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  • 1.  Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

    Posted 07-28-2015 10:49 PM

    Hi , 

     

    Not sure why the virtual fabrics is not supported on our switch (brocade 300 series). I've checked the switch admin guide, but no details regarding this.

     

    Inorder to support the virtual fabrics on the swtich , what should be done. can you please let know. thanks.

     

    Brocade300-1:user - fosconfig --show

    FC Routing service: Service not supported on this platform

    iSCSI service: Service not supported on this Platform

    iSNS client service: Service not supported on this Platform

    Virtual Fabric: Service not supported on this Platform

    Ethernet Switch Service: Service not supported on this Platform

     

     

     

    switch version info...

    Brocade300-1:admin -  version

    Kernel:     2.6.14.2   

    Fabric OS:  v7.2.1a

    Made on:    Thu Mar 6 22:25:36 2014

    Flash:     Fri Nov 14 14:49:22 2014

    BootProm:   1.0.11

     


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  • 2.  Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

    Posted 07-28-2015 11:34 PM

    Virtual Fabric is supported only of VF Capable Switches.

     

    Brocade 300 is not VF Capable.


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  • 3.  Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

    Posted 07-29-2015 05:01 AM

    what brocade switches are capable of VF  ? is it VDX series?

     

    I thought Brocade 300 is VF capable, as  in Brocade Nework Advisor 12.3 SAN User manual it's mentioned -

     

    "Virtual Fabrics requires that you have at least one Virtual Fabrics-enabled physical chassis running

    Fabric OS 6.2.0 or later in your SAN."

     

    My switch is running Fabric OS 7.2.

     

     

    Thanks


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  • 4.  Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric
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    Posted 07-29-2015 06:10 AM

    --->>>Virtual Fabrics requires that you have at least one Virtual Fabrics-enabled physical chassis...

     

    that meanig for Virtual Fabric capable Switches.

     

    --->>>....running Fabric OS 6.2.0 or later in your SAN

     

    VF was introduced by FOS 6.2.0

     

    VF capable Switeches are i.e. Brocade 6510, 6520, DCX Class Directors

     

    Brocade 300 have no VF Support, same i.e.  ( Brocade 8000 - this is end of life )

     

     

     

     


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  • 5.  Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

    Posted 07-31-2015 03:20 AM


  • 6.  Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

    Posted 07-30-2015 05:45 AM
    > Virtual Fabric: Service not supported on this Platform
    - it is the answer to your question right inside your question.
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