Accessing Device along Partially Configured Path

Three Possible Scenarios

There are three scenarios wherein the entire path between the source and destination ports has not yet been configured with LID addresses and switch Forwarding Tables. They are described in items 2 through 4 in “Four Possible Scenarios” on page 874. The three subsections that follow provide a detailed description of each scenario.

Scenario: Latter-Half of Path Unaddressable

Refer to Figure 31-8 on page 896. This example assumes:

  • The third switch and CA Y were hot-plugged into the subnet and the SM has to probe the additions.

  • The SM has programmed the Forwarding Tables in the first two switches and assigned LID addresses to both of their management ports, as well as to CA ...

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