We have to add to an existing SAN composed by two DCX 8510-8 connected via normal ISL (each VF has her ISL connections) two new DCX 8510-8 switches and connect all of them using ICL; there are someone that has already implemented a similar solution ?
I’ve found some different document that explain how to this but, in those documents, I’ve in found some contradictions also.
Contradictions are about:
• ICL cable connections from a switch to another (we must use ICL0 -> ICL1 and ICL1 to ICL0 or not)
• ICL ports can reside on the Default Switch (IFD:128) or we have to create a Base Switch
• ICL and normal ISL can be done on the same Chassis ?
Any help is appreciated.
we have two DCX8510-8 already connected through dedicated Virtual Fabric ISL (there are 3 VF: SAN, TAN, SVC)
now we want to add other two DCX8510-8 and obtain a full-mesh topology with 4 DCX.
we have both the CR8 board (5 and 8) with only 1 POD ICL license (so only the first 8 QSFP of each blade are active)
for ICL0 and ICL1 cross connection, I suppose that is regarding the old configuration for the ICL with DCX/DCX4S when ICL connection was in copper and in the manual there is no reference to the DCX8510-8 ISL connection.
we don't want to dedicate an ICL to a VF but share all the ICL .
you solve the biggest issue saying that ICL and ISL can coexist for the ISL to ICL migration, thanks.