10-19-2017 04:04 AM
When setting up FCIP iproutes, can a ge port have more that 1 route? IE Site A needs a route to Site B, and also Site C.
When creating the FCIP route this command is used
Portcfg iproute ge0 create siteBdestinationgwip netmask 255.255.255.0 SiteAlocalgwip
Portcfg iproute ge1 create siteBdestinationgwip netmask 255.255.255.0 SiteAlocalgwip
Can I also add
Portcfg iproute ge0 create siteCdestinationgwip netmask 255.255.255.0 SiteAlocalgwip
Portcfg iproute ge1 create siteCdestinationgwip netmask 255.255.255.0 SiteAlocalgwip
Also, a circuit cannot belong to multiple tunnels correct?
When creating a tunnel a remoteip and localip are required, that localip cannot be in two tunnels? ie a tunnel from sitea to siteb and then another tunnel from sitea to sitec using the same sitea circuits tied to ge0 and ge1...?
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10-19-2017 04:56 AM
From FCIP Guide - my reading / understanding that you need unique IP address end point per end circuit / tunnel - but I am looking.
Tunnels exist between end points. Each end point is identified by its IPIF address. Tunnels are established through the VE_Ports on the switch or blade. For example, when you configure tunnel 24 on the local side, that tunnel is established through VE_Port 24, which is ona Brocade 7840 switch. The tunnel configuration identifies the local IPIF and the remote IPIF. On the remote side, the local and remote IPIF addresses for that tunnel are flipped. The remote side can have a different VE_Port for its end of the tunnel. For example, on a Brocade SX6 blade, tunnel 11/16 is established on VE_Port 16 on the blade in chassis slot 11.
A circuit can only belong to one tunnel (A tunnel can have multiple circuits). Yes, we support multpiple route per geX - for 7840:
You can define up to 128 routes per GbE port; however, you can only define 120 IP routes per DP. For example, you can
configure 64 IP routes defined on ge2.dp0 and another 64 IP routes defined on ge2.dp1.
10-19-2017 05:33 AM
We are using 2 x 7800 switches per site, 3 sites, and they all need to have a tunnel to each other. But only 2 ip's per switch were reserved for IPIF's. 1 for Ge0 and 1 for Ge1 on each switch
The issue i am trying to figure out is if i can have a Gex port have multiple iproutes to different destination gateways (which i think you answered - thanks)
the issue now is that i have a limited number of ip's to assign - 2 ip's per switch and if i cannot have a circuit in more than 1 tunnel, it looks like i will need to obtain more ips to create additional circuits on a gex port
10-19-2017 07:21 AM
I have been looking into this and if you check out the Circuit in the following page http://www.brocade.com/content/html/en/administration-guide/fos-730-fcipguide/GUID-42AF64EF-A652-46BD-8299-89CEF7EF667B.html
11-11-2018 11:36 AM
Hello, I don't see the solution to this original post, and I have a similar issue e.g. I need to connect sites A, B and C with FCIP. Site A currently talks to sites B and C. I need to configure FCIP tunnels so that site B can talk to site C. WHen I try to set it up, the tunnels between B and C come up but I get an FCR-1064 error, so the devices on the different fabrics can't talk to each other. There are two 7800s at each site; all have the BB fabric id of 1.
I'm not sure how to get this to work.
Can anyone help please?
11-12-2018 10:32 AM
11-12-2018 10:47 AM
FCR is Fibre Channel Routing
Message Fabric ID of backbone FC-Routers mismatch or overlap with <overlapping fabric principle wwn>.
Message Type LOG
Probable Cause Indicates that either a backbone fabric split and both are connected to a common edge fabric, or the fabric ID of
two backbone fabrics connected to an edge fabric are the same.
If the backbone fabric split, merge the fabrics.
If two (or more) backbone fabrics have the same IDs, make the fabric IDs unique using the fcrConfigure