Configuring FC-VI ports on a X1132A-R6 quad-port card on FAS8020 systems

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If you are using the X1132A-R6 quad-port card on a FAS8020 system, you can enter Maintenance mode to configure the 1a and 1b ports for FC-VI and initiator usage. This is not required on MetroCluster systems received from the factory, in which the ports are set appropriately for your configuration.

This task must be performed in Maintenance mode.

Converting an FC port to an FC-VI port with the ucadmin command is only supported on the FAS8020 and AFF 8020 systems. Converting FC ports to FCVI ports is not supported on any other platform.
Steps
  1. Disable the ports:

    storage disable adapter 1a

    storage disable adapter 1b

    *> storage disable adapter 1a
    Jun 03 02:17:57 [controller_B_1:fci.adapter.offlining:info]: Offlining Fibre Channel adapter 1a.
    Host adapter 1a disable succeeded
    Jun 03 02:17:57 [controller_B_1:fci.adapter.offline:info]: Fibre Channel adapter 1a is now offline.
    *> storage disable adapter 1b
    Jun 03 02:18:43 [controller_B_1:fci.adapter.offlining:info]: Offlining Fibre Channel adapter 1b.
    Host adapter 1b disable succeeded
    Jun 03 02:18:43 [controller_B_1:fci.adapter.offline:info]: Fibre Channel adapter 1b is now offline.
    *>
  2. Verify that the ports are disabled:

    ucadmin show

    *> ucadmin show
             Current  Current    Pending  Pending    Admin
    Adapter  Mode     Type       Mode     Type       Status
    -------  -------  ---------  -------  ---------  -------
      ...
      1a     fc       initiator  -        -          offline
      1b     fc       initiator  -        -          offline
      1c     fc       initiator  -        -          online
      1d     fc       initiator  -        -          online
  3. Set the a and b ports to FC-VI mode:

    ucadmin modify -adapter 1a -type fcvi

    The command sets the mode on both ports in the port pair, 1a and 1b (even though only 1a is specified in the command).

    *> ucadmin modify -t fcvi 1a
    Jun 03 02:19:13 [controller_B_1:ucm.type.changed:info]: FC-4 type has changed to fcvi on adapter 1a. Reboot the controller for the changes to take effect.
    Jun 03 02:19:13 [controller_B_1:ucm.type.changed:info]: FC-4 type has changed to fcvi on adapter 1b. Reboot the controller for the changes to take effect.
  4. Confirm that the change is pending:

    ucadmin show

    *> ucadmin show
             Current  Current    Pending  Pending    Admin
    Adapter  Mode     Type       Mode     Type       Status
    -------  -------  ---------  -------  ---------  -------
      ...
      1a     fc       initiator  -        fcvi       offline
      1b     fc       initiator  -        fcvi       offline
      1c     fc       initiator  -        -          online
      1d     fc       initiator  -        -          online
  5. Shut down the controller, and then reboot into Maintenance mode.

  6. Confirm the configuration change:

    ucadmin show local

    Node           Adapter  Mode     Type       Mode     Type       Status
    ------------   -------  -------  ---------  -------  ---------  -----------
    ...
    controller_B_1
                   1a       fc       fcvi       -        -          online
    controller_B_1
                   1b       fc       fcvi       -        -          online
    controller_B_1
                   1c       fc       initiator  -        -          online
    controller_B_1
                   1d       fc       initiator  -        -          online
    6 entries were displayed.