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Customer has a VMWare server with Brocade HBAs attached to this switch. NPIV is enabled on all switch ports but we cannot see any NPIV attached devices on the SAN.

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Customer has a VMWare server with Brocade HBAs attached to this switch. NPIV is enabled on all switch ports but we cannot see any NPIV attached devices on the SAN.

I see that the NPIV is enabled on the switch ports 3 & 4 (DS-300B-8G). I see the device logged-in as well but not any NPIV attached devices.

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto
==============================================
  3   3   031100   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fb:73:1c
  4   4   031600   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fb:72:f2


Ports of Slot 0    0  1  2  3    4  5  6  7    8  9 10 11   12 13 14 15
-----------------+--+--+--+--+----+--+--+--+----+--+--+--+----+--+--+--
Speed             AN AN AN AN   AN AN AN AN   AN AN AN AN   AN AN AN AN
Fill Word          0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
AL_PA Offset 13   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
Trunk Port        ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON
Long Distance     .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
VC Link Init      .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
Locked L_Port     .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
Locked G_Port     ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON
Disabled E_Port   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
ISL R_RDY Mode    .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
RSCN Suppressed   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
Persistent Disable.. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..   .. .. .. ..
NPIV capability   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON   ON ON ON ON

Please Advise

Thanks

Chetan.R

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Registered: ‎03-04-2010

Re: Customer has a VMWare server with Brocade HBAs attached to this switch. NPIV is enabled on all switch ports but we cannot see any NPIV attached devices on the SAN.

Hi,

Download the "How to Configure NPIV on VMware vSphere 4.0"

http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/white_papers/white_papers_partners/NPIV_ESX4_0_GA-TB-145-01.pdf

It will give help to configure the NPIV.

Also, refer the VMware NPIV config.

www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsp_4_vsp4_41_npivconfig.pdf

Rgds,

Kishorchandra

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