Fibre channel port properties

The Drives > Fibre Channel Ports page lists the port properties for each fibre channel drive in the library.

Property Description
Drive The location of the drive in Fx, Cx, Rx (frame, column, row) format. For example, F1, C4, R2.
Port The port number (0 or 1).
State The state of the port. A green icon indicates that communication has been established between the drive and the library. A gray icon indicates that no light was detected on that port.
WWPN A unique identifier assigned by the library to each drive port.
Speed The speed of data transmission over the port. Use the Actions > Modify Speed option to change this setting.
  • Auto (default) - Auto-negotiated by the drive and the fiber switch.
  • 1 Gb/s
  • 2 Gb/s
  • 4 Gb/s
  • 8 Gb/s
  • 16 Gb/s
Topology Use the Actions > Modify Topology option to change this setting.
  • Auto-L (default) - Auto-negotiated; try the L port first.
  • Auto-N - Auto-negotiated; try the N port first.
  • L Port - Use the L port.
  • N Port - Use the N port.
Loop ID A unique value that identifies the position of the drive in the tape library. See Default SCSI ID and Loop ID (AL_PA) Assignments for Drives for more information.