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  • 1.  add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-06-2014 05:40 AM

    Hi,

     

    I have two switches in fabric, ds 5300 ( 64.3, fos 6.4.3, Subordinate, switchdomain 15 ) and ds 5000 (58.2, fos 6.4.3, Principal, switchdomain 1). I need to add to add in fabric HP Storageworks 4/8 ( 34.0, fos 6.2.2e ) which was in ag mode. I moved it in Native mode ( switchdisable, ag --modedisable ), and after reboot It was up in Native mode, but have switch role Principal and switchdomain 1. I don't have gui access to it, only cli. How can I change switchdomain from 1 to something else? And I would like to have hp switch as Subordinate.

     

    Regards


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  • 2.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-06-2014 07:45 AM

    tomislav,

     

    log as admin trough CLI i.e. with putty , from command line, with the command "switchdisable" the "confugure" now you can set the other Domain ID.

     

    about the web-tools license, this shouòld be installed, but is probable the license was removed or http set to off, or some other policy.

     

    first at all, check with command "licenseshow" if the license is installed.


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  • 3.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-06-2014 11:26 PM

    thanks. I already changed this, and set switchDomain as I need. Will this new switch in fabric become Principal or Subordinate? I expect that it will be Subordinate and get configuration from fabric.


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  • 4.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-06-2014 11:30 PM

    and should I upgrade new switches to same fos level or higher?


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  • 5.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-07-2014 12:02 AM

    and gui problem isn't related to licence, but Java.

    Untill automatic java update didn't change java version from 6 to 7 gui worked fine.

     


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  • 6.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-07-2014 10:00 AM

    -->>and should I upgrade new switches to same fos level or higher?

     

    you cannot Upgarde all Switch to same release.

     

    5300 is Supported by new FOS release 7.3.x

    5000 is Supported only by FOS Release 6.4.3f

    Brobade 200E is suppported only by FOS Release 6.2.2f.

     

     


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  • 7.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-07-2014 09:57 AM

    tomislav,

     

    sorry for delay.

     

    --->>>Will this new switch in fabric become Principal or Subordinate?

     

    switch with lowest WWN, become as principal.

     

    details are descripted as well in Command Reference Manuals "fabricprincipal"


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  • 8.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-13-2014 02:43 AM

    so if I have two sswitches in fabric ( id 10 is principal )

    DS5000:admin> fabricshow
    Switch ID Worldwide Name Enet IP Addr FC IP Addr Name
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    10: fffc0a 10:00:00:05:1e:90:79:c5 **filtered**.yyy.zzz.kkk 0.0.0.0 >"DS5000"
    15: fffc0f 10:00:00:05:33:f7:e4:30 **filtered**.yyy.zzz.lll 0.0.0.0 "DS5300"

     

    And I would like to add in fabric switch with wwn 10:00:00:05:1e:09:ef:1e.

    So this new one will be principal.  Will this change of principal be transparent for all fc clienta ( port users )?

    Zoning is made per alias.

     

    Regards


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  • 9.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-29-2014 11:18 PM

    I tryed to connect those switches and on ds500 I get:

    20 20 0a1400 id N4 Online FC E-Port (unknown)

     

    and on hp:

      0   0   id    N4   Online           E-Port  segmented,(No Fabric License)

     

    licenseshow on hp showing:

    admin> licenseshow
    9eecQQQe9AffdRe:
    Unknown1 license
    SRQycbRczRTSRzdv:
    Unknown2 license
    Rzdbzez9cdS0ic0Q:
    Second Ports on Demand license - additional 4 port upgrade license
    Rzdbzez9cdSGec0c:
    First Ports on Demand license - additional 4 port upgrade license

     

    Is there some other ways to connect this switch to other two?

    Access gateway mode maybe? is there license needed to?


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  • 10.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-30-2014 01:42 AM

    Hi,

     

    By configuring the switch in AG mode you shouldn't have that segmentation problem anymore. And if that switch has already been in AG mode before, there must not be any licensing issue if you do it again.

     

    Rgds,

    Felipon


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  • 11.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-30-2014 03:53 AM

    as far as I remeber ?! Access Gateway on Brocade 5000 is not supported.


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  • 12.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-30-2014 09:31 AM

    Hi,

     

    you're very right but I referred to the HP Storageworks 4/8 (Brocade 200E) that is the one that @tomislav.kralj needed to add to the fabric.

     

    Rgds,

    Felipon


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  • 13.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 10-31-2014 04:15 AM

    yes felipon, you are right. Hp switch is in  question. I will try to put it in ag mode again and then see result.


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  • 14.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 11-06-2014 07:39 AM

    so I put this hp in ag mode and try to connect it to fabric switch, but when I connect it, port on hp is disabled:

     

    admin> switchshow
    switchName: FC_RIJEKA_1
    switchType: 34.0
    switchState: Online
    switchMode: Access Gateway Mode
    switchWwn: 10:00:00:05:1e:09:d6:db
    switchBeacon: OFF

    Area Port Media Speed State Proto
    =====================================
    0 0 id N4 No_Light Disabled (N-Port Offline for F-Port)
    1 1 id N4 No_Light Disabled (N-Port Offline for F-Port)
    2 2 id N4 No_Light

     

    I tryed port 0 and port 1, same thing. Is there some specific port which should be connected to fabric switch?

    On fabric switch port is No_Light all the time.


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  • 15.  Re: add switch to fabric

    Posted 11-13-2014 06:35 AM

    hi,

     

    you gotta configure the port mapping in order to make it work.

     

    Check the procedure in the Brocade Access Gateway Admin guide (also a nice example here)

     

    Rgds,

    Felipon


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