ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

vserver fcp create

Create FCP service configuration

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


This command creates an FCP service for a Vserver. An FCP service must be licensed before you can manage FCP services. If the FCP service is not licensed, the FCP command returns an error.

When you create an FCP service on a Vserver, the Vserver has the following configuration defaults:

  • The administrative status of the FCP service is up .

  • The FCP command automatically generates a unique World Wide Node Name (WWNN).


-vserver <Vserver Name> - Vserver Name

Specifies the Vserver for the FCP service.

[-target-name <text>] - Target Name

The FCP World Wide Node Name (WWNN) for the service. All FCP LIFs in the Vserver will share the specified WWNN. The format for a WWNN is "XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX" where X is a hexadecimal digit.

Unles the force option is also provided, the specified WWNN must be within one of the following vendor registered namespaces:

  • 2X:XX:00:a0:98:XX:XX:XX

  • 2X:XX:00:a0:b8:XX:XX:XX

  • 2X:XX:d0:39:ea:XX:XX:XX

The user must ensure that the target name is not in use elsewhere outside the cluster. ONTAP cannot verify that the target name is unique outside the cluster if ONTAP did not generate the target name.

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

Specifies the administrative status of the FCP service of a Vserver. If you set this parameter to up , the FCP service will accept login requests from FCP initiators. If you set this parameter to down , FCP initiators will not be allowed to log in.

[-f, -force <true>] - Force

Allows you to specify a World Wide Node Name outside one of the known vendor registered namespaces.If you use this parameter without a value, it is set to true , and the command does not error when the specified WWNN is outside one of the vendor registered namespaces.


cluster1::> vserver fcp create -vserver vs_1

Creates an FCP service on Vserver vs_1 .

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