ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

network fcp adapter modify

Modify the fcp adapter settings

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


Modifies the FCP target adapter information.

The adapter argument is in the form Xy or Xy_z where X and z are integers and y is a letter. An example is 4a or 4a_1.

You cannot bring an adapter offline until all logical interfaces connected to that adapter are offline. Use the network interface modify command to take your logical interfaces offline.

The speed option sets the Fibre Channel link speed of an adapter. You can set adapters that support:

  • 10Gb/s to 10 or auto

  • 8Gb/s to 2, 4, 8 or auto

  • 4Gb/s to 2, 4 or auto

  • 2Gb/s to 2 or auto

By default, the link speed option is set to auto for auto negotiation. Setting the link speed to a specific value disables auto negotiation. Under certain conditions, a speed mismatch can prevent the adapter from coming online.

The system reports the actual link speed with the "Data Link Rate (Gbit)" field in the output of network fcp adapter show-instance .


-node {<nodename>|local} - Node

Specifies the node of the target adapter.

-adapter <text> - Adapter

Specifies the target adapter.

[-status-admin {down|up}] - Administrative Status

Specifies the desired (administrative) status of the adapter. To view the actual operational status, run network fcp adapter show-fields status-oper .

[-speed {1|2|4|8|10|16|32|64|auto}] - Configured Speed

Specifies the adapter configuration speed in Gigabytes.


cluster1::> network fcp adapter modify -node node1 -adapter 0d -speed 2

Configures the speed of FCP adapter 0d on node1 to 2 Gb/s.

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