Can World-Wide Names(WWNs) be changed to Virtual Connect (VC) defined? (197 Views)
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chuckk281
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Registered: ‎01-09-2007
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Can World-Wide Names(WWNs) be changed to Virtual Connect (VC) defined?

MIke had a VC deployment question:

 

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After a VC deployment I just realized that the VC config is showing hardware defaults for WWNs.  Can this be changed without rebuilding the profiles or domain?  I haven’t zoned the SAN yet.

 

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Lots of input:

 

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From Ed:

Does this help (or not? J) – check the lower right hand corner.

 

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Then advice from Dan:

Do a SHOW CONFIG and backup the config.

Delete the profiles

Change the setting

Paste just the profile create and assign lines of code back into the SSH window.

 

As long as the servers are down when you do this, it's a 5 Minute change.

 

Reply from Mike:

I followed Dan’s suggestions and it worked, with a few twists:

 

1)      Copying the show config from the text file to putty seemed to drop many lines of code.  It also seemed to introduce a few extra characters on its own.

2)      Pasting into putty has always been fussy for me.

3)      I found the best results were when I used the Backup Converter, cut and paste < 50 lines at a time, and exercise patience.

4)      Where do I acquire patience?

 

All is well again, and thank you Dan and Ed.

 

Response from Dave:

Mike, you are right, putty has a low buffer and will lose/garble characters.

 

                I is worse when it has to wait for an enclosure import or assigning profile to a blade.

 

I have use the ssh tool in our COE Reflections App with better results, but others use plink with good results.

 

My $0.02

 

And input from Chris:

# usage

# plink.exe -m SCRIPT_FILENAME -pw VC_PASSWORD Administrator@VC_IP_ADDRESS

 

As Dave says it will pause when needed. If you rerun the script you will probably end up with 16 ports on some of the blades, since the commands add to what is already there.

 

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Any other comments or questions?

 

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Dennis Handly
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Registered: ‎03-06-2006
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Re: Can World-Wide Names(WWNs) be changed to Virtual Connect (VC) defined?

>Copying the show config from the text file to putty seemed to drop many lines of code.

 

Hmm, I don't have problems with putty.  Are you pasting into a Linux server and need to make sure stty is set properly?

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