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  • 1.  Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 02:01 AM

    Hello,

    I am have a issue when i try to create a FC fabric between two brocade san switches. One of the is 200E with firmware 6.2.2f while the other one is 300E with firmware 6.4.2a (i think it is 300E - type 002496 - 24E).

     

    By the way, coul anyone tell me where i could fine the firmware 6.4.3 for a 300E? Thank you.

     

    I have disconnected all hosts from thow 2 san switches. The only cable is the one connecting the two san switches.

    The 200E san switch was member of another fabric. So first i have disconnected it from that fabric and i have tried to use this procedure to reset it to factory defaults.

     

    reset switch to factory defaults

     

    I do not know if it is the proper way to do it, but this is how i did it. So now 200E has not configuration on it. I have powered off the 200E, connected the cable from 200E to 300E and powered on the 200E san switch. I was expecting it to receive the configuration from 300E but it did not hapen. The ports were showing E ports, but nothing happened. I have tried to use Network Advisor to connect them, but it did not went so well. All ports show U ports now. Including the one connecting the two switches. More than that, the ports used to connect the two switches are disabled now, and cannot enable them. I can, but they switch to disabled again.

     

    I hope that someone could guide me to create the fabric between the 2 san switches. I would appreciate that.

    Thank you so much in advanced.

     

    Best regards!


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  • 2.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 02:30 AM

    Hi,

     

    please post the output of errdump, fabriclog --show and switchshow, so that we can try to figure out what's goin on.

     

     

    Rgds

     

    Ps: in order to download the FOS code you should take a look at the Downloads section in my.brocade.com. I suppose that depending on the status of the maintenance contract you will be able to download the code. On the other hand, if those switchs were purchased via a third-vendor such as HP or IBM, in there websites, you should be able to get the code as well.

     


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  • 3.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 03:08 AM

    Hello,

    could you provide me an email address where i could send them to?

    Thank you.


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  • 4.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 08:36 AM

    Hi, is there a way to attach them here? or i have to just copy and paste?

    Best regards!


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  • 5.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 08:45 AM

    Copy paste will do just fine.

    For readability you can opt for the 

    code block

     

    function, or paste them in seperate posts


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  • 6.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

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    Posted 12-03-2013 10:55 AM

    Log removed because of content


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  • 10.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 11:14 AM

    If these log are recent and captured the fabric merge (or attempt) as you described in your first post.

     

    It looks like you got SCC enabled and the switch that tries to merge is denied because it is not on the ACL

     

    2013/12/02-22:28:02, [SEC-1187], 1062, FID 128, INFO, sansw01, Security violation: Unauthorized switch 10:00:00:05:33:c7
    :be:18 tries to join fabric.

     sansw01 IBM_2005_16B (aka B200e) would then be the switch in the previous fabric.

    That would make 10::05:33:c7:be:18 your b300.

     

    Use fddcfg, distribute and secpolicy* command to get your SCC policy in order.

    The quickest way to successfully merge would be to disable the SCC.

    secpolicydelete "SCC_policy"

    secpolicyactivate

     

     


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  • 11.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 11:16 AM

    Oops way more output than I tought.

    Anyway the last output from the b300

     15  15   010f00   id    N8   In_Sync     FC  Disabled (SW Security Violation)

    Is also a hint that something with policies is misaligned


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  • 12.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 02:13 PM

    Hi. Would it be easier to wipe out the san switches? How could i do that?

    Best regards!


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  • 13.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 02:27 PM

    Depends on what else is configured that may interfer in the fabric merge.

    If it's more than the SCC policy or not, but still there is no one command that will reset everything to the factory defaults, but it would be nice if you had one,.

     

    Anyway try whether or not it is indeed an SCC policy

     


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  • 14.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-04-2013 05:52 AM

    Hi,

    in the network advisor i have noticed this in the help file

     

    NOTE: All switches in a fabric must be running Fabric OS version 5.3 or later and must be reachable. If a Fabric OS version earlier than version 5.3 is present in the fabric, the fabric is not listed.

     

    Now, 300E has 6.4.3 while 200E has 6.2.2f. The strange thing is that i have another fabric, with exact type san switches, with exact same firmware versions and it is working.

     

    Another thing is that even thou i disable the lossless DSL on 300E (because 200E does not support it) i stille cannot merge the fabrics.


    I have deleted any policies and any other things. I have tried to configure the san switches exactly as the ones i have in the working fabric. I do not see where the problem could be.

     

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Best regards!


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  • 15.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-04-2013 06:33 AM

    Hi,

    i have managed to get the ports used for creating the fabric on line 

    Capture.PNG

    but i still cannot create the fabric. I would like to know if there is a way to by pass that lessloss DLS.

    Best regards!


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  • 16.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-04-2013 07:35 AM

    If you have removed lossless DLS  you have to reset the ISL so that the switchs try to merge again.

     

    Once done, take a look at the output in switchshow for those ports to see the message provided.

     

    If you still see the following message,

     15  15   010f00   id    N8   In_Sync     FC  Disabled (SW Security Violation)

     

    you may need to follow the recommendations about the SCC made by Dion in a previous post. 

     

     

     


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  • 17.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E
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    Posted 12-05-2013 04:29 AM

    I got it working. There are several things to be done. It worked in my case.

     

    1. Run the following commands towards SanSW01 using telnet:
    • switchdisable
    • cfgclear
    • cfgsave
    • configdefault

     2. Log on to SanSw01 and check that the configuration has been reset (the IP information will not be reset)

     

    3. Connect SanSw01 and SanSW06

     

    4. Enable and disable the Access Gateway Mode in the SWITCH section on SanSw01

     

     5. Deactivate Insistent Domain ID Mode in CONFIGURE section. You must disable the switch first to deactivate it. This should be done on both san switches

     

     6. In the SECURITY section - this has to be done on both san switches.

      1. ACL – delete all policies
      2. FWCP – all Entities should have CONSISTENTCY BEHAVIOR as ABSENT

     7. In the PORT ADMINISTRATION section, the port used for the fabric should have PERSISTENT ENABLED activated - This has to be done on both san switches.

     

    8. Check that SanSW01 has received the configuration from SanSW06

     

    Hope this will be helpfull for other as well.

     

    Thank you all.


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  • 20.  Re: Create FC fabric between 200E and 300E

    Posted 12-03-2013 02:24 PM

    Hi,

    when i try to merge the fabrics (the 2 san switches) using net advisor i get this error:

    Lossless DLS is not supported in this platform

    One of the switches (200E) does not support  DLS? I have deactivated it on the 300E switch but still i get the same error.

    Is there a way to by pss this?

    Best regards!


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