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I cannot commit the fabric changes with the message - cannot start transaction

 

Got the following messages when I try to enable config:

 

--- start of commit (Enable Config) at: Thu Jun 26 2014 08:34:50 GMT-06:00

Cannot start transaction

--- end of commit at: Thu Jun 26 2014 08:35:01 GMT-06:00

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Posts: 761
Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: I cannot commit the fabric changes with the message - cannot start transaction

hi,

 

please post the output of the events reported by the command 'errdump' run via CLI. It may provide more info about the failure.

 

Rgds

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Posts: 130
Registered: ‎02-05-2014

Re: I cannot commit the fabric changes with the message - cannot start transaction

That is most likley because this switch is trying to obtain an ACA (Acquire Change Authorisation) from another switch which it does not get. Most common cause it the other switch already has a transaction lock active. You will need to check the fabriclog or portlogdump to check out which switch this is.

 

If you figured that out yo need to abort the transaction on that switch and try again.

 

Cheers

Erwin

Kind regards,
Erwin van Londen
Brocade Distinguished Architect
http://www.erwinvanlonden.net The Fibre Channel blog


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