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Command Reference for Block

OceanStor Dorado V3 Series V300R002

This document is applicable to OceanStor Dorado3000 V3, Dorado5000 V3, Dorado6000 V3 and Dorado18000 V3. Based on the CLI provided by the 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.
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show ib_initiator general

show ib_initiator general


The show ib_initiator general command is used to check the properties of an IB initiator.


show ib_initiator general [ wwn=? ] [ is_free=? ] [ host_id=? ]






Initiator WWN.

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


Host ID.

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


Whether the initiator is free.

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

  • yes: The initiator is free and can be added to a host.
  • no: The initiator is being used and cannot be added to other hosts.



Usage Guidelines

You can choose only one of the following three parameters: "wwn", "is_free", and "host_id".


To check the properties of an IB initiator, run the following command.

admin:/>show ib_initiator general 

  WWN               Name  Health Status  Running Status  Is Free  Multi Path Type  Failover Mode  Path Type 
  ----------------  ----  -------------  --------------  -------  ---------------  -------------  --------------------- 
  000000000000000d  21 Normal         Online          No       Default     --        --                            
  0000000000005678  new Normal         Offline         Yes      Third-party       Common ALUA         Optimized

System Response

The following table describes the parameter meanings.




Initiator WWN.


Initiator name.

Health Status

Initiator health status.

Running Status

Initiator running status.

Is Free

Whether the initiator is free.

Multi Path Type

Type of the initiator's multipath.

  • default: Huawei multipathing software is used.
  • third-party: Third-party multipathing software is used.

Failover Mode

Failover mode of the initiator.

  • old_alua: ALUA of an earlier version.
  • common_alua: common ALUA.
  • no_alua: ALUA not used.
  • special_mode: special mode.

Path Type

Path type of the initiator.

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

Special Mode Type

Special mode type of initiator.

  • mode0: special mode 0.
  • mode1: special mode 1.
  • mode2: special mode 2.
  • mode3: special mode 3.
Updated: 2019-07-16

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