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bringing sfp online


I recently changed a fc sfp from a target to an initiator. I rebooted. I then tried to bring it back online but i get this error.

labcluster::system node hardware unified-connect*> fcp adapter modify -node labcluster-01 -adapter 0f -state up

Error: command failed: entry doesn't exist



Any ideas on how to get the adapter back up?


What filer model is it?


By any chance, the command you entered is interpretted as "vserver fcp modify" since. it starts with "fcp".



Please try "system node hardware unified-connect modify"

system node hardware unified-connect modify".



It appears that the problem is with the tape library. Does anyone have experience direct connecting to a tape library in cluster mode? I have an ibm ts3200 tape library i have direct connected to the netapp initiator port, but the port wont light up (it will light up and come online when connect to a switch). I have the tape drive port configured as an NL port and didnt have issues when direct connecting to a 7 mode controller.


How do the ports look from the nodeshell?  Sometimes easier to check in there


“node run nodename storage show adapter”


"node run nodename fcadmin config”

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