04-19-2016 01:37 AM
We have two datacenters. DC1 has two Brocade 5300's, DC2 has two Brocade 6510's. In an A-B setup, so the switches in each datacenter aren't merged.
Recently they have arranged 4 single mode fibre lines between the two Datacenters.
I injected 2 single mode SFP's per switch in the last portgroup, however I realized quickly that I don't have the proper licences to set up an ISL since I couldn't enable the ports these SFP's are in. Since I never have added any licences concering ISL I find the licensing pretty vague and wanted to ask you what I need exactly since these licences don't come cheap.
Licenseshow is as followed:
Enhanced Group Management
8 Gig FC License
No licences installed.
What I find strange is that the 6510 does have the single mode SFP ports enabled..... when there are no licences for it.
So my question is what licences would I need and how much licences would I need since I see they come per 5 (license per device or per port) for the following setup:
Trunked ISL over single mode SFP's.
Thank you for reading this.
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04-19-2016 02:58 AM
1) DCX don't required ISL License
2) 6510 the same. unless FOS 7.2 or higher is installed.
3) 5300 have fabric License
the good news, problem also is not related to any missing license.
-how distar in Km both DC ?
-what kind of SFP you used betwen both DC ? plese post exact specs.
-are the port correct configure ?
are all switch correct configured ? DID, etc...
04-19-2016 03:34 AM - edited 04-19-2016 03:38 AM
distance ~500 meters, maybe even below.
port config = LE<=10KM, however if I try to enable the port on the 5300 it says no license available.
Could it be port group related on the 5300? I've insert the SFP's in the last port group of the entire switch, maybe this port group isn't licensed?
DID is correctly prepared for fabric merge
FOS level on both is 7.1.0c
04-19-2016 03:55 AM
For first, LE mode don't required a License.
->Could it be port group related on the 5300?
indeed, you have only basic license on the 5300, also 40 Port licensed Port_0 / Port_39 remain port are not licensed
the same on 6510, you have no license just the basic Native Licene port_0 / port_23
about the FOS Fabric License become Native on 16G ( Gen5 Plattforms ) if I remember correct with FOS 7.2
04-20-2016 09:56 PM
So basically if I take a port group which already have working ports in it, clear out two unused ones, plug the single mode SFP's it should work once I set them to LE.
Also, keeping the trunked ISL within the same port group is mandatory on the 5300 right? Since each port group has it's own ASIC. The 6510 is divided over all port groups if I recall correctly.
04-21-2016 01:14 AM
If you want to create a Trunk the answer is YES, you need for each switch a Trunking License.
otherwise you can simple use more ISL as DPS = Dynamic Path Selection.
is a question how many Traffic you send beetwen both Switch ?
and is a question if the 8Gb exceded and any Trunking License is needed ?