Cannot find an RCFC port to create a link


When setting up a Remote Copy configuration or trying to add a link in HPE SSMC, an RCFC port cannot be found.


RCFC ports are supported in HPE Primera OS 4.1 or later.

In this example, node:slot:port 0:3:3 cannot be selected. Use CLI commands to troubleshoot. See the HPE Primera OS Command Line Interface Reference Guide for more information.


Source storage system

  1. Log in to the source storage system.
  2. Determine the state of the port.
    cli% showport
    N:S:P      Mode   State ----Node_WWN---- -Port_WWN/HW_Addr- Type Protocol Label Partner FailoverState
    0:0:1 initiator   ready 50002ACFF707E90E   50002AC00107E90E disk      SAS  DP-1       -             -
    0:0:2 initiator   ready 50002ACFF707E90E   50002AC00207E90E disk      SAS  DP-2       -             -
    0:1:1      peer   ready                -       040973BA10D9 rcip       IP     -       -             -
    0:2:1      peer offline                -       040973BA10DA free       IP     -       -             -
    0:3:1    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20310002AC07E90E host       FC     -   1:3:1          none
    0:3:2    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20320002AC07E90E host       FC     -   1:3:2          none
    0:3:3    target   offline 2FF70002AC07E90E   20330002AC07E90E free       FC     -   1:3:3          none
    0:3:4    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20340002AC07E90E free       FC     -   1:3:4          none
    0:4:1    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20410002AC07E90E host       FC     -   1:4:1          none
    0:4:2    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20420002AC07E90E host       FC     -   1:4:2          none
    0:4:3    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20430002AC07E90E free       FC     -   1:4:3          none
    0:4:4    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   20440002AC07E90E free       FC     -   1:4:4          none
    1:0:1 initiator   ready 50002ACFF707E90E   50002AC10107E90E disk      SAS  DP-1       -             -
    1:0:2 initiator   ready 50002ACFF707E90E   50002AC10207E90E disk      SAS  DP-2       -             -
    1:1:1      peer   ready                -       040973BA0DA5 rcip       IP     -       -             -
    1:2:1      peer offline                -       040973BA0DA6 free       IP     -       -             -
    1:3:1    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21310002AC07E90E host       FC     -   0:3:1          none
    1:3:2    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21320002AC07E90E host       FC     -   0:3:2          none
    1:3:3    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21330002AC07E90E rcfc       FC     -   0:3:3          none
    1:3:4    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21340002AC07E90E free       FC     -   0:3:4          none
    1:4:1    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21410002AC07E90E host       FC     -   0:4:1          none
    1:4:2    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21420002AC07E90E host       FC     -   0:4:2          none
    1:4:3    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21430002AC07E90E free       FC     -   0:4:3          none
    1:4:4    target   ready 2FF70002AC07E90E   21440002AC07E90E free       FC     -   0:4:4          none
    1. If the State is ready, take the port offline, and then go to the next step.
      cli% controlport offline -f <N:S:P>
    2. If the State is offline, go to the next step.
    3. If the State is loss sync, contact a network administrator to make sure that the port is cabled correctly. Then, try again.
  3. Configure the port.
    cli% controlport config rcfc -ct point -f <N:S:P>
  4. Initialize the port.
    cli% controlport rcfc init -f <N:S:P>
  5. If you cannot initialize the port, check the fabric zoning, and then try again. See Unable to create RCFC link due to incorrect connection or zoning.

Target storage system

  1. Log in to the target storage system.
  2. Repeat the previous steps on the target system.
  3. Verify that the ports are ready.
    cli% showrctransport -rcfc
    1. If the RCFC ports appear and their State is ready, the ports are ready to create a link.
    2. If the RCFC ports do not appear, contact your network administrator.