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MetroCluster is configured with 8 paths to disk per node instead of 4

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster FC
  • ONTAP 9
  • System configured with 8 paths to each disk per node due to ATTOs using both FC ports and switches using single FC port zoning.


Each node in the MetroCluster configuration can only support a maximum of 4 paths to disks.

ONTAP 9.7 and later

ClusterA::> storage show disk -fields path-count -type !LUN

ONTAP 9.6 and earlier

ClusterA::> storage show disk -fields initiator -nodelist <nodename> -type !LUN
disk initiator 
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1.11.0 3c,3d,3a,3b
1.11.1 3c,3d,3a,3b
1.11.2 3c,3d,3a,3b
1.11.3 3c,3d,3a,3b
1.11.4 3c,3d,3a,3b
1.11.5 3c,3d,3a,3b
1.11.6 3c,3d,3a,3b

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