emc powerpath luns enter auto standby mode

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

Luns intermittently enter auto standby mode (asb:iopf) and have to be forced back into active mode

Oct 18 02:04:01 hostname kernel: Info:Mpx:Path Bus 1 Tgt 0 Lun 16 is set to Auto standby due to Iopf.
Oct 18 02:04:02 hostname kernel: Info:Mpx:Path Bus 2 Tgt 0 Lun 21 is set to Auto standby due to Iopf.
Oct 18 02:04:13 hostname kernel: Info:Mpx:Path Bus 2 Tgt 0 Lun 8 is set to Auto standby due to Iopf.
Oct 18 03:39:56 hostname kernel: Info:Mpx:Path Bus 2 Tgt 0 Lun 18 is set to Auto standby due to Iopf.
Oct 18 04:21:11 hostname kernel: Info:Mpx:Path Bus 1 Tgt 0 Lun 3 is set to Auto standby due to Iopf.
Oct 18 10:34:10 hostname kernel: Info:Mpx:Path Bus 2 Tgt 0 Lun 7 is set to Auto standby due to Iopf.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • EMC PowerPath
  • Cisco Nexus 5548 switch

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