Securing or unsecuring the FibreBridge bridge

To easily disable potentially unsecure Ethernet protocols on a bridge, beginning with ONTAP 9.5 you can secure the bridge. This disables the bridge's Ethernet ports. You can also reenable Ethernet access.

About this task

Note: Starting with ONTAP 9.8, the storage bridge command is replaced with system bridge. The following steps show the storage bridge command, but if you are running ONTAP 9.8 or later, the system bridge command is preferred.

Procedure

  1. From the ONTAP prompt of the cluster containing the bridge, secure or unsecure the bridge.
    The following command secures bridge_A_1:
    cluster_A> storage bridge run-cli -bridge bridge_A_1 -command securebridge
    The following command unsecures bridge_A_1:
    cluster_A> storage bridge run-cli -bridge bridge_A_1 -command unsecurebridge
  2. From the ONTAP prompt of the cluster containing the bridge, save the bridge configuration: storage bridge run-cli -bridge bridge-name -command saveconfiguration
    The following command secures bridge_A_1:
    cluster_A> storage bridge run-cli -bridge bridge_A_1 -command saveconfiguration
  3. From the ONTAP prompt of the cluster containing the bridge, restart the bridge's firmware: storage bridge run-cli -bridge bridge-name -command firmwarerestart
    The following command secures bridge_A_1:
    cluster_A> storage bridge run-cli -bridge bridge_A_1 -command firmwarerestart