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I have a IBM 2005 B32 and a IBM 2005 B16, I need to connect these two together, how can I?

  • 1.  I have a IBM 2005 B32 and a IBM 2005 B16, I need to connect these two together, how can I?

    Posted 07-22-2014 01:41 PM

    Hi all,

    I'm fairly new to the fibre switch space. I need to connect two fibre switches together so that I can connect them to a SAN I have connected to the one switch. In short I'm needing more fibre ports and aquired the IBM 2005 B32 (Used) switch. How can I connect these together best.

    The B16 does not have a Fibre License (at least as far as I can tell by running licenseshow)

    The B32 has a Fabric license enabled.

    Can I still connect these two together to achive my goal? We are a non-profit so funds are scarce.

    Appreciate any help.

    jttech


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  • 2.  Re: I have a IBM 2005 B32 and a IBM 2005 B16, I need to connect these two together, how can I?

    Posted 07-24-2014 06:48 AM

    hello jttech,

     

    First things first, you will need a fabric license on both switches.


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