Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Configuration Guide, Release 7.x
Advanced Fibre Channel Features
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Advanced Fibre Channel Features

Advanced Fibre Channel Features

This chapter describes how to configure advanced Fibre Channel features.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Advanced Fibre Channel Features and Concepts

Fibre Channel Timeout Values

You can modify Fibre Channel protocol-related timer values for the switch by configuring the following timeout values (TOVs):

  • Distributed services TOV (D_S_TOV)—The valid range is from 5,000 to 10,000 milliseconds. The default is 5,000 milliseconds.

  • Error detect TOV (E_D_TOV)—The valid range is from 1,000 to 10,000 milliseconds. The default is 2,000 milliseconds. This value is matched with the other end during port initialization.

  • Resource allocation TOV (R_A_TOV)—The valid range is from 5,000 to 10,000 milliseconds. The default is 10,000 milliseconds. This value is matched with the other end during port initialization.


The fabric stability TOV (F_S_TOV) constant cannot be configured.

Timer Configuration Across All VSANs

You can modify Fibre Channel protocol related timer values for the switch.


The D_S_TOV, E_D_TOV, and R_A_ TOV values cannot be globally changed unless all VSANs in the switch are suspended.


If a VSAN is not specified when you change the timer value, the changed value is applied to all VSANs in the switch.

You can configure Fibre Channel timers across all VSANs.

     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1configure terminal

    switch# configure terminal

    Enters global configuration mode.

    Step 2 fctimer R_A_TOV timeout

    switch(config)# fctimer R_A_TOV 800

    Configures the R_A_TOV timeout value for all VSANs. The unit is milliseconds.

    This type of configuration is not permitted unless all VSANs are suspended.


    Timer Configuration Per-VSAN

    You can also issue the fctimer for a specified VSAN to configure different TOV values for VSANs with special links such as Fibre Channel. You can configure different E_D_TOV, R_A_TOV, and D_S_TOV values for individual VSANs. Active VSANs are suspended and activated when their timer values are changed.


    This configuration must be propagated to all switches in the fabric. Be sure to configure the same value in all switches in the fabric.

    You can configure per-VSAN Fibre Channel timers.

       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1configure terminal

      switch# configure terminal

      Enters global configuration mode.

      Step 2 fctimer D_S_TOV timeout vsan vsan-id

      switch(config#)# fctimer D_S_TOV 900 vsan 15

      Configures the D_S_TOV timeout value (in milliseconds) for the specified VSAN. Suspends the VSAN temporarily. You have the option to end this command, if required.



      This example shows how to configure the timer value for VSAN 2:

      switch(config#)# fctimer D_S_TOV 6000 vsan 2
      Warning: The vsan will be temporarily suspended when updating the timer value This
      configuration would impact whole fabric. Do you want to continue? (y/n) y
      Since this configuration is not propagated to other switches, please configure the same
      value in all the switches

      fctimer Distribution

      You can enable per-VSAN fctimer fabric distribution for all Cisco SAN switches in the fabric. When you perform fctimer configurations, and distribution is enabled, that configuration is distributed to all the switches in the fabric.

      You automatically acquire a fabric-wide lock when you enter the first configuration command after you enabled distribution in a switch. The fctimer application uses the effective and pending database model to store or commit the commands based on your configuration.

      For additional information, refer to Using Cisco Fabric Services in the System Management Configuration Guide for your device.

      Enabling or Disabling fctimer Distribution

      You can enable or disable fctimer fabric distribution.

         Command or ActionPurpose
        Step 1configure terminal

        switch# configure terminal

        Enters global configuration mode.

        Step 2 fctimer distribute

        switch(config)# fctimer distribute

        Enables fctimer configuration distribution to all switches in the fabric. Acquires a fabric lock and stores all future configuration changes in the pending database.

        Step 3 no fctimer distribute

        switch(config)# no fctimer distribute

        Disables (default) fctimer configuration distribution to all switches in the fabric.


        Committing fctimer Changes

        When you commit the fctimer configuration changes, the effective database is overwritten by the configuration changes in the pending database and all the switches in the fabric receive the same configuration. When you commit the fctimer configuration changes without implementing the session feature, the fctimer configurations are distributed to all the switches in the physical fabric.

           Command or ActionPurpose
          Step 1configure terminal

          switch# configure terminal

          Enters global configuration mode.

          Step 2 fctimer commit

          switch(config)# fctimer commit

          Distributes the fctimer configuration changes to all switches in the fabric and releases the lock. Overwrites the effective database with the changes made to the pending database.


          Discarding fctimer Changes

          After making the configuration changes, you can choose to discard the changes by discarding the changes instead of committing them. In either case, the lock is released.

             Command or ActionPurpose
            Step 1configure terminal

            switch# configure terminal

            Enters global configuration mode.

            Step 2 fctimer abort

            switch(config)# fctimer abort

            Discards the fctimer configuration changes in the pending database and releases the fabric lock.


            Overriding the Fabric Lock

            If you have performed a fctimer fabric task and have forgotten to release the lock by either committing or discarding the changes, an administrator can release the lock from any switch in the fabric. If the administrator performs this task, your changes to the pending database are discarded and the fabric lock is released.

            The changes are only available in the volatile directory and are subject to being discarded if the switch is restarted.

            To use administrative privileges and release a locked fctimer session, use the clear fctimer session command.

            switch# clear fctimer session

            Fabric Database Merge Guidelines

            When merging two fabrics, follow these guidelines:

            • Be aware of the following merge conditions:

              • The merge protocol is not implemented for distribution of the fctimer values. You must manually merge the fctimer values when a fabric is merged.

              • The per-VSAN fctimer configuration is distributed in the physical fabric.

              • The fctimer configuration is only applied to those switches containing the VSAN with a modified fctimer value.

              • The global fctimer values are not distributed.

            • Do not configure global timer values when distribution is enabled.


            The number of pending fctimer configuration operations cannot be more than 15. After 15 operations, you must commit or abort the pending configurations before performing any more operations.

            For additional information, refer to CFS Merge Support in the System Management Configuration Guide for your device.

            Verifying Configured fctimer Values

            Use the show fctimer command to display the configured fctimer values. The following example displays the configured global TOVs:

            switch# show fctimer
            F_S_TOV   D_S_TOV   E_D_TOV   R_A_TOV
            5000 ms   5000 ms   2000 ms   10000 ms


            The F_S_TOV constant, though not configured, is displayed in the output of the show fctimer command.

            The following example displays the configured TOV for VSAN 10:

            switch# show fctimer vsan 10
            vsan no.  F_S_TOV   D_S_TOV   E_D_TOV   R_A_TOV
            10        5000 ms   5000 ms   3000 ms   10000 ms

            World Wide Names

            The world wide name (WWN) in the switch is equivalent to the Ethernet MAC address. As with the MAC address, you must uniquely associate the WWN to a single device. The principal switch selection and the allocation of domain IDs rely on the WWN.

            Cisco SAN switches support three network address authority (NAA) address formats. (see the following table).

            Table 1 Standardized NAA WWN Formats

            NAA Address

            NAA Type

            WWN Format

            IEEE 48-bit address

            Type 1 = 0001b

            000 0000 0000b

            48-bit MAC address

            IEEE extended

            Type 2 = 0010b

            Locally assigned

            48-bit MAC address

            IEEE registered

            Type 5 = 0101b

            IEEE company ID: 24 bits

            VSID: 36 bits


            Changes to the world-wide names should be made by an administrator or individual who is completely familiar with switch operations.

            Verifying the WWN Configuration

            Use the show wwn commands to display the status of the WWN configuration. This example shows how to display the status of all WWNs:

            switch# show wwn status
            Type    Configured     Available    Resvd.  Alarm State
            ----    ----------  --------------  ------  -----------
               1           64        48 ( 75%)      16    NONE
             2,5       524288    442368 ( 84%)   73728    NONE

            This example shows how to display the information for block ID 51:

            switch# show wwn status block-id 51
            WWNs in this block: 21:00:ac:16:5e:52:00:03 to 21:ff:ac:16:5e:52:00:03
            Num. of WWNs:: Configured: 256 Allocated:    0 Available: 256 
            Block Allocation Status: FREE

            This example shows how to display the WWN for a specific switch:

            switch# show wwn switch
            Switch WWN is 20:00:ac:16:5e:52:00:00

            Link Initialization WWN Usage

            Exchange Link Protocol (ELP) and Exchange Fabric Protocol (EFP) use WWNs during link initialization. ELPs and EFPs both use the VSAN WWN by default during link initialization. However, the ELP usage changes based on the peer switch’s usage:

            • If the peer switch ELP uses the switch WWN, then the local switch also uses the switch WWN.

            • If the peer switch ELP uses the VSAN WWN, then the local switch also uses the VSAN WWN.

            Configuring a Secondary MAC Address

            You can allocate secondary MAC addresses.

               Command or ActionPurpose
              Step 1configure terminal

              switch# configure terminal

              Enters global configuration mode.

              Step 2 wwn secondary-mac wwn-id range value

              switch(config)# wwn secondary-mac 33:e8:00:05:30:00:16:df range 55

              Configures the secondary MAC address. This command cannot be undone.



              This example shows how to configure the secondary MAC address:

              switch(config)# wwn secondary-mac 00:99:55:77:55:55 range 64
              This command CANNOT be undone.
              Please enter the BASE MAC ADDRESS again: 00:99:55:77:55:55
              Please enter the mac address RANGE again: 64
              From now on WWN allocation would be based on new MACs. Are you sure? (yes/no) no
              You entered: no. Secondary MAC NOT programmed

              FC ID Allocation for HBAs

              Fibre Channel standards require a unique FC ID to be allocated to an N port attached to an F port in any switch. To conserve the number of FC IDs used, Cisco SAN switches use a special allocation scheme.

              Some 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 are allocated with single FC IDs. If the HBA can discover targets within the same domain and area, a full area is allocated.

              To allow further scalability for switches with numerous ports, the switch software maintains a list of HBAs that can discover targets within the same domain and area. Each HBA is identified by its company ID (also known as Organizational Unique Identifier, or OUI) used in the pWWN during a fabric log in. 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.

              Default Company ID List

              All Cisco SAN switches contain a default list of company IDs that require area allocation. Using the company ID reduces the number of configured persistent FC ID entries. You can configure or modify these entries using the CLI.


              Persistent entries take precedence over company ID configuration. If the HBA fails to discover a target, verify that the HBA and the target are connected to the same switch and have the same area in their FC IDs, then perform the following procedure:

              1. Shut down the port connected to the HBA.
              2. Clear the persistent FC ID entry.
              3. Get the company ID from the port WWN.
              4. Add the company ID to the list that requires area allocation.
              5. Bring up the port.

              The list of company IDs have the following characteristics:

              • A persistent FC ID configuration always takes precedence over the list of company IDs. Even if the company ID is configured to receive an area, the persistent FC ID configuration results in the allocation of a single FC ID.

              • New company IDs added to subsequent releases are automatically added to existing company IDs.

              • The list of company IDs is saved as part of the running and saved configuration.

              • The list of company IDs is used only when the fcinterop FC ID allocation scheme is in auto mode. By default, the interop FC ID allocation is set to auto, unless changed.


                We recommend that you set the fcinterop FC ID allocation scheme to auto and use the company ID list and persistent FC ID configuration to manipulate the FC ID device allocation.

                Use the fcinterop FCID allocation auto command to change the FC ID allocation and the show running-config command to view the currently allocated mode.

              • When you enter a write erase, the list inherits the default list of company IDs shipped with a relevant release.

              Verifying the Company ID Configuration

              You can view the configured company IDs by entering the show fcid-allocation area command. Default entries are listed first and the user-added entries are listed next. Entries are listed even if they were part of the default list and you later removed them.

              This example shows how to display the list of default and configured company IDs:

              switch# show fcid-allocation area
              FCID area allocation company id info:
              00:50:2E <--------------- Default entry
              00:30:AE + <------------- User-added entry
              00:32:23 +
              00:E0:8B * <------------- Explicitly deleted entry (from the original default list)
              Total company ids: 7
              + - Additional user configured company ids.
              * - Explicitly deleted company ids from default list.

              You can implicitly derive the default entries shipped with a specific release by combining the list of Company IDs displayed without any identification with the list of deleted entries.

              You can also view or obtain the company IDs in a specific WWN by entering the show fcid-allocation company-id-from-wwn command. Some WWN formats do not support company IDs. In these cases, you many need to configure the FC ID persistent entry.

              This example shows how to display the company ID for the specified WWN:

              switch# show fcid-allocation company-id-from-wwn 20:00:00:05:30:00:21:60
              Extracted Company ID: 0x000530

              Switch Interoperability

              Interoperability enables the products of multiple vendors to interwork with each other. Fibre Channel standards guide vendors towards common external Fibre Channel interfaces.

              Not all vendors follow the standards in the same way, which results in the need for interoperability modes. This section briefly explains the basic concepts of these modes.

              Each vendor has a regular mode and an equivalent interoperability mode, which specifically turns off advanced or proprietary features and provides the product with a standards-compliant implementation.


              For more information on configuring interoperability for Cisco Nexus devices, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide.

              About Interop Mode

              The software supports the following four interop modes:

              • Mode 1— Standards-based interop mode that requires all other vendors in the fabric to be in interop mode.

              • Mode 2—Brocade native mode (Core PID 0).

              • Mode 3—Brocade native mode (Core PID 1).

              • Mode 4—McData native mode.

              For information about configuring interop modes 2, 3, and 4, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide, available at the following location: http:/​/​​en/​US/​docs/​storage/​san_switches/​mds9000/​interoperability/​guide/​intopgd.html

              The following table lists the changes in switch operation when you enable interoperability mode. These changes are specific to Cisco Nexus devices while in interop mode.

              Table 2  Changes in Switch Operation When Interoperability Is Enabled

              Switch Feature

              Changes if Interoperability Is Enabled

              Domain IDs

              Some vendors cannot use the full range of 239 domains within a fabric.

              Domain IDs are restricted to the range 97 to 127, to accommodate McData’s nominal restriction to this same range. Domain IDs can either be static or preferred, which operate as follows:

              • Static: Cisco switches accept only one domain ID; if a switch does not get that domain ID it isolates itself from the fabric.

              • Preferred: If the switch does not get its requested domain ID, it accepts any assigned domain ID.


              All Fibre Channel timers must be the same on all switches as these values are exchanged by E ports when establishing an ISL. The timers are F_S_TOV, D_S_TOV, E_D_TOV, and R_A_TOV.


              Verify that the Fabric Stability Time Out Value timers match exactly.


              Verify that the Distributed Services Time Out Value timers match exactly.


              Verify that the Error Detect Time Out Value timers match exactly.


              Verify that the Resource Allocation Time Out Value timers match exactly.


              Trunking is not supported between two different vendor’s switches. This feature may be disabled per port or per switch.

              Default zone

              The default zone operation of permit (all nodes can see all other nodes) or deny (all nodes are isolated when not explicitly placed in a zone) may change.

              Zoning attributes

              Zones may be limited to the pWWN and other proprietary zoning methods (physical port number) may be eliminated.


              On a Brocade switch, use the cfgsave command to save fabric-wide zoning configuration. This command does not have any effect on Cisco SAN switches if they are part of the same fabric. You must explicitly save the configuration on each Cisco SAN switch.

              Zone propagation

              Some vendors do not pass the full zone configuration to other switches, only the active zone set gets passed.

              Verify that the active zone set or zone configuration has correctly propagated to the other switches in the fabric.


              Interop mode only affects the specified VSAN.

              TE ports and SAN port channels

              TE ports and SAN port channels cannot be used to connect Cisco switches to non-Cisco SAN switches. Only E ports can be used to connect to non-Cisco SAN switches. TE ports and SAN port channels can still be used to connect a Cisco switch to other Cisco SAN switches even when in interop mode.


              The routing of frames within the fabric is not changed by the introduction of interop mode. The switch continues to use src-id, dst-id, and ox-id to load balance across multiple ISL links.

              Domain reconfiguration disruptive

              This is a switch-wide impacting event. Brocade and McData require the entire switch to be placed in offline mode and/or rebooted when changing domain IDs.

              Domain reconfiguration nondisruptive

              This event is limited to the affected VSAN. Cisco SAN switches have the capability to restart only the domain manager process for the affected VSAN and not the entire switch.

              Name server

              Verify that all vendors have the correct values in their respective name server database.

              Configuring Interop Mode 1

              You can interop mode1 in Cisco SAN switches disruptively or nondisruptively.


              Brocade’s msplmgmtdeactivate command must explicitly be run prior to connecting from a Brocade switch to either Cisco SAN switches or to McData switches. This command uses Brocade proprietary frames to exchange platform information, which Cisco SAN switches or McData switches do not recognize. Rejecting these frames causes the common E ports to become isolated.

                 Command or ActionPurpose
                Step 1Place the VSAN of the E ports that connect to the OEM switch in interoperability mode. 
                switch# configuration terminal
                switch(config)# vsan database
                switch(config-vsan-db)# vsan 1 interop 1
                switch(config-vsan-db)# exit
                Step 2Assign a domain ID in the range of 97 (0x61) through 127 (0x7F). 

                This is an limitation imposed by the McData switches.

                In Cisco SAN switches, the default is to request an ID from the principal switch. If the preferred option is used, Cisco SAN switches request a specific ID, but still join the fabric if the principal switch assigns a different ID. If the static option is used, the Cisco SAN switches do not join the fabric unless the principal switch agrees and assigns the requested ID.


                When changing the domain ID, the FC IDs assigned to N ports also change.

                Step 3Change the Fibre Channel timers (if they have been changed from the system defaults).  

                The Cisco SAN switches, 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. The RA_TOV default is 10 seconds, and the ED_TOV default is 2 seconds. Per the FC-SW2 standard, these values must be the same on each switch within the fabric.

                switch(config)# fctimer e_d_tov ?
                  <1000-100000> E_D_TOV in milliseconds(1000-100000) 
                switch(config)# fctimer r_a_tov ?
                  <5000-100000> R_A_TOV in milliseconds(5000-100000)
                Step 4When making changes to the domain, you may or may not need to restart the Domain Manager function for the altered VSAN.  
                • Force a fabric reconfiguration with the disruptive option.
                  switch(config)# fcdomain restart disruptive vsan 1


                • Do not force a fabric reconfiguration.
                  switch(config# fcdomain restart vsan 1

                Verifying Interoperating Status

                This section highlights the commands used to verify if the fabric is up and running in interoperability mode.

                To verify the resulting status of entering the interoperability command in any Cisco Nexus device, perform this task:

                  Step 1   Verify the software version.

                  switch# show version
                  Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software 
                  TAC support:
                  Copyright (c) 2002-2008, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
                  The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by
                  other third parties and are used and distributed under license. 
                  Some parts of this software are covered under the GNU Public 
                  License. A copy of the license is available at 
                    BIOS:      version 1.2.0
                    loader:    version N/A
                    kickstart: version 4.0(1a)N1(1)
                    system:    version 4.0(1a)N1(1)
                    BIOS compile time:       06/19/08
                    kickstart image file is: bootflash:/n5000-uk9-kickstart.4.0.1a.N1.latest.bin
                    kickstart compile time:  11/25/2008 6:00:00 [11/25/2008 14:17:12]
                    system image file is:    bootflash:/n5000-uk9.4.0.1a.N1.latest.bin
                    system compile time:     11/25/2008 6:00:00 [11/25/2008 14:59:49]
                    cisco Nexus5020 Chassis ("40x10GE/Supervisor")
                    Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU with 2074308 kB of memory.
                    Processor Board ID JAB120900PJ
                    Device name: switch
                    bootflash: 1003520 kB 
                  Kernel uptime is 0 day(s), 1 hour(s), 29 minute(s), 55 second(s) 
                  Last reset at 510130 usecs after Wed Nov 26 18:12:23 2008
                    Reason: Reset Requested by CLI command reload
                    System version: 4.0(1a)N1(1)
                    Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin
                  Step 2   Verify if the interface states are as required by your configuration.

                  switch# show interface brief 
                  Interface  Vsan   Admin  Admin   Status          SFP    Oper  Oper   Port 
                                    Mode   Trunk                          Mode  Speed  Channel 
                                           Mode                                 (Gbps) 
                  fc3/1      1      E      on      trunking         swl    TE      2    -- 
                  fc3/2      1      auto   on      sfpAbsent        --     --           -- 
                  fc3/3      1      E      on      trunking         swl    TE      2    -- 
                  fc3/4      1      auto   on      sfpAbsent        --     --           -- 
                  fc3/5      1      auto   auto    notConnected     swl    --           -- 
                  fc3/6      1      auto   on      sfpAbsent        --     --           -- 
                  fc3/7      1      auto   auto    sfpAbsent        --     --           -- 
                  fc3/8      1      auto   auto    sfpAbsent        --     --           -- 
                  Step 3   Verify if you are running the desired configuration.

                  switch# show running-config 
                  Building Configuration... 
                   interface fc2/1 
                  no shutdown 
                   interface fc2/2 
                  no shutdown 
                   interface fc2/3 
                   interface fc2/4 


                  interface mgmt0 
                  ip address 
                  switchport encap default 
                  no shutdown 
                  vsan database 
                  vsan 1 interop  
                  boot system bootflash:/nx5000-system-23e.bin  
                  boot kickstart bootflash:/nx5000-kickstart-23e.bin  
                  fcdomain domain 100 preferred vsan 1 
                  ip route 
                  ip routing 
                  line console 
                    databits 5 
                    speed 110 
                  logging linecard  
                  ssh key rsa 512 force 
                  ssh server enable 
                  switchname switch 
                  username admin password 5 $1$Li8/fBYX$SNc72.xt4nTXpSnR9OUFB/ role network-admin 
                  Step 4   Verify if the interoperability mode is active.

                  switch# show vsan 1 
                  vsan 1 information 
                           name:VSAN0001  state:active  
                           interoperability mode:yes <-------------------- verify mode 
                           operational state:up  
                  Step 5   Verify the domain ID.

                  switch# show fcdomain vsan 1 
                  The local switch is a Subordinated Switch. 
                  Local switch run time information: 
                          State: Stable 
                          Local switch WWN:    20:01:00:05:30:00:51:1f 
                          Running fabric name: 10:00:00:60:69:22:32:91 
                          Running priority: 128 
                          Current domain ID: 0x64(100) <---------------verify domain id 
                  Local switch configuration information: 
                          State: Enabled 
                          Auto-reconfiguration: Disabled 
                          Contiguous-allocation: Disabled 
                          Configured fabric name: 41:6e:64:69:61:6d:6f:21 
                          Configured priority: 128 
                          Configured domain ID: 0x64(100) (preferred) 
                  Principal switch run time information: 
                          Running priority: 2 
                  Interface               Role          RCF-reject 
                  ----------------    -------------    ------------ 
                  fc2/1               Downstream       Disabled 
                  fc2/2               Downstream       Disabled 
                  fc2/4               Upstream         Disabled 
                  ----------------    -------------    ------------ 
                  Step 6   Verify the local principal switch status.

                  switch# show fcdomain domain-list vsan 1 
                  Number of domains: 5 
                  Domain ID              WWN 
                  ---------    ----------------------- 
                   0x61(97)    10:00:00:60:69:50:0c:fe 
                   0x62(98)    20:01:00:05:30:00:47:9f 
                   0x63(99)    10:00:00:60:69:c0:0c:1d 
                  0x64(100)    20:01:00:05:30:00:51:1f [Local] 
                  0x65(101)    10:00:00:60:69:22:32:91 [Principal] 
                  ---------    ----------------------- 
                  Step 7   Verify the next hop and destination for the switch.

                  switch# show fspf internal route vsan 1 
                  FSPF Unicast Routes  
                   VSAN Number  Dest Domain   Route Cost    Next hops 
                             1     0x61(97)          500      fc2/2 
                             1     0x62(98)         1000      fc2/1 
                             1     0x63(99)          500      fc2/1 
                             1    0x65(101)         1000      fc2/4 
                  Step 8   Verify the name server information.

                  switch# show fcns data vsan 1 
                  VSAN 1: 
                  FCID        TYPE  PWWN                    (VENDOR) FC4-TYPE:FEATURE 
                  0x610400    N     10:00:00:00:c9:24:3d:90 (Emulex)     scsi-fcp  
                  0x6105dc    NL    21:00:00:20:37:28:31:6d (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x6105e0    NL    21:00:00:20:37:28:24:7b (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x6105e1    NL    21:00:00:20:37:28:22:ea (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x6105e2    NL    21:00:00:20:37:28:2e:65 (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x6105e4    NL    21:00:00:20:37:28:26:0d (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x630400    N     10:00:00:00:c9:24:3f:75 (Emulex)     scsi-fcp  
                  0x630500    N     50:06:01:60:88:02:90:cb              scsi-fcp  
                  0x6514e2    NL    21:00:00:20:37:a7:ca:b7 (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x6514e4    NL    21:00:00:20:37:a7:c7:e0 (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x6514e8    NL    21:00:00:20:37:a7:c7:df (Seagate)    scsi-fcp  
                  0x651500    N     10:00:00:e0:69:f0:43:9f (JNI)            
                  Total number of entries = 12 

                  The Cisco switch name server shows both local and remote entries, and does not time out the entries.

                  Default Settings for Advanced Fibre Channel Features

                  The following table lists the default settings for the features included in this chapter.

                  Table 3  Default Settings for Advanced Features



                  CIM server


                  CIM server security protocol



                  5,000 milliseconds


                  2,000 milliseconds


                  10,000 milliseconds

                  Timeout period to invoke fctrace

                  5 seconds

                  Number of frame sent by the fcping feature

                  5 frames

                  Remote capture connection protocol


                  Remote capture connection mode


                  Local capture frame limits

                  10 frames

                  FC ID allocation mode

                  Auto mode

                  Loop monitoring


                  Interop mode