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  • 1.  ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-11-2018 08:54 AM

    Does the 96 port switch have 16 port ASIC groups?  I do not see it specified anywhere.  This is for consideration of ISL Trunk ports.  

    I could assume it has 6 ASICs and they are 0-15, 16-31, 32-47 and so on similar to the 80-port switches.

    Can anybody verify?  


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  • 2.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-11-2018 09:28 AM

    Hello,

     

    for 96 number of ports the type should be BROCADE 6520.

    There should be 6 Condor3 ASICs.

     

    Condor 3 ASICs:

    48 Ports ( 6x8- port groups)

     

     

     

    For your question regarding port groups for trunking you could use command bellow:

     

     

    porttrunkarea --show all

     


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  • 3.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-11-2018 10:15 AM

    Ok we have two different outcomes.   If there are truly 6 ASICs then the answer is yes the groups are in 16 tot he ports are as I suggested 0-15,16-31 etc.   But the command output deals with trunk area which shows in groups of 8.   Does this suggest that for the sake of termining ISL TRUNKING groups are 16 or 8 in size?   I believe that it is "per ASIC".


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  • 4.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-11-2018 10:32 AM
    Hello,

    Groups is still per 8 ports..0-7,8-15, etc...
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  • 5.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-11-2018 10:36 AM

    Sorry - question is not about groups.   Question is "how many ports per ASIC" on teh 6520 96-port switch.


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  • 6.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).
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    Posted 05-11-2018 10:38 AM

    the 6520 have in total 6 Condor 3 ASIC

     

    each ASIC serve 16 Port

     

    1* ASIC 16 Port

    2* ASIC 32 Port

    3* and so on....

    4*

    5*

    6* ASIC 96 Port


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  • 7.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-12-2018 05:02 AM

    @Antonio Bongiorno Is there any command where you can check backend ports betwen ASICs and front end port mapping as on directors like DCX with command bladeportmap command?


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  • 8.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 05-14-2018 12:45 AM

    Hi,

     

    the bladeportmap does also work on multi ASIC switches.

     

    TL


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  • 9.  Re: ASIC port groups on 96-port 6520 (IBM F96).

    Posted 07-27-2018 02:24 AM

    The 6520 actually has 4 frontend ASICs serving 24 ports each and 2 backend ASICs. You can verify this with the command "portbuffershow". However, as stated above, trunks can only form within groups of 8 ports.


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