Fabric OS Command Reference
Fabric OS Command Reference
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Fabric OS Commands : portCfgFillword

portCfgFillword
Configures the fill word for a single 8G FC port.
Synopsis
portcfgfillword [slot/]port, mode [passive]
portcfgfillword --help
Description
Use this command to configure the fill word of an 8G FC port. By default, this command disables and re-enables the port and the port comes online with the new fill word setting. When passive option 1 is used after the mode, the new settings are not applied until the next time the port goes offline and comes back online. When passive option 0 is used after the mode, the new settings are applied immediately. The configuration is stored in nonvolatile memory and is persistent across switch reboots or power cycles.
Notes
This command applicable only to 8G FC ports; it is not supported on Condor 3-based platforms.
This configuration cannot be set on VE_Ports or VEX_Ports.
Use the portCfgShow command to display user-configured fill word settings.
The execution of this command is subject to Virtual Fabric or Admin Domain restrictions that may be in place. Refer to Chapter 1, "Using Fabric OS Commands" and Appendix A, "Command Availability" for details.
Operands
This command has the following operands:
slot
For bladed systems only, specifies the slot number of the port to be configured, followed by a slash (/).
port
Specifies the number of the port to be configured, relative to its slot for bladed systems. Use switchShow for a listing of valid ports.
mode
Specifies the fill word for the port number. This operand is required. Valid values are one of the following:
0 | -idle-idle
Sets IDLE mode in the Link Init and IDLE as the fill word (default).
1 | -arbff-arbff
Sets ARB(ff) in the Link Init and ARB(ff) as the fill word.
2 | -idlef-arbff
Sets IDLE mode in the Link Init and ARB(ff) as the fill word.
3 | -aa-then-ia
Attempts hardware arbff-arbff (mode 1) first. If the attempt fails to go into active state, this command executes software idle-arb (mode 2). Mode 3 is the preferable to modes 1 and 2 as it captures more cases.
passive
Specifies the fill word configuration changes to take effect immediately or next port toggle. This operand is optional. Valid values are one of the following:
0
Specify 0 for the new settings to take effect immediately.
1
Specify 1 to postpone the new settings to take effect only after the next time the port goes offline and comes back up. It prevents immediate application of the new settings through a disruptive portDisable and portEnable operation.
Examples
To set the fill word of a port to ARBFF-ARBFF using the numeric mode notation:
switch:admin> portcfgfillword 2/3, 1
To set the fill word of a port to ARBFF-ARBFF using the -arbff-arbff option:
switch:admin> portcfgfillword 2/3, -arbff-arbff
To set the fill word of a port to IDLE-ARBFF using the -idle-arbff option:
switch:admin> portcfgfillword 27, -idle-arbff
switch:admin> portcfgshow 27
Area Number: 27
Speed Level: AUTO(HW)
Fill Word(On Active) 2(SW Idle-Arbff)
Fill Word(Current) 2(SW Idle-Arbff)
(output truncated)
To set the fill word of a port using the passive option:
switch:admin> portcfgfillword 10/2 2 1
 
switch:admin> portcfgshow 10/2
Area Number: 82
Speed Level: AUTO(HW)
Fill Word(On Active) 2(SW Idle-Arbff)
Fill Word(Current) 1(Arbff-Arbff)
(output truncated)
 
switch:admin> portdisable 10/2; portenable 10/2
switch:admin> portcfgshow 10/2
Area Number: 82
Speed Level: AUTO(HW)
Fill Word(On Active) 2(SW Idle-Arbff)
Fill Word(Current) 2(SW Idle-Arbff)
AL_PA Offset 13: OFF
 
switch:admin> portcfgfillword 10/2 3 0
switch:admin> portcfgshow 10/2
Area Number: 82
Speed Level: AUTO(HW)
Fill Word(On Active) 3(A-A then SW I-A)
Fill Word(Current) 3(A-A then SW I-A)
AL_PA Offset 13: OFF
Trunk Port OFF
Long Distance OFF
 
See Also
portCfgShow

Fabric OS Commands : portCfgFillword