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  • 1.  BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-24-2017 06:45 AM
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    Hi team,

     

    I have just configured ISL on my brocade 300 switch, the i also use a fiber cable to inter-connect the switches together. My problem is that i can see all the ALIASES configured on my principal switch on the second switch but i can't see the principal switch pushing it ZONES to the second switch. When i used ISLSHOW and SWITCHSHOW command on the two switches , The result is as snipped in the attachment.

     

    Please team what have i done wrong or what do i have to do to make the two switches sync perfectly?  Swift response from experience member will be highly appreciated.

     

    Thanks

     

    Taiwo

     

     


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  • 2.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-24-2017 10:54 AM

    @Taiwo

     

    both, "islshow" and "switchshow" don't ive the output from a config.

     

    can you please post a  bit more info ? -please as text no Image.

     

    from both switch:

     

    installed FOS release

     

    output from command

     

    "defzone --show"

     

    "portcfgshow port_number"

     

    is on both switch already any config active ?

     

     


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  • 3.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 04:42 AM

    Dear Antonio,

     

    I seriously appreciate your response to my issue. Here are the informations that you requested for.

     

     

    Secondary Switch

     

    NTPR:admin> portcfgshow 9
    Area Number:              9
    Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)
    Fill Word(On Active)      3(A-A then SW I-A)
    Fill Word(Current)        3(A-A then SW I-A)
    AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF
    Trunk Port                ON
    Long Distance             OFF
    VC Link Init              OFF
    Locked L_Port             OFF
    Locked G_Port             OFF
    Disabled E_Port           OFF
    Locked E_Port             OFF
    ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF
    RSCN Suppressed           OFF
    Persistent Disable        OFF
    LOS TOV enable            OFF
    NPIV capability           ON
    QOS Port                  AE
    Port Auto Disable:        OFF
    Rate Limit                OFF
    Mirror Port               OFF
    SIM Port                  OFF
    Credit Recovery           ON
    F_Port Buffers            OFF
    E_Port Credits            OFF
    Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)
    NPIV PP Limit:            126
    NPIV FLOGI Logout:        OFF
    CSCTL mode:               OFF

    NTPR:admin>

     

    NTPR:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction

    NTPR:admin> version
    Kernel:     2.6.14.2
    Fabric OS:  v7.3.1a
    Made on:    Fri Mar 13 17:31:35 2015
    Flash:      Mon Jan 11 20:39:54 2016
    BootProm:   1.0.11
    NTPRDSNW2:admin>

     

    NTPR:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction
    NTPRD:admin>
    NTPRDSNW2:admin> switchshow
    switchName:     NTPRD
    switchType:     71.2
    switchState:    Online
    switchMode:     Native
    switchRole:     Principal
    switchDomain:   2
    switchId:       fffc02
    switchWwn:      10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:d9:91
    zoning:         OFF
    switchBeacon:   OFF

     

    NTPRDSNW2:admin> islshow
      1:  9->  9 10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:e9:9b (incompatible)

     

     

     

    Principal Switch

     

    NTPR:admin> portcfgshow 9
    Area Number:              9
    Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)
    Fill Word(On Active)      3(A-A then SW I-A)
    Fill Word(Current)        3(A-A then SW I-A)
    AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF
    Trunk Port                OFF
    Long Distance             OFF
    VC Link Init              OFF
    Locked L_Port             OFF
    Locked G_Port             OFF
    Disabled E_Port           OFF
    Locked E_Port             OFF
    ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF
    RSCN Suppressed           OFF
    Persistent Disable        OFF
    LOS TOV enable            OFF
    NPIV capability           ON
    QOS Port                  AE
    Port Auto Disable:        OFF
    Rate Limit                OFF
    Mirror Port               OFF
    SIM Port                  OFF
    Credit Recovery           ON
    F_Port Buffers            OFF
    E_Port Credits            OFF
    Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)
    NPIV PP Limit:            126
    NPIV FLOGI Logout:        OFF
    CSCTL mode:               OFF

    NTPR:admin>
    NTPRDSNW2:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction
    NTPRDSNW2:admin>

     

    NTPR:admin> version
    Kernel:     2.6.14.2
    Fabric OS:  v7.3.1a
    Made on:    Fri Mar 13 17:31:35 2015
    Flash:      Mon Jan 11 20:39:45 2016
    BootProm:   1.0.11

     

     

     

    NTPR:admin> switchshow
    switchName:     NTPR
    switchType:     71.2
    switchState:    Online
    switchMode:     Native
    switchRole:     Principal
    switchDomain:   1
    switchId:       fffc01
    switchWwn:      10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:e9:9b
    zoning:         ON (ZONE_CFG_NTEL)
    switchBeacon:   OFF

     

    NTPR:admin> islshow
      1:  9->  9 10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:d9:91 (incompatible)

     

     

    Note:- When ever i change  the piority and the domain id  on the secondary switch, it goes to sub-ordinate from principal and will tell me it loading information from fabric, but after sometime, the configuration goes back to what i have posted here. For example, it goes back to principal1 from sub-ordinate.

     

    Please note that i have edited the switch names here, so don't let it amaze you.

     

     

    Thanks

     


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  • 4.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 07:04 AM

    PRINCIPAL SWITCH

    NTPR:admin> fabStatsShow
    Description                  Count   Port    Timestamp
    ---------------------------  ------  ------  ----------------
    Domain ID forcibly changed:       0
    E_Port offline transitions:       9       9  Fri Aug 25 09:27:00 2017
    Reconfigurations:                24       9  Fri Aug 25 09:33:12 2017
    Segmentations due to:
                      Loopback:       0
               Incompatibility:       0
                       Overlap:       0
                        Zoning:       7 <     9  Fri Aug 25 09:33:12 2017
                E_Port Segment:       0
                     Licensing:       0
               Disabled E_Port:       0
                   Platform DB:       0
           Sec Incompatibility:       0
                 Sec Violation:       0
                     ECP Error:       0
                 Duplicate WWN:       0
                Eport Isolated:       0
            AD header conflict:       0
                VF AD conflict:       0
      MSFR/RD H&T WWN conflict:       0
          ETIZ Incompatibility:       0
         ESC detected conflict:       0
           Encryption conflict:       0
          Compression conflict:       0
      Encryp/Comp bw availability:       0
              Defzone conflict:       0
    '<'  - Denotes the type of event that occurred last.
    NTPR:admin>




    SECONDARY  SWITCH


    NTPR:admin> fabStatsShow
    Description                  Count   Port    Timestamp
    ---------------------------  ------  ------  ----------------
    Domain ID forcibly changed:       0
    E_Port offline transitions:       4       9  Thu Aug 24 16:04:18 2017
    Reconfigurations:                23       9  Fri Aug 25 09:34:29 2017
    Segmentations due to:
                      Loopback:       0
               Incompatibility:       0
                       Overlap:       0
                        Zoning:       7 <     9  Fri Aug 25 09:34:29 2017
                E_Port Segment:       0
                     Licensing:       0
               Disabled E_Port:       0
                   Platform DB:       0
           Sec Incompatibility:       0
                 Sec Violation:       0
                     ECP Error:       0
                 Duplicate WWN:       0
                Eport Isolated:       0
            AD header conflict:       0
                VF AD conflict:       0
      MSFR/RD H&T WWN conflict:       0
          ETIZ Incompatibility:       0
         ESC detected conflict:       0
           Encryption conflict:       0
          Compression conflict:       0
      Encryp/Comp bw availability:       0
              Defzone conflict:       0
    '<'  - Denotes the type of event that occurred last.
    NTPR:admin>


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  • 5.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 07:55 AM

    Hi Taiwo,

     

    so you have a zoning conflict:

     

    NTPR:admin> fabStatsShow
    Description                  Count   Port    Timestamp
    ---------------------------  ------  ------  ----------------

    ..
                        Zoning:       7 <     9  Fri Aug 25 09:33:12 2017

    ..

     

    it is not the defzone - since

     

    NTPR:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction
    NTPRD:admin>

     

    NTPRDSNW2:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction
    NTPRDSNW2:admin>

     

    You have an active on NTPR since

     

    NTPR:admin> switchshow
    switchName:     NTPR
    ..
    zoning:         ON (ZONE_CFG_NTEL)

     

    And on your secondary

     

    NTPRDSNW2:admin> switchshow
    ..
    zoning:         OFF

     

    So, I would clear out any old zoning on your secondary, and then bounce the ISL port.

     

    NTPRDSNW2:admin> cfgclear; cfgsave

    NTPRDSNW2:admin> portdisable 9; portenable 9

     

     


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  • 6.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 08:15 AM

    oK , MARTIN. There is no Zone on the secondary switch but I only have the ALIASES on it. The Aliases were pushed from the Principal to the secondary but no Zone was pushed across.

     

    Should i flush out all the pushed ALIASES and work on the sent commands?

     

    Thanks


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  • 7.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-28-2017 02:37 AM

    Hi Taiwo,

     

    you need to remove the alias defined (configclear; cfgsave) on your secondary switch. And then bounce the ISL (portdisable 9; portenable 9). And it should merge.


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  • 8.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-24-2017 10:56 AM

    moved the Thread in correct Forum


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  • 9.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-24-2017 02:01 PM
    It's clear that your switches didn't merge. They currently stay as two separate fabrics.
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  • 10.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 01:51 AM

    Taiwo,

     

    First, I would suspect zoning mismatch here - active on switch 1 and no zoning off one switch 2. We can start by setting the default zoning to be the same:

     

    "switch 1": defzone --allaccess; cfgsave

     

    and then same for switch 2. The cfgsave is required to save the implicit zoning change in defzone command.

     

    "switch 2": defzone --allacess; cfgsave

     

    Then bounce (disable/enable) the ISL say on switch 2. Both switches are principal switch since they segmented into two fabric, that is normal.

     

    Please also share the output from "portcfgshow 9" run on both switches to be sure to avoid issue with incorrectly configured port / ISLs which might be involved here

     

     


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  • 11.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 04:43 AM

    Dear Martin,

     

    I seriously appreciate your response to my issue. Here are the informations that you requested for.

     

     

    Secondary Switch

     

    NTPR:admin> portcfgshow 9
    Area Number:              9
    Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)
    Fill Word(On Active)      3(A-A then SW I-A)
    Fill Word(Current)        3(A-A then SW I-A)
    AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF
    Trunk Port                ON
    Long Distance             OFF
    VC Link Init              OFF
    Locked L_Port             OFF
    Locked G_Port             OFF
    Disabled E_Port           OFF
    Locked E_Port             OFF
    ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF
    RSCN Suppressed           OFF
    Persistent Disable        OFF
    LOS TOV enable            OFF
    NPIV capability           ON
    QOS Port                  AE
    Port Auto Disable:        OFF
    Rate Limit                OFF
    Mirror Port               OFF
    SIM Port                  OFF
    Credit Recovery           ON
    F_Port Buffers            OFF
    E_Port Credits            OFF
    Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)
    NPIV PP Limit:            126
    NPIV FLOGI Logout:        OFF
    CSCTL mode:               OFF

    NTPR:admin>

     

    NTPR:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction

    NTPR:admin> version
    Kernel:     2.6.14.2
    Fabric OS:  v7.3.1a
    Made on:    Fri Mar 13 17:31:35 2015
    Flash:      Mon Jan 11 20:39:54 2016
    BootProm:   1.0.11
    NTPRDSNW2:admin>

     

    NTPR:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction
    NTPRD:admin>
    NTPRDSNW2:admin> switchshow
    switchName:     NTPRD
    switchType:     71.2
    switchState:    Online
    switchMode:     Native
    switchRole:     Principal
    switchDomain:   2
    switchId:       fffc02
    switchWwn:      10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:d9:91
    zoning:         OFF
    switchBeacon:   OFF

     

    NTPRDSNW2:admin> islshow
      1:  9->  9 10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:e9:9b (incompatible)

     

     

     

    Principal Switch

     

    NTPR:admin> portcfgshow 9
    Area Number:              9
    Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)
    Fill Word(On Active)      3(A-A then SW I-A)
    Fill Word(Current)        3(A-A then SW I-A)
    AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF
    Trunk Port                OFF
    Long Distance             OFF
    VC Link Init              OFF
    Locked L_Port             OFF
    Locked G_Port             OFF
    Disabled E_Port           OFF
    Locked E_Port             OFF
    ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF
    RSCN Suppressed           OFF
    Persistent Disable        OFF
    LOS TOV enable            OFF
    NPIV capability           ON
    QOS Port                  AE
    Port Auto Disable:        OFF
    Rate Limit                OFF
    Mirror Port               OFF
    SIM Port                  OFF
    Credit Recovery           ON
    F_Port Buffers            OFF
    E_Port Credits            OFF
    Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)
    NPIV PP Limit:            126
    NPIV FLOGI Logout:        OFF
    CSCTL mode:               OFF

    NTPR:admin>
    NTPRDSNW2:admin> defzone --show
    Default Zone Access Mode
            committed - All Access
            transaction - No Transaction
    NTPRDSNW2:admin>

     

    NTPR:admin> version
    Kernel:     2.6.14.2
    Fabric OS:  v7.3.1a
    Made on:    Fri Mar 13 17:31:35 2015
    Flash:      Mon Jan 11 20:39:45 2016
    BootProm:   1.0.11

     

     

     

    NTPR:admin> switchshow
    switchName:     NTPR
    switchType:     71.2
    switchState:    Online
    switchMode:     Native
    switchRole:     Principal
    switchDomain:   1
    switchId:       fffc01
    switchWwn:      10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:e9:9b
    zoning:         ON (ZONE_CFG_NTEL)
    switchBeacon:   OFF

     

    NTPR:admin> islshow
      1:  9->  9 10:00:c4:f5:7c:20:d9:91 (incompatible)

     

     

    Note:- When ever i change  the piority and the domain id  on the secondary switch, it goes to sub-ordinate from principal and will tell me it loading information from fabric, but after sometime, the configuration goes back to what i have posted here. For example, it goes back to principal1 from sub-ordinate.

     

    Please note that i have edited the switch names here, so don't let it amaze you.

     

     

    Thanks

     


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  • 12.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 06:16 AM

    Hi Taiwo,

     

    run the following command on each switch to determine possible root cause for the segmentation (and provide the output), please

     

    fabStatsShow

     

     

     

     

     


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  • 13.  Re: BROCADE 300 SWITCH SYNCING

    Posted 08-25-2017 06:57 AM

    Dear Martin,

     

    Here is the result of the command you asked me to run:-

     

    PRINCIPAL SWITCH

    NTPR:admin> fabStatsShow
    Description                  Count   Port    Timestamp
    ---------------------------  ------  ------  ----------------
    Domain ID forcibly changed:       0
    E_Port offline transitions:       9       9  Fri Aug 25 09:27:00 2017
    Reconfigurations:                24       9  Fri Aug 25 09:33:12 2017
    Segmentations due to:
                      Loopback:       0
               Incompatibility:       0
                       Overlap:       0
                        Zoning:       7 <     9  Fri Aug 25 09:33:12 2017
                E_Port Segment:       0
                     Licensing:       0
               Disabled E_Port:       0
                   Platform DB:       0
           Sec Incompatibility:       0
                 Sec Violation:       0
                     ECP Error:       0
                 Duplicate WWN:       0
                Eport Isolated:       0
            AD header conflict:       0
                VF AD conflict:       0
      MSFR/RD H&T WWN conflict:       0
          ETIZ Incompatibility:       0
         ESC detected conflict:       0
           Encryption conflict:       0
          Compression conflict:       0
      Encryp/Comp bw availability:       0
              Defzone conflict:       0
    '<'  - Denotes the type of event that occurred last.
    NTPR:admin>




    SECONDARY  SWITCH


    NTPR:admin> fabStatsShow
    Description                  Count   Port    Timestamp
    ---------------------------  ------  ------  ----------------
    Domain ID forcibly changed:       0
    E_Port offline transitions:       4       9  Thu Aug 24 16:04:18 2017
    Reconfigurations:                23       9  Fri Aug 25 09:34:29 2017
    Segmentations due to:
                      Loopback:       0
               Incompatibility:       0
                       Overlap:       0
                        Zoning:       7 <     9  Fri Aug 25 09:34:29 2017
                E_Port Segment:       0
                     Licensing:       0
               Disabled E_Port:       0
                   Platform DB:       0
           Sec Incompatibility:       0
                 Sec Violation:       0
                     ECP Error:       0
                 Duplicate WWN:       0
                Eport Isolated:       0
            AD header conflict:       0
                VF AD conflict:       0
      MSFR/RD H&T WWN conflict:       0
          ETIZ Incompatibility:       0
         ESC detected conflict:       0
           Encryption conflict:       0
          Compression conflict:       0
      Encryp/Comp bw availability:       0
              Defzone conflict:       0
    '<'  - Denotes the type of event that occurred last.
    NTPR:admin>

     

     

     

    Thanks


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