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A250/FAS500f FC initiator Mode X1154

ADVUNIBN1
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Hi all, 

 

is there no way to have FC initiator ports on a A250/FAS500f?

There is a PCI Card X1154. The Note Description "Target mode adapter only. Foreign LUN import (FLI) requires initiator mode."

Will the CLI command "system hardware unified-connect modify -t initiator adapter_port" really not work?

I hope anyone can help me...

Thanks!

Regards

Benny

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andris
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Unfortunately, the driver/firmware for the X1154 FC ports do not support initiator mode, and there is no plan to do so. Hence the footnote in Hardware Universe.

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Ontapforrum
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I checked HWU site for this X1154, it only has Target-only Mode. One workaround would be to have a Non-AFF(Having Initiator Mode Port) joined to A250 as one Cluster, then first bring the LUN into the Non-AFF and from there to A250. Try to look up information around this or you might want to speak with NetApp to see if there is any other ways.

 

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap-fli/san-migration/concept_using_fli_to_import_luns_into_all_flash.html

 

andris
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Unfortunately, the driver/firmware for the X1154 FC ports do not support initiator mode, and there is no plan to do so. Hence the footnote in Hardware Universe.

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