host ID.

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


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

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

System Response


Updated: 2019-09-02

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