01-26-2017 01:26 AM
The Brocade 8470 converged switch module for IBM bladecenter has always been supported by IBM and not by Brocade so I have limited information about it.
I believe it is based on the Brocade 8000 converged switch which has been end of life since 2013
Have you contacted IBM for any support on this problem?
All this being said what you are trying to configure should be relatively straightforward, to answer yoru question regarding VLAN 1 being tagged or not should not really matter as long as the VLANs that are configured are being tagged with the correct 802.1q VLAN header it should work.
01-26-2017 04:37 AM
I have contacted IBM. They direct me to Brocade; Brocade then directs me back to IBM. That is why I went to the forums in the first place.
I guess I will jus thave to keep messing around with it until I figure something out.
01-27-2017 03:51 AM
I would be tempted to go back to a simplified configuration until you figure out exactly how to trunk between the 8470 and Dell switch
For instance use a single ExTengigabitEthernet on the 8470 connected to IBM interface and create a trunk (no port channel) and add a single VLAN to the trunk and verify that this VLAN is forwarded correcty
Which VLAN are you communicating with the blade servers on, are you saying that as soon as the Brocade is configured as access you can reach the blade servers without changing the Dell configuration
This would seem to indicate that you are now reaching the blade servers over default VLAN?
Can you get a show vlan from both devices?