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Registered: ‎06-24-2011

Brocade 1020 CNA not getting link for FCOE on Nexus 5548

Hello,

We've got several Brocade 1020 CNAs installed in Dell R910 servers running VMware ESXi 4.1.  The cards are connected to two Cisco Nexus 5548 switches.  The issue we are having is that while the IP link is coming up fine on all of the CNAs, the FCOE link is not.  We have setup the vfc interfaces on the Nexus and bound them to the ports, everything seems to be setup as it should.  Firmware is at the latest levels across the board.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why the FCOE link is not coming online?  We've tried booting off the Brocade LiveCD to troubleshoot but the link fails to come up.

Thanks,

Eddy

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Registered: ‎01-23-2011

Re: Brocade 1020 CNA not getting link for FCOE on Nexus 5548

I ran into a similar issue with the 5548.  Have you verified that the QoS class-FCoE is enabled?  See the following for more information:

http://brasstacksblog.typepad.com/brass-tacks/2011/01/fcoe-login-failure-when-connecting-to-nexus-5548.html

Erik

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Registered: ‎06-24-2011

Re: Brocade 1020 CNA not getting link for FCOE on Nexus 5548

Thanks Erik, that was indeed the solution.

Eddy

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