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For all these examples, you will either need to be logged in via telnet/ssh or use the java applet from the http://switchaddress location. I have yet to get jnlp files to launch correctly in windows, Fedora (with the “real” Sun Java) either launches in a browser or from the command line (javaws fcsw1-01.jnlp), so upgrade to Linux now.
Show licenced ports
fscw1-03:admin> licenseport --show 24 ports are available in this switch No POD licenses are installed Dynamic POD method is in use 12 port assignments are provisioned for use in this switch: 12 port assignments are provisioned by the base switch license * 6 port assignments are added if the first POD license is installed * 6 more assignments are added if the second POD license is installed 11 ports are assigned to installed licenses: 11 ports are assigned to the base switch license Ports assigned to the base switch license: 1, 2, 3*, 4*, 5, 6*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18* Ports assigned to the first POD license: None Ports assigned to the second POD license: None Ports not assigned to a license: 0, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 1 license reservation is still available for use by unassigned ports 5 license assignments are held by offline ports (indicated by *) fscw1-03:admin>
Enable or Disable a port
To move a licence, the port must be disabled. The target port will need enabling after the licence move.
Use switchshow to display the status of each port. It would appear that if a switch port is not connected to a hba, a port cannot be disabled or enabled, but the licence can be moved. This may not be entirely true :-}
fscw1-03:admin> portdisable 3 fscw1-03:admin> switchshow switchName: gy-fscw1-03 Area Port Media Speed State Proto ===================================== 0 0 -- N4 No_Module (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled 1 1 cu N4 Online F-Port 50:01:10:a0:00:19:aa:72 2 2 cu N4 Online F-Port 50:01:10:a0:00:19:a6:3a 3 3 cu AN No_Sync Disabled 4 4 cu AN No_Sync fscw1-03:admin> portenable 3 fscw1-03:admin> switchshow switchName: gy-fscw1-03 Area Port Media Speed State Proto ===================================== 0 0 -- N4 No_Module (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled 1 1 cu N4 Online F-Port 50:01:10:a0:00:19:aa:72 2 2 cu N4 Online F-Port 50:01:10:a0:00:19:a6:3a 3 3 cu AN No_Sync 4 4 cu AN No_Sync
Moving a Licence
The move of a licence seems to be easiest via the Java applet.
Wrong! As with most things, once it is worked out, the cli is easier and faster.
Moving a POD (Port On Demand) licence is as easy as:-
fcsw2-02:admin> licensePort --release 4 fcsw2-02:admin> licensePort --reserve 12 fcsw2-02:admin> portenable 12
The number at the end is the port number you which to change the licensing for, this command is a switch not fabric scope command.
Just make sure and then check again that you are dealing with the correct port before doing this!
By the time you have finished doing this with the CLI, your browser or jnlp java client will still be loading and starting up!
Once the Port Admin window has opened, ensure you are in
Advanced Mode. The initial view will show all the ports and status of each port. The interesting column headings are
Port Status and
Port Type. The columns can be dragged in to sequence with the mouse.
The meaning of the states for each port is as follows:-
|Yes||Should be obvious, this port is licenced for use|
|No||Not licenced and no free port licences are available|
|Possible||This port is unlicenced but there are available licences to allocate|
|Disabled||Not available for use, switchshow gives more information|
|Online||Port is licenced and has a connection to an HBA|
|No_Sync||Port is licenced, but no connection to an HBA, this is the message from a copper connection.|
|No_Light||Port is licenced, but is not seeing a connection, this is the message from a SFP optical port|
On this switch, there is one free licence, this is shown at the top of the Port Admin window but you can find it from the command line too (last line):-
fscw1-03:admin> licenseport --show .... edited .... 11 ports are assigned to installed licenses: 11 ports are assigned to the base switch license Ports assigned to the base switch license: 1, 2, 3*, 4*, 5, 6*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18* 1 license reservation is still available for use by unassigned ports fscw1-03:admin>
Back to the licence move.
- In the Port Admin window, highlight the port number you wish to unlicence.
- Click the
Release Licencebutton at the top.
- Highlight the port you wish to licence and click the
- In addition, you may need to click
Enableto allow the port to be brought in to use. You will be prompted to confirm your action before fabos does anything.