HP SAN Switch User Manual

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Part number: AA-RW20C-TE
Third edition: November 2006

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    ® McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide Part number: AA-RW20C-TE Third edition: November 2006...

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    Hewlett-Packard. The information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind and is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Editing the security configuration on a switch ........

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    Switch status and operational information........

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    Switch administrative states ........

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    31 Advanced switch properties dialog ........

  • Page 7: About This Guide, Intended Audience, Prerequisites, Related Documentation

    About this guide This manual describes the McDATA for the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch. McDATA Element Manager is referred to as Element Manager throughout this document. The McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch is a 10-port non-blocking Fibre Channel (FC) switch. This manual defines the features, components, and performance characteristics of the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch.

  • Page 8: Document Conventions And Symbols, Jdom License, Document Conventions

    Document conventions and symbols Table 1 Document conventions Convention Figure 1 Medium blue text: Medium blue, underlined text http://www.hp.com Bold font Italics font Monospace font Monospace, italic font Monospace, bold font WARNING! Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or death.

  • Page 9: Hp Technical Support, Hp-authorized Reseller

    For the name of your nearest HP-authorized reseller: • In the United States, call 1-800-282-6672. • Elsewhere, visit the HP web site: http://www.hp.com. Then click Contact HP to find locations and telephone numbers. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 10: Helpful Web Sites

    Helpful web sites For other product information, see the following HP web sites: • http://www.hp.com • http://www.hp.com/go/storage • http://www.hp.com/support/ • http://www.docs.hp.com • http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/80316-0-0-0-121.html...

  • Page 11: Using Mcdata Web Server/element Manager

    (PFE) key. See ”Installing Product Feature Enablement PFE key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key. You can obtain a PFE key from the web at: www.webkey.external.hp.com.

  • Page 12: Workstation Requirements, Starting Mcdata Web Server

    Starting McDATA Web Server To start McDATA Web Server after the switch is operational, enter the switch IP address in an internet browser. The workstation used to manage the switch must be able to connect to the default switch IP address 10.0.0.1.

  • Page 13: Starting Element Manager In Hafm, Exiting Mcdata Web Server Or Element Manager

    HAFM. To start Element Manager in HAFM, add the switch IP address to the discovery list. Locate and double click the switch in the fabric map to open. You can also select the switch and select Element Manager from the application list. HAFM displays the Element Manager window shown in...

  • Page 14: Setting Preferences, Preferences Dialog

    Setting preferences You can customize the following preference settings for McDATA Web Server and Element Manager: • Change the location of the working directory in which to save files. • Change the location of the browser used to view the online help. •...

  • Page 15: Using Online Help, Viewing Software Version And Copyright Information, Enabling Call Home, Enabling E-mail Support

    You must enable call-home event notification through HAFM before enabling this function through the Element Manager for the individual switch. At the bottom of HAFM desktop window is an icon that indicates whether the call-home feature is enabled. An X over the phone icon indicates that the call-home feature is disabled.

  • Page 16: User Interface, Mcdata Web Server Interface

    The switch faceplate is displayed in the graphic window and shows the front of a single switch and its ports. The fabric name is displayed for reference in the fabric tree above the switch names. Click a switch name or icon to display a different switch faceplate in the graphic window.

  • Page 17: Menu Bar, Menu Bar Options

    Edit Zoning Config Edit Security Edit Security Config Activate Security Set Deactivate Security Set Refresh Show Event Browser View Port Types View Port States View Port Speeds View Port Media McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide Table...

  • Page 18: Popup Menus, Shortcut Keys

    1. Requires SANtegrity PFE key and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enabled. See Popup menus Popup menus are displayed when you right-click the switch faceplate image in the graphic window. Popup menu options give you quick access to the following common tasks and dialogs: •...

  • Page 19: Mcdata Web Server Fabric Tree, Graphic Window, Mcdata Web Server Fabric Tree

    The fabric tree, shown in 4Gb SAN Switch in the fabric, and displays the presence of other switches in the fabric. Click a switch name or icon of a McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch to display that switch faceplate in the graphic window. The window width of the fabric tree can be adjusted by clicking and dragging the moveable window border.

  • Page 20: Data Windows And Tabs, Selecting Switches, Selecting Ports

    • Active Security—Displays the active security set (Element Manager only). Selecting switches Switches are selectable in the fabric tree (McDATA Web Server only). Click a McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch to display its faceplate display in the graphic window. See switch information.

  • Page 21: Managing Fabrics, Securing A Fabric, Security Consistency Checklist

    The security consistency checklist is available only with Element Manager, which requires the Element Manager PFE key. See information about installing a PFE key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key.

  • Page 22: Connection Security, User Account Security, Remote Authentication

    Element Manager PFE key, and the CLI. See more information about installing a PFE key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key.

  • Page 23: Device Security

    ”Installing Product Feature Enablement To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key. You can obtain a PFE key from the web at: www.webkey.external.hp.com.

  • Page 24: Edit Security Dialog

    Edit Security dialog Use the Edit Security dialog to edit the security configuration on the switch. You can also open and edit a security configuration saved to a file. Editing security files consists of renaming and removing security sets, groups, and members. The Security dialogs are available only on a secure SSL fabric and on the entry switch (out-of-band switch).

  • Page 25: Create Security Set Dialog, Create Security Group Dialog

    The symbols $_ - and ^ are the only symbols allowed. Figure 6 to create a new security set. There is a maximum of 4 Figure 7, to add a security group to a security set. To open McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 26: Create Security Group Member Dialog, Create A Security Group Member Dialog

    An empty (no members) security group in the active security set will prevent all connections for that security group type. For example, an empty ISL security group will cause the switch to refuse all logins from other switches. To add a security group to a security set: Click Security on the tool bar in the faceplate display or select Security >...

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    Enter the domain ID (97–127) for the switch for the ISL group member in the Binding field (ISL groups only). The WWN of the switch must be at the entered domain ID when attempting to enter the fabric, otherwise it will become isolated.

  • Page 28: Editing The Security Configuration On A Switch

    • Click Security on the tool bar. • Select Security > Edit Security. By default, the security configuration on the switch is displayed in the Edit Security dialog. Choose one of the following from the Edit Security dialog: • Select File > Open File. Browse for and select the security file.

  • Page 29: Security Config Dialog, Archiving A Security Configuration To A File, Activating A Security Set

    The fabric binding feature must be enabled on all switches in the fabric. When enabling this feature, it is best to set the switch state to offline, enable the fabric binding feature on all switches, and then set the switch state to online.

  • Page 30: Deactivating A Security Set, Configured Security Data Window, Active Security Data Window, Fabric Services

    SNMP security consists of a read community string and a write community string, that are basically the passwords that control read and write access to the switch. The read community string ("public") and write community string ("private") are set at the factory to these well-known defaults and should be changed if SNMP is enabled using the System Services or SNMP Properties dialogs.

  • Page 31: Displaying The Event Browser, Events Browser

    The maximum number of entries allowed in the Event Browser is 10,000. The maximum number of entries allowed on a switch is 1200. Once the maximum is reached, the event list wraps and the oldest events are discarded and replaced with the new events. Event entries from the switch, use the switch time stamp, while event entries generated by the web applet have a workstation time stamp.

  • Page 32: Sorting The Event Browser, Severity Levels

    McDATA Web Server and read it later with a text editor or browser. Events generated by the switch are stored on the switch, and will be retrieved when the application is restarted.

  • Page 33: Filtering The Event Browser, Saving The Event Browser To A File, Filter Events Dialog

    XML files can be opened with an internet browser or text editor. CSV files can be opened with most spreadsheet applications. Figure browser” on page 33 for more information. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide 11. The Event Browser displays ”Sorting the event browser” on...

  • Page 34: Devices Data Window, Working With Device Information And Nicknames, Devices Data Window Entries

    Working with device information and nicknames Devices are hosts and storage targets connected to the switch. A nickname is a user-definable, meaningful name that can be used in place of the World Wide Name. This sub-section describes how to view and manage device information and nicknames.

  • Page 35: Displaying Detailed Device Information, Managing Device Port Nicknames, Detailed Devices Display Dialog

    Nicknames.xml file on other workstations. Nicknames are saved to an XML file stored on the switch. If different nickname files exist on other McDATA 4Gb SAN Switches in the fabric, you will be prompted to resolve differences before the Nicknames dialog will be displayed.

  • Page 36: Creating A Nickname, Editing A Nickname, Deleting A Nickname, Exporting Nicknames To A File

    Creating a nickname To create a device port nickname: Select Fabric >Nicknames to open the Nicknames dialog. Choose one of the following methods to enter a nickname. A nickname must start with a letter and can have up to 64 characters. Valid characters include alphanumeric characters [aA-zZ][0-9] and special symbols [$ _ - ^ ].

  • Page 37: Zoning Concepts, Zones, Zoning A Fabric

    M-Series directors and edge switches do not. Therefore, only WWN zoning is supported in Standard/Open Fabric interop mode when McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch is attached to other McDATA switches. Fibre Channel address zoning is not supported by other McDATA switches, and is not recommended for use in McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch.

  • Page 38: Zone Sets, Zoning Database

    Zone sets A zone set is a named group of zones. A zone can be a member of more than one zone set. Each switch in the fabric maintains its own zoning database containing the active zone set. This zoning database resides in non-volatile or permanent memory and is therefore retained after a reset.

  • Page 39: Zoning Limits And Properties

    The zoning limits and definitions are: • MaxZoneSets is 1. The maximum number of zone sets that can be configured on the switch. This will be enforced during the configuration of zoning and during a zoning database merge from the fabric.

  • Page 40: Managing The Zoning Database, Editing The Zoning Database, Edit Zoning Dialog

    Edit zoning dialog To apply zoning to a fabric, choose a zone set and activate it. When you activate a zone set, the switch distributes that zone set and its zones to every switch in the fabric. This zone set is known as the active zone set.

  • Page 41: Edit Zoning Dialog Tool Bar Buttons And Icons

    Copy selected zoning items to clipboard. — Not logged in — Logged in — Logged in to fabric — Not logged in to fabric — Logged in to fabric — Not logged in to fabric McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 42: Configuring The Zoning Database, Interop Auto Save, Default Zone

    The Interop Auto Save parameter determines whether changes to the active zone set that a switch receives from other switches in the fabric will be saved to the zoning database on that switch. Changes are saved when an updated zone set is activated. Zoning changes are always saved to temporary memory. However, if Interop Auto Save is enabled, the switch firmware saves changes to the active zone set in temporary memory and to the zoning database.

  • Page 43: Restoring The Default Zoning Database, Removing All Zoning Definitions, Managing The Active Zone Set

    When a zone set is activated, it is propagated and saved to temporary memory in each McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch in the fabric. If a McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch has the Interop Auto Save parameter enabled in the Zoning Config dialog, the zone set is saved to permanent memory on that switch.

  • Page 44: Displaying The Configured And Active Zone Sets, Configured Zonesets Data Window

    The Active Zoneset data window, shown in set that resides on the fabric management switch. The active zone set is the same on all switches in the fabric. To open the Active Zoneset data window, click the Active Zoneset tab below the data window.

  • Page 45: Creating A Zone Set, Activating And Deactivating A Zone Set

    When you activate a zone set, the switch distributes that zone set to the temporary zoning database on every McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch in the fabric. To activate a zone set: Select Zoning > Activate Zone Set to open the Activate Zone Set dialog.

  • Page 46: Managing Zones, Creating A Zone In A Zone Set

    When a zone set is activated, it is propagated and saved to temporary memory in each McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch in the fabric. If a switch has the Interop Auto Save parameter enabled in the Zoning Config dialog, the zone set is saved to permanent memory on that McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch. See the zoning database”...

  • Page 47: Adding Zone Members, Renaming A Zone Or A Zone Set, Removing A Zone Member

    Adding zone members You can zone a port/device by switch domain ID and port number, or the device port WWN. Adding a port/device to a zone affects every zone set in which that zone is a member. Domain ID/port zoning is only supported in McDATA Fabric interop mode for other McDATA switches.

  • Page 48: Removing A Zone From A Zone Set, Merging Fabrics And Zoning, Zone Merge Failure

    See ”Port information data 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem command line interface guide for information about the Show Port command A zone merge will fail if the two active zone sets have member zones with identical names that differ in membership or type.

  • Page 49: Managing Switches, Managing User Accounts, Factory User Accounts

    Users with Admin authority can view and modify the switch and its configuration using McDATA Web Server. Users without Admin authority are limited to viewing switch status and configuration. The Images account is used to exchange files with the switch using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and can not be removed.

  • Page 50: Creating User Accounts, User Account Administration Dialog – Add Account Tab

    NOTE: If the same user account exists on a switch and its RADIUS server, that user can login with either password, but the authority and account expiration will always come from the switch database. Creating user accounts A switch can have a maximum of 15 user accounts. To create a new user account on a switch: Select Switch >...

  • Page 51: Removing A User Account, User Account Administration Dialog – Remove Account Tab

    Removing a user account To remove a user account on a switch: Select Switch > User Accounts in the faceplate display to open the User Account Administration dialog. Click the Remove Account tab to open the Remove Account tab page shown in Select the account (login) name from the list of accounts at the top of the dialog.

  • Page 52: Changing A User Account Password, User Account Administration Dialog – Change Password Tab

    To change the password for an account on a switch: Select Switch > User Accounts in the faceplate display to open the User Account Administration dialog. Click the Change Password tab to open the Change Password tab page shown in Select the account (login) name from the list of accounts at the top of the dialog.

  • Page 53: Modifying A User Account, User Account Administration Dialog - Modify Account Tab

    Modifying a user account To modify a user account on a switch: Select Switch > User Accounts in the faceplate display to open the User Account Administration dialog. Click the Modify Account tab to open the Modify Account tab page shown in Select the account (login) name from the list of accounts at the top of the dialog.

  • Page 54: Configuring Radius Servers

    ”Installing Product Feature Enablement key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key. You can obtain a PFE key from the web at: www.webkey.external.hp.com.

  • Page 55: Adding A Radius Server, Radius Server Information Dialog—add Server Tab

    RADIUS Local—Attempts to authenticate using the RADIUS server. If the switch can not contact the RADIUS server due to a network or some other problem, the switch will authenticate using the local password database. 12.Click Close to close the Radius Server Information dialog.

  • Page 56: Removing A Radius Server, Radius Server Information Dialog—remove Server Tab

    RADIUS Server Information dialog—Remove Server tab page To remove a RADIUS server: Select Switch > Radius Servers in the faceplate display. Click the Remove Server tab in the Radius Server Information dialog shown in Select the server to be removed in server list at the top of the dialog.

  • Page 57: Editing Radius Server Information, Radius Server Information Dialog—edit Server Tab

    Make changes to the IP Address, UDP Port, Timeout, Retries, and Secret fields. Select the server type (Device, User, Account) and Sign Packet options. Click Edit Server to save the changes. Click Close to close the Radius Server Information dialog. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide Figure...

  • Page 58: Modifying Radius Server Authentication Order, Radius Server Information Dialog—modify Authentication Order Tab

    RADIUS Local—Attempts to authenticate using the RADIUS server. If the switch can not contact the RADIUS server due to a network or some other problem, the switch will authenticate using the local password database. Click Modify Order to save the changes.

  • Page 59: Switch Event Log, Device And Host Bus Adapter Information, Displaying Switch Information

    The fabric updates the display by forwarding changes in status to the management workstation as they occur. You can allow the fabric to update the switch status, or you can refresh the display at any time. To refresh switch status in the display, choose one of the following: •...

  • Page 60: Switch Status And Operational Information, Switch Data Window, Switch Data Window Entries

    Switch status and operational information The Switch data window, shown in the selected switch. To open the Switch data window, click the Switch tab below the data window. Figure 26 Switch data window Information in the Switch data window is grouped and accessed by the Summary, Status, Network, User Login, Firmware, Services, Zones/Security, and Advanced buttons.

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    Enabled or disabled. Allows for switches to synchronize their time to a centralized server. The IP address of the centralized NTP server. Ethernet connection to NTP server is required. Not applicable. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

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    McDATA Web Server web applet status. Enables or disables the web applet on the switch. Number of minutes the switch waits to terminating an idle command line interface session. Zero (0) disables the time out threshold. Web applet status.

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    ID conflicts and establish the fabric. 239 domain support status. When enabled on every switch in the fabric, valid domain IDs are expanded to 1–239. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 64: Port Performance Statistics, Port Status And Operational Information, Mcdata Web Server Configured Zonesets Data Window

    Click the down arrow to open the drop-down list. Open the drop-down list and select Absolute to view the total count of statistics since the last switch reset. Select Rate to view the number of statistics counted per second over the polling period. Select Baseline to view the total count of statistics since the last time the baseline was set.

  • Page 65: Configuring Port Threshold Alarms, Port Threshold Alarm Configuration Dialog

    Element Manager PFE key, and the CLI. See more information about installing a PFE key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key.

  • Page 66: Paging A Switch, Setting The Date/time And Enabling Ntp Client, Port Threshold Alarm Example

    The Date/Time and Network Time Protocol (NTP) dialog enables you to manually set the date, time, and time zone on a switch, or to enable the NTP Client. The NTP client synchronizes the date, time, and time zone on the switch with an NTP server. Enabling the NTP client ensures the consistency of date and time stamps in alarms and log entries.

  • Page 67: Resetting A Switch, Switch Resets

    Resetting a switch Resetting a switch reboots the switch using configuration parameters in memory. Depending on the reset type, a switch reset may or may not include a Power-on Self Test (POST), or it may or may not disrupt traffic. Table 9 describes the types of switch resets.

  • Page 68: Configuring A Switch, Switch Properties, Switch Properties Dialog

    To open the Switch Properties dialog shown in • Open the faceplate display for the switch you want to configure, and select Switch > Switch Properties. • Right-click the switch in the graphic window, and select Switch Properties from the popup menu.

  • Page 69: Domain Id And Domain Id Lock

    In McDATA Fabric mode, the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch will display the domain IDs the same as other M-series directors and edge switches no matter which management utility is used. The valid domain ID range is 1—31 for McDATA Fabric mode.

  • Page 70: Syslog, Symbolic Name, Corresponding Domain Id Values By Interop Mode

    When enabled, the log entries are sent to the syslog host at the IP address that you specify in the Logging Host IP Address field. Log entries are saved in the internal switch log whether this feature is enabled or not.

  • Page 71: Switch Administrative States, Broadcast Support, In-band Management, Switch Administrative States

    The current administrative state is the state that is applied to the switch for temporary purposes and is not retained across switch resets. The current administrative state is set using the Set Switch command. See the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem command line interface guide for information about the command line interface.

  • Page 72: Fabric Device Management Interface, Advanced Switch Properties, Advanced Switch Properties Dialog

    McDATA Web Server or Element Manager will report any and all FDMI information reported by the entry switch, if FDMI is enabled on the entry switch. To view FDMI data, FDMI must be enabled on the entry switch and on all other switches in the fabric that are to report FDMI data.

  • Page 73: Timeout Values, Interop Mode, System Services, System Services Dialog

    The timeout values must be the same for all switches in the fabric. NOTE: Mismatched timeout values will disrupt the fabric. These should not be changed unless absolutely necessary. Therefore, the switch must be offline to change these values. Use the Switch Properties dialog to take the switch offline. Table 12...

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    Element Manager PFE key, and the CLI. See more information about installing a PFE key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key.

  • Page 75: Network Properties, Network Properties Dialog, Network Ip Configuration Parameters

    DHCP server. If no satisfactory lease is obtained, the DHCP client attempts to use the previously configured lease. If the previous lease cannot be used, no IP address will be assigned to this switch in order to avoid an IP address conflict.

  • Page 76: Snmp Properties, Snmp Properties Dialog

    • Select Switch > SNMP Properties. • Right-click a switch graphic in the faceplate display, and select SNMP Properties from the popup menu. Making any changes. Click OK to put the new values into effect. NOTE: Since read community, trap community, and write community settings are like passwords and are write-only fields, the current settings are displayed as asterisks.

  • Page 77: Snmp Configuration, Snmp Trap Configuration, Snmp Configuration Parameters, Snmp Trap Configuration Parameters

    Similarly, if trap 1 and 2 have the same port value, they must have different addresses. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide Table 14 describes the SNMP...

  • Page 78: Archiving A Switch, Switch Binding

    ”Installing Product Feature Enablement To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key. You can obtain a PFE key from the web at: www.webkey.external.hp.com.

  • Page 79: Restoring A Switch, Restore Dialogs – Full Restore And Selective Restore Tab

    The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored; that is, you can restore a McDATA switch only with an archive from a McDATA Web Server switch. See ”Archiving a...

  • Page 80: Restoring The Factory Default Configuration, Factory Default Configuration Settings

    The most current port license will remain in effect. To restore user accounts, you must select the Reset User Accounts to Default option in the maintenance menu. See “Recovering a Switch” in the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem installation guide for information about maintenance mode and the maintenance menu.

  • Page 81: Downloading A Support File

    Port Speed Port Type Downloading a support file The Download Support File option assembles all log files and switch memory data into a core dump file (dump_support.tgz). This file can be sent to technical support personnel for troubleshooting switch problems.

  • Page 82: Installing Product Feature Enablement Keys, Features Licenses Dialog, Add License Key Dialog

    Element Manager PFE key enables the use of the Element Manager through HAFM. NOTE: To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key. You can obtain a PFE key from the web at: www.webkey.external.hp.com.

  • Page 83: Installing Firmware

    To activate the firmware image, the user may either resolve the error described in the message and perform a hot reset on the switch or simply reset the switch (disruptive).

  • Page 84: Displaying Hardware Status, Hardware Status Leds

    Power LED—Indicates the voltage status of the switch. • Heartbeat LED—Indicates the general status of the internal switch processor and the results of the POST. • System Fault LED—Indicates an error, such as an over temperature condition, internal system error, voltage fault, or corrupt configuration.

  • Page 85: Managing Ports, Port Information Data Window, Port Information Data Window

    Extended Credits, and Media buttons. Click a button to display the corresponding information in the data window on the right. window, page 85 ports, page 91 Figure 39, displays detailed port information for the selected McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 86: Port Information Data Window Entries

    This state may be different from the configured administrative state if the user has not saved it in the switch configuration. This state is used at the time it is set to try to set the port operational state. This value is not persistent and will be lost on a switch reset.

  • Page 87

    The transceiver transmitter type, such as longwave, shortwave, electrical. The maximum transceiver transmission distance The company that manufactured the SFP The IEEE registered company ID The part number assigned to the SFP Transceiver hardware version McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 88: Port Statistics Data Window, Port Statistics Data Window, Port Statistics Data Window Entries

    Click the down arrow to open the drop-down list. • Select Absolute to view the total count of statistics since the last switch or port reset. • Select Rate to view the number of statistics counted per second over the polling period.

  • Page 89

    Number of F7, AL_PS LIPs, or AL_PD (vendor specific) resets, performed. This LIP is used to reinitialize the loop. An L_port, identified by AL_PS, may have noticed a performance degradation and is trying to restore the loop. McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 90

    A loop initialization primitive frame used to indicate that a Loop Failure has been detected at its receiver and does not have a valid AL_PA. Number of device logins that have occurred on the switch. Number of device logouts that have occurred on the switch. Number of loop timeouts.

  • Page 91: Viewing And Configuring Ports, Port Symbolic Name, Port Properties Dialog

    Select Port > Port Properties to open the Port Properties dialog. Click inside the Symbolic Name field, and enter a new name for the port. Click OK. status, page 94 McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide Figure 41. To open the Port...

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

    The current administrative state is the state that is applied to the port for temporary purposes and is not preserved across switch resets. The current administrative state is set using the Set Port command. Refer to the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem command line interface guide for more information.

  • Page 93: Port Types

    Port types The external ports can be configured to self-discover the proper type to match the device or switch to which it is connected. Table 20 NOTE: Internal ports can be F_Port or FL_Port only. Port types for internal ports cannot be changed.

  • Page 94: Port Speeds, Port Transceiver Media Status, Device Scan, Port Transceiver Media View

    Select one or more ports in the faceplate display. Select Port > Port Properties to open the Port Properties dialog. Select the port speed option from the drop-down list. Click OK to write the new port speed to the switch. Table 21 Port speeds...

  • Page 95: Port Binding, Resetting A Port, Testing Ports, Port Diagnostics Dialog

    See ”Installing Product Feature Enablement PFE key. To obtain the McDATA 4Gb SAN Switch serial number and PFE key, follow the step-by-step instructions on the firmware feature entitlement request certificate for the PFE key. You can obtain a PFE key from the web at: www.webkey.external.hp.com.

  • Page 96

    • SerDes level (internal)—The SerDes level test verifies port circuitry. The SerDes level test sends a test frame from the ASIC through the SerDes chip and back to the ASIC for the selected ports. The port passes the test if the frame that was sent by the ASIC matches the test frame that was received. This test requires that the port be in diagnostics mode, and therefore, disrupts communication.

  • Page 97: Glossary

    A port LED that indicates when frames are entering or leaving the port Administrative state State that determines the operating state of the port, I/O blade, or switch. The configured administrative state is stored in the switch configuration. The configured administrative state can be temporarily overridden using the CLI.

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    Logged-in LED A port LED that indicates device login or loop initialization status Maintenance button Formerly known as the Force PROM button. Momentary button on the switch used to reset the switch or place the switch in maintenance mode. Maintenance mode Formerly known as force PROM mode.

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    Zone set A set of zones grouped together. The active zone set defines the zoning for a fabric. Zoning database The set of zone sets and zones stored on a switch McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide...

  • Page 101: Index

    GUI service Error Detect Timeout event severity event browser filter preference sort external test F_Port fabric loop port management management workstation merge port rediscovery security services tree zoning McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide 101...

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    PFE key port administrative state binding configuration operational state reset security speed status symbolic name test type view Port Information data window Port Statistics data window port/device tree Power LED prerequisites principal switch processor Product Feature Enablement key...

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    Telnet service testing ports text symbols time timeout values tool bar, zoning transceiver status trap authentication community configuration SNMP version user account create default modify password remove security version, firmware McDATA® 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem user guide 103...

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    HP documentation HP storage HP Subscriber’s choice wizard, configuration working directory workstation requirements write community zone add member port definition remove member port rename zone merge description failure failure recovery zone set activate active create...

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