Cisco UCS: FC port failed reason initializing, NPIV not enabled

I recently hit this and didn’t find anything rapidly on google. The configuration I was using was two Cisco MDS 9148 switches and two 6248 Cisco UCS fabric interconnects. A couple things to check if you’re getting this message:

Suspended due to NPIV is not enabled in upstream switch


And once NPIV is enabled, if the switchport goes into status:

fc port failed reason initializing

Try the following.

Thing 1: Make sure that NPIV is appropriately enabled on the switch.

Click to access npv.pdf

Thing 2: Make sure you have the VSANs configured the same in both UCS and the MDS. In this case, the storage admin I was working with created a new VSAN, but I left the UCS at the default VSAN 1.

This is assuming you’re using end host mode. Hope this helps!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.