Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: Fibre Channel HBA Ports Offline - "set FORCED_OFFLINE now" is reported (Doc ID 2127910.1)

Last updated on APRIL 26, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
7000 Appliance OS (Fishworks)

Symptoms

ZFS appliance Fibre Channel ports show up as offline.

Windows client is unable to connect to the ZFS appliance over Fibre Channel (FC).

Rebooting the ZFS appliance or Window client does not resolve the problem.

 

On reboot of the appliance, the console will show the links coming up for all instances:

NOTE:    Apr 8 11:22:01 Hostname stmf: [ID 123654 kern.warning] WARNING: stmf_ctl: too frequent request to online the port, set FORCED_OFFLINE now

 

 

 

Changes

 New Microsoft Windows client have just been installed.

 

Cause

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