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Enabling NPIV will reboot the Switch...Inmediatly?

Hi everybody

I need to enable the NPIV on a Nexus 5000, and I found how to do it in the following link,

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/configuration/guide/cli/CLIConfigurationGuide/npv.html

To enable NPV, perform this task:

 

Command
Purpose

Step 1

switch# configure terminal

switch(config)#

Enters configuration mode.

Step 2

switch(config)# npv enable

 

Enables NPV mode. The switch reboots, and it comes back up in NPV mode.

Note A write-erase is performed during the initialization.

But I need to know about the reboot. It will reboot inmediatly after enabling the NPIV or I could reboot the switch when I desirre?

best Regards

Gonzalo Arroyo

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Walter Dey
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Hi Gonzalo

The difference between NPV and NPIV can be found here:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/storage-networking/mds-9000-series-multilayer-switches/200127-N-Port-Identifier-Virtualization-NPIV.html

NPIV is a feature, and doesn't require a reboot; enabling it is non disruptive !

NPV requires a reboot, all the existing configuration is gone !

Walter.

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dynamoxxx
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  • NPIV and NPV are two different things. Before you destroy your environment do more research what each option does and how to implement.
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Walter Dey
Advocate

Hi Gonzalo

The difference between NPV and NPIV can be found here:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/storage-networking/mds-9000-series-multilayer-switches/200127-N-Port-Identifier-Virtualization-NPIV.html

NPIV is a feature, and doesn't require a reboot; enabling it is non disruptive !

NPV requires a reboot, all the existing configuration is gone !

Walter.

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Hi

Thank you all for your help.  You were right, NPIV and NPV are complete different things.

I just need to activate NPIV show it doesn' need rebooting. And it solve my problem

Best regards

Gonzalo

Rick1776
Contributor

Yes, and remember to backup your config. Because sometimes it will erase half of your configuration.

Also if you have to assign some of the unified ports as FC your also have to reboot the switch unless you are using a GEM they you can restart that module instead of the entire switch. You would use the reload slot X command.

:D

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