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Decommissioning a Mcdata switch from a Brocade fabric

  • 1.  Decommissioning a Mcdata switch from a Brocade fabric

    Posted 11-20-2014 07:07 AM

    Hi,

     

    I have a fabric with 3 Brocade[DCX] switches and 2 McData[ED-140] switches operating in McData Open Fabric.

     

    InteropMode: McDATA Open Fabric ( IM3 )
    Domain Id offset: 0x60

     

    At this time i would like to decom only one of the two McData switches. Will the below changes suffice?

     

    1. Identify the ISL’s that are connected to the McData
    2. Once identified Block the port(s) 
    3. Blocking the port will remove the switch out of the Fabric. Making the other McData the principal switch.
    4. On the brocade switch run the below CLI commands to confirm the McData is not in the fabric
      1. Islshow
      2. Fabricshow
      3. Cfgshow/cfgactvshow.

    Will the above steps suffice? Kindly let me know and thanks for the help.


     


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  • 2.  Re: Decommissioning a Mcdata switch from a Brocade fabric

    Posted 11-20-2014 08:38 AM

    It seems like a good procedure.

    If the McData switch is empty - it's good enough.

    If the McData switch contain devices/storage - just check if those devices not contacting any devices in the fabric.

     


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  • 3.  Re: Decommissioning a Mcdata switch from a Brocade fabric

    Posted 11-20-2014 10:02 AM

    Thanks for the response.

     

    At this time we've migrated/replaced all the cables to the DCX's so yes there are no activly connected devices to the switches. 

     

    All thats left are the ISL's which I am to get rid off and isolate the to-be-gone McData switch out of the fabric.

     

    I'll only be disabling the ports on the McData.


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