S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
used by Cisco MDS switches.
This section includes the following topics:
About FICON Configuration Files
Only one user can access the configuration file at any given time:
FICON configuration files can be accessed by any host, SNMP, or CLI user who is permitted to access
the switch. The locking mechanism in the Cisco SAN-OS software restricts access to one user at a time
per file. This lock applies to newly created files and previously saved files. Before accessing any file,
you must lock the file and obtain the file key. A new file key is used by the locking mechanism for each
lock request. The key is discarded when the lock timeout of 15 seconds expires. The lock timeout value
cannot be changed.
Applying the Saved Configuration Files to the Running Configuration
You can apply the configuration from the saved files to the running configuration using the ficon vsan
number apply file filename command.
switch# ficon vsan 2 apply file SampleFile
Editing FICON Configuration Files
The configuration file submode allows you to create and edit FICON configuration files. If a specified
file does not exist, it is created. Up to 16 files can be saved. Each file name is restricted to eight
To edit the contents of a specified FICON configuration file, follow these steps:
switch# config t
switch(config)# ficon vsan 2
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
"Managing Configuration Files" section on page 8-1
About FICON Configuration Files, page 28-33
Applying the Saved Configuration Files to the Running Configuration, page 28-33
Editing FICON Configuration Files, page 28-33
Displaying FICON Configuration Files, page 28-34
Copying FICON Configuration Files, page 28-35
If this file is being accessed by user 1, user 2 cannot access this file.
If user 2 does attempt to access this file, an error is issued to user 2.
If user 1 is inactive for more than 15 seconds, the file is automatically closed and available for use
by any other permitted user.
for details on the normal configuration files
Enters configuration mode.
Enables FICON on VSAN 2.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide
FICON Configuration Files