Use the lssasportcandidate command to list the unconfigured serial-attached SCSI (SAS) ports that are logged in and available to add to the SAS worldwide port name (WWPN) or host objects.


lssasportcandidate [ -nohdr ] [ -delimdelimiter ]


(Optional) By default, headings are displayed for each column of data in a concise style view, and for each item of data in a detailed style view. The -nohdr parameter suppresses the display of these headings.
Note: If there is no data to be displayed, headings are not displayed.
-delim delimiter
(Optional) By default in a concise view, all columns of data are space-separated. The width of each column is set to the maximum width of each item of data. In a detailed view, each item of data has its own row, and if the headers are displayed the data is separated from the header by a space. The -delim parameter overrides this behavior. Valid input for the -delim parameter is a 1-byte character. If you enter -delim : on the command line, the colon character (:) separates all items of data in a concise view; for example, the spacing of columns does not occur. In a detailed view, the data is separated from its header by the specified delimiter.


This command returns a list of unconfigured, logged in SAS ports.

Note: The lssasportcandidate command presents a list of host SAS ports that are logged in to nodes. However, there are situations when the list might include host SAS ports that are no longer logged in or even part of the SAN fabric. For example, if a host SAS port is unplugged from a switch but lssasportcandidate shows the WWPN that is logged in to all nodes, the incorrect entry is removed when another device is plugged in to the same switch port that previously contained the removed host SAS port.
This table shows the possible output:
Table 1. lssasportcandidate output
Attribute Description
sas_WWPN Indicates that the SAS WWPN that is logged in is unconfigured (not assigned to a host). This value must be 16 hexadecimal characters.

An invocation example


The resulting output: