Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fibre Channel Command Reference
F Commands
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F Commands

fabric profile

fabric-binding activate

fabric-binding database copy

fabric-binding database diff

fabric-binding database vsan

fabric-binding enable

fc-port-security

fc-port-security abort

fc-port-security commit

fc-port-security database

fc-port-security distribute

fcalias clone

fcalias name

fcalias rename

fcdomain

fcdomain abort vsan

fcdomain commit vsan

fcdomain distribute

fcdomain rcf-reject

fcdroplatency

fcflow stats

fcid-allocation

fcinterop fcid-allocation

fcns no-auto-poll

fcns proxy-port

fcns reject-duplicate-pwwn vsan

fcoe

fcoe fcf-priority

fcoe fcmap

fcoe fka-adv-period

fcoe veloopback

fcoe vsan

fcping

fcroute

fcs plat-check-global

fcs register

fcs virtual-device-add

fcsp

fcsp dhchap

fcsp reauthenticate

fcsp timeout

fctimer

fctimer abort

fctimer commit

fctimer distribute

fctrace

fdmi suppress-updates

feature fabric-binding

feature fc-port-security

feature fcoe

feature fcoe-npv

feature fcsp

feature fex

feature npiv

feature npv

feature port-track

feature-set virtualization

fex

fspf config

fspf cost

fspf dead-interval

fspf enable

fspf hello-interval

fspf passive

fspf retransmit-interval


F Commands


This chapter describes the Cisco NX-OS Fibre Channel, virtual Fibre Channel, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) commands that begin with F.

fabric profile

To utilize a preset quality of service (QoS) setting, use the fabric profile command. To restore the default, use the no form of this command.

fabric profile {reliable-multicast | unicast-optimized}

no fabric profile

Syntax Description

reliable-multicast

Optimizes the QoS parameters in the fabric to ensure reliable delivery of multicast traffic.

unicast-optimized

Optimizes the QoS parameters in the fabric for unicast traffic.


Command Default

Unicast-optimized

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to set the fabric to ensure reliable delivery of multicast traffic:

switch(config)# fabric profile reliable-multicast
 
 

This example shows how to set the fabric profile to the default value:

switch(config)# no fabric profile
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fabric profile

Displays the current setting of the fabric.


fabric-binding activate

To activate fabric binding in a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fabric-binding activate command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

fabric-binding activate vsan vsan-id [force]

no fabric-binding activate vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN. The ID of the VSAN is from 1 to 4093.

force

(Optional) Forces fabric binding activation.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to activate the fabric binding database for the specified VSAN:

switch(config)# fabric-binding activate vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to deactivate the fabric binding database for the specified VSAN:

switch(config)# no fabric-binding activate vsan 10 
 
 

This example shows how to forcefully activate the fabric binding database for the specified VSAN:

switch(config)# fabric-binding activate vsan 3 force 
 
 

This example shows how to revert to the previously configured state or to the factory default (if no state is configured):

switch(config)# no fabric-binding activate vsan 1 force 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fabric-binding database

Configures a fabric-binding database.

fabric-binding enable

Enables fabric-binding.


fabric-binding database copy

To copy from the active fabric binding database to the configuration fabric binding database, use the fabric-binding database copy command.

fabric-binding database copy vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the Virtual SAN (VSAN). The ID of the VSAN is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Fabric binding is configured on a per-VSAN basis and can be implemented in both FICON VSANs and Fibre Channel VSANs.

If the configured database is empty, this command is not accepted.

Examples

This example shows how to copy from the active database to the configuration database in VSAN 1:

switch# fabric-binding database copy vsan 1
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fabric-binding diff

Provides the differences between the fabric-binding databases.


fabric-binding database diff

To view the differences between the active database and the configuration database in a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fabric-binding database diff command.

fabric-binding database diff {active | config} vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

active

Provides information about the differences in the active database relating to the configuration database.

config

Provides information about information on the differences in the configuration database relating to the active database.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN. The ID of the VSAN is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Fabric binding is configured on a per-VSAN basis and can be implemented in both FICON VSANs and Fibre Channel VSANs.

Examples

This example shows how to display the differences between the active database and the configuration database in VSAN 1:

switch# fabric-binding database diff active vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to display information about the differences between the configuration database and the active database:

switch# fabric-binding database diff config vsan 1
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fabric-binding copy

Copies from the active to the configuration fabric binding database.


fabric-binding database vsan

To configure a user-specified fabric binding list in a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fabric-binding database vsan command. To disable the fabric binding, use the no form of this command.

fabric-binding database vsan vsan-id
swwn switch-wwn domain domain-id

fabric-binding database vsan vsan-id
no swwn switch-wwn domain domain-id

no fabric-binding database vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN. The ID of the VSAN is from 1 to 4093.

swwn switch-wwn

Configures the switch WWN in dotted hexadecimal format.

domain domain-id

Specifies the specified domain ID. The domain ID is a number from 1 to 239.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Fabric binding is configured on a per-VSAN basis. In a Fibre Channel VSAN, only the switch world wide name (sWWN) is required; the domain ID is optional.

A user-specified fabric binding list contains a list of switch WWNs (sWWNs) within a fabric. If an sWWN attempts to join the fabric and that sWWN is not on the list, or the sWWN is using a domain ID that differs from the one specified in the allowed list, the ISL between the switch and the fabric is automatically isolated in that VSAN and the switch is denied entry into the fabric.

Examples

This example shows how to enter the fabric binding database mode and adds the sWWN and domain ID of a switch to the configured database list:

switch(config)# fabric-binding database vsan 5
switch(config-fabric-binding)# swwn 21:00:05:30:23:11:11:11 domain 102 
 
 

This example shows how to delete a fabric binding database for the specified VSAN:

switch(config)# no fabric-binding database vsan 10 
 
 

This example shows how to delete the sWWN and domain ID of a switch from the configured database list:

switch(config)# fabric-binding database vsan 5
switch(config-fabric-binding)# no swwn 21:00:15:30:23:1a:11:03 domain 101
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fabric-binding activate

Activates fabric binding.

fabric-binding enable

Enables fabric binding.


fabric-binding enable

To enable fabric binding in a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fabric-binding enable command. To disable fabric binding, use the no form of this command.

fabric-binding enable

no fabric-binding enable

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Fabric binding is configured on a per-VSAN basis.

The fabric binding feature must be enabled in each switch in the fabric that participates in the fabric binding.

Examples

This example shows how to enable fabric binding on the switch:

switch(config)# fabric-binding enable
 
 

This example shows how to disable fabric binding on the switch:

switch(config)# no fabric-binding enable
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fabric-binding activate

Activates fabric binding.

fabric-binding database

Configures a fabric-binding database.


fc-port-security

To configure port security features and reject intrusion attempts, use the fc-port-security command. To negate the command or revert to the factory defaults, use the no form of this command.

fc-port-security {activate vsan vsan-id [force | no-auto-learn] | auto-learn vsan vsan-id | database vsan vsan-id}

no fc-port-security {activate vsan vsan-id [force | no-auto-learn] | auto-learn vsan vsan-id | database vsan vsan-id}

Syntax Description

activate

Activates a port security database for the specified VSAN and automatically enables auto-learning.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the Virtual SAN (VSAN) ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

force

(Optional) Forces the database activation.

no-auto-learn

(Optional) Disables the auto-learning feature for the port security database.

auto-learn

Enables auto-learning for the specified VSAN.

database

Enters the port security database configuration mode for the specified VSAN.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

When you activate the port security feature, the auto-learn option is also automatically enabled. You can choose to activate the fc-port-security feature and disable auto-learning by using the fc-port-security activate vsan number no-auto-learn command. In this case, you need to manually populate the port security database by individually securing each port.

If the auto-learn option is enabled on a VSAN, you cannot activate the database for that VSAN without the force option.

Examples

This example shows how to activate the port security database for the specified VSAN and automatically enable auto-learning:

switch(config)# fc-port-security activate vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to deactivate the port security database for the specified VSAN and automatically disable auto-learning:

switch(config)# no fc-port-security activate vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to disable the auto-learning feature for the port security database in VSAN 1:

switch(config)# fc-port-security activate vsan 1 no-auto-learn
 
 

This example shows how to enable auto-learning so the switch can learn about any device that is allowed to access VSAN 1. These devices are logged in the port security active database.

switch(config)# fc-port-security auto-learn vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to disable auto-learning and stops the switch from learning about new devices accessing the switch:

switch(config)# no fc-port-security auto-learn vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to enter the port security database mode for the specified VSAN:

switch(config)# fc-port-security database vsan 1
switch(config-fc-port-security)#
 
 

This example shows how to force the VSAN 1 port security database to activate even if there are conflicts:

switch(config)# fc-port-security activate vsan 1 force
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fc-port-security database

Displays configured port security information.


fc-port-security abort

To discard the port security Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) distribution session in progress, use the fc-port-security abort command.

fc-port-security abort vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to discard a port security CFS distribution session in progress:

switch(config)# fc-port-security abort vsan 33
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fc-port-security distribute

Enables CFS distribution for port security.

show fc-port-security

Displays port security information.


fc-port-security commit

To apply the pending configuration pertaining to the port security Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) distribution session in progress in the fabric, use the fc-port-security commit command.

fc-port-security commit vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to commit changes to the active port security configuration:

switch(config)# fc-port-security commit vsan 13
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fc-port-security distribute

Enables CFS distribution for port security.

show fc-port-security

Displays port security information.


fc-port-security database

To copy the port security database or to view the difference within the port security database, use the fc-port-security database command.

fc-port-security database {copy | diff {active | config}} vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

copy

Copies the active database to the configuration database.

diff

Provides the difference between the active and configuration port security database.

active

Writes the active database to the configuration database.

config

Writes the configuration database to the active database.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN ID. The ranges is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

If the active database is empty, the fc-port-security database is empty. Use the fc-port-security database diff active command to resolve conflicts.

Examples

This example shows how to copy the active database to the configured database:

switch# fc-port-security database copy vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to provide the differences between the active database and the configuration database:

switch# fc-port-security database diff active vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to provide information on the differences between the configuration database and the active database:

switch# fc-port-security database diff config vsan 1
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fc-port-security database

Copies and provides information on the differences within the port security database.

show fc-port-security database

Displays configured port security information.


fc-port-security distribute

To enable Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) distribution for port security, use the fc-port-security distribute command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

fc-port-security distribute

no fc-port-security distribute

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before distributing the Fibre Channel timer changes to the fabric, the temporary changes to the configuration must be committed to the active configuration by using the fc-port-security commit command.

Examples

This example shows how to distribute the port security configuration to the fabric:

switch(config)# fc-port-security distribute
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fc-port-security commit

Commits the port security configuration changes to the active configuration.

show fc-port-security

Displays port security information.


fcalias clone

To clone a Fibre Channel alias, use the fcalias clone command.

fcalias clone origFcalias-Name cloneFcalias-Name vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

origFcalias-Name cloneFcalias-Name

Fibre Channel alias. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

vsan

Specifies the clone Fibre Channel alias for a Virtual SAN (VSAN).

vsan-id

VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

To disable a Fibre Channel alias, use the no form of the fcalias name command.

Examples

This example shows how to clone a fcalias called origAlias to cloneAlias on VSAN 45:

switch(config)# fcalias clone origAlias cloneAlias vsan 45
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcalias

Displays the member name information in a Fibre Channel alias (fcalias).


fcalias name

To configure a Fibre Channel alias, use the fcalias name command. To disable a Fibre Channel alias, use the no form of this command.

fcalias name alias-name vsan vsan-id

no fcalias name alias-name vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

alias-name

Name of the fcalias. The name can a maximum of 64 characters.

vsan

Specifies the fcalias for a Virtual SAN (VSAN).

vsan-id

VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

To include multiple members in any alias, use the FCID, fWWN, or pWWN values.

Examples

This example shows how to configure an fcalias called AliasSample on VSAN 3:

switch(config)# fcalias name AliasSample vsan 3
switch(config-fcalias)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

member (fcalias configuration mode)

Configures alias members for a specified zone.


fcalias rename

To rename a Fibre Channel alias (fcalias), use the fcalias rename command. To revert to the defaults, use the no form of this command.

fcalias rename current-name new-name vsan vsan-id

no fcalias rename current-name new-name vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

current-name

Current fcalias name. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

new-name

New fcalias name. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to rename an fcalias:

switch(config)# fcalias rename oldalias newalias vsan 10
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcalias name

Configures fcalias names.

show fcalias

Displays fcalias information.


fcdomain

To configure the Fibre Channel domain feature, use the fcdomain command. To disable the Fibre Channel domain, use the no form of this command.

fcdomain {allowed domain vsan vsan-id | auto-reconfigure vsan vsan-id | contiguous-allocation vsan vsan-id | domain id {preferred | static} vsan vsan-id | fabric-name name vsan vsan-id | fcid {database | persistent vsan vsan-id} | optimize fast-restart vsan vsan-id | priority value vsan vsan-id | restart [disruptive] vsan vsan-id | vsan vsan-id}

no fcdomain {allowed domain vsan vsan-id | auto-reconfigure vsan vsan-id | contiguous-allocation vsan vsan-id | domain id {preferred | static} vsan vsan-id | fabric-name name vsan vsan-id | fcid {database | persistent vsan vsan-id} | optimize fast-restart vsan vsan-id | priority value vsan vsan-id | restart [disruptive] vsan vsan-id | vsan vsan-id}

Syntax Description

allowed domain

Configures the allowed domain ID list ranging from 1 to 239.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

auto-reconfigure

Configures autoreconfigure.

contiguous-allocation

Configures contiguous allocation.

domain id

Configures the domain ID and its type. The range is from 0 to 239.

preferred

Configures the domain ID as preferred. By default, the local switch accepts the domain ID assigned by the principal switch and the assigned domain ID becomes the runtime domain ID.

static

Configures the domain ID as static. The assigned domain ID is discarded, all local interfaces are isolated, and the local switch assigns itself the configured domain ID, which becomes the runtime domain ID.

fabric-name name

Specifies the fabric name. The name format is hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh.

fcid

Configures Fibre Channel domain persistent FC IDs.

database

Enters persistent FC IDs mode.

persistent

Enables or disables Fibre Channel domain persistent FC IDs.

optimize fast-restart

Enables a domain manager fast restart on a specified VSAN.

priority value

Specifies the Fibre Channel domain priority. The range is from 1 to 254.

restart

Starts a disruptive or nondisruptive reconfiguration.

disruptive

(Optional) Forces the disruptive fabric reconfiguration.


Command Default

Enabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can use this command to select the principal switch, configure domain ID distribution, reconfigure the fabric, and allocate FC IDs.

We recommend using the optimize fast-restart option on most fabrics, especially those with a large number of logical ports (3200 or more), where a logical port is an instance of a physical port in a VSAN.

Examples

This example shows how to configure a preferred domain ID for VSAN 87:

switch(config)# fcdomain domain 3 preferred vsan 87
 
 

This example shows how to specify the disruptive fabric reconfiguration for VSAN 1:

switch(config)# fcdomain restart disruptive vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to enable the domain manager fast restart for VSANs 7 through 10:

switch(config)# fcdomain optimize fast-restart vsan 7 - 10
 
 

This example shows how to configure the fabric world wide name (fWWN) for VSAN 3:

switch(config)# fcdomain fabric-name 20:1:ac:16:5e:0:21:01 vsan 3
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcdomain

Displays global information about the Fibre Channel domain configurations.


fcdomain abort vsan

To flush cached data without committing the cached data and release the lock, use the fcdomain abort vsan command. To disable the flushing of cached data, use the no form of this command.

fcdomain abort vsan vsan-id

no fcdomain abort vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan-id

Virtual SAN (VSAN) ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

Enabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to flush cached data:

switch(config)# fcdomain abort vsan 10 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcdomain

Configures Fibre Channel domain features.

fcdomain commit vsan

Commits cached data and releases the lock.

show fcdomain

Displays global information about the Fibre Channel domain configurations.


fcdomain commit vsan

To commit cached data and release the lock, use the fcdomain commit vsan command. To release the lock without committing the cached data, use the no form of this command.

fcdomain commit vsan vsan-id

no fcdomain commit vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

Enabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to commit cached data:

switch(config)# fcdomain commit vsan 10
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcdomain

Configures Fibre Channel domain features.

fcdomain abort vsan

Flushes cached data without committing and releases the lock.

show fcdomain

Displays global information about the Fibre Channel domain configurations.


fcdomain distribute

To enable fabric distribution using Cisco Fabric Services (CFS), use the fcdomain distribute command. To disable fabric distribution using CFS, use the no form of this command.

fcdomain distribute

no fcdomain distribute

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to enable the fabric distribution using CFS:

switch(config)# fcdomain distribute 
 
 

This example shows how to disable the fabric distribution using CFS:

switch(config)# no fcdomain distribute 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcdomain

Configures Fibre Channel domain features.

show fcdomain

Displays global information about the Fibre Channel domain configurations.


fcdomain rcf-reject

To enable the reconfigure fabric (RCF) rejection flag for a Fibre Channel interface, use the fcdomain rcf-reject command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

fcdomain rcf-reject vsan vsan-id

no fcdomain rcf-reject vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a Virtual SAN (VSAN) ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

Enabled

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Use this command to configure the RCF reject option for the selected Fibre Channel or virtual Fibre Channel interface.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the FCIP RCF reject fcdomain feature on a virtual Fibre Channel interface:

switch(config)# interface vfc 3
switch(config-if)# fcdomain rcf-reject vsan 1 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcdomain

Displays global information about the Fibre Channel domain configurations.

show interface fc

Displays an interface configuration for a specified Fibre Channel interface.


fcdroplatency

To configure the network and switch Fibre Channel drop latency time, use the fcdroplatency command. To disable the Fibre Channel latency time, use the no form of this command.

fcdroplatency {network milliseconds [vsan vsan-id] | switch milliseconds}

no fcdroplatency {network milliseconds [vsan vsan-id] | switch milliseconds}

Syntax Description

network milliseconds

Specifies network latency. The range is from 500 to 60000.

vsan vsan-id

(Optional) Specifies a Virtual SAN (VSAN) ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

switch milliseconds

Specifies switch latency. The range is from 0 to 60000 milliseconds.


Command Default

2000 millisecond network latency
500 millisecond switch latency

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to configure the network latency to 5000 milliseconds:

switch(config)# fcdroplatency network 5000
 
 

This example shows how to revert to the default switch latency:

switch(config)# no fcdroplatency switch 4000 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcdroplatenc

Displays the configured Fibre Channel drop latency parameters.


fcflow stats

To configure fcflow statistics, use the fcflow stats command. To disable the counter, use the no form of this command.

fcflow stats {aggregated index flow-number vsan vsan-id | index flow-number destination-fcid source-fcid netmask vsan vsan-id}

no fcflow stats {aggregated index flow-number | index flow-number}

Syntax Description

aggregated

Configures aggregated fcflow statistics.

index flow-number

Specifies a flow index. The range is from 1 to 2147483647.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

destination-fcid

Destination FCID in hexadecimal format.

source-fcid

Source FCID in hexadecimal format.

netmask

Mask for the source and destination FCID (restricted to 6 hexadecimal characters ranging from 0xff0000 to 0xffffff).


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

If you enable flow counters, you can enable a maximum of 1024 entries for aggregate flow and flow statistics. Be sure to assign an unused flow index for each new flow. The number space for the flow index is shared between the aggregate flow statistics and the flow statistics.

Examples

This example shows how to enable the aggregated flow counter:

switch(config)# fcflow stats aggregated index 1005 vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to disable the aggregated flow counter:

switch(config)# no fcflow stats aggregated index 1005 
 
 

This example shows how to enable the flow counter for a specific flow:

switch(config)# fcflow stats index 1 0x145601 0x5601 0xffffff vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to disable the flow counter for index 1001:

switch(config)# no fcflow stats index 1001 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcflow stats

Displays the configured Fibre Channel drop latency parameters.


fcid-allocation

To manually add a FCID to the default area company ID list, use the fcid-allocation command. To remove a FCID from the default area company ID list, use the no form of this command.

fcid-allocation area company-id company-id

no fcid-allocation area company-id company-id

Syntax Description

area

Modifies the auto area list of company IDs.

company-id company-id

Configures the company IDs.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Fibre Channel standards require a unique FCID to be allocated to an N port attached to a Fx port in any switch. To conserve the number of FCIDs used, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches use a special allocation scheme.

Some Host Bust Adaptors (HBAs) do not discover targets that have FC IDs with the same domain and area. The switch software maintains a list of tested company IDs that do not exhibit this behavior. These HBAs were allocated with single FC IDs, and for others a full area was allocated.

To allow further scalability for switches with numerous ports, the switch software maintains a list of HBAs that exhibit this behavior. Each HBA is identified by its company ID (also known as an Organizational Unique Identifier, or OUI) used in the pWWN during a fabric login. A full area is allocated to the N ports with company IDs that are listed and for the others, a single FC ID is allocated. Regardless of the type (whole area or single) of FC ID allocated, the FC ID entries remain persistent.

Examples

This example shows how to add a new company ID to the default area company ID list:

switch(config)# fcid allocation area company-id 0x003223
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcid-allocation

Displays the Fibre Channel area list of company IDs.


fcinterop fcid-allocation

To allocate FCIDs on the switch, use the fcinterop fcid-allocation command. To disable FCIDs on the switch, use the no form of this command.

fcinterop fcid-allocation {auto | flat | none}

no fcinterop fcid-allocation {auto | flat | none}

Syntax Description

auto

Assigns a single FCID to compatible HBAs.

flat

Assign a single FCID.

none

Assigns an FCID range.


Command Default

The default is automatic allocation of FCIDs.

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This command defines how the switch assigns FCIDs.

Examples

This example shows how to set the FCID allocation to flat:

switch(config)# fcinterop fcid-allocation flat 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show flogi database

Displays the fabric login (FLOGI) table.


fcns no-auto-poll

To enable or disable automatic polling in the name server database, use the fcns no-auto-poll command.

fcns no-auto-poll [vsan vsan-id] | [wwn wwn-id]

no fcns no-auto-poll [vsan vsan-id] | [wwn wwn-id]

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

(Optional) Specifies a Virtual SAN (VSAN) ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

wwn wwn-id

(Optional) Specifies the port WWN, with the format hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to disable automatic polling for VSAN 2:

switch(config)# fcns no-auto-poll vsan 2
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcns

Displays the name server database and statistical information for a specified VSAN or for all VSANs.


fcns proxy-port

To register a name server proxy, use the fcns proxy-port command.

fcns proxy-port wwn-id vsan vsan-id

no fcns proxy-port wwn-id vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

wwn-id

Port WWN, with the format hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

One name server can be configured to proxy another name server, and the name server information can be displayed using the CLI. The name server can be viewed using the CLI or the Cisco Fabric Manager.

All name server registration requests come from the same port whose parameter is registered or changed. If it does not, then the request is rejected.

Examples

This example shows how to configure a proxy port for VSAN 2:

switch(config)# fcns proxy-port 21:00:00:e0:8b:00:26:d vsan 2
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcns

Displays the name server database and statistical information for a specified VSAN or for all VSANs.


fcns reject-duplicate-pwwn vsan

To reject duplicate Fibre Channel name server (FCNS) proxies on a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fcns reject-duplicate-pwwn vsan command.

fcns reject-duplicate-pwwn vsan vsan-id

no fcns reject-duplicate-pwwn vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to reject duplicate FCNS pWWNs for VSAN 2:

switch(config)# fcns reject-duplicate-pwwn vsan 2
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcns

Displays the name server database and statistical information for a specified VSAN or for all VSANs.


fcoe

To associate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender (FEX) to a switch for pinning Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Initialization Protocol (FIP) and FCoE traffic, use the fcoe command. To remove the association, use the no form of this command.

fcoe [vsan vsan-id]

no fcoe [vsan]

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN status. The VSAN ID range is from 1 to 4094.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

FEX configuration mode
VLAN configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, make sure that you enable the Fabric Extender (FEX) features on the switch by using the feature fex command.

You can use this command only on a Cisco Nexus 2232P Fabric Extender. When you bind an interface to a virtual Fibre Channel interface to enable FCoE traffic, you must use slot number 1. The port number can be from 1 to 32.

Examples

This example shows how to configure a FEX as FCoE enabled:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature fex
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# fcoe
switch(config-fex)#
 
 

This example shows how to configure a pair of FEXs to carry FCoE traffic in a fabric virtual port channel (vPC) topology, with the host uplink ports in the FEXs configured to the same port channel:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature lacp
switch(config)# feature fex
switch(config)# feature fcoe
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# fcoe
switch(config-fex)# exit
switch(config)# interface vfc 1
switch(config-if)# bind interface eth101/1/1
switch(config)# interface eth101/1/1
switch(config-if)# channel-group 1
switch(config)# fex 102
switch(config-fex)# fcoe
switch(config)# interface vfc 1
switch(config-if)# bind interface eth102/1/2
switch(config)# interface eth102/1/2
switch(config-if)# channel-group 1
switch(config-if)#
 
 

This example shows how to configure FCoE traffic on a VLAN:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# vlan 5
switch(config-vlan)# fcoe vsan 1
switch(config-vlan)#
 
 

This example shows how to disable FCoE on a FEX:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# no fcoe
switch(config-fex)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcoe

Enables the FCoE feature on the switch.

feature fex

Enables the FEX feature on the switch.

feature lacp

Enables the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).

show fex

Displays information about a specific FEX.


fcoe fcf-priority

To configure the FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) priority value advertised by the Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF) to FCoE nodes (ENodes), use the fcoe fcf-priority command. To revert to the default FCF priority value, use the no form of this command.

fcoe fcf-priority value

no fcoe fcf-priority value

Syntax Description

value

FCF priority value. The range is from 0 to 255, and the default is 128.


Command Default

128

Command Modes

Global configuration mode
Interface vFC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, you must enable FCoE on the switch by using the feature fcoe command.

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch advertises its priority. The priority is used by the converged network adapters (CNAs) in the fabric to determine the best switch to connect to.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the FCF priority on the switch:

switch(config)# fcoe fcf-priority 50 
switch(config)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcoe fcmap

Configures the FCoE MAC address prefix (FC-Map) value.

fcoe fka-adv-period

Configures the time interval at which FIP keep alive (FKA) messages are transmitted to the MAC address of the ENode.

feature fcoe

Enables FCoE on the switch.

show fcoe

Displays the FCoE parameters, such as FC-Map, default FCF priority value, and FKA advertisement period.


fcoe fcmap

To configure the FCoE MAC address prefix (FC-Map) used to associate the FCoE node (ENode), use the fcoe fcmap command. To restore the default global FC-Map value of 0xefc00, use the no form of this command.

fcoe fcmap value

no fcoe fcmap value

Syntax Description

value

FC-Map value. The range is from 0xefc00 to 0xefcff, and the default is 0xefc00.


Command Default

0xefc00

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, you must enable FCoE on the switch by using the feature fcoe command.

You can prevent data corruption due to cross-fabric talk by configuring an FC-Map, which identifies the Fibre Channel fabric for this Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch. When the FC-Map is configured, the switch discards the MAC addresses that are not part of the current fabric.

This command requires a license.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the FC-Map value on the switch:

switch(config)# fcoe fcmap 0xefc10 
switch(config)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcoe fcf-priority

Configures the FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) priority value.

fcoe fka-adv-period

Configures the time interval at which FIP keep alive (FKA) messages are transmitted to the MAC address of the ENode.

feature fcoe

Enables FCoE on the switch.

show fcoe

Displays the FCoE parameters, such as an FC-Map, default FCF priority value, and FKA advertisement period.


fcoe fka-adv-period

To configure the time interval at which FIP keep alive (FKA) messages are transmitted to the MAC address of the FCoE node (ENode), use the fcoe fka-adv-period command. To revert to the default value of 128 seconds, use the no form of this command.

fcoe fka-adv-period value

no fcoe fka-adv-period value

Syntax Description

value

FKA advertisement period (in seconds). The range is from 4 to 60 seconds, and the default is 8.


Command Default

8 seconds

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, FCoE must be enabled on the switch, using the feature fcoe command.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the FKA advertisement period for the switch to 5 seconds:

switch(config)# fcoe fka-adv-period 5 
switch(config)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcoe fcf-priority

Configures the FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) priority value.

fcoe fcmap

Configures the FCoE MAC address prefix (FC-Map) used to associate the FCoE node (ENode).

feature fcoe

Enables FCoE on the switch.

show fcoe

Displays the FCoE parameters, such as an FC-Map, default FCF priority value, and FKA advertisement period.

show fcoe database

Displays the FCoE database information.


fcoe veloopback

To enable a virtual fabric ID (VFID) check for virtual E (VE) ports, use the fcoe veloopback command. To disable checking of VE ports, use the no form of this command.

fcoe veloopback

no fcoe veloopback

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, make sure that you enable Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) N-Port Virtualizer (NPV) on the switch by using the feature fcoe-npv command.

This command requires the FCoE NPV license.

Examples

This example shows how to enable VFID checks for VE ports:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fcoe veloopback
switch(config)#
 
 

This example shows how to disable VFID checks for VE ports:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# no fcoe veloopback
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcoe-npv

Enables the FCoE NPV feature.

show fcoe-npv issu-impact

Displays FCoE NPV configuration information.


fcoe vsan

To map a Virtual SAN (VSAN) to a VLAN that carries Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) traffic, use the fcoe vsan command. To remove the mapping, use the no form of this command.

fcoe vsan [vsan_ID]

no fcoe vsan [vsan_ID]

Syntax Description

vsan_ID

(Optional) VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4094.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Vlan configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you map the FCoE VLAN to the VSAN, make sure that you create a VSAN using the vsan command in the Vsan database configuration mode.

You should use an FCoE VLAN only for FCoE. Do not use the default VLAN, VLAN1, as an FCoE VLAN. FCoE is not supported on private VLANs.

When you map a FCoE VLAN to a VSAN, ensure that the VSAN is not mapped to any other FCoE VLAN. If you map a FCoE VLAN to a VSAN that is already mapped to another FCoE VLAN, the following error appears:

vlan 30:another FCOE VLAN mapping exists using the requested VSAN
 
 

If you do not specify a VSAN number, a mapping is created from the FCoE VLAN in use to the VSAN with the same number.

Examples

This example shows how to map a FCoE VLAN to a VSAN:

switch(config)# vlan 30 
switch(config-vlan)# fcoe vsan 337 
switch(config-vlan)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show vsan

Displays the configuration information of VSANs.

show vlan fcoe

Displays the FCoE VLAN to VSAN mappings.

show vsan membership

Displays VSAN membership information.

vsan

Configures the VSAN information or membership.

vsan database

Enters the VSAN database mode.


fcping

To ping an N port, use the fcping command.

fcping {device-alias aliasname | fcid {fc-port | domain-controller-id} | pwwn pwwn-id} vsan vsan-id [count number [timeout value [usr-priority priority]]]

Syntax Description

device-alias aliasname

Specifies the device alias name. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

fcid

Specifies the FCID of the destination N port.

fc-port

FCID port, with the format 0xhhhhhh.

domain-controller-id

Controller ID to connect to the destination switch.

pwwn pwwn-id

Specifies the port WWN of the destination N port, with the format hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN ID of the destination N port. The range is from 1 to 4093.

count number

(Optional) Specifies the number of frames to send. A value of 0 sends forever. The range is from 0 to 2147483647.

timeout value

(Optional) Specifies the timeout value in seconds. The range is from 1 to 10, and the default period to wait is 5 seconds.

usr-priority priority

(Optional) Specifies the priority the frame receives in the switch fabric. The range is from 0 to 1.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

To obtain the domain controller ID, concatenate the domain ID with FFFC. For example, if the domain ID is 0xda(218), the concatenated ID is 0xfffcda.

Examples

This example shows how to configure an fcping operation for the FCID of the destination. By default, five frames are sent.

switch# fcping fcid 0xd70000 vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to configure the number of frames to be sent using the count option. The range is from 0 through 2147483647. A value of 0 will ping forever.

switch# fcping fcid 0xd70000 vsan 1 count 10
 
 

This example shows how to configure the timeout value:

switch# fcping fcid 0xd500b4 vsan 1 timeout 10
 
 

This example shows how to display the fcping operation using the device alias of the specified destination:

switch# fcping device-alias x vsan 1 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcdomain

Displays the Fibre Channel domain (fcdomain) information.


fcroute

To configure Fibre Channel routes and to activate policy routing, use the fcroute command. To remove a configuration or revert to factory defaults, use the no form of this command.

fcroute {fcid [network-mask] interface {fc slot/port | san-port-channel port | vfc vfc-id} domain domain-id {metric number | remote | vsan vsan-id}}

no fcroute {fcid [network-mask] interface {fc slot/port | san-port-channel port | vfc vfc-id} domain domain-id {metric number | remote | vsan vsan-id}}

Syntax Description

fcid

FC ID. The format is 0xhhhhhh.

network-mask

(Optional) Network mask of the FC ID. The format is 0x0 to 0xffffff.

interface

Specifies an interface.

fc slot/port

Specifies a Fibre Channel interface and its slot number and port number.

san-port-channel port

Specifies a SAN port channel interface.

vfc vfc-id

Specifies a virtual Fibre Channel interface.

domain domain-id

Specifies the route for the domain of the next hop switch. The range is from 1 to 239.

metric number

Specifies the cost of the route. The range is from 1 to 65535. Default cost is 10.

remote

Configures the static route for a destination switch remotely connected.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Use this command to assign forwarding information to the switch and to activate a preferred path route map.

Examples

This example shows how to specify the Fibre Channel interface and the route for the domain of the next hop switch for VSAN 2:

switch(config)# fcroute 0x111211 interface fc3/1 domain 3 vsan 2
 
 

This example shows how to specify the SAN port channel interface and the route for the domain of the next hop switch for VSAN 4:

switch(config)# fcroute 0x111211 interface san-port-channel 1 domain 3 vsan 4
 
 

This example shows how to specify the Fibre Channel interface, the route for the domain of the next hop switch, and the cost of the route for VSAN 1:

switch(config)# fcroute 0x031211 interface fc1/1 domain 3 metric 1 vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to specify the Fibre Channel interface, the route for the domain of the next hop switch, the cost of the route, and configures the static route for a destination switch remotely connected for VSAN 3:

switch(config)# fcroute 0x111112 interface fc3/1 domain 3 metric 3 remote vsan 3
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcroute

Displays Fibre Channel routes.

fcroute-map

Specifies a preferred path Fibre Channel route map.

show fcroute-map

Displays the preferred path route map configuration and status.

fcroute policy fcroute-map

Activates the preferred path Fibre Channel route map.


fcs plat-check-global

To enable Fabric Configuration Server (FCS) platform and node-name checking fabric wide, use the fcs plat-check-global command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

fcs plat-check-global vsan vsan-id

no fcs plat-check-global vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN ID for platform checking, which is from 1 to 4096.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to enable FCS platform and node-name checking fabric wide:

switch(config)# fcs plat-check-global vsan 2 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcs

Displays fabric configuration server information.


fcs register

To register Fabric Configuration Server (FCS) attributes, use the fcs register command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

fcs register

no fcs register

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to register FCS attributes:

switch(config)# fcs register 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcs

Displays fabric configuration server information.


fcs virtual-device-add

To include a virtual device in a query about zone information from an FCS, use the fcs virtual-device-add command. To remove a virtual device, use the no form of this command.

fcs virtual-device-add [vsan-ranges vsan-ids]

no fcs virtual-device-add [vsan-ranges vsan-ids]

Syntax Description

vsan-ranges vsan-ids

(Optional) Specifies one or multiple ranges of VSANs. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

VSAN ranges are entered as vsan-ids-vsan-ids. When you specify more than one range, separate each range with a comma. If no range is specified, the command applies to all VSANs.

Examples

This example shows how to add to one range of VSANs:

switch(config)# fcs virtual-device-add vsan-ranges 2-4
 
 

This example shows how to add to more than one range of VSANs:

switch(config)# fcs virtual-device-add vsan-ranges 2-4,5-8 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcs

Displays fabric configuration server information.


fcsp

To configure a Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) authentication mode for a specific interface in a FC-SP-enabled switch, use the fcsp command. To disable an FC-SP on the interface, use the no form of this command.

fcsp {auto-active | auto-passive | on | off} [timeout-period]

no fcsp

Syntax Description

auto-active

Configures the auto-active mode to authenticate the specified interface.

auto-passive

Configures the auto-passive mode to authenticate the specified interface.

on

Configures the on mode to authenticate the specified interface.

off

Configures the off mode to authenticate the specified interface.

timeout-period

(Optional) Time out period to reauthenticate the interface. The time ranges from 0 (default—no authentication is performed) to 100,000 minutes.


Command Default

Auto-passive mode

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

To use this command, FC-SP must be enabled using the feature fcsp command.

Examples

This example shows how to turn on the authentication mode for Fibre Channel interface in port 1 of slot 2:

switch(config)# interface fc 2/1 
switch(config-if)# fcsp on
switch(config-if)# 
 
 

This example shows how to revert to the factory default of auto-passive for the selected interface:

switch(config-if)# no fcsp

This example shows how to change the selected interface to initiate FC-SP authentication but does not permit reaunthentication:

switch(config-if)# fcsp auto-active 0

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcsp

Enables FC-SP.

show interface

Displays an interface configuration for a specified interface.


fcsp dhchap

To configure DHCHAP options in a switch, use the fcsp dhchap command. To revert to the factory defaults, use the no form of this command.

fcsp dhchap {devicename switch-wwn password [0 | 7] password |
dhgroup [0] [1][2][3][4] | hash [md5 | sha1] | password [0 | 7] password [wwn-id]}

no fcsp dhchap {devicename switch-wwn password [0 | 7] password |
dhgroup [0] [1][2][3][4] | hash [md5 | sha1] | password [0 | 7] password [wwn-id]}

Syntax Description

devicename

Configures a password of another device in the fabric.

switch-wwn

WWN of the device being configured.

password

Configures a DHCHAP password for the local switch.

0

(Optional) Specifies a clear text password.

7

(Optional) Specifies a password in encrypted text.

dhgroup

Configures a DHCHAP Diffie-Hellman group priority list.

0

(Optional) Specifies Null DH—no exchange is performed (default).

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

(Optional) Specifies one or more of the groups specified by the standards.

hash

Configures a DHCHAP hash algorithm priority list in order of preference.

md5

(Optional) Specifies the MD5 hash algorithm.

sha1

(Optional) Specifies the SHA-1 hash algorithm.

wwn-id

(Optional) Specifies the WWN ID with the format hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can only see the fcsp dhchap command if you enter the feature fcsp command.

Using SHA-1 as the hash algorithm may prevent RADIUS or TACACS+ usage.

If you change the DH group configuration, make sure that you change it globally for all switches in the fabric.

Examples

This example shows how to enable FC-SP:

switch(config)# # feature fcsp
 
 

This example shows how to configure the use of only the SHA-1 hash algorithm:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap hash sha1
 
 

This example shows how to configure the use of only the MD-5 hash algorithm:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap hash md5
 
 

This example shows how to define the use of the default hash algorithm priority list of MD-5 followed by SHA-1 for DHCHAP authentication:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap hash md5 sha1
 
 

This example shows how to revert to the factory default priority list of the MD-5 hash algorithm followed by the SHA-1 hash algorithm:

switch(config)# no fcsp dhchap hash sha1
 
 

This example shows how to prioritize the use of DH group 2, 3, and 4 in the configured order:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap dhgroup 2 3 4
 
 

This example shows how to configure a clear text password for the local switch:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap password 0 mypassword
 
 

This example shows how to configure a clear text password for the local switch to be used for the device with the specified WWN:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap password 0 mypassword 30:11:bb:cc:dd:33:11:22
 
 

This example shows how to configure a password entered in an encrypted format for the local switch:

switch(config)# fcsp dhchap password 7 sfsfdf
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcsp

Enables FC-SP.

show fcsp

Displays configured FC-SP information.


fcsp reauthenticate

To reauthenticate a Fibre Channel or virtual Fibre Channel interface, use the fcsp reauthenticate command. To revert to the factory defaults, use the no form of this command.

fcsp reauthenticate interface {fc slot/port | vfc vfc-id}

no fcsp reauthenticate interface {fc slot/port | vfc vfc-id}

Syntax Description

interface

Specifies the interface on which to perform the reauthentication.

fc slot/port

Specifies the Fibre Channel interface slot number and port number.

vfc vfc-id

Specifies the virtual Fibre Channel interface by the virtual interface group number and virtual interface ID.


Command Default

30 seconds

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to configure the Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) reauthentication on a virtual Fibre Channel interface:

switch# fcsp reauthenticate vfc 1  

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcsp

Enables FC-SP.

show fcsp

Displays configured FC-SP information.


fcsp timeout

To configure the timeout value for a Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) message, use the fcsp timeout command. To revert to the factory defaults, use the no form of this command.

fcsp timeout timeout-period

no fcsp timeout timeout-period

Syntax Description

timeout-period

Timeout period. The time range is from 20 to 100 seconds.


Command Default

30 seconds

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can only see the fcsp timeout command if you enable FC-SP by using the feature fcsp command.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the FCSP timeout value:

switch(config)# feature fcsp 
switch(config)# fcsp timeout 60 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcsp

Enables FC-SP.

show fcsp

Displays configured FC-SP information.


fctimer

To change the default Fibre Channel timers, use the fctimer command. To revert to the default values, use the no form of this command.

fctimer {d_s_tov milliseconds | e_d_tov milliseconds | r_a_tov milliseconds} [vsan vsan-id]

no fctimer {d_s_tov milliseconds | e_d_tov milliseconds | r_a_tov milliseconds} [vsan vsan-id]

Syntax Description

d_s_tov milliseconds

Specifies the distributed services timeout value (DS_TOV). The range is from 5000 to 100000 milliseconds.

e_d_tov milliseconds

Specifies the error detect timeout value (ED_TOV). The range is from 1000 to 100000 milliseconds, with a default of 2000.

r_a_tov milliseconds

Specifies the resolution allocation timeout value (RA_TOV). The range is from 5000 to 100000 milliseconds with a default of 10000.

vsan vsan-id

(Optional) Specifies the VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4096.


Command Default

The Fibre Channel timers have the following default values:

30 seconds for DS_TOV.

2 seconds for ED_TOV.

10 seconds for RA_TOV.

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The Cisco, Brocade, and McData FC Error Detect (ED_TOV) and Resource Allocation (RA_TOV) timers default to the same values. They can be changed if needed. In accordance with the FC-SW2 standard, these values must be the same on each switch in the fabric.

Use the vsan option to configure different TOV values for specific VSANs.

Examples

This example shows how to change the default Fibre Channel timers:

switch(config)# fctimer e_d_tov 5000 
switch(config)# fctimer r_a_tov 7000 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fctimer

Displays the configured Fibre Channel timer values.


fctimer abort

To discard a Fibre Channel timer (fctimer) Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) distribution session in progress, use the fctimer abort command.

fctimer abort

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to discard a CFS distribution session in progress:

switch(config)# fctimer abort 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fctimer distribute

Enables CFS distribution for the fctimer.

show fctimer

Displays fctimer information.


fctimer commit

To apply the pending configuration pertaining to the Fibre Channel timer (fctimer) Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) distribution session in progress in the fabric, use the fctimer commit command.

fctimer commit

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to commit changes to the active Fibre Channel timer configuration:

switch(config)# fctimer commit
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fctimer distribute

Enables CFS distribution for the fctimer.

show fctimer

Displays fctimer information.


fctimer distribute

To enable Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) distribution for the Fibre Channel timer (fctimer), use the fctimer distribute command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

fctimer distribute

no fctimer distribute

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before distributing the Fibre Channel timer changes to the fabric, the temporary changes to the configuration must be committed to the active configuration using the fctimer commit command.

Examples

This example shows how to change the default Fibre Channel timer:

switch(config)# fctimer distribute
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fctimer commit

Commits the Fibre Channel timer configuration changes to the active configuration.

show fctimer

Displays fctimer information.


fctrace

To trace the route to an N port, use the fctrace command.

fctrace {device-alias aliasname | fcid fcid | pwwn pwwn-id} vsan vsan-id [timeout seconds]

Syntax Description

device-alias aliasname

Specifies the device alias name. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

fcid fcid

Specifies the FCID of the destination N port, with the format 0xhhhhhh.

pwwn pwwn-id

Specifies the PWWN of the destination N port, with the format hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh:hh.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

timeout seconds

(Optional) Specifies the timeout value. The range is from 1 to 10.


Command Default

By default, the period to wait before timing out is 5 seconds.

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to trace a route to the specified FCID in VSAN 1:

switch# fctrace fcid 0x660000 vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to trace a route to the specified device alias in VSAN 1:

switch# fctrace device-alias x vsan 1
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcping

Pings an N port.


fdmi suppress-updates

To suppress Fabric-Device Management Interface (FDMI) updates, use the fdmi suppress-updates command.

fdmi suppress-updates vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

By default, FDMI updates are not suppressed.

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to suppress the FDMI updates in VSAN 1:

switch# fdmi suppress-updates vsan 1 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fdmi

Displays the FDMI database information.


feature fabric-binding

To enable fabric binding in a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the feature fabric-binding command. To disable fabric binding, use the no form of this command.

feature fabric-binding

no feature fabric-binding

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Fabric binding is configured on a per-VSAN basis.

The fabric binding feature must be enabled in each switch in the fabric that participates in the fabric binding.

Examples

This example shows how to enable fabric binding on the switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature fabric-binding
switch(config)#
 
 

This example shows how to disable fabric binding on the switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# no feature fabric-binding
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fabric-binding activate

Activates fabric binding.

fabric-binding database

Configures a fabric-binding database.


feature fc-port-security

To enable port security, use the feature fc-port-security command. To disable port security, use the no form of this command.

feature fc-port-security

no feature fc-port-security

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Entering the feature fc-port-security command enables the other commands that are used to configure FC port security.

Examples

This example shows how to enable port security:

switch(config)# feature fc-port-security
 
 

This example shows how to disable port security:

switch(config)# no feature fc-port-security 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fc-port-security

Displays port security information.


feature fcoe

To enable virtual and native Fibre Channel interfaces after installing the FC_FEATURES_PKG license, use the feature fcoe command. To disable Fibre Channel interfaces and return the FC_FEATURES_PKG license to the license manager software, use the no form of this command.

feature fcoe

no feature fcoe

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You must save the configuration, and then reboot the switch to enable or disable the FCoE feature.

Examples

This example shows how to enable FCoE on the switch:

switch(config)# feature fcoe 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcoe

Configures FCoE parameters.

show feature

Displays whether or not FCoE is enabled on the switch.


feature fcoe-npv

To enable Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) N-Port Virtualizer (NPV), use the feature fcoe-npv command. To disable FCoE NPV, use the no form of this command.

feature fcoe-npv

no feature fcoe-npv

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You cannot enable the FCoE NPV feature if you have previously enabled FCoE (using the feature fcoe command) on the switch. To enable FCoE NPV, you must disable the FCoE feature, reload the system, and then enable FCoE NPV on the switch.

This command requires the FCoE NPV license.

Examples

This example shows how to enable FCoE NPV on the switch:

switch(config)# feature fcoe-npv 
FCoE NPV license checked out successfully
fc_plugin extracted successfully
FC plugin loaded successfully
FCoE manager enabled successfully
FCoE NPV enabled on all modules successfully
Warning: Ensure class-fcoe is included in qos policy-maps of all types
switch(config)#
 
 

This example shows how to disable FCoE NPV on the switch:

switch(config)# no feature fcoe-npv 
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

bind mac-address

Binds a MAC address to a virtual Fibre Channel interface.

show feature

Displays whether or not FCoE is enabled on the switch.


feature fcsp

To enable the Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) in a switch, use the feature fcsp command. To disable FC-SP, use the no form of this command.

feature fcsp

no feature fcsp

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Additional FC-SP commands are available when the FC-SP feature is enabled.

Examples

This example shows how to enable FC-SP:

switch(config)# feature fcsp 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fcsp

Displays configured FC-SP information.


feature fex

To enable Fabric Extender (FEX) features on the switch, use the feature fex command. To disable FEX, use the no form of this command.

feature fex

no feature fex

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to enable FEX features on the switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature fex
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show feature

Displays the features enabled or disabled on the switch.


feature npiv

To enable N Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) for all Virtual SANs (VSANs) on a switch, use the feature npiv command. To disable NPIV, use the no form of this command.

feature npiv

no feature npiv

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

NPIV provides a means to assign multiple port IDs to a single N port. This feature allows multiple applications on the N port to use different identifiers and allows access control, zoning, and port security to be implemented at the application level.

You must globally enable NPIV for all VSANs on the switch to allow the NPIV-enabled applications to use multiple N port identifiers.

Examples

This example shows how to enable NPIV for all VSANs on the switch:

switch(config)# feature npiv 
 
 

This example shows how to disable NPIV for all VSANs on the switch:

switch(config)# no feature npiv 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show interface

Displays interface configurations.


feature npv

To enable N Port Virtualization (NPV) mode, use the feature npv command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

feature npv

no feature npv

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

When NPV mode is enabled, switch configuration related to interfaces is erased and the switch is rebooted. The switch restarts in NPV mode. Configuration and verification commands for NPV are available only when NPV is enabled on the switch. When you disable NPV mode, all related configurations are automatically erased and the switch is rebooted.

Examples

This example shows how to enable NPV mode:

switch(config)# feature npv 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show npv status

Displays the NPV current status.


feature port-track

To enable port tracking for indirect errors, use the feature port-track command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

feature port-track

no feature port-track

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The software brings the linked port down when the tracked port goes down. When the tracked port recovers from the failure and comes back up again, the tracked port is also brought up automatically (unless otherwise configured).

Examples

This example shows how to enable port tracking:

switch(config)# feature port-track 
 
 

This example shows how to disable port tracking:

switch(config)# no feature port-track 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show interface fc

Displays configuration and status information for a specified Fibre Channel interface.

show interface san-port-channel

Displays configuration and status information for a specified SAN port channel interface.


feature-set virtualization

To enable the Cisco virtual machine features on the switch, use the feature-set virtualization command. To disable the virtualization feature, use the no form of this command.

feature-set virtualization

no feature-set virtualization

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, make sure that you install the virtualization feature set on the switch by using the install feature-set virtualization command.

You cannot view or access any virtualization commands until you enable a Cisco virtual machine on the switch.


Note You must install the Cisco virtual machine feature set before you enable virtualization on the switch.


Before you disable this feature on the switch, do the following:

Remove all virtual Ethernet interface configurations on the switch.

Remove all virtual network tag (VNTag) configurations on the switch.

Remove all port profiles of type vethernet.

Change the port mode to access by using the switchport mode access command.

This command requires an Enhanced Layer 2 license.

Examples

This example shows how to enable the virtualization feature on the switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature-set virtualization
switch(config)#
 
 

This example shows how to disable the virtualization feature on the switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# no feature-set virtualization
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

interface vethernet

Configures virtual Ethernet (vEth) interfaces.

install feature-set virtualization

Installs the virtualization feature set on the switch.

show feature-set

Displays the status of the virtualization feature set.


fex

To create a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and enter fabric extender configuration mode, use the fex command. To delete the Fabric Extender configuration, use the no form of this command.

fex chassis_ID

no fex chassis_ID

Syntax Description

chassis_ID

Fabric Extender chassis ID. The chassis ID range is from 100 to 199.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can create and configure the Fabric Extender before you connect and associate it to an interface on the parent switch. Once you associate the Fabric Extender to the switch, the configuration you created is transferred over to the Fabric Extender and applied.

Examples

This example shows how to enter Fabric Extender configuration mode:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 101
switch(config-fex)#
 
 

This example shows how to delete the Fabric Extender configuration:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# no fex 101
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fcoe

Attaches a Fabric Extender to a switch for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) traffic.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.


fspf config

To configure an Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) feature for an entire Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fspf config command. To delete an FSPF configuration for the entire VSAN, use the no form of this command.

fspf config vsan vsan-id
min-ls-arrival ls-arrival-time
min-ls-interval ls-interval-time
region region-id
spf {hold-time spf-holdtime | static}

no min-ls-arrival
no min-ls-interval
no region
no spf {hold-time | static}

no fspf config vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.

min-ls-arrival ls-arrival-time

Specifies the minimum time before a new link state update for a domain will be accepted by the switch. ls-arrival-time is an integer that specifies time in milliseconds. The range is from 0 to 65535.

min-ls-interval ls-interval-time

Specifies the minimum time before a new link state update for a domain will be generated by the switch. ls-interval-time is an integer that specifies time in milliseconds. The range is from 0 to 65535.

region region-id

Specifies the autonomous region to which the switch belongs. The backbone region has region-id=0. region-id is an unsigned integer value ranging from 0 to 255.

spf

Specifies parameters related to the shortest path first (SPF) route computation.

hold-time spf-holdtime

Specifies the time between two consecutive SPF computations. If the time is small, then routing will react faster to changes but CPU usage will be more. spf-holdtime is an integer that specifies time in milliseconds. The range is from 0 to 65535.

static

Forces static SPF computation.


Command Default

This command is not applicable to virtual Fibre Channel interfaces.

In FSPF configuration mode, the default is dynamic SPF computation.

If configuring the spf hold-time, the default value for FSPF is 0.

If configuring the min-ls-arrival, the default value for FSPF is 1000 milliseconds.

If configuring the min-ls-interval, the default value for FSPF is 5000 milliseconds.

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The fspf config command enters FSPF configuration mode for the specified Virtual SAN (VSAN). In FSPF configuration mode, the commands configure FSPF for this VSAN.

Examples

This example shows how to configure a static SPF computation in VSAN 1 and delete the FSPF configuration in VSAN 3:

switch(config)# fspf config vsan 1
switch(fspf-config)# spf static
switch(fspf-config)# exit
switch(config)# no fspf config vsan 3
switch(config)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.

fspf enable

Enables FSPF routing protocol in the specified VSAN.

fspf cost

Configures the cost for the selected interface in the specified VSAN.

fspf hello-interval

Specifies the hello message interval to verify the health of a link in the VSAN.

fspf passive

Disables the FSPF protocol for the specified interface in the specified VSAN.

fspf retransmit

Specifies the retransmit time interval for unacknowledged link state updates in the specified VSAN.


fspf cost

To configure the Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) link cost for a Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) interface or virtual Fibre Channel interface, use the fspf cost command. To revert to the default value, use the no form of this command.

fspf cost link-cost vsan vsan-id

no fspf cost link-cost vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

link-cost

FSPF link cost, in seconds.

For an FCIP interface, the range is from 1 to 65535.

For a virtual FC interface, the range is from 1 to 30000.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

1000 seconds for 1 Gigabits per second interfaces
500 seconds for 2 Gigabits per second interfaces

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

FSPF tracks the state of links on all switches in the fabric, associates a cost with each link in its database, and then chooses the path with a minimal cost. The cost associated with an interface can be changed using the fspf cost command to implement the FSPF route selection.

For virtual Fibre Channel interfaces, this command configures the FSPF parameters for the virtual E (VE) port.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the FSPF link cost on an FCIP interface:

switch(config)# interface fc 2/1
switch(config-if)# fspf cost 5000 vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to configure the FSPF link cost on a virtual Fibre Channel interface:

switch(config)# interface vfc 5 
switch(config-if)# fspf cost 2100 vsan 1 
switch(config-if)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.

show interface fc

Displays an interface configuration for a specified Fibre Channel interface.

switchport mode E

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface as a VE port.


fspf dead-interval

To set the maximum interval for which a hello message must be received before the neighbor is considered lost, use the fspf dead-interval command. To revert to the default value, use the no form of this command.

fspf dead-interval seconds vsan vsan-id

no fspf dead-interval seconds vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

seconds

FSPF dead interval in seconds. The range is from 2 to 65535.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

80 seconds

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This value must be the same in the ports at both ends of the ISL.


Caution An error is reported at the command prompt if the configured dead time interval is less than the hello time interval.

For virtual Fibre Channel interfaces, this command configures the FSPF parameters for the virtual E (VE) port.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the maximum interval of 4000 seconds for a hello message before the neighbor is considered lost:

switch(config)# interface fc 2/1 
switch(config-if)# fspf dead-interval 4000 vsan 1 
switch(config-if)# 
 
 

This example shows how to configure the maximum interval of 300 seconds for a hello message in a virtual Fibre Channel interface before the neighbor is considered lost:

switch(config)# interface vfc 5 
switch(config-if)# fspf dead-interval 300 vsan 1 
switch(config-if)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.

show interface fc

Displays an interface configuration for a specified Fibre Channel interface.

switchport mode E

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface as a VE port.


fspf enable

To enable Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) for a Virtual SAN (VSAN), use the fspf enable command. To disable FSPF routing protocols, use the no form of this command.

fspf enable vsan vsan-id

no fspf enable vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

Enabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This command is not applicable to virtual Fibre Channel interfaces.

This command configures FSPF on VSANs globally.

Examples

This example shows how to enable a FSPF in VSAN 5 and disable FSPF in VSAN 7:

switch(config)# fspf enable vsan 5 
switch(config)# no fspf enable vsan 7 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

fspf config vsan

Configures FSPF features for a VSAN.

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.


fspf hello-interval

To verify the health of the link, use the fspf hello-interval command. To revert to the default value, use the no form of this command.

fspf hello-interval seconds vsan vsan-id

no fspf hello-interval seconds vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

hello-interval seconds

Specifies the FSPF hello interval in seconds. The range is from 2 to 65535 for Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) interfaces and from 1 to 65534 for virtual Fibre Channel interfaces.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

20 seconds

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This command configures Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) for the specified Fibre Channel interface. This value must be the same in the ports at both ends of the ISL for Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) interfaces.

For virtual Fibre Channel interfaces, this command configures the FSPF parameters for the virtual E (VE) port.

Examples

This example shows how to configure a hello interval of 3 seconds on VSAN 1:

switch(config)# interface fc 2/1
switch(config-if)# fspf hello-interval 3 vsan 1
 
 

This example shows how to configure a hello interval of 30 seconds for a virtual Fibre Channel interface on VSAN 1:

switch(config)# interface vfc 5 
switch(config-if)# fspf hello-interval 30 vsan 1 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.

switchport mode E

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface as a VE port.


fspf passive

To disable the Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) protocol for selected interfaces, use the fspf passive command. To revert to the default state, use the no form of this command.

fspf passive vsan vsan-id

no fspf passive vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

FSPF is enabled

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

By default, FSPF is enabled on all E ports and TE ports of an Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) interface. FSPF can be disabled by setting the interface as passive using the fspf passive command. FSPF must be enabled on the ports at both ends of the ISL for the protocol to operate correctly.

For virtual Fibre Channel interfaces, this command configures the FSPF parameters for the virtual E (VE) port.

Examples

This example shows how to disable the FSPF protocol for an FCIP interface on VSAN 1:

switch(config)# interface fc 2/1 
switch(config-if)# fspf passive vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to disable the FSPF protocol for a virtual Fibre Channel interface on VSAN 1 and verify the interface configuration:

switch(config)# interface vfc 5 
switch(config-if)# fspf passive vsan 1 
switch(config-if)# show fspf interface 
FSPF interface vfc5 in VSAN 1
FSPF routing administrative state is passive
Timer intervals configured, Hello 30 s, Dead 300 s, Retransmit 5 s
FSPF State is DOWN
 
 
switch(config-if)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.

show interface fc

Displays an interface configuration for a specified FCIP interface.

switchport mode E

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface as a VE port.


fspf retransmit-interval

To specify the time after which an unacknowledged link state update should be transmitted on the interface, use the fspf retransmit-interval command. To revert to the default value, use the no form of this command.

fspf retransmit-interval seconds vsan vsan-id

no fspf retransmit-interval seconds vsan vsan-id

Syntax Description

seconds

Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) retransmit interval in seconds. The range is from 1 to 65535.

vsan vsan-id

Specifies a VSAN ID. The range is from 1 to 4093.


Command Default

5 seconds

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This value must be the same in the ports at both ends of the ISL for Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) interfaces.

For virtual Fibre Channel interfaces, this command configures the FSPF parameters for the virtual E (VE) port.

Examples

This example shows how to specify a retransmit interval of 6 seconds after which an unacknowledged link state update should be transmitted on the interface for VSAN 1:

switch(config)# interface fc 2/1 
switch(config-if)# fspf retransmit-interval 6 vsan 1 
 
 

This example shows how to specify a retransmit interval of 3 seconds after which an unacknowledged link state update should be transmitted on the virtual Fibre Channel interface on VSAN 1:

switch(config)# interface vfc 5 
switch(config-if)# fspf retransmit-interval 3 vsan 1 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fspf interface

Displays information for each selected interface.

show interface fc

Displays an interface configuration for a specified FCIP interface.

switchport mode E

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface as a VE port.