01-17-2011 02:42 PM
Can some one help us as to why the connections that I want to configure for NDMP backups and NPIV for Virtual connect show as Unkown (Initator / Target)
01-17-2011 10:00 PM
I assume you have seen this status in the Nameserver DB.
This entries are made by the firmware and driver of the HBA. Some HBA vendors had written the HBA and driver code that these additional information will be registered at the Nameserver.
These information is very helpful if OS type with ML and HBA FW information are provided as well.
As an example AIX with original IBM (Emulex) HBA doesn't provide any information but the same Emulex HBA in an WIndows box with Emulex FW provide all this information.
But the best output I have with Brocade 8xx HBAs.
I hope this helps. If you need more information please let me know. If this is helpful please rate the thread.