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Invalid Attachment / Incompatible security attributes

What does port status "Invalid Attachment" / "Incompatible security attributes" mean and how do I fix it? I am trying to connect a IBM / McData SAN 16M to an IBM / McData BladeCenter 6 Port FC Switch in Open Fabric Mode.

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Re: Invalid Attachment / Incompatible security attributes

survan,

--->>> I am trying to connect a IBM / McData SAN 16M to an IBM / McData BladeCenter 6 Port FC Switch in Open Fabric Mode.

Wich exact FW release have both Switch, and what is the exact Error Code ?

you can see this trough the Web GUI, under Logs-> Event

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Re: Invalid Attachment / Incompatible security attributes

The BC Switch is firmware: 5.5.2.5.0

The SAN 16M is:

Type Number 004400

Model Number 001

Manufacturer MCD

Serial Number 130220T

EC Level 1060717

Firmware Level 09.00.00 76

Event Log

Date/Time Error Code Severity

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4/10/08 1:13 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0C00 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:11 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0C00 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:11 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:11 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:10 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:10 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:10 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:10 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:10 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 1:00 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0200 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:54 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0C00 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:50 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0C00 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:50 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:50 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:50 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:49 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:49 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:49 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:49 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:49 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:49 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:48 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:48 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:48 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:48 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:48 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

4/10/08 12:48 pm 81 Minor

Event Data: 0600 0000 0300 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

Wrapping Fabric Log

Count Date/Time

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29197 04/10/2008 13:13:44

Description: E_Port set to Invalid Attachment state

Data: Port Number=6, IA Reason=ESA_SECURITY_MISMATCH

29196 04/10/2008 13:13:40

Description: F_Port Unavailable

Data: Port Number=6

29195 04/10/2008 13:13:40

Description: E_Port set to Unavailable state

Data: Port Number=6, Previous Port State=INVALID_ATTACHMENT

29194 04/10/2008 13:11:27

Description: E_Port set to Invalid Attachment state

Data: Port Number=6, IA Reason=ESA_SECURITY_MISMATCH

29193 04/10/2008 13:11:22

Description: F_Port Unavailable

Data: Port Number=6

29192 04/10/2008 13:11:22

Description: E_Port set to Unavailable state

Data: Port Number=6, Previous Port State=INVALID_ATTACHMENT

29191 04/10/2008 13:11:19

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Re: Invalid Attachment / Incompatible security attributes

survan,

the answer is in the error.

--->>> 4/10/08 1:13 pm 81 Minor Event Data: 0600 0000 0C00 0000 1000 0800 88E0 018C

Error Code 081, to much Security

--->>> Description: E_Port set to Invalid Attachment state Data: Port Number=6, IA Reason=ESA_SECURITY_MISMATCH

You must disable in the M16 the Zoning Isolation Security mode.

Event Code: 081

Message: Invalid attachment.

Severity: Informational.

Explanation: A director port recognized an incompatibility with the attached fabric element or device and isolated the port.

An isolated port does not transmit Class 2, Class 3, or Class F traffic. Refer to the event data for the reason.

Action: Action depends on the reason specified in the event data.

The first byte of event data (byte 0) specifies the port number. The fifth byte (byte 4) states the isolation reason:

1 = Unknown - Isolation reason is unknown, but probably caused by failure of a device attached to the director

through an E_Port connection. Fault isolate the failed device or contact support personnel to report the problem.

2 = Non E_Port mode - Port on this director or other side of ISL is set to F_Port only mode. Change mode of port

to G_Port or E_Port.

3 = Process ELP reject with unable to process reason code - Indicates connection errors with non-McDATA

switch. If connected to non-McDATA switch, contact the vendor.

4 = Process ELP reject with invalid revision level - Should only happen when connected to non-McDATA

switch. Indicates it is not compatible with the revision level in ELP frame. Switches are not compatible.

5 = Loopback indication - Port is connected to another port on the same director or a loopback plug is inserted.

Or two switches have the same WWN. REmove the loopback plug or ISL.

6 = Non-F_Port mode. - Detect that a switch is attached to a port set to F_Port only mode. Change mode of port.

7 = When in legacy mode detect connection over E_Port of a non-McDATA switch based on the WWN - If

wish to connect to non-McDATA switch, set switch mode to Open Fabric.

8 = E_Port capability disabled and receive ELP - Port configuration issue.

A = Unauthorized port binding WWN - Port binding security authorization on either F_Port or E_Port. Modify

port binding WWN or disable port binding on the port.

B = G_Port ELP timeout - Unresponsive node connected to port. Timed out sending ELP frames and not get

FLOGI or good response to sent ELP. Indicate problem with attached device. Can happen with connection to

either switch or device. Check status of attached device.

C = ESA security mismatch - Processing of the Exchange Security Attribute (ESA) frame detected a security

feature mismatch. The fabric binding and director binding parameters for this director and the attached fabric

element must agree. Ensure the parameters for both fabric elements are compatible or disable the fabric and

director binding features.

D = Fabric binding mismatch - Fabric binding is enabled and an attached fabric element has an incompatible

fabric membership list. Could also be the result of problems delivering EFMD ILS. Update the fabric membership

list for both fabric elements to ensure compatibility or disable the fabric binding feature.

E = Authorization failure reject - The fabric element connected to the director through an ISL detected a

security violation. As a result, the director received a generic reason code and set the port to an invalid

attachment state. Check the port status of the attached fabric element and clean the link's fiber-optic components

(cable and connectors).

F = Unauthorized switch binding WWN - Director binding is enabled and an attached device or fabric element

has an incompatible director membership list. Update the director membership list for the director and the

attached device or fabric element to ensure compatibility or disable the director binding feature.

10 = Authentication failure - Authentication check (CHAP) failed. Update the authentication lists or disable

authentication.

11 = Fabric mode mismatch - Based on the ELP revision level, a connection was not allowed because a

McDATA switch in legacy mode is attached to a McDATA switch in Open Fabric mode, or a McDATA switch in

Open Fabric mode is attached to an OEM switch at an incorrect ELP revision level. Update the fabric mode for

one switch.

12 = CNT WAN extension mode mismatch - Based on ELP maximum frame size, assume that connected to a

switch in the CNT WAN extension mode. When in the CNT WAN extension mode, the maximum frame size is

different. Update one of the switches to the correct WAN extension mode.

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