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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-05-2018

Connect Brocade 6505 to Brocade 300 - setup

Hi,

 

We have 2 - 300 model (running individually A and B) live production and we recently brought 2 new 6505 with 24 ports (C and D).

All switches in the same rack in same data center.

 

We could like to extend A => C and B => D.

 

Any idea how to do this step by step? Any configuration needed?

 

1)

Connect A => C with the LC-LC FC cable?

Connect B => D with the LC-LC FC cable?

(all units come with license).

 

2) What are the configuration needed so that A and C can communicate / B and D can communicate ?

Do we configure that at A and B or C and D??

 

Do we need to upgrade A and B (300-24) firmware, current version 6.0.2c?

 

Do we need to upgrade C and D (6505-24) firmware, current version 8.0.2c?

 

3) For normal zoning setup, do we then use A and B or C and D to set that up?

 

4) License infor for A and B

 

licenseshow
ReRz9ScbbdSfS0AG:
Fabric license
cceR9yeQeddjSAj:
Second Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
S7SYHSRTmmCZPR9LSEPKHaSMmZEDSrfTBS7XA:
Enhanced Group Management license
YRRtX3BCGWRFCHagEMLH7Fa4ALfDZNP3B7rNH:
8 Gig FC license
mGrG9B9JWa937QattaWg4QMF4NCRgDWGBAtKE:
Full Ports on Demand license - additional 16 port upgrade license

 

5) License info for C and D (24 ports)

 

licenseshow
J4HfGCE9ZgKaEfJ4rDmQFARaQB9YrHBaBALYG:
Ports on Demand license - additional 12 port upgrade license

 

6) After it connection will A and B (300-64), live production, will become princinple or C and D (6505-24) will become principle ?

 

 

Thanks

Regular Contributor
Posts: 151
Registered: ‎03-20-2018

Re: Connect Brocade 6505 to Brocade 300 - setup

#1 - Unique Domain ID!!!

 

Go through your fabrics FOS versions Release Notes to verify compatability.

 

(Sorry for this being short. Busy day...)

Super Contributor
Posts: 289
Registered: ‎04-04-2018

Re: Connect Brocade 6505 to Brocade 300 - setup

Hello,

why did you open multiple threads??
Your questions has been answered in:

https://community.brocade.com/t5/Fibre-Channel-SAN-Forums/How-to-configuration-ISL-to-existing-switch/m-p/98402#M29000
Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.

Marian Bezeg

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