CAUTION: An IPL is not intended for ordinary or casual use and should only be
performed if the active control processor (CTP) card is suspected to be faulty. Do not
use this option unless directed by your support representative or if you need to reset a
failed CTP card. An IPL will disrupt port operations. Before using this option, make
sure administrators of device(s) attached to ports halt Fibre Channel traffic through the
switch and take the device offline. Note that the CTP card is not a FRU. If it fails, the
switch must be replaced.
If it is necessary for you to execute an IPL on the switch, use the following steps:
1. Select IPL from the Maintenance menu on the menu bar.
A dialog box displays confirming the IPL.
Figure 5–2: IPL Confirmation dialog box
2. Click Yes.
Selecting IPL from the Maintenance menu causes Ethernet connection between the
switch and HAFM server to drop momentarily and the following to occur in the
Product Manager window:
As the network connection drops, the switch Status table on the Hardware View
The Status field in the table displays "No Link" and the State field displays the
reason for no link.
A grey square displays in the status bar. Refer to
explanation of this status bar display.
The FRUs illustrated in the Hardware View do not display. They display again as
the connection is re-established.
An IPL initiates the following functions in the switch:
Restarts the operational firmware on the CTP card, executes abbreviated power on
system tests (POSTs) and then, if no POST errors are encountered, the switch
resumes the active role that it had before the IPL.
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Using Maintenance Features
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