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zfcp_disk_configure results in multipathd error

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)


Using zfcp_disk_configure to configure a zFCP disk:

zfcp_disk_configure <fibrechannel_host_adapter_address> <WWPN-World-wide-Port-Number> <LUN-Logical-unit-number> 0

for example:

zfcp_disk_configure 0.0.4000 1234567887654321 8765432100000000 0

returns the following usage/syntax error for multipathd:

multipath-tools v0.5.0 (12/17, 2013)                                   
CLI commands reference:                                                
 list|show paths                                                       
 list|show paths format $format                                        
 list|show path $path 


The s390-tools updates released May 2016 include the solution to resolve this problem. Please install the recommended updates.


The script zfcp_disk_configure calls multipathd with the incorrect parameters.


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  • Document ID:7017063
  • Creation Date: 09-Dec-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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