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Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

I have a virtual AIX 6.1 host that will not log into VMAXe on FA ports 2E:0, 4E:0.  I have checked zoning (Cisco 9513) and ensured that each of the four WWN's log into the switch. but when I run symaccess -sid 0554 list logins -dirport 2E:0 it shows the host a "Logged in" no  and "On Fabric" Yes.  I have done the following troubleshooting:

  1. EMC support logged in to the array and ran full health checks with no issues on the array or these specific ports.
  2. The system admin has run cfgmgr several times.
  3. The system admin has confirmed that the HBA's are set for "switched fabric"
  4. Ensured that the host WWN's log into the fabric where expected and with the correct WWN's.
  5. I have removed zoning, cleared the logins entries and added the zones back,
  6. Run an EMC grab on the host and it comes back with no issues.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Host Name: LITIADBD001PF

Product Model                        : VMAXe
Symmetrix ID                         : 000195900554

Microcode Version (Number)           : 5875 (16F30000)
Microcode Registered Build           : 35
Microcode Date                       : 01.27.2012

Microcode Patch Date                 : 01.27.2012
Microcode Patch Level                : 231

There are two physical AIX 6.1 servers connected to these FA ports and functioning without issue.

I am also having this issue with two other AIX virtual nodes on FA ports 1F:0, 3F:0.

C:\Users\e1045156>symaccess -sid 0554 list logins -dirport 2E:0

Symmetrix ID            : 000195900554

Director Identification : FA-2E
Director Port           : 0

                            User-generated                      Logged On
Identifier       Type  Node Name        Port Name        FCID   In     Fabric
---------------- ----- --------------------------------- ------ ------ ------
10000000c9491f60 Fibre LILEVDBP12PF     HBA1             700a44 Yes    Yes
10000000c95547a4 Fibre LILEVDBP11PF     HBA1             700a45 Yes    Yes
c0507604590e001d Fibre LITIADBB001PF    HBA3             4f012e No     Yes


C:\Users\e1045156>symaccess -sid 0554 list logins -dirport 4E:0

Symmetrix ID            : 000195900554

Director Identification : FA-4E
Director Port           : 0

                            User-generated                      Logged On
Identifier       Type  Node Name        Port Name        FCID   In     Fabric
---------------- ----- --------------------------------- ------ ------ ------
10000000c94a0ad1 Fibre LILEVDBP12PF     HBA2             7a0b45 Yes    Yes
10000000c94b4506 Fibre LILEVDBP11PF     HBA2             7a0b46 Yes    Yes
c0507604590e001f Fibre LITIADBB001PF    HBA4             080131 No     Yes

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rajshekhar1
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

Have you finished creating the masking view?  Please finish the masking and rerun the symaccess list login command.

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1thumb
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

Yes the masking view was already created.

C:\Users\e1045156>symaccess -sid 0554 show view LITIADBB001PF_MV1

Symmetrix ID          : 000195900554

Masking View Name     : LITIADBB001PF_MV1
Last updated at       : 09:44:16 AM on Wed Mar 14,2012

Initiator Group Name  : LITIADBB001PF_IG

   Host Initiators
     {
       WWN  : c0507604590e001c [alias: LITIADBB001PF/HBA1]
       WWN  : c0507604590e001e [alias: LITIADBB001PF/HBA2]
     }

Port Group Name       : LITIADBB001PF_PG

   Director Identification
     {
       FA-2E:0
       FA-4E:0
     }

Storage Group Name    : LITIADBB001PF_T1_SG

Sym Dev                                 Host
Name    Dir:P  Physical Device Name      Lun  Attr  Cap(MB)
------  -----  -----------------------  ----  ----  -------
03E6    02E:0  Not Visible                1          20480
            04E:0  Not Visible                1
03E7     02E:0  Not Visible                2          20480
             4E:0  Not Visible                 2
03E8     02E:0  Not Visible                3          20480
            04E:0  Not Visible                3
03E9     02E:0  Not Visible                4          20480
            04E:0  Not Visible                4
                                                    -------
Total Capacity                                        81920

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1thumb
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

Not sure if it helps to know, but the devices are thin devices bound to a thin pool and associated to a FAST VP policy, but so is the storage masked to the two physical AIX hosts on the same FA ports.  Below are the FA flag settings for FA port 2E:0

SCSI Flags
  {
    Negotiate_Reset(N)                    : Disabled
    Soft_Reset(S)                            : Disabled
    Environ_Set(E)                           : Disabled
    HP3000_Mode(B)                       : Disabled
    Common_Serial_Number(C)        : Enabled
    Disable_Q_Reset_on_UA(D)       : Disabled
    Sunapee(SCL)                           : Disabled
    Siemens(S)                               : Disabled
    Sequent(SEQ)                           : Disabled
    Avoid_Reset_Broadcast(ARB)     : Disabled
    Server_On_AS400(A4S)              : Disabled
    SCSI_3(SC3)                             : Enabled
    SPC2_Protocol_Version(SPC2)   : Enabled
    SCSI_Support1(OS2007)            : Enabled
    WP_Bypass(WPBP)                  : Disabled
  }

Fibre Specific Flags
  {
    Volume_Set_Addressing(V)      : Disabled
    Non_Participating(NP)              : Disabled
    Init_Point_to_Point(PP)            : Enabled
    Unique_WWN(UWN)                : Enabled
    Access_Logix(ACLX)                : Enabled
    OpenVMS(OVMS)                    : Disabled
    AS400(AS4)                             : Disabled
    Auto_Negotiate(EAN)                : Enabled
  }

Message was edited by: 1thumb

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dynamox
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

did they run cfgmgr ?

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dynamox
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

oops..missed that it was already tried.

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dynamox
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

can you zone this host to another array, maybe a DMX/VNX ?

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1thumb
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

Sure. Il give it a try and report back.

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1thumb
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

I zoned it to a DMX 3 and it is doing the same this. Logged in “No” On fabric “yes”

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dynamox
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Re: Virtual AIX 6.1 host will not log into VMAXe

after cfgmgr ?

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