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  • 1.  Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-25-2014 08:50 AM

    I have a Silkworm 200E 4gb switch

     

    I need to connect two HP 8/12 chassis fiber switches to it.

     

    I believe I have a fabric license installed on the switches and I have everything setup correctly(again I think)

     

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

     

    Thanks

     

     

    backstory

     

    I am a systems/network guy who has no fiber SAN experience but I took on this project when our lead admin left several weeks ago.

     

    Any help is much appreciated.

     


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  • 2.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-26-2014 01:10 AM

    If all are set up correctly, it's just a matter of connecting the switches with cables.

    But: often when one has two switches in a chassi the switches are in two different fabrics - meaning you don't want to connect them. And one would have to connect a cable between the 8/12 switches for them to be connected in the first place.

     

    fabricshow in the CLI shows how the fabric is set up. 

     

    Unfortunately 4Gb FC switches can't do virtual fabric so you can't split your 200E in to virtual switches.

     

    It's a good thing to have two fabrics - good for fault isolation and when making upgrades.

    If you do have two fabrics you can connect the 200E to one fabric and get it working - and when it's all good there you can get another 200E and hook it up to the 200E.


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  • 3.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-26-2014 06:33 AM

    so we only have one 200e in that rack.

     

    and both switches in that chassis would be on one fabric.

     

    All of my ports in the chassis switches are persistant down.

    I believe I have all my licensing setup correctly.

     

     


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  • 4.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-26-2014 07:53 AM

    this is the output from the switch in the chassis

     

      17  17   0b1100   id    N8   Mod_Inv     FC  "Speed Mismatch / Incompatible SFP"(POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      18  18   0b1200   id    N8   Mod_Inv     FC  "Speed Mismatch / Incompatible SFP"(POD License Not Assigned Yet)

     

    any ideas?

     


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  • 5.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-27-2014 03:07 AM

    Hi there,

     

    It looks like you have no license for those ports.

     

    Can you post which licenses the switch has? (command licenseshow)

    Also the number of ports you're currently using (command switchshow)

     

    You may need to use a different port.

     

    Also, can you post the output of command "sfpshow 17 -f" and "sfpshow 18 -f" in order to see the SFP inserted, because 200e only supports up to 4G SFPs.

     

    rgds


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  • 6.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-27-2014 10:34 AM

    That output was from port 17 and 18 on the HP 8/12c brocade SAN switch.

     

    port 17 on HP chassis

     

    sfpshow 17 -f

    Identifier:  3    SFP

    Connector:   7    LC

    Transceiver: 150c402001000000 1,2,4_Gbps M5,M6 sw Inter_dist

    Encoding:    1    8B10B

    Baud Rate:   43   (units 100 megabaud)

    Length 9u:   0    (units km)

    Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

    Length 50u (OM2):  15   (units 10 meters)

    Length 50u (OM3):  0    (units 10 meters)

    Length 62.5u:7    (units 10 meters)

    Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

    Vendor Name: JDS UNIPHASE    

    Vendor OUI:  00:01:9c

    Vendor PN:   JSHR42S405CBB   

    Vendor Rev:  1000

    Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

    Options:     003a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

    BR Max:      5   

    BR Min:      5   

    Serial No:   S943851202A2    

    Date Code:   09102101

    DD Type:     0x68

    Enh Options: 0xf0

    Status/Ctrl: 0x80

    Alarm flags[0,1] = 0x5, 0x0

    Warn Flags[0,1] = 0x5, 0x0

                                               Alarm                  Warn

                                        low         high       low         high

    Temperature: 30      Centigrade      -30        95         -25         90

    Current:     0.000   mAmps           2.000      16.000     3.000       15.000 

    Voltage:     3313.7  mVolts          2970.0     3630.0     3020.0      3580.0 

    RX Power:    -4.8    dBm (330.0uW)   50.0   uW  1000.0 uW  63.1   uW   794.3  uW

    TX Power:    -inf    dBm (0.0   uW)  112.2  uW  794.3  uW  125.9  uW   631.0  uW

     

    State transitions: 5

    Last poll time: 03-04-2000 GMT Sat 07:32:45

     

     

    Port 18 on HP chassis

     

    Identifier:  3    SFP

    Connector:   7    LC

    Transceiver: 150c402001000000 1,2,4_Gbps M5,M6 sw Inter_dist

    Encoding:    1    8B10B

    Baud Rate:   43   (units 100 megabaud)

    Length 9u:   0    (units km)

    Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

    Length 50u (OM2):  15   (units 10 meters)

    Length 50u (OM3):  0    (units 10 meters)

    Length 62.5u:7    (units 10 meters)

    Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

    Vendor Name: JDS UNIPHASE    

    Vendor OUI:  00:01:9c

    Vendor PN:   JSHR42S405CBB   

    Vendor Rev:  1000

    Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

    Options:     003a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

    BR Max:      5   

    BR Min:      5   

    Serial No:   S942851204A3    

    Date Code:   09102001

    DD Type:     0x68

    Enh Options: 0xf0

    Status/Ctrl: 0x80

    Alarm flags[0,1] = 0x5, 0x0

    Warn Flags[0,1] = 0x5, 0x0

                                               Alarm                  Warn

                                        low         high       low         high

    Temperature: 30      Centigrade      -30        95         -25         90

    Current:     0.000   mAmps           2.000      16.000     3.000       15.000 

    Voltage:     3315.4  mVolts          2970.0     3630.0     3020.0      3580.0 

    RX Power:    -4.8    dBm (330.4uW)   50.0   uW  1000.0 uW  63.1   uW   794.3  uW

    TX Power:    -inf    dBm (0.0   uW)  112.2  uW  794.3  uW  125.9  uW   631.0  uW

     

    State transitions: 7

    Last poll time: 03-04-2000 GMT Sat 07:33:24

     

     

    Ports on the 200e

     

    port 6

    sfpshow 6  

    Identifier:  3    SFP

    Connector:   7    LC

    Transceiver: 150c402000000000 100,200,400_MB/s M5,M6 sw Inter_dist

    Encoding:    1    8B10B

    Baud Rate:   43   (units 100 megabaud)

    Length 9u:   0    (units km)

    Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

    Length 50u:  15   (units 10 meters)

    Length 62.5u:7    (units 10 meters)

    Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

    Vendor Name: AVAGO           

    Vendor OUI:  00:17:6a

    Vendor PN:   AFBR-57R5AEZ    

    Vendor Rev:      

    Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

    Options:     001a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

    BR Max:      0   

    BR Min:      0   

    Serial No:   A90723130Z      

    Date Code:   070608  

    Temperature: 41 Centigrade

    Current:     5.196 mAmps

    Voltage:     3346.2 mVolts

    RX Power:    0.0 uWatts

    TX Power:    345.7 uWatts

     

     

     

    port 7

    Identifier:  3    SFP

    Connector:   7    LC

    Transceiver: 150c402000000000 100,200,400_MB/s M5,M6 sw Inter_dist

    Encoding:    1    8B10B

    Baud Rate:   43   (units 100 megabaud)

    Length 9u:   0    (units km)

    Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

    Length 50u:  15   (units 10 meters)

    Length 62.5u:7    (units 10 meters)

    Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

    Vendor Name: AVAGO           

    Vendor OUI:  00:17:6a

    Vendor PN:   AFBR-57R5AEZ    

    Vendor Rev:      

    Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

    Options:     001a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

    BR Max:      0   

    BR Min:      0   

    Serial No:   A9072310LX      

    Date Code:   070607  

    Temperature: 39 Centigrade

    Current:     5.912 mAmps

    Voltage:     3345.6 mVolts

    RX Power:    0.0 uWatts

    TX Power:    325.0 uWatts

     

     

     

     

     

    The ports are connected as follows

     

    hp port 17 is connected to Brocade port 6

    hp port 18 is connected to Brocade port 7

     

     

    licenseshow on the HP

    S000000000000z0fb:

        Fabric license

    HSHRYW0000000000000000000000000000BJf7J:

        Enhanced Group Management license

    MrSR9F000000000000000000000000000NBAgLD:

        8 Gig FC license

     

    switchshow on the HP

    switchName:000_HP6_SW01

    switchType:72.3

    switchState:Online   

    switchMode:Native

    switchRole:Principal

    switchDomain:11

    switchId:fffc0b

    switchWwn:00:00:00:00:00:00:99:4f

    zoning:ON (FABRIC_A)

    switchBeacon:OFF

     

    Index Port Address Media Speed       State   Proto

    ==================================================

       0   0   0b0000   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

       1   1   0b0100   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       2   2   0b0200   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       3   3   0b0300   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       4   4   0b0400   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       5   5   0b0500   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       6   6   0b0600   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       7   7   0b0700   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       8   8   0b0800   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

       9   9   0b0900   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      10  10   0b0a00   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      11  11   0b0b00   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      12  12   0b0c00   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      13  13   0b0d00   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      14  14   0b0e00   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      15  15   0b0f00   cu    AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      16  16   0b1000   cu    4G   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) Disabled (Persistent) 

      17  17   0b1100   id    4G   Mod_Inv     FC  "Speed Mismatch / Incompatible SFP"(POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      18  18   0b1200   id    4G   Mod_Inv     FC  "Speed Mismatch / Incompatible SFP"(POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      19  19   0b1300   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      20  20   0b1400   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      21  21   0b1500   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      22  22   0b1600   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) 

      23  23   0b1700   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

     

     

     

     

    Brocade license show

    cQ900000000000TfX:

        Web license

    9b0000000000000cm:

        Zoning license

     

    switchshow on Brocade

    switchName:SW200E

    switchType:34.0

    switchState:Online   

    switchMode:Native

    switchRole:Principal

    switchDomain:1

    switchId:fffc01

    switchWwn:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:8a

    zoning:ON (000_DR)

    switchBeacon:OFF

     

    Area Port Media Speed State     Proto

    =====================================

      0   0   id    N2   Online           F-Port  50:00:0:00:00:00:19:a7

      1   1   id    N2   Online           F-Port  50:00:00:00:00:60:19:a7

      2   2   id    2G   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:00:00:9d:9f:ff

      3   3   id    N4   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:00:00:11:cd:2e

      4   4   id    N4   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:00:00:9d:b8:fd

      5   5   id    N4   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:00:00:11:4e:30

      6   6   id    4G   No_Light         

      7   7   id    4G   No_Light         

      8   8   id    N4   No_Light         (No POD License) Disabled

      9   9   --    N4   No_Module        (No POD License) Disabled

     10  10   --    N4   No_Module        (No POD License) Disabled

     11  11   --    N4   No_Module        (No POD License) Disabled

     12  12   id    N4   No_Light         (No POD License) Disabled

     13  13   --    N4   No_Module        (No POD License) Disabled

     14  14   --    N4   No_Module        (No POD License) Disabled

     15  15   --    N4   No_Module        (No POD License) Disabled

     

     

     

    I did change some of the numbers to 0 to protect my innocent switches.  :-)

     

    Thank You for your help.

     


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  • 7.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-27-2014 02:38 PM

    stupid question, can you tell me the exactely FOS release both switches ?

     

    can you please check with  "portcfgqos" command on Brocade 200E is thi sis enable , and set to --disable please ?


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  • 8.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 03-28-2014 02:14 AM

    On the one hand, its seems that those SFPs installed in the HP switch are not fully supported (do you have a different one to try instead?)

     

    On the other, can you post the output of licenseshow --port ?


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  • 9.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 04-01-2014 07:55 AM

    I had to change out the brocade switches with some known good working switches.

     

    The issue was indeed incompatible SFP modules.  THe mod were 2,4,8 gb models.


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  • 10.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 04-01-2014 12:37 PM

    Glad you got it working.

     

    The oddity is that the 200E has NO ports with POD activated. The first 8 or 12 should have been activated without a license. Also, your license numbers that are showing also appear a little off to me. I don't usually see so many zeros...


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  • 11.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 04-02-2014 06:28 AM

    Richkell

     

    Those numbers were changed to protect my innocent switch.  Cause frankly Im not sure if those license values can be reused by a crawler.  I'm not exactly Fibre savy.

     

    :-)


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  • 12.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12

    Posted 04-02-2014 07:14 AM

    As the Fibre turns.

     

    Still not cooperating with me.  As I learn more and more about Fibre though Im seeing some issues pop up.

     

    I have a silkworm 200e which I believe is a 4gig switch which connectes to a Brocade 8/24(i just swapped it with a known good working model)  which is connecting to my 4gig fibre mezzanine cards in my servers.

     

     

    Therefore it is my thought that the Brocade 8/24 models that I am using should be 4/24 models instead.

     

    could this be the culprit?

     

    Thanks


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  • 13.  Re: Connecting a Silkworm 200e to a HP 8/12
    Best Answer

    Posted 04-03-2014 06:58 AM

    Found the problem

     

    It was actually three part problem.

     

    1 the SFP i was originally using was incorrect and not compatible with the brocade switch.

    2 the brocade and mezz cards were not in compatible slots on the chassis

    3 The chassis midplane was not configure correctly for the switchs installed.

     

     

    Thank You everyone for your assistance.

     


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