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Converged network switch.
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You should save the configuration file if you are converting an converged network switch to NPIV mode. To save your
current configuration, click the Show Advanced Mode button in the top right-hand corner of the Switch Administration
window. Select the Configure tab, then select the Upload/Download tab. Enter the relevant information to upload the
configuration file.
6. From the Switch Status section, click Disable.
From the NPIV Mode section, click Enable.
8. Click Apply.
9. When prompted, click Yes to restart the switch module in NPIV mode.
The current browser-based GUI session closes; relaunch browser-based GUI after the switch module reboots.
Changing to NPIV mode using the Command Line Interface
Complete the following steps to enable NPIV mode using the CLI.
1. Log in using the default administrative account.
Login: admin
Password: password
2. Enter the following command to disable full fabric mode.
3. Back up the switch configurations. See
4. Enter the following command to enable NPIV mode:
ag ––modeEnable
The switch module automatically reboots and comes back online in NPIV mode using a factory default F_Port to
N_Port mapping.
5. You can enter the ag ––modeShow command to ensure that the module is in NPIV mode.
ag --modeShow
The repsonse should be:
Access Gateway mode is enabled.
You can also enter the ag ––mapshow command to display the F_Port to N_Port mapping. Enter ag ––help
command to display a list of all NPIV actions.
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Backing up the configuration on page 13
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