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When you enable the FICON feature in Cisco MDS switches, the following apply:
Enabling and Disabling FICON on the Switch
By default FICON is disabled in all switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. You can enable FICON on
the switch either explicitly or implicitly by enabling FICON on a VSAN. However, disabling FICON on
all VSANs does not disable FICON on the switch. You must explicitly disable FICON.
To explicitly enable or disable FICON globally on the switch, following these steps.
switch# config t
switch(config)# ficon enable
switch(config)# no ficon enable
Setting Up a Basic FICON Configuration
This section steps you through the procedure to set up FICON on a specified VSAN in a Cisco MDS
9000 Family switch.
Press Ctrl-C at any prompt to skip the remaining configuration options and proceed with what is
configured until that point.
If you do not wish to answer a previously configured question, or if you wish to skip answers to any
questions, press Enter. If a default answer is not available (for example, switch name), the switch uses
what was previously configured and skips to the next question.
To enable and set up FICON, follow these steps:
Issue the setup ficon command at the EXEC command mode.
switch# setup ficon
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"Setting Up a Basic FICON Configuration" section on page
Manually addressing each prerequisite.
"About FICON" section on page
Use Device Manager (refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide).
You cannot disable in-order delivery for the FICON-enabled VSAN.
You cannot disable fabric binding or static domain ID configurations for the FICON-enabled VSAN.
The load balancing scheme is changed to Source ID (SID)—Destination ID (DID). You cannot
change it back to SID—DID—OXID.
The IPL configuration file is automatically created.
"About FICON Configuration Files" section on page
Enters configuration mode.
Enables FICON globally on the switch.
Disables FICON globally on the switch and
removes all FICON configuration.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide