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Fibre Channel (SAN)

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-22-2011

Brocade 5100 4 GB SFP's

Hi I currently have a issue with a

IBM SAN40-B switch or 5100 brocade

249840EExpress SAN40B-4 40 port 8Gbps FC Switch
45W04964Gbps FC SW SFP Transceiver 8 pk

The port shows up as a U_port (see word doc attached)

The SFP's supplied are finisar SFP"s according to the matrix below they need to be Brocade or SmartOptics

Anyone had this issue

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 177
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: Brocade 5100 4 GB SFP's

Hi johno,

Thank you for your discussion post. I've moved your post to the Data Center SAN section so that you may get more responses. Hope this helps!


Grace Chang

Global Community Moderator

Posts: 0

Re: Brocade 5100 4 GB SFP's

I cannot seem to find the .doc you attached.

Anyways, all 8Gbps Brocade switches (300, 5100 and 5300 for instance) require Brocade branded SFP's, else the port won't come up. The only exceptions are certain LWL SFP's and colored SFP's (CWDM). The port will show its State as Mod_Inv in the switchShow output.

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