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Bhaskar11
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How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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Hi Team,

Good day !! I have one of my customer who is asking to change FA port to RF port.

Could anyone please let me know the process, support is saying FE will do this operation.

All i want to know is how this is achieved.

Also, i have been told that in VMAX 3 ""Each emulation type appears only once per director."

Above statement in true or false ?

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PaulCork
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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FA can't be converted to RE 2 different emulations for different transport protocols.  In 5977 we simply add emulations for each additional protocol, there are some considerations to adding these as they will rebalance CPU core allocation, so it's not recommended to have every possibly allocation added.

There is no conversion to be done for adding emulation, the emulation can be added online using the add emulation function in unisphere 8.4, however the IP ports IP address for SRDF must be configured by CE using symmwin script.

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PaulCork
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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you need to disassociate the port from the FA emulation and associate it to the RF emulation.  This is done through System Dashboard in Unisphere or through the symconfigure command via CLI.


$ symconfigure -h | grep -A 3 assoc

     associate port <port_num>[,<port_num>...] to

          dir <director_num>;


Disassociating a port from a director emulation:


     disassociate port <port_num>[,<port_num>...] from

          dir <director_num>;

Each emulation only exists once per director, this is correct.

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Bhaskar11
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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Where in Unisphere are you pointing to....please check Article Number 000466676 ....it says bin file update is required.


Till 5876 this was online ....

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PaulCork
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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if you click on front end ports you can disassociate the ports on the next screen, then click available ports as that should turn green once you have some in there and associate.

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PaulCork
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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That KB article is for Unisphere 1.6 and irrelevant as it is not talking VMAX3 or higher

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Bhaskar11
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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Getting error while trying to associate the free port.

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PaulCork
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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need to check your code level and version of unisphere?. I can barely make it out but looks like you are on 8.0 we are now on 8.4, released so a lot of functional changes in between.

Check release notes for a version higher than you are running would be best place to start.

Bhaskar11
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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I tried .....getting above error.

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PedalHarder
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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Your Unisphere - looks to be 1.6 from the screen shot. This version  was built well before VMAX 3 and it will not be able to exploit the features your VMAX 3 has to offer. Upgrade it to the current version to get the most from your array management tools.

Unishpere goes hand-in-hand with Solutions Enabler. If you are versions behind in SE, then this could also cause your error. While you are Upgrading Unisphere, be sure to include an upgrade of SE.

Once you have done your management software upgrades, your task to convert emulations will work just fine.

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Bhaskar11
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Re: How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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Unisphere version is 8.0.3.5

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