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February 21st, 2018 04:00

How to change FA port to RF port in 5977.

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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February 26th, 2018 05:00

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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February 21st, 2018 04:00

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 [, ...] to

          dir ;


Disassociating a port from a director emulation:


     disassociate port [, ...] from

          dir ;

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

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February 21st, 2018 05:00

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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 ....

419 Posts

February 21st, 2018 07:00

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

419 Posts

February 21st, 2018 07:00

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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February 22nd, 2018 04:00

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Getting error while trying to associate the free port.

419 Posts

February 22nd, 2018 08:00

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.

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February 25th, 2018 21:00

That version was released in 2015. Since then we have released 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4.

Please go ahead and do the Unisphere and Solutions Enabler software updates so you can use the emulation conversion feature.

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February 25th, 2018 21:00

Unisphere version is 8.0.3.5

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February 25th, 2018 21:00

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I tried .....getting above error.

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February 25th, 2018 21:00

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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February 26th, 2018 05:00

If the command is present in the UI or the SE version in the help, then you are generally good on the host software front.  You need to check the uCode version of HyperMax on the VMAX3 array, you are probably on ad older code level, if you can post your code level we can check?

Also note the command you are running is assuming you are working on VMAX3 or VMAX all Flash, it doesn't work with 5976 code arrays

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February 26th, 2018 05:00

5977.1125.1125

Customer is having fiber ports used as FA and Ethernet ports used as RE.

When I am trying to convert FA to RE ....it is failing cause Ethernet can not be converted into Fiber online...

correct me if I am wrong...

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February 26th, 2018 06:00

Sir , if you see my symcli error....it indicates the same....however, field team is going to upgrade bin file anytime soon.

Thanks for your help !!

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February 26th, 2018 06:00

http://www.corkc4.isus.emc.com/wiki/index.php/VMAX3

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