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Anonymous
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How do you connect to fiber switches?

I have a new IBM Blade Center H with 2 internal fiber switch modules. 6 external ports / 14 internal ports.

Anonymous
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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

That will require configuration on the SAN (to set up storage space), and on the switches (to set up the zones)

Anonymous
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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

Right now I'm unsure how to get the switches to talk to each other. I ran fiber between them, but the jack doesn't light up. The port is online in both switches, but it doesn't seem to recognize that something is connected. I can't setup zones until they are talking to each other.

Anonymous
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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

Did you ever get this going? I'm trying to connect my BladeCenter to an existing brocade switch. I finally got the switch to see the BladeCenter after Persistantly Enabling port 0 and replacing the fibre cable. The switch is now in a "Marginal State". There is a Fabric reconfiguration & subordinate event along with some sync & state change events that stabilize out. What do I need to do to get my switch back into a health state?

Anonymous
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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

I have yet to get it working. I don't know how to tell the switches to talk to each other.

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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

can you list here:Is the Zoning correct configured ?

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Anonymous
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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

I'm not sure what you are talking about with PID mode. I'm new to this.

Anonymous
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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

All my fibre switches are IBM branded Brocade switches.Do I need to do something to make a switch subordinate vs. principal?

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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

Hi smorency and Tony_A-&gt;&gt;&gt; All my fibre switches are IBM branded Brocade switches.<BR>Again, can you Confirm that you have ONLY Brocade Switches ????<BR><BR>To resolve this Problem, you must set the correct Domain ID, but note follow!!!<BR><BR>By re-configured/change the Domain ID, you must re-configured all zoning "!!!<BR><BR>You write here:<BR><BR>-&gt;&gt;&gt;The BladeCenter has the SilkWorm 3016 running 5.3.0a.-&gt;&gt;&gt;The other switches are IBM 2109 running 4.0.2<BR><BR>Here is the second critical Problem, the 3016 have the newest FOS= Fabric Operating System 5.3.0, the other switches 2109 are runnig with FOS 4.0.2<BR><BR>Are you sure ?????<BR><BR>FOS 5.3.0 cannot interopereate with 4.0.2, the release 4.0.x is very very OLD and not longer supported by 5.x.<BR><BR>Workaround: if the information correct wath you post here, must upgrade the 2109-XYZ to 5.x.x<BR><BR>NOTE!!! Upgrade by the 4.0.2 must be made Step-by-Step otherview make the switch unusable.<BR><BR>Example first to 4.1.x than to 4.2.x, than to 4.4.x...5.0.x; 5.1.x or 5.2.x and last 5.3.x.<BR><BR>Tony, wich exactely 2109-XXX switch do you have ?, and withc exact FOS is loaded in all switch ?<BR><BR>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<BR><BR>Smorency,<BR><BR>-&gt;&gt;&gt; The switch in the IBM Blade Chasis is a McData 6/14 port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.PID is in they case "indirectly" McDATA to McDATA not important.

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Re: How do you connect to fiber switches?

smorency,Switch Interoperability Guide v7.0

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