11-29-2012 12:08 AM
I have the following architecture. A BladeCenter H with a Brocade Converged switch and BNT 1/10 modules. Both Switches are connected to a Top of Rack (ToR) switch (BNT G8124) which is connected to Cisco 6509.
Brocade - ToR - Cisco
All traffic passing by NICs connected to BNT 1/10 is working just fine with absolutely no problem.
All blades with Brocade CNA are not able to communicate with servers connected to the core switch.
When CNA is assigned VLAN 240 on Brc switch there's absolutely no communication (no ping - Destination host is unreachable) with servers connected to the core switch, however blades are able to communicate with rack servers attached to ToR directly
When CNA is assigned VLAN 220 on Brc swictch; the blades are able to ping all external servers without problems. However, when trying to copy a file for example from a server connected to the core switch the operation fail miserably
It smells like a VLAN issue but I'm not able the find the problem
I've attached the configuration of ToR and Brocade switches
NB: All blades are running Win2K8 R2
Can anybody help please?!
11-29-2012 12:27 AM
--->>>...which is connected to Cisco 6509.
the Cisco 6509 is a Ethernet Switch or MDS ?
I can try to help with FCoE config, but no with Cisco IP Plattform.
BTW: i note the Brocade is current on FOS v6.3, is a bit old...
are you able to upgrade to v6.4.x ?
11-30-2012 09:12 AM
Well, I've found the issue! fcoeport require at least an MTU of 2500 bytes but the Cisco core switch isn't configured for that. Decreasing the MTU on the converged switch resolved the issue. For now I have to choose between disabling FC and working on 10G ethernet only or disabling ethernet and use FC until the core switch is replaced.