fcping man page

fcping — Fibre Channel Ping (ELS ECHO) tool

Synopsis

fcping [-fqx] [ -i interval ] [ -c count ] [ -s size ] -h source target

source = interface | MAC | WWPN | FC-ID

target = -P WWPN | -N WWPN | -F FC-ID

Description

The fcping command performs the Fibre Channel FC-LS-2 ECHO ELS command and displays the reply. The max payload for fcping is 2108 bytes. When no -c is given, fcping will continue until user interrupts.

Options

-f
Flood ping
-q
Quiet! just print summary
-x
Hex dump of responses
-i interval
Wait interval seconds between each ping
-c count
Stop after sending count pings
-h source
Source is interface like ethX, MAC address, WWPN, or FC-ID
-s size
Byte-length of ping request payload (max 2108)
-F FC-ID
Destination port ID
-P WWPN
Destination world-wide port name
-N WWNN
Destination world-wide node name

Examples

Sends ELS ECHO to Port FC-ID 0xbf0027 from interface n0.170 with max 3 pings.

fcping -c 3 -h n0.170 -F 0xbf0027
sending echo to 0xBF0027
echo    1 accepted                       16.170 ms
echo    2 accepted                        7.053 ms
echo    3 accepted                        6.803 ms
3 frames sent, 3 received 0 errors, 0.000% loss, avg. rt time 10.009 ms

Sends ELS ECHO to WWNN 0x1000001B213C9DDA from interface n0.170 with max 3 pings and payload size 1500 bytes

fcping -c 3 -h n0.170 -s 1500 -N 0x1000001B213C9DDA
sending echo to 0xBF0027
echo    1 accepted                        6.597 ms
echo    2 accepted                        6.925 ms
echo    3 accepted                       12.419 ms
3 frames sent, 3 received 0 errors, 0.000% loss, avg. rt time 8.647 ms

Sends ELS ECHO to WWNN 0x1000001B213C9DDA from interface n0.170 continuously with payload of 32 bytes and hex-dump the reply to the screen

fcping -x -h n0.170 -s 32 -N 0x1000001B213C9DDA
sending echo to 0xBF0027
echo    1 accepted                        6.937 ms
response length 32
     0 02000000 00000001 00010203 04050607
    10 08090a0b 0c0d0e0f 10111213 14151617
echo    2 accepted                        6.923 ms
response length 32
     0 02000000 00000002 00010203 04050607
    10 08090a0b 0c0d0e0f 10111213 14151617
echo    3 accepted                       84.929 ms
response length 32
     0 02000000 00000003 00010203 04050607
    10 08090a0b 0c0d0e0f 10111213 14151617

See Also

fcoeadm(8)

Support

fcping is part of the fcoe-utils package, maintained through the Open-FCoE project. Resources for both developers and users can be found at the Open-FCoE website http://open-fcoe.org/.

Info

05/24/2011 Open-FCoE Open-FCoE Tools