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  • 1.  Enable ports after license upgrade

    Posted 12-02-2014 06:19 AM

    Hi everyone,

    sorry for another newbie question...

    I've two Brocade SAN switches for HP enclosure for which I've installed a license to allow the enablement of all ports. I've inserted my license in the switch and it is reported as correctly regesitered.


    My question is:

    There is a way to enable those ports withoth rebooting or disabling the entire switch??

    In suggestions presented after license install "portenable" command is suggested (

    Is this the correct command in order to enable the newly registered ports without compromising/interrupting the current active connections to the switch??

    Thank you in advance for any reply,

    Best Regards,


  • 2.  Re: Enable ports after license upgrade
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    Posted 12-02-2014 09:22 AM

    Yes.  Ports can be enabled/disabled at will without adverse effects on the rest of the switch. 


    Could also use to make the port enable persistent:

    portcfgpersistentenable portnumber




  • 3.  Re: Enable ports after license upgrade

    Posted 12-03-2014 12:33 AM

    Thank you for your answer.

    ...I think something with the above command is not supported on my switches because this is the output afer port enable:

    BCD-BLADE:admin> portenable 14
    Port 14: Port enable failed because the port is persistently disabled
    BCD-BLADE:admin> portcfgpersistentenable 14
    portcfgpersistentenable failed.  Operation not supported.


    Am I missing somethin??


    Thank you,





  • 4.  Re: Enable ports after license upgrade

    Posted 12-03-2014 01:09 AM



    from the name "BCD-BLADE" show to me this is a Blade Switch Inside the Blade Center.


    is correct ?


    If yes, and no POD License is Installed, unlicensed Port are permanent as persistent disable and cannot be enable.


  • 5.  Re: Enable ports after license upgrade

    Posted 12-03-2014 01:52 AM

    Hi Antonio,


    thank you for your answer.

    I've figured out my issue... I reserved license on port and after that I was able to enable ports.


    licenseport -reserve