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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-09-2009

Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Hello All,

 

I have a DCX I'm trying to disable Virtual Fabric feature on but it appears to tell me I have not delted the default switch yet.

 


XXX_Lab_DCX-4s:FID128:admin> fosconfig --show
FC Routing service: disabled
iSCSI service: Service not supported on this Platform
iSNS client service: Service not supported on this Platform
Virtual Fabric: enabled
Ethernet Switch Service: disabled
XXX_Lab_DCX-4s:FID128:admin> fosconfig --disable vf
WARNING: This is a disruptive operation that requires a reboot to take effect.
Would you like to continue [Y/N]: y
Please delete all but the default switch before disabling Virtual Fabric.
XXX_lab_DCX-4s:FID128:admin>

 

When I look at the followin g I have moved all port to the FID 128 which is the default switch id, so there is nothing left to be changed or moved. Is ther something further I need to do in order to remove the feature and delete the default switch?

 

I tried to run this command te delete (128) which I assume is the default switch - lscfg --delete 128 -force

 

But then I get this error message:

 

TRC_Lab_DCX-4s:FID128:admin> lscfg --delete 128 -force
lscfg: Unable to delete the default switch.
FID: 128

 

Created switches: 128(ds) 2
Slot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
-------------------------------------------------------
Port
0 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
1 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
2 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
3 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
4 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
5 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
6 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
7 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
8 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
9 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
10 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
11 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
12 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
13 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
14 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
15 | 128 | 128 | 128 | | | 128 | 128 | 128 |
16 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
17 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
18 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
19 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
20 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
21 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
22 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
23 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
24 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
25 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
26 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
27 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
28 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
29 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
30 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
31 | 128 | | | | | | 128 | 128 |
32 | 128 | | | | | | | |
33 | 128 | | | | | | | |
34 | 128 | | | | | | | |
35 | 128 | | | | | | | |
36 | 128 | | | | | | | |
37 | 128 | | | | | | | |
38 | 128 | | | | | | | |
39 | 128 | | | | | | | |
40 | 128 | | | | | | | |
41 | 128 | | | | | | | |
42 | 128 | | | | | | | |
43 | 128 | | | | | | | |
44 | 128 | | | | | | | |
45 | 128 | | | | | | | |
46 | 128 | | | | | | | |
47 | 128 | | | | | | | |
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Regular Contributor
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎05-11-2011

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Hi,

 

you can not delete the default switch.

If you want to disable virtual fabric you have to disable the feature.

 

You have to perform:

 

fosconfig --disable vf

 

Be careful: Switch will reboot.

Kind Regards
Ralf
Contributor
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-09-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Ralf,

 

I did try and disable the feature as you can seee from my post. It still ask me to delete the default switch.

 

XXX_Lab_DCX-4s:FID128:admin> fosconfig --disable vf
WARNING: This is a disruptive operation that requires a reboot to take effect.
Would you like to continue [Y/N]: y
Please delete all but the default switch before disabling Virtual Fabric.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎05-26-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Erm... "Please delete all but the default switch before disabling Virtual Fabric." means "delete ALL switches MINUS the default switch"...

Contributor
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-09-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

There is nothing but the defailt switch (FID128) left. I only tried delteing that just in case, obviously it failed. 

 

Still, the feature won't allow me to disable.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎05-26-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Did you delete the base switch, too? If yes and it still doesn't work, better open a case with support.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎05-26-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Hmm... checked your output again... no bs in lscfg --show...

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎05-26-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

But if your lscfg --show still looks like above, you should delete the logical switch 2.

Contributor
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-09-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

There is no other logical switch to remove. If you notice it's just the base switch.

 

TRC_Lab_DCX-4s:FID128:admin> switchshow
switchName: XXX_Lab_DCX-4s
switchType: 77.3
switchState: Online
switchMode: Native
switchRole: Principal
switchDomain: 1
switchId: fffc01
switchWwn: XXXXXX
zoning: OFF
switchBeacon: OFF
FC Router: OFF
Allow XISL Use: OFF
LS Attributes: [FID: 128, Base Switch: No, Default Switch: Yes, Address Mode 0] -------- >

 

I honestly think it has to do with the ports configurations on the switch that are still configured, particularly the VE ports I have, even though they are offline.

 

204 8 12 01cc00 -- -- Offline VE
205 8 13 01cd00 -- -- Offline VE
206 8 14 01ce00 -- -- Offline VE
207 8 15 01cf00 -- -- Offline VE
208 8 16 01d000 -- -- Offline VE
209 8 17 01d100 -- -- Offline VE
210 8 18 01d200 -- -- Offline VE
211 8 19 01d300 -- -- Offline VE
212 8 20 01d400 -- -- Offline VE
213 8 21 01d500 -- -- Offline VE
214 8 22 01d600 -- -- Offline VE
215 8 23 01d700 -- -- Offline VE
216 8 24 01d800 -- -- Offline VE
217 8 25 01d900 -- -- Offline VE
218 8 26 01da00 -- -- Offline VE
219 8 27 01db00 -- -- Offline VE
220 8 28 01dc00 -- -- Offline VE
221 8 29 01dd00 -- -- Offline VE
222 8 30 01de00 -- -- Offline VE
223 8 31 01df00 -- -- Offline VE

 

 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎05-26-2009

Re: Virtual Fabric Disable Problem...

Your output says "Created switches: 128(ds) 2" - you don't think it could have something to do with the logical switch 2 being listed directly right after 128, the default switch?

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