I have a Brocade 300 san switch have to connect to IBM Flex system FC3171 san switch . After connect fiber cable, in brocade end the port show [G port] status. In IBM end the port show [offline]. I connect storage to IBM san switch directly, it ok . so i think all san switch is work fine.
In brocade san swithc i get some warning like: [port 1: ILS ELP bad size 144, wanted 164.]
Brocade switch license info :
admin> licenseshowGZPYg4axxxxxxxxxxxxxxrN3mtBJfQE:Enhanced Group Management licensemBfEND7YxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHCA3BXgHWBAXMD:8 Gig FC licenseWHWQmT7xxxxxxxxxxxxxAXWmB3DWJB7NGH:First Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
Is it license issue or brocade 300 did not support to connect IBM san switch or some issue esle?
Pls help me !!
the FC3171 is Qlogic Based Switch/ Pass-thru Blade.
I'm not familiarly with this Blade, but I think in order to ISL and/or build a fabric with Brocade, the FC3171 must be set in NPIV Mode and not in Full Fabric-Mode.
if you can point me to some DOC, user guide, command line guide, etc.. i'll try to help you to config out.
Finally I found IBM Redbooks sg247984-04.
I assume you want to connect the Storage to the Brocade 300, and ISL the IBM Flex FC3171 to Brocade 300.
in such case, the FC3171 must be set as Pass-Thru
Dear @Antonio Bongiorno,
Thanks for your reply.
I have change Qlogic FC3171 to [Transparent mode] .
After FC3171 turn into Transparent mode, it became a pass-through module and it work fine now, thanks！
happy to hear that work now.
since problem is solved I marked this topic as a Solutions Your are welcome if you have another inquier