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Dynamic Ports on Demand - 6520

  • 1.  Dynamic Ports on Demand - 6520

    Posted 03-13-2020 01:49 PM

    Hi,

    I'm attempting to change the licensing mode on a 6520 running FOS 8.1.2d and i'm seeing the following error.

    BROCADE_2:admin> licenseport --method dynamic
    RBAC permission denied.
    The POD method has been changed to dynamic.
    Please reboot the switch now for this change to take effect.

    I'm logged in using the default admin account and despite it saying the method has changed to dynamic it's not actually done it. I can see a note in the CLI guide saying --method is not suppoted on the G620, does anyone know if it is supported on hte 6520?


  • 2.  RE: Dynamic Ports on Demand - 6520

    Posted 03-14-2020 02:48 PM

    Hi, you may need to run this as root user after version 8.0 , see procedure below.

    Verify that the switch is using the Dynamic POD method.

    a. Run the command:

    licensePort --show

    Example:

    FC_switch_A_1:admin> licenseport -show

    24 ports are available in this switch

    Full POD license is installed

    Dynamic POD method is in use

    Note: FabOS versions before 8.0 run the following commands as admin and versions 8 and later run them as root.

    b. Enable the root user.

    If the root user is already disabled by Brocade, enable the root user as shown in the following example:

    Example:

    FC_switch_A_1:admin> userconfig --change root -e yes

    FC_switch_A_1:admin> rootaccess --set consoleonly

    c. Run the license command:

    licensePort --show

    Example:

    FC_switch_A_1:root> licenseport -show

    24 ports are available in this switch

    Full POD license is installed

    Dynamic POD method is in use

    d. Change the license method to Dynamic:

    licenseport --method dynamic

    Note: If the Dynamic POD method is not in use (if POD method is in static) you must change the license assignment method to dynamic.
    Skip this step if the Dynamic POD method is in use.

    Example:

    FC_switch_A_1:admin> licenseport --method dynamic

    The POD method has been changed to dynamic.

    Please reboot the switch now for this change to take effect

    Reboot the switch:

    fastBoot

    Example:

    FC_switch_A_1:admin> fastboot

    Warning: This command would cause the switch to reboot

    and result in traffic disruption.

    Are you sure you want to reboot the switch [y/n]?y

    BR Bjorn