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FC-AL LINK_FAILURE alert on all ports attached to same switch in Fabric MCC

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Applies to

  • ONTAP9
  • Fabric Metrocluster
  • Brocade G610


  • All node FC initiator ports attached to the same Brocade fabric switch are intermittently reporting link failures at the same time
  • Uptime on the affected switch is high (over 900 days)
  • The following alerts are seen

[?] Fri Jul 01 21:33:02 -03 [node1: isp2400_intrd:]: Link break detected on Fibre Channel adapter 1a.
[?] Fri Jul 01 21:33:02 -03 [node1: lhm_main:]: Call home for FC-AL LINK_FAILURE (1a)

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