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fci.config.missing:warning message??

Hello Communities,

I recently finished an install and while testing CFO with the customer prior to putting the system in production. I saw the following errors come up on the console. Any idea wha they mean? The system, and the attached hosts, failed over as expected and the giveback executed without hitch but I was a bit started by a new error. The details on the system are as such:

FAS3240HA

OnTap 8.0.1

DS4243 Shelves

FC Connected system via the onboard ports in a dual fabric scenario.

Tue Mar 15 22:16:20 GMT [fci.config.missing:warning]: Fibre Channel adapter 0a is configured in the boot environment but the on-disk configuration information is missing.
Tue Mar 15 22:16:20 GMT [fci.config.missing:warning]: Fibre Channel adapter 0b is configured in the boot environment but the on-disk configuration information is missing.
Tue Mar 15 22:16:20 GMT [fci.config.missing:warning]: Fibre Channel adapter 0c is configured in the boot environment but the on-disk configuration information is missing.
Waiting for giveback...(Press Ctrl-C to abort wait)Tue Mar 15 22:16:20 GMT [fci.config.missing:warning]: Fibre Channel adapter 0d is configured in the boot environment but the on-disk configuration information is missing.

Thanks in Advance,

Ayo

Re: fci.config.missing:warning message??

We have the same issue after upgrading from 8.1.2P4 to 8.1.3P1. Do you found a solution for that problem?

Regards,

Claudius

Re: fci.config.missing:warning message??

I had the same message, and in Clustered ONTAP, the following description is given:

Description :
This message occurs when the system could not find Fibre Channel adapter configuration stored on disk, but the adapter is configured in the boot environment. The boot environment information will be used, but you should update the on-disk configuration to be consistent and to prevent the adapter from getting into an unexpected state if the boot environment settings are lost.
Action :
Use the 'fcadmin config' command to reapply the on-disk configuration to match the setting in the boot environment. If the on-disk configuration is not saved and the boot environment is lost, recovery of this adapter's port personality is not possible. No action is taken automatically to correct the problem.

 

To resolve this, you need to do the following:

Go to the node-shell (or just the normal shell if you are running 8.x in 7-Mode), and enter the following command:

toaster> fcadmin config
                  Local
Adapter Type      State                  Status
---------------------------------------------------
  0g   target     CONFIGURED             online
  0h   target     CONFIGURED             online

Then:

Re-acknowlede the adapter settings, by using the following commands (using the above example, with adapters 0g and 0h):

fcadmin config -t target 0g
fcadmin config -t target 0h

Be careful to use the same setting as in the first command, do not change target to initiator or vice versa unless you really want to. This will change nothing in your configuration, but it will save the boot-enviroment settings to disk (to vol0 to be exact). And it will make the error disappear.

 

BTW, in Clustered ONTAP 8.2.x, you will get the message that fcadmin is deprecated, but you need that command anyway to resolve the error.