EMC Symmetrix bit/flag settings for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 & 2008

 

Windows Server 2003 and 2008 - FA director flag settings to be configured:

  • recommended that you set these at the HBA level
    • Common Serial Number (C)
    • Host SCSI Compliance 2007 (OS2007)
    • SCSI-3 SPC-2 Compliance (SPC2)
    • SCSI-3 compliance (SC3)
    • For FC Switch Base Topology (FC-SW):
    • (I think they mean FC switch, point to point, as opposed to FC AL)
    • Enable Auto Negotiation (EAN)
    • Point-to-Point (PP)
    • Unique WWN (UWN)
    • For FC Loop Base Topology (FC-AL):
    • Enable Auto Negotiation (EAN)
    • Unique World Wide Name (UWN)

  • Refer Primus article EMC200609 for more information
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    How to check bits / flags

     

    $ symmaskdb -sid <####> list database -v -wwn <HBA port pWWN> (e.g 10000000c951c57c)

     

    $ symcfg list -sid 0426 -v -dir all | grep -E "[a-zA-Z1_ ]+\(.*\)" | grep abled | sort | uniq

     

    Auto_Negotiate(EAN)          : Disabled

    Auto_Negotiate(EAN)          : Enabled

    Avoid_Reset_Broadcast(ARB)   : Disabled

    Common_Serial_Number(C)      : Enabled

    Disable_Q_Reset_on_UA(D)     : Enabled

    Environ_Set(E)               : Disabled

    HP3000_Mode(B)               : Disabled

    Init_Point_to_Point(PP)      : Enabled

    Negotiate_Reset(N)           : Disabled

    Non_Participating(NP)        : Disabled

    OpenVMS(OVMS)                : Disabled

    SCSI_Support1(OS2007)        : Disabled

    SPC2_Protocol_Version(SPC2)  : Disabled

    Sequent(SEQ)                 : Disabled

    Siemens(S)                   : Disabled

    Soft_Reset(S)                : Disabled

    Sunapee(SCL)                 : Disabled

    Unique_WWN(UWN)              : Enabled

    VCM_State(VCM)               : Enabled

    Volume_Set_Addressing(V)     : Disabled

    Volume_Set_Addressing(V)     : Enabled

    Device Masking (VCM) Config State    : Enabled