11-08-2015 12:19 PM
Hi, I am new to brocade world but fimiliar with cisco, I have a little query, our company bought silkworm 48000 fiber 3 days ago, I managed to get the webmanagement as well as telnet, the question is I have another fiber switch and initialy I want to connect 4 port of silkworm 48000 with that switch and I want to carry vlan 207 via trunk in between both switches, is it possible ? can someone guide me as this switch is totally linux base and I am not good with it :/
also is this switch cabapble of layer 3 routing as I saw in web managenet some advance option but did not get it.
please forgive me if I asked anything stupid as I am new to brocade :D
Thanks in advance.
11-08-2015 10:32 PM
--->>>also is this switch cabapble of layer 3 routing..
Brocade 48000, is a SAN Fibre Channel Switch and not a Ethernet Layer Switch.
11-09-2015 10:27 AM
so what I understood it is simply a hub where I can connect my SAN devices and they will transmit high speed data from 1 to another through its fiber port correct ? actually we already have Brocade 300 switch and it is connected with our VMWARE, what we want to is that connect 4 more host and interconnect with brocade 300 as its port are full.
11-10-2015 05:22 AM
Please help me out I want to connect this switch with my brocade 300 which is fiber and add 4 more host as we are full at brocade 300, do I need to add few ports in zone or what?
appreciate your quick response and thanks in advnace.
11-10-2015 09:20 AM
Some Fibre Channel basics:
48000 is far away not Hub.I t's hard to describe its functionality in small post. Think it is blade-based switch.
If your task is simply connect more devices than the 300 could allow, then:
P.S: be aware that you could get issues with Fabric merge (48000, 300) in case of zones conflict, Domain IDs conflict, etc
11-12-2015 06:51 PM
I don't want to be disrespectful but I think you should really get either some decent training in this material or have a service provider with good knowledge have a look and design and manage your storage fabric. Fibre-Channel switches as the 48K have NOTHING to do with any sort of ethernet technology.
Secondly I don't know where you bought this 48K switch but I assume it might have been sitting on a scrapheap somewhere in e-bay as this switch has been end-of-sale for over 5 years and will be end-of-support with Brocade and every OEM as of January.
Even though I always want to help out people I will not in this case as I deem it far to dangerous to provide any help in such circumstances.
11-15-2015 06:38 AM
first of all I appoligize if I said anything in my previous post which showed some despretion, indeed I need to training in this material and I will consider your kind advise being positive, yes you are right one of our MO bought this one from ebay as he deals in sales and I believe he did not check the requiredment, I just came to know that it is been marked EOS 5 years ago, bad luck for us however I still believe there must be some way like we use trunk interface in ethernet/fiber technology to carry multiple vlan(s) data through one port, with my little understanding I believe it could be done through zoning but I am unable to find any metirail through internet, my current 2 brocade 300 are in default zone (nobody created any zone in them and they are connected with VM).
okay lets take it this way if I create 1 zone on 48k and put 10 ports in it how can I intergrate these 10 ports on brocade 300 ? do I have to make another zone their? appreciate if you can provide me any authentic document or video to do that :)
once again I am sorry and I take my words back.
11-15-2015 09:53 AM
forgive me and I'm sorry to say that, but you're really a hard nuts!!!
--->>>... I still believe there must be some way like we use trunk interface in ethernet/fiber
what you believe is another story, and the reality is another one.
The 48000 and 300 are Fibre Channel SAN Switches, and work beetwen a Storage Area Network.
continue, you wrote:
-->>...my current 2 brocade 300...
where are this both 300 connected ?
wht kind of HBA= Host Bus Adapter is connected here ? HBA are native SAN FC Card, this have nothing to do with Ethernet layer2 or similar.
is a Storage attached on the Brocade 300 ?
can you please create a list of all component with exact Part Number, Vendor Name, Models and post here ?
can you create with Visio a Draw of what consist this Environment with all hardware ?
To make a long story short, if you insist to connect any Ethernet Component to the Brocade 48000 or 300, the answer is definitively
such a config is not supported and not work, because such Plattforms are no Layer2 Plattforms.