Solaris Fibre Channel (FC) Loopback Plugs and Private Loop Cables Will Not Work If "point-to-point only" Option Is Selected (Doc ID 1608872.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Qlogic FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Emulex FC HBA - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage FC HBA - Version All Versions to Not Applicable [Release All Releases to N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

 
One of the first ways to isolate a FC connectivity issue is by using a FC Loopback Plug or Private Loop Cable.

But if the Connection/Topology option parameter in FC HBA Driver configuration file is not set to default value then FC Loopback Plug or Private Loop Cable will not work.

So these parameters should be checked before attempting FC Loopback Plug or Private Loop Cable tests.

Solution

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