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McDATA Sphereon 4500 User Manual

Mcdata fabric switch product manager user manual.
McDATA Corporation
McDATA
Sphereon
4500 Fabric Switch
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USER MANUAL
P/N 620-000158-000
(REV B)
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380 Interlocken Crescent Broomfield, CO 80021-3464
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    McDATA Corporation McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch ® ™ Product Manager USER MANUAL P/N 620-000158-000 (REV B) McDATA Corporation 380 Interlocken Crescent Broomfield, CO 80021-3464 Corporate Headquarters: 800.545.5773 Web: www.mcdata.com Sales E-mail: sales@mcdata.com...

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    McDATA either owns or has the right to license the computer software programs described in this document. McDATA Corporation retains all rights, title and interest in the computer software programs.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using QuikSync ...1-38 Chapter 2 Monitoring and Managing the Switch Hardware View ...2-2 Identifying FRUs...2-2 Monitoring Switch Operation ...2-2 Monitoring Hardware Operation...2-5 Obtaining Hardware Information ...2-7 Using Menu Options ...2-13 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Contents...

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    Contents Chapter 3 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Port List View ...2-20 Menu Options ...2-22 FRU List View ...2-23 Node List View...2-24 Menu Options ...2-26 Displaying Node Properties...2-27 Performance View...2-28 Menu Options ...2-29 Bar Graph Display...2-30 Port Statistics ...2-30...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Enterprise Fabric Mode ... 6-9 Features and Parameters Enabled ... 6-10 For More Information... 6-11 Appendix A Product Manager Messages A ... A-1 C... A-3 D ... A-10 E ... A-11 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Contents...

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    Contents Glossary ...g-1 Index ...i-1 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual F...A-12 I...A-14 L...A-18 M ...A-18 N...A-19 P...A-20 R ...A-21 S...A-22 T...A-23 U...A-27 Y ...A-27...

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    Node List View ... 2-24 2-14 Node Properties Dialog Box ... 2-27 2-15 Performance View ... 2-29 Configure Identification Dialog Box ... 3-2 Configure Switch Parameters Dialog Box ... 3-4 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Figures...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Set Online State Dialog Box (State Is Online) ... 5-5 Backup and Restore Dialog Box ... 5-7 Switch Binding State Change Dialog Box ... 6-5 Switch Binding Membership List Dialog Box ... 6-7 viii McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

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    Operating Status - Status Bar and Switch Status ... 1-32 User Rights for Product Manager Functions ... 1-34 Port States and Indicators ... 2-36 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Tables...

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    Tables McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

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    Organization of This This publication is organized as follows: Manual McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Chapter Product Manager Overview and overview of the switch Product Manager. It is intended as a quick reference for using features available through the main Product Manager window.

  • Page 12: Glossary, Index

    Preface Manual Updates Related Documentation McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Chapter Using Maintenance maintenance options available for the switch through the Product Manager’s Maintenance menu. Chapter Optional Features, describes features that you can configure through the product manager by enabling purchased feature keys.

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    All other trademarked terms, indicated by a registered trademark symbol (®) or trademark symbol (™) on first use in this publication, are trademarks of their respective owners in the United States, other countries, or both. McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

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    Preface McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

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    Invisible Body Tag This chapter is an introduction and overview of the Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager application. It is intended as a quick reference for using features available through the main Product Manager window. Section Managing the Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Switch...

  • Page 18: Managing The Sphereon Es-4500 Fabric Switch

    Product Manager Overview Managing the Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Switch McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Three options are available for managing the Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Switch through a user interface: • The Product Manager application installed on an EFC Server.

  • Page 19: Efc Management Menu Options, Efc Manager

    EFC Manager Following are options available through the EFC Manager. For more information, refer to Chapter 3 of the McDATA Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager User Manual (620-005001). View Tabs •...

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    Product Manager Overview Fabrics Menu View Menu McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • Open • Delete • Modify • Properties • Logout • Exit • Rename • Persist Fabric Topology • Unpersist Fabric Topology • Export Fabric Topology •...

  • Page 21: Product Manager

    • • • • Help • • Product Manager Following are options available through the Product Manager application for your switch. For more information on these options, refer to View Tabs • • • • • Enable Fly Over Display...

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    Product Manager Overview Product Menu Configure Menu McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • Port (options available when port is selected) — Port Properties — Node Properties — Port Technology — Block Port — Enable Beaconing — Clear Link Incident Alert(s) —...

  • Page 23: Product Manager Description

    Help Menu • • Product Manager Description The Product Manager for the Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Switch is a Java-based graphical user interfaces (GUI) that provides in-depth management, configuration, and monitoring functions for individual switches and their field-replaceable units (FRUs). Although the Product Manager is accessed from the Enterprise Fabric Connectivity (EFC) Manager application, it is a separate application.

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    Figure 1-1, using any standard web browser. For instructions, refer to the appendix in the McDATA Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager User Manual (620-005001) that pertains to the operating system of your workstation. Install the EFCM Lite on a customer-supplied server platform using the instructions provided with the applications for that platform.

  • Page 25: Efc Server And Remote Workstation Configuration (dual Ethernet)

    • Configure Fibre Channel operating parameters for the fabric, such as, R_A_TOV, E_D_TOV, switch priority, and interop mode; and for switch, such as, preferred and insistent domain ID, rerouting delay, and domain RSCNs. • Configure individual ports with a port name describing the node attached to the port.

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    Product Manager Overview McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-10 • Configure nickname to display instead of WWN for switch and attached nodes. • Configuring Port Binding. • Configure SNMP trap recipients and community names. • Configure Switch Binding (if installed) •...

  • Page 27: Using The Product Manager, Keyboard Navigation, Using Dialog Boxes, Illustrations Used In This Manual

    • If you are using the EFC Server, the EFC Manager application automatically starts when you power on or reboot the EFC Server. If you reboot or switch on the EFC Server and the EFC Manager login screen displays, skip to step 3 to log in.

  • Page 28: Efc Manager Icon

    Product Manager Overview Figure 1-2 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-12 • If you are using a remote user workstation, follow steps 2 through 5. • If the EFC Manager window displays already, skip to the Product Manager on page 1-13.

  • Page 29: Opening The Product Manager, Main Efc Manager Window, Sphereon Es-4500 Fabric Icon

    5. Click Activate or press the Enter key on your keyboard. Main EFC Manager Window Figure 1-3 Opening the To open the Product Manager, double-click the product icon in the Product Manager Product View or right-click the icon and select Open. Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Icon Figure 1-4 The Product Manager displays showing the default Hardware View.

  • Page 30: Window Layout And Function, Sphereon Es-4500 Fabric Product Manager Window

    Status Bar Figure 1-5 Window Layout and Function Menu Bar McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-14 Menu Bar Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Product Manager Window Note that the EFC Manager window is still available as a separate window.

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    Click the check box to toggle unit beaconing on or off. When the check box has a check mark, unit beaconing is on, and the amber system error light on the switch front bezel blinks to help users locate the actual unit in an equipment room. When you click the check box to remove the check mark, unit beaconing is disabled and the amber LED goes out.

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    Product Manager Overview McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-16 Properties Click to display the Switch Properties dialog box. This dialog box contains the switch name, description, location, and contact person configured through the Configure Identification dialog box.

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    Fabric Address Notification (FAN), define a type (G, F, E, Gx, and Fx), and enable port binding. Ports are automatically configured as G_Ports if no device is connected, F_Ports if a device is connected, E_Ports if a switch is connected, and FL_Port if connected to a loop device. SNMP Agent Select this option to display the Configure SNMP dialog box.

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    Product Manager Overview McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-18 Management Server Select this option to display the Configure Open Systems Management Server dialog box, if this feature is enabled for the switch. Use this to configure an open systems inband management program to function with the switch.

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    Each entry includes the date and time of the event, a reason code for the event, the severity level, a brief description, and up to 32 bytes of supplementary event data. Refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159) for more information. Hardware Log This log displays information on FRUs inserted and removed from the switch.

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    Port Diagnostics This option displays the Port Diagnostics dialog box. Use this dialog box to run internal and external loopback tests on ports. Refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159) for instructions. Data Collection This option displays the Save Data Collection dialog box.

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    PC, or download (send) a version for operation on a switch. For additional information on using this option, refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159). Enable E-Mail Notification...

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    The parameters of the call-home feature are configured in Windows. Refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159) for instructions. At the bottom of the EFCM Fabric Manager window is an icon that indicates whether the Call Home feature is enabled.

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    Hardware View The Hardware View is the default view that displays in the view panel when you open the switch Product Manager. To return to this view from another view, click the Hardware View tab. Refer to page 1-24 for an example of this view.

  • Page 40: Hardware View

    Product Manager Overview Figure 1-6 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-24 Hardware View In the Hardware View, colored indicators reflect the status of actual LEDs on the switch FRUs. The status bar displays a symbol to represent the most degraded status currently reported by any of the switch FRUs.

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    Port List View Select the Port List View tab. Displays a table (Port List View) of data on all Fibre Channel ports in the switch. This data includes the port number, port name, blocked configuration state, operational state (such as online or failed), type of port, and any link incident alerts.

  • Page 42: Port List View

    Product Manager Overview Figure 1-7 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-26 Port List View The Port List View displays information about all ports installed in the switch. All data is dynamic and updates automatically. Double-click any row in this view to display the Port Properties dialog box for the port.

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    Node List View. Displays a table of information (Node List View) about the node attachments to existing ports, sorted by port number. Information includes the switch port number, port or node addresses, node type, port world wide name, unit type, and BB_Credit.

  • Page 44: Node List View

    If the connected node has more than one port, this is the world-wide name of the specific port on the node. When a port is McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-28...

  • Page 45: Performance View

    (E_Port), the message is “E_Port.” When a port is not logged into an end-device (not functioning as an F_Port) or to another switch (not functioning as an E_Port), the message is the port’s current online state. When the port is logged into an end device (functioning as an F_Port), the message is the WWN of the device.

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    Product Manager Overview McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-30 • Port Binding • Clear Threshold Alert(s) Note that these same options are also available when you click a port’s graph, then select the Port secondary menu from the Product menu on the menu bar.

  • Page 47: Fru List View

    This includes a symbol that displays at the left side of the bar and messages that display in the panel to the right of the symbol. The symbol indicates the current operating status of the switch and the messages display to provide more description of menu options as you move the cursor over the options under menu bar menus.

  • Page 48: Operating Status - Status Bar And Switch Status

    Product Manager Overview Table 1-1 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-32 If a gray square displays in the status bar (no Ethernet connection), a reason for the status displays in the Status table at the top of the Hardware View.

  • Page 49: Closing The Product Manager, User Rights

    Detailed instructions concerning the assignment of user rights for both the EFC Manager and Product Manager applications appear in Chapter 3 of the McDATA Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager User Manual (620-005001). There are five levels of access or “user rights” that can be assigned to specific users: •...

  • Page 50: User Rights For Product Manager Functions

    Configure Date/Time Configure Feature Key Configure Identification Configure Management Server Configure Switch Parameters McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-34 • View By default, all users have view rights, which allow viewing of but not the changing configurations. View rights cannot be removed.

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    User Rights for Product Manager Functions (continued) Table 1-2 Product Manager Rights Configure Fabric Parameters Modify Port Binding Configure Ports Configure SNMP Configure Switch Binding Configure Threshold Alerts Configure Zoning Data Collection Date/Time Sync Configuration Enable Call Home Notification Enable E-Mail Notification...

  • Page 52: Backing Up And Restoring Product Manager Data

    Product Manager Rights View Hardware Log View LIN Log View SNMP Backing Up and Restoring Product Manager Data McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-36 User Rights for Product Manager Functions (continued) Product Administrator As long as a Zip® disk remains in the Zip drive of the EFC Server,...

  • Page 53: Restoring Data To The Efc Server

    The data contained in the EfcData directory and mirrored to the Zip disk includes the following: • • • • • • The QuikSync application will not backup certain Windows configurations that need to be reconfigured on a newly restored EFC Server, including the following: •...

  • Page 54: Using Quiksync, Quiksync Icon In Windows System Tray, Iomega Quiksync Dialog Box

    Enabling QuikSync Figure 1-12 QuikSync Settings McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-38 QuikSync is functioning to back up data when the QuikSync icon displays in the system tray in the right corner of the Windows taskbar (Figure 1-11).

  • Page 55: Iomega Quiksync Dialog Box (advanced Tab)

    • Click the Windows Start button and select Programs, then Iomega QuikSync and choose QuikSync. • Double-click the QuikSync icon on the Windows system bar in the lower right corner of the Windows desktop. • Right-click on the QuikSync icon and select Settings from the menu.

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    Product Manager Overview McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-40...

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    Invisible Body Tag This chapter describes how to use the features available in the Product Manager view panel to monitor and manage switch operation. These features include status indicators, menu options, and dialog boxes available through the Hardware View, Port List View, FRU List View, Node List View, and Performance View.

  • Page 58: Identifying Frus, Hardware View, Monitoring Switch Operation

    Monitoring Switch Operation Switch Status Table McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual The Hardware View is the default view when you open the Product Manager. If another view displays, you can display the Hardware View by selecting Hardware from view tabs on the Product Manager window.

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    No Link Status If the Ethernet network connection between the EFC Server and the switch is down, the Hardware View displays the front and rear of the unit without FRUs. The switch Status table at the top of the Hardware View changes to display the status (No Link) and reason with a yellow background.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Status Bar Status Indicator McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • Link Timeout The network connection that was established between the switch and EFC Server has been lost. Check the IP addresses, the Ethernet LAN physical connection between the switch and EFC Server, IP addresses, and other network components.

  • Page 61: Monitoring Hardware Operation, Hardware Operation - Sphereon Es-4500 Fabric Hardware View

    Properties dialog boxes. Figure 2-1 Fabric Switch. The figure includes examples of symbols and LED indicators that display to help you monitor hardware operation. Numbers by the example are keyed to descriptions under...

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Table 2-1 on page 2-36. For information on link incidents, refer to Link Incident Alerts on page 2-37. 2. Port LED Indicator: The green or blue indicator and amber indicator to the left of each port connector simulates LED operation on the actual switch port.

  • Page 63: Obtaining Hardware Information

    The indicator is off if the power supply is active. When a red and yellow diamond ( ) displays on a power connector, like in connector failed. Note that the switch operates with one power supply failure, however replace the power supply as soon as possible to retain redundancy.

  • Page 64: Fru Properties Dialog Box, Port Properties Dialog Box New Graphic

    Figure 2-2 Displaying Port Information Figure 2-3 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual FRU Properties Dialog Box There are several ways to display the Port Properties dialog box: • Double-click on a port connector in the Hardware View.

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    — F_Port. This displays if a device is logged into the port. — E_Port. This displays if the port is connected to another switch’s E_Port via an ISL. — FL_Port. This displays if a private loop device is logged into the port.

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    — 04 Incompatible switch at the other end of the ISL. Interop mode for this switch is set to Open Fabric mode and the switch at the other end of the ISL is a McDATA switch configured for McDATA Fabric mode.

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    — 07 Non-McDATA switch at other end of the ISL. The cable is connected to a non-McDATA switch and interop mode is set to McDATA fabric mode. — 08 ISL connection not allowed on this port. The port type configuration does not match the actual port use (the port is configured as an F_Port, but attaches to a switch or director).

  • Page 68: Switch Properties Dialog Box

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Displaying Switch Information Figure 2-4 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-12 • Threshold Alert If a threshold alert exists for the port, an alert indicator (yellow triangle) will appear by the Threshold Alert field, and the configured name for the last alert received will appear in the field.

  • Page 69: Using Menu Options

    Click the check box to toggle unit beaconing on or off. When the check box has a check mark, unit beaconing is on, and the system error light (ERR) on the switch blinks to help users locate the unit managed by the Product Manager. The amber indicator on the Hardware View also blinks when beaconing is enabled.

  • Page 70: Configure Date And Time Periodic Synchronization Dialog Box

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Figure 2-5 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-14 Clear System Error Light Select this to turn off the amber system error light (ERR), located below the green/blue power (PWR) LED on the switch. This also...

  • Page 71: Configure Date And Time Manually

    If you enable the Periodic Date/Time Synchronization feature and click Activate, the time will synchronize at the next update period. To set the switch with a specific date and time, make sure that the Periodic Date/Time Synchronization field is not selected. Refer to Figure 2-6.

  • Page 72: Set Online State Dialog Box (switch Is Offline)

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Figure 2-7 Figure 2-8 Port Menu McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-16 Set Online State Dialog Box (Switch is Offline) Set Online State Dialog Box (Switch is Online) 2. When the Set Online or Set Offline warning dialog box displays, click OK to set the switch online or offline.

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    The Port Diagnostics option enables you to run internal and external loopback tests on any port. To use this option, follow the detailed steps in the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159). Clear Link Incident Alert(s) Click this to clear the attention indicator on the Hardware View, the Port List View, and the Performance View.

  • Page 74: Port Binding Dialog Box

    Reset Port Click to display a confirmation dialog box. Click Yes on that dialog box to reset the port. If a switch is attached to the port and online, this operation sends a link reset to the attached switch, otherwise this action disables port beaconing for the port.

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    Click this to display the Clear Threshold Alert(s) dialog box. Select the appropriate option to clear alerts for the selected port only or all ports on the switch. This clears all attention indicators that notify users of threshold alerts in dialog boxes and views. This action also restarts the notification interval and the cumulative minutes for utilization % interval.

  • Page 76: Clear Threshold Alert(s) Dialog Box, Port List View

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Figure 2-10 Port List View Figure 2-11 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-20 Clear Threshold Alert(s) Dialog Box Display the Port List View (Figure the Port List option from view tabs on the Product Manager window.

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    A blocked port continuously transmits OLS. — Unblocked: Devices communicating with the port can log in to the switch and communicate with devices attached to any other unblocked port in the same zone. • State The following port operational states may display in this table.

  • Page 78: Menu Options

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Menu Options McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-22 — Segmented E_Port — Link Incident — Testing — Inactive • Type The type of port. If the Port State is online, the available port types are F_Port, FL_Port, and E_Port.

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    Display the FRU List in the main panel by selecting the FRU List view tab on the Product Manager window. This view displays information about all installed FRUs on the switch. All data is dynamic and updates automatically as the software detects changes.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Node List View Figure 2-13 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-24 • Position: Slot position of FRU in the chassis relative to identical FRUs also installed in the chassis. These consist of one CTP card (position 0) and two power supply modules/fan (positions 0-1): —...

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    The 3-byte Fibre Channel address for the node or the arbitrated loop physical address (ALPA) for private loop devices. • Node Type — N_Port: The switch port is operating as an F_Port. — NL_Port: the switch port is operating as an FL_Port • Port WWN The port WWN of the attached node (N_Port).

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Menu Options McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-26 • BB_Credit The BB_Credit supported by the device. For private loop devices, this field will be blank. Double-click a row to display the Node Properties dialog box. For an...

  • Page 83: Displaying Node Properties, Node Properties Dialog Box

    Port WWN column by the device's WWN. Note that you can also display these menu options by clicking a port row, and selecting the Port secondary menu from the Product menu on the Product Manager menu bar. Monitoring and Managing the Switch Node List View 2-27...

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Performance View McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-28 • Port Number The physical port number on the switch to which the node is connected. • Fibre Channel Address The 3-byte address of the node or the ALPA for private loop devices.

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    2-16 for an explanation of these menu Port Properties Node Properties If a node is not logged in, a message displays indicating that node information is not available. Port Technology Block Port Monitoring and Managing the Switch Performance View 2-29...

  • Page 86: Bar Graph Display, Port Statistics

    Monitoring and Managing the Switch Bar Graph Display Port Statistics Statistics Description McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-30 • Enable Beaconing • Diagnostics • Clear Link Incident Alert(s) • Reset Port • Port Binding • Clear Threshold Alert(s) The Performance View provides a graphical display of performance for all ports.

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    Link Resets The number of link reset protocol frames received/transmitted by this port from/to the attached switch. The switch transmits a link reset to initiate the link reset protocol or recover from a link timeout. The switch receives a link reset from an attached device if the device wishes to initiate the link reset or recover from a link timeout.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-32 Class 2 Statistics The Class 2 Statistics table includes: • Received Frames The number of Class 2 frames received by this F_Port from its attached N_Port.

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    The switch increments this count when it discards a frame that cannot be routed. This occurs most frequently when a destination becomes unavailable without the source realizing the destination is unavailable. There are no thresholds for this value. Typically, this occurs when the destination is not available due to the destination device’s action.

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-34 • Discarded frames A received frame could not be routed and was discarded because the frame timed out (insufficient buffer-to-buffer credit) or the destination device was not logged into the switch.

  • Page 91: Troubleshooting Tips, Button Functions

    Clear Port Statistics dialog box. Select the appropriate radio button and click OK to clear all counters to zero on the selected port only or counters on all ports on the switch. Note that this also clears counters for other Product Manager users.

  • Page 92: Port Operational States, Port States And Indicators

    Attachment Link Incident Link Reset No Light Operational McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-36 Table 2-1 describes the port operational states and the LED and attention indicators that display in the Hardware View and Port List View.

  • Page 93: Link Incident Alerts

    A link incident is a problem detected on a fiber optic link, like the loss of light, invalid sequences, and other problems. When a problem occurs, a LIN alert is sent to the Link Incident Log in the switch Product Manager. LIN alerts warn you that there is a link incident...

  • Page 94: Threshold Alerts

    Threshold Alerts A threshold alert notifies Product Manager users when the transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) throughput reaches specific values for switch ports or port types (E_Ports, F_Ports, or FL_Ports). McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-38...

  • Page 95

    Threshold Alerts field in the Port Properties dialog box. • Detailed threshold alert data recorded in the Threshold Alert Log. For detailed procedures to configure threshold alerts, refer to Configure Threshold Alerts on page 3-20. Monitoring and Managing the Switch Threshold Alerts 2-39...

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    Monitoring and Managing the Switch McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 2-40...

  • Page 97

    This chapter describes how to use the options that display on the Product Manager’s Configure menu on the Product Manager menu bar. Section Configure Identification Configure Switch Parameters Configure Fabric Parameters Configure Switch Binding Configure Ports Configure SNMP Configure Open Systems Management Server...

  • Page 98: Configure Identification, Procedure, Configure Identification Dialog Box

    1. Select Identification from the Configuration menu on the menu bar. The Configure Identification dialog box displays. Configure Identification Dialog Box 2. Click in the Name field and enter a name for the switch. The name could reflect the switch’s Ethernet network domain name service (DNS) host name, if assigned.

  • Page 99: Configure Switch Parameters

    Configure Switch Parameters dialog box. These operating parameters are stored in NV-RAM on the switch. 1. The switch must be offline to change Preferred Domain ID. If it is CAUTION Setting the switch offline terminates all Fibre Channel connections.

  • Page 100: Switch Parameters, Configure Switch Parameters Dialog Box

    Configure the following parameters as required by your fabric. Preferred Domain ID Use this field to set each switch in the fabric to a unique preferred domain ID. Fibre Channel addresses in the switch include this preferred domain ID, which creates a unique identification for the port in the fabric.

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    Preferred Domain ID will change to the current active domain ID if the IDs are different. CAUTION If a switch with a duplicate domain ID exists in the fabric, both switches’ E_Ports will segment when they try to join. Rerouting Delay Placing a check mark in the check box to the left of the Rerouting Delay option enables rerouting delay.

  • Page 102: Configure Fabric Parameters

    Configuring the Switch Configure Fabric Parameters McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual director or switch is offline. Disabling Domain RSCNs also disables Enterprise Fabric Mode. Use the procedures in this section to configure the following Fibre Channel operating parameters using the Configure Fabric Parameters dialog box.

  • Page 103: Fabric Parameters, Configure Fabric Parameters Dialog Box

    The only exception is the Preferred Domain ID. Change this value if the switch will participate in a multiswitch fabric. 4. Use information under Switch Parameters to change settings as required for parameters in this dialog box. 5. After you change settings, click the Activate button.

  • Page 104

    Principal maps to a number code of 255. The number codes 2-253 are no longer in use. Select either McDATA Fabric 1.0 or Open Fabric 1.0 mode. Use Open Fabric 1.0 if the fabric contains McDATA directors and switches and other open-fabric compliant switches.

  • Page 105: Configure Switch Binding, Configure Ports

    A link incident (LIN) is a problem detected on a fiber optic link, such as the loss of light or invalid sequences. When a problem occurs, a LIN alert is sent to the Link Incident Log in the switch Product Manager. LIN alerts warn you that there is a link incident being detected through a port connection.

  • Page 106

    Configuring the Switch McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-10 Place or remove check marks in the check boxes in this column to enable or disable link incident alerts. The factory default is to enable LIN alerts.

  • Page 107: Procedure

    WWN Binding check box, the WWN or nickname will be stored, and all devices can connect to the port. menu bar. The Configure Ports dialog box displays. Configuring the Switch Configure Ports 3-11...

  • Page 108: Configure Ports Dialog Box

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3-4 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-12 Configure Ports Dialog Box Ports are numbered from 0 through 23. 2. Click a Name field and type a name that reflects the end device connected through the port.

  • Page 109: Configure Snmp

    8. Use the scroll bar on the right side of the Configure Ports dialog 9. Activate changes and close the dialog box by clicking Activate. 10. If you are finished configuring the switch, back up the Configure SNMP Use the procedures in this section to: •...

  • Page 110

    Configuring the Switch Procedure McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-14 — MIB-II — Fabric Element MIB — Fibre Alliance (FCMGMT) MIB — Switch private MIB For complete information on objects defined in MIBs and steps to download MIB variables to your SNMP workstation, refer to the SNMP Support Manual (620-000131).

  • Page 111: Configure Snmp Dialog Box

    Enter the SNMP community name for the trap recipient. Enter up to 32 characters. This also defines community names from which SNMP managers can read MIB variables from or write MIB variables to the switch. Refer to the note under on page 3-13 for more information about assigning community names.

  • Page 112: Configure Open Systems Management Server, Configure Feature Key, Procedure

    Configure Open Systems Management Server Configure Feature Key Procedure McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-16 7. Click Activate to activate the data and close the dialog box. The SNMP configuration is stored in NV-RAM on the switch.

  • Page 113: Configure Feature Key Dialog Box

    The list in the left column of the dialog box is a list of features that are active on the switch. The list on the right is a set of features that come with the new feature key.

  • Page 114: Configure Date And Time, Procedure

    Use the procedures in this section to display and change the date and time set on the switch. You must set the current date and time on the switch using this dialog box so the correct time stamps display in the Event Log, Audit Log, Hardware Log, Link Incident Log, and Threshold Alerts Log.

  • Page 115

    If you click Activate, the date and time synchronize at the next update period. Option 2: To synchronize the switch date and time with a specific date and time that you enter: a. Make sure that Periodic Date/Time Synchronization is disabled (no check).

  • Page 116: Configure Threshold Alerts, Configure Date And Time Manually

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3-8 Configure Threshold Alerts McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-20 Configure Date and Time Manually b. Click in a Date or Time field that you want to change. c. Delete characters and enter new ones as required or highlight the existing character by clicking and dragging the mouse cursor over the character and typing the new character.

  • Page 117: Procedures

    — The maximum cumulative time that the throughput percentage can be exceeded during the set time interval before an alert is generated. Ports for which you are configuring threshold alerts. The Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box displays. Configuring the Switch Configure Threshold Alerts 3-21...

  • Page 118: Configure Threshold Alerts Dialog Box, New Threshold Alerts Dialog Box - First Screen

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3-9 Figure 3-10 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-22 Configure Threshold Alerts Dialog Box If alerts are configured, they will display in table format showing the name of the alert, type of alert (Rx, Tx, or Rx or Tx), and alert state (inactive or active).

  • Page 119: New Threshold Alerts Dialog Box - Second Screen

    You can also select At any time if you want an alert to occur whenever the set % utilization is reached. The valid range is 1 to the interval set in step 8 (following). Configuring the Switch Configure Threshold Alerts 3-23...

  • Page 120: New Threshold Alerts Dialog Box - Third Screen

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3-12 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-24 8. Enter the interval in minutes in which throughput is measured and threshold notifications can occur. The valid range is 5 minutes to 70,560 minutes.

  • Page 121: New Threshold Alerts Dialog Box - Summary Screen

    13. At this point, the alert is not active. To activate the alert, select the alert information that displays in the Configure Threshold Alerts table and select Activate. Configuring the Switch Configure Threshold Alerts 3-25...

  • Page 122: Configure Threshold Alerts Dialog Box - Alerts Activated

    Configuring the Switch Figure 3-14 Modify an Alert McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-26 Configure Threshold Alerts Dialog Box - Alerts Activated Use the following steps to modify an existing threshold alert configuration. 1. Select Threshold Alerts from the Configure menu.

  • Page 123: Export Configuration Report

    Export Configuration Report Use this option to save an ASCII file of all currently saved configuration data in switch NV_RAM to your hard drive or a diskette. Use any desktop publishing application to import this ASCII file for viewing or printing.

  • Page 124: Export Configuration Dialog Box, Procedure

    Configuring the Switch Procedure Figure 3-15 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-28 This file cannot be used to set configuration parameters through the Product Manager. Data in the file includes: • Product identification Data input into the Configure Identification dialog box.

  • Page 125: Enable Sanpilot, Backing Up And Restoring Configuration Data

    Maintenance menu. Selecting this option backs up the configuration data to a file on the EFC Server hard drive. The restore function writes this data back to NV-RAM on the switch. Using the restore function overwrites the existing configuration. For more...

  • Page 126

    Zip disk. The Iomega QuikSync icon, Figure 1-11 on page 1-38, in the Windows system tray spins when data is writing to or reading from the drive. McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 3-30...

  • Page 127

    Invisible Body Tag This chapter describes the Sphereon ES-4500 Fabric Switch logs that you can access through the Logs menu on the Product Manager menu bar: Section Using Logs Audit Log Event Log Hardware Log Link Incident Log Threshold Alert Log...

  • Page 128: Using Logs, Button Function

    Using Logs Using Logs Button Function McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual The Audit, Event, Hardware, and Link Incident, and Threshold Alert logs store up to 1000 entries each. The most recent entry displays at the top of the log. After 1000 entries are stored, new entries overwrite the oldest entries.

  • Page 129: Expanding Columns, Sorting Entries, Save Dialog Box

    Figure 4-1 Save Dialog Box 1. Click Export on the log window. 2. In the Save dialog box, select the folder where you want to save 3. Type in a file name and extension in the File name field. 4. Click Save. The file saves to the specified folder as an ASCII text file.

  • Page 130: Audit Log

    Using Logs Audit Log Figure 4-2 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual The audit log displays a history of all configuration changes applied to the switch from any source such as Product Manager, SNMP management stations, web server interface, host, or another switch.

  • Page 131: Event Log

    — SNMP: Change was made by a remote SNMP management station. — Fabric: Change was initiated by another switch in the fabric that is not managed by this EFC Server. — Web server: Change was made by a user through the SANpilot Interface.

  • Page 132

    1000 log entries before it wraps and overwrites the oldest entries. For detailed information on event data and problem resolution, refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159). Each log entry includes the following: •...

  • Page 133: Hardware Log

    Event Data Up to 32 bytes of supplementary information for the event in hexadecimal format. For detailed information on event data and problem resolution, refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159). Date/Time Date and time of the insertion or removal of the FRU.

  • Page 134: Link Incident Log

    Using Logs Link Incident Log Figure 4-5 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • The name of the inserted or removed FRU. Power supply/fan module SFP transceiver. CTP card. Note: The CTP is not a FRU. •...

  • Page 135

    • Port The number of the port on which the incident occurred. • Link Incident A short description of the incident. The following events may cause a link incident to be written to the log. — Implicit incident. The attached node detects a condition that may cause problems on the link.

  • Page 136: Threshold Alert Log

    Using Logs Threshold Alert Log Figure 4-6 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 4-10 This log provides details of threshold alert notifications. Besides the date and time that the alert occurred, the log also displays details about the alert as configured through the Configure Threshold Alert(s) option under the Configure menu.

  • Page 137

    • Utilization % Percent usage of traffic capacity. This is the percent of the port’s throughput capacity achieved by the measured throughput. This setting constitutes the threshold value and is configured through the Configure Threshold Alerts dialog box. For example, a value of 25 means that threshold occurs when throughput reaches 25 percent of the port’s capacity.

  • Page 138

    Using Logs McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 4-12...

  • Page 139

    Invisible Body Tag This chapter describes how to use the options that display from the Maintenance menu on the Product Manager menu bar. Section Run Port Diagnostics Collect Maintenance Data Execute an IPL Set Online State Manage Firmware Versions Enable E-Mail Notification Enable Call-Home Notification Backup and Restore Configuration Reset Configuration...

  • Page 140: Run Port Diagnostics, Collect Maintenance Data, Execute An Ipl

    Save this data to a zip file on a Zip disk (or other medium with the appropriate capacity), and forward it to technical support personnel. To use this option, follow the detailed steps in the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159). CAUTION...

  • Page 141: Ipl Confirmation Dialog Box

    Resets the Ethernet interface on the CTP card, causing the connection to the EFC Server to drop momentarily. The status icon for the switch in the Product View will change to a gray square until the connection is reestablished. •...

  • Page 142: Set Online State, Set Online State Dialog Box (state Is Offline)

    Using Maintenance Features Set Online State Figure 5-2 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual After the IPL: • All Fabric services databases containing information about current Fabric logins, name server registrations, and other data remain intact, making the operation transparent to attached devices.

  • Page 143: Manage Firmware Versions, Enable E-mail Notification, Set Online State Dialog Box (state Is Online)

    EFC Server for downloading to an switch. To use the Firmware Library option to manage firmware versions, follow the steps in the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159).

  • Page 144: Enable Call-home Notification

    Configure telephone numbers and other information for the call-home feature through the Windows dial-up networking application. Refer to the McDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159) for details. You must enable Call-Home Event Notification through the EFC Manager Maintenance menu before enabling this function through the Product Manager for individual switches.

  • Page 145: Backup And Restore Configuration, Backup, Backup And Restore Dialog Box

    You cannot modify the location and file name of the saved configuration. You can only restore the configuration to a switch with the same IP address. Backup 1. Select Backup and Restore Configuration from the Maintenance menu...

  • Page 146: Restore, Reset Configuration

    Using Maintenance Features Restore Reset Configuration McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • SNMP configuration (trap recipients, community names, and write authorizations). • Zoning configuration (active zone set and default zone state). 2. To backup data, click Backup.

  • Page 147

    You will have to enable the additional port function features again through the Factory-default values may vary, depending on the firmware release installed in your switch. For a list of values, refer to the MCDATA Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch Installation and Service Manual (620-000159). page 5-4.

  • Page 148

    Using Maintenance Features McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 5-10...

  • Page 149: Santegrity Features, Configure Open Systems Management Server

    Invisible Body Tag This chapter provides detailed information on using, administering, and configuring optional EFC Manager’s features through EFC management application. There are two types of features covered in this chapter: • "Keyed" features, requiring feature keys to be purchased and enabled through the Configure Feature Key dialog box in the product’s Product Manager application.

  • Page 150

    Configure Open Systems Management Server Procedure SANtegrity Features McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Use these procedures to configure the open systems inband management program to function with the switch. The optional Open Systems Management Server feature must be enabled in order to perform this procedure.

  • Page 151: Fabric Binding, Switch Binding

    In order for Fabric Binding to function, specific operating parameters Online State Functions and optional features must be enabled. Also, there are specific requirements for disabling these parameters and features when the director or switch is offline or online. Be aware of the following: • • •...

  • Page 152: Switch Binding State Change Dialog Box

    McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual To enable, disable, and configure this option, refer to the Fabric Binding section of Chapter 8, “Optional Features,” in the McDATA Enterprise Fabric Manager User Manual (620-005001-600). This feature is managed through the Switch Binding submenu options available on the Product Manager Configure menu.

  • Page 153

    Binding submenu. The Switch Binding State Change dialog box displays. • To disable Switch Binding (a check mark appears in the Enable Switch Binding check box), click the Enable Switch Binding check box to remove the check mark, then click Activate.

  • Page 154: Switch Binding Membership List Dialog Box

    Optional Features Editing the Switch Membership List McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • Restrict F_Ports. Select if you want to restrict connections from specific devices to director F_Ports. Device WWNs can be added to the Switch Membership List to allow connection and removed from the Membership List to prohibit connection.

  • Page 155

    When the Display Options dialog box displays, click Nickname, then OK. 3. To prohibit connection to a switch port from a WWN currently in the Membership List, click the WWN or nickname in the Membership List, then click the Remove button. The WWN or nickname will move to the Node List panel.

  • Page 156: Enterprise Fabric Mode

    Optional Features Enable/Disable and Online State Functions McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual • Switch Binding is not enabled for the same port type as enabled for the Connection Policy in the Switch Binding State Change dialog box. For example, a WWN for a switch attached to an E_Port can be removed if the Switch Binding Connection Policy was enabled to Restrict F_Ports.

  • Page 157

    E_Port can be removed if Switch Binding Connection Policy was enabled to Restrict F_Ports. — The switch or device with the WWN is connected to a port that is blocked. — The switch or device with the WWN is not currently connected to the director or switch (detached node).

  • Page 158: Features And Parameters Enabled

    If there is a change to the fabric topology that creates a new path (for example, a new switch is added to the fabric), frames may be routed over this new path if its hop count is less than a previous path with a minimum hop count.

  • Page 159: For More Information

    Fabric Binding and page 6-8 for Switch Binding. To enable and disable this option, refer to the Enterprise Fabric section of Chapter 8, “Optional Features,” in the McDATA Enterprise Fabric Manager User Manual (620-005001-600). Enable/Disable and Online State Functions Enable/Disable and Online State Functions...

  • Page 160

    Optional Features McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 6-12...

  • Page 161

    Ivisible Body Tag This appendix lists and explains messages that may display in message boxes as you use the Product Manager. Solutions to problems implied by each message are included when applicable. Message Activating this configuration will overwrite the current configuration.

  • Page 162

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual All port names must be unique. A duplicate port name was entered. Every configured port name must be unique. Reconfigure the port with a unique name.

  • Page 163

    Cannot disable Switch Binding while Enterprise Fabric Mode is active and the switch is Online. Description User attempted to disable switch binding through the Switch Binding Change State dialog box, but Enterprise Fabric Mode is enabled. Action You must either disable Enterprise Fabric Mode using the Enterprise Fabric Mode dialog box in the EFC Manager application or set the switch offline before you can disable Switch Binding.

  • Page 164

    Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Remove the spaces or retype the field without spaces. Cannot install firmware to a switch with a failed CTP card. Firmware cannot be installed on a switch with a defective CTP card.

  • Page 165

    Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel. Message Cannot retrieve switch date and time. Description Switch date and time cannot be retrieved. The link is down or busy. Action Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel. Message Cannot retrieve switch state.

  • Page 166

    Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Cannot run diagnostics on a port that is failed. Port diagnostics cannot be performed on a port that has failed. Run diagnostics only on an operational port.

  • Page 167

    Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel. Message Cannot set switch date and time. Description Switch date and time cannot be set. The link is down or busy. Action Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel. Message Cannot set switch state.

  • Page 168

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Cannot start port diagnostics. Port diagnostics cannot be started. The link is down or busy. Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel.

  • Page 169

    Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel. Message Could not stop port diagnostics. Description Port diagnostics could not be stopped. Link may be down or switch may be busy. Action Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel.

  • Page 170

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-10 Date entered is invalid. Date entered incorrectly. Verify that the number of days in the month is valid. Device applications should be terminated before starting diagnostics.

  • Page 171

    Binding State Change dialog box, but Enterprise Fabric Mode is enabled Action Disable Enterprise Fabric Mode using the Enterprise Fabric Mode dialog box in the EFC Manager before disabling Switch Binding. Message Do you want to continue with IPL? Description Requesting confirmation to proceed with an IPL.

  • Page 172

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-12 Error retrieving port information. An error occurred while retrieving port information. The link is down or busy. Retry the operation later. If the condition persists, contact support personnel.

  • Page 173

    Action N/A. An informational message. Message Firmware download timed out. Description The switch did not respond in the time allowed. The status of the firmware install operation is unknown. Action Retry the operation. If the problem persists, contact support personnel.

  • Page 174

    Message Description Action Message Description McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-14 Incorrect product type. When configuring a new product through the New Product dialog box, an incorrect product was selected for the network address. Select the correct product type for the product with the network address.

  • Page 175

    Action Check the input address and specify the correct network address. Message Invalid port number. Description Port number must be within the range of ports for the specific switch model. Action Enter a port number within the correct range. Message Invalid port number.

  • Page 176

    Message Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-16 Invalid port swap. Port swap selection is not allowed. Ensure that each port selected for swap has not been previously swapped. Invalid response received from switch.

  • Page 177

    Message Invalid value for hour (0 - 23). Description Value for hour must be an integer from 0 through 23. Action Enter a value from 0 through 23. Message Invalid value for minute (0 - 59). Description Value for minute must be an integer from 0 through 59. Action Enter a value from 0 through 59.

  • Page 178

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-18 Invalid World Wide Name. World wide name must have eight two-digit hexadecimal numbers separated by colons (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx). Enter a worldwide name using eight two-digit hexadecimal numbers separated by colons in the format given in the message.

  • Page 179

    N/A. An informational message. Message Non-redundant switch must be offline to install firmware. Description Since the switch has only a single CTP card, it must be offline to initiate a firmware installation. Action Take switch offline and try again. Message Not all of the optical transceivers are installed for this range of ports.

  • Page 180

    Message Description Action Message Description McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-20 Performing this operation will change the current state to Offline. This operation causes the switch to go offline. N/A. An informational message. Performing this operation will change the current state to Online.

  • Page 181

    Port speeds cannot be configured at a higher rate than the director/switch speed. Description This displays when you configure a port to 2 GB/sec and the switch speed is set to 1 Gb/sec. Action Set the port speed to 1 Gb/sec in the Configure Ports dialog box.

  • Page 182

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-22 Resource is unavailable. The specified operation cannot be performed because the product is unavailable. Verify that the EFC Server-to-product link is up. If the link is up, the EFC Server may be busy.

  • Page 183

    Configuration. Description The device WWNs were removed from the Switch Membership List (SANtegrity Switch Binding feature), but you should note that one or more of these devices still has security control in port binding. Action Verify that the security level for each device is as required by reviewing the Bound WWN list in the Configure Ports dialog box.

  • Page 184

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-24 The EFC Server is busy processing a request from another Product Manager The EFC Server could not process the current request because it is busy handling a request from another Product Manager.

  • Page 185

    Try action again. If problem persists, contact your support representative. Message The switch did not respond in the time allowed. Description A time out was reached waiting for the switch to respond to the action. Action Try action again. Message The switch is busy saving maintenance information.

  • Page 186

    Description Action Message Description Action McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-26 The switch must be offline to configure. A configuration changed was attempted for a configuration requiring offline changes. Take the appropriate actions to set the switch offline before attempting the configuration change.

  • Page 187

    Message Threshold alerts are not supported on firmware earlier than 01.03.00. Description Threshold alerts are not supported in firmware releases before 1.03.00. Action Informational message. Message Unable to change to incompatible firmware release. Description The user tried to download a firmware release that is not compatible with the current product configuration.

  • Page 188

    Product Manager Messages McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A-28...

  • Page 189

    Glossary The following cross-references are used in this glossary: Contrast with. This refers to a term that has an opposite or substantively different meaning. See. This refers the reader to another keyword or phrase for the same term. See also. This refers the reader to definite additional information contained in another entry.

  • Page 190

    FRU beaconing bidirectional McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Arbitrated Loop Physical Address. American National Standards Institute: an organization that provides voluntary standards in the United States. A circuit designed for a specific application or purpose, such as implementing the lower-layer Fibre Channel protocol (FC-0).

  • Page 191

    Devices communicating with the port are prevented from logging into the switch or communicating with other devices attached to the switch. A blocked port continuously transmits the offline sequence. bridge Device that connects and passes packets between two network segments that use the same communications protocol.

  • Page 192

    McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Provides a connectionless (not dedicated) service with notification of delivery or nondelivery between two N_Ports. In-order delivery of frames is not guaranteed. Provides a connectionless (not dedicated) service without notification of delivery or nondelivery between two N_Ports.

  • Page 193

    Product Manager logs); zoning library (all zone sets and zone definitions); firmware library; call-home settings (phone numbers and dialing options); configuration data for each managed switch (stored on the EFC Server and in NV-RAM on each switch). datagram See Class 3 Fibre Channel service.

  • Page 194

    EFC Server EFC Management Services McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Product, connected to a managed switch, that is not controlled directly by the Product Manager. See also node. Procedures used by computer users and service personnel to diagnose hardware or software error conditions.

  • Page 195

    Enterprise Fabric Software application that is the system management framework Connectivity providing the user interface for managing McDATA Fibre Channel Manager connectivity products. The EFC Manager can run both locally on the EFC Server and remotely on a user workstation.

  • Page 196

    (MIB) which can be accessed by fabric management software. Fibre Channel I/O Controls the embedded Fibre Channel port and configures the ports’ controller ASICs. McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

  • Page 197

    Contains connector for attaching fiber optic cable. generic port Also known as G_Port. Physical interface on a switch that can function either as a fabric port (F_Port) or an extension port (E_Port) depending on the port type to which it connects.

  • Page 198

    McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Graphical User Interface. A configurable port type that restricts a port to operate either as an F_Port, FL_Port, or E_Port. Record of FRU insertions and removals in the switch.

  • Page 199

    See also error message and warning message. initial machine load Also known as IML. Hardware reset for the CTP card on the switch. It does not affect other hardware. It is initiated by pushing the reset (RST) button on the machine’s front panel.

  • Page 200

    McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual A data set that contains an I/O configuration definition built by the IOCP. See input/output configuration program. See internet protocol address. See initial program load.

  • Page 201

    Ability to evenly distribute traffic over multiple interswitch links within a fabric. Load balancing on McDATA switches takes place automatically. A record, as of the performance of a machine or the progress of an undertaking.

  • Page 202

    Alternate name assigned to a worldwide name for a node or switch in the fabric. node In Fibre Channel terminology, mode refers to an end device (server or storage device) that is or can be connected to a switched fabric. g-14 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

  • Page 203

    See offline sequence. online state When the switch is in the online state, all of the unblocked ports are allowed to login to the fabric and begin communicating. Devices can connect to the switch if the port is not blocked and can communicate with another attached device if both devices are in the same zone or if the default zone is enabled.

  • Page 204

    McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual Offline - when the switch is set offline, all ports are set offline. The switch transmits the offline sequence (OLS) to attached devices, and the devices cannot log in to the switch.

  • Page 205

    In a multiswitch fabric, the switch that allocates domain IDs to itself and to all other switches in the fabric. There is always one principal switch in a fabric. If a switch is not connected to any other switches, it acts as its own principal switch.

  • Page 206

    McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual See resource allocation time-out value. Performance characteristic of a system or product whose integral components are backed up by identical components to which operations will automatically failover in the event of a component failure.

  • Page 207

    See storage area network. SANpilot A management interface embedded on the switch’s code which offers features similar to, but not as robust as, the EFC Manager and Product Manager. Subscriber connectors. segmented E_Port E_Port that has ceased to function as an E_Port within a multiswitch fabric due to an incompatibility between the fabrics that it joins.

  • Page 208

    Cable consisting of multiple fiber pairs that do not directly attach to an active device. This cable usually exists between distribution panels and can be located within, or external to, a building. Contrast with jumper cable. g-20 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual...

  • Page 209

    Glossary unblocked port Devices communicating with an unblocked port can log in to the switch and communicate with devices attached to any other unblocked port (assuming that this is supported by the current zoning configuration). unicast Communication between a single sender and a single receiver over a network.

  • Page 210

    Specification of a device to be included in a zone. A zone member can be identified by the port number of the switch to which it is attached or by its device (or HBA) world wide name. In multiswitch fabrics, identification of end-devices/nodes by world wide name is preferable.

  • Page 211

    1-19, enable web server export configuration report 1-19, features identification ports SNMP agent switch binding threshold alert(s) configure open systems management server dialog box procedure configure operating parameters Index 3-27 1-22 1-22...

  • Page 212

    1-20 set online state 1-21 switch binding membership list switch binding state change switch properties 1-24, 2-12, McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual displaying port statistics documentation, related domain ID 3-11 domain RSCNs 1-17...

  • Page 213

    FRU properties hardware log 1-19, hardware view 1-23 alert symbol function 1-24 displayed 1-23, 1-24 displaying port information displaying switch information identifying FRUs monitoring component operation defined monitoring switch operation obtaining hardware status obtaining information status conditions 1-23 status table...

  • Page 214

    1-29 performance view option 1-28 port description 1-15 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual port binding 2-18, port diagnostics dialog box port list view port list view menu 2-29 port menu 1-25, port operating states...

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    6-4, enable and disable membership list online state functions state change dialog box zoning function switch binding membership list dialog box switch menu switch parameters insistent domain ID switch priority switch properties switch properties dialog box 1-24, 2-12,...

  • Page 216

    2-28 port list view 2-20 view panel 1-23 view tabs 1-23 warnings resetting configurations web server, enabling 1-19 WWN bind dialog box 2-18 WWN binding 3-10 WWN binding option 2-18 McDATA® Sphereon™ 4500 Fabric Switch Product Manager User Manual 1-23...

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