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Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

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  • 1.  Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

    Posted 10-23-2014 12:14 AM

    Hi All,

     

    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> licenseshow
    GZPYg4axxxxxxxxxxxxxxrN3mtBJfQE:
    Enhanced Group Management license
    mBfEND7YxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHCA3BXgHWBAXMD:
    8 Gig FC license
    WHWQmT7xxxxxxxxxxxxxAXWmB3DWJB7NGH:
    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 !!


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  • 2.  Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

    Posted 10-23-2014 01:00 AM

    dean,

     

    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.

     

     


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  • 3.  Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue
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    Posted 10-23-2014 01:24 AM

    Dean,

     

    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

     

     


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  • 4.  Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

    Posted 10-23-2014 07:40 AM

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  • 5.  Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

    Posted 10-23-2014 09:19 AM

    Hi Dean,

     

    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


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