08-28-2010 06:45 PM
I have a ring topology and I want to run MRP and use PB with ESI, but I wondering how to configure MRP. I need one instance of MRP (in seperate ESI) for all ESIs, or for each ESI I must configure MRP?
08-29-2010 03:10 PM
I an not sure what you mean by 'I want to run MRP and use PB with ESI'. Can you pleae explain that statement?
below is an example on configuring MRP on a FASTIRON.
FastIron(config-vlan-2-mrp-1)#ring-interface ethernet 1/1 ethernet 1/2
These commands configure an MRP ring on VLAN 2. The ring ID is 1, the ring name is CustomerA,
and this node (this Brocade device) is the master for the ring. The ring interfaces are 1/1 and 1/2.
Interface 1/1 is the primary interface and 1/2 is the secondary interface. The primary interface
will initiate RHPs by default. The ring takes effect in VLAN 2.
Also you may want
Changing the hello and preforwarding times
You also can change the RHP hello time and preforwarding time. To do so, enter commands such
as the following.
These commands change the hello time to 200 ms and change the preforwarding time to 400 ms.
specifies the number of milliseconds. For the hello time, you can specify from 100 –
1000 (one second). The default hello time is 100 ms. The preforwarding time can be from 200 –
5000 ms, but must be at least twice the value of the hello time and must be a multiple of the hello
time. The default preforwarding time is 300 ms. A change to the hello time or preforwarding time
takes effect as soon as you enter the command.
08-30-2010 02:52 AM
Things looks something like that. I have a ring topology, and I want to run PB (provider brigde aka q-in-q). So I create esi for customer vlan(cvlan) and for provider vlan (svlan), and I connected them. and right now i configured MRP instance for each esi in provider part of the network (esi in provider part with encapsulation svlan can have only 1 vlan so one esi - one MRP.
I think right?
08-30-2010 04:01 AM
Hi Zbigniew ,
Yes - You are correct only one MRP per ESI.
NetIron(config)# esi customer1 encapsulation cvlan
NetIron(config-esi-customer1)# vlan 100
NetIron(config-esi-customer1-vlan-100)# tag ethernet 1/1 to 1/2
NetIron(config-esi-customer1-vlan-100)# metro-ring 1
NetIron(config-esi-customer1-vlan-100-mrp-1)# name "Metro A"
NetIron(config-esi-customer1-vlan-100-mrp-1)# ring-interface ethernet 1/1 ethernet 1/2
The configuration considerations are as follows:
• MRP can be configured for VLANs with encapsulation type B-VLAN, S-VLAN or C-VLAN.
• When MRP is configured for VLANs under an ESI, the MRP members must be part of the same ESI.
08-30-2010 04:43 AM
Ok, new problem appeared. I want to create management vlan, so in provider part I created esi with svlan encapsulation with vlan 100 name mgmt, i created ve and assign ip address for that ve. but when I want to assign client esi for this provider esi i receive message:
Error: Cannot add client as ESI: zarz VLAN: 100 has routing configuration enabled
So my question is, how to configure management in that enviroment?
08-30-2010 05:10 AM
That is about as much as I know. My guess at this stage would be to engage the TAC or maybe somebody else has done this as I have not (nor can I see how you would do that.
08-30-2010 07:22 AM
I found some solution, one port on customer side (eth1/4) I configured as provider-network port-type, and assign this port to my mgmt vlan in provider network as untagged. To this port we can connect mgmt station.
esi zarz encapsulation svlan
untagged ethe 1/4
tagged ethe 1/1 ethe 1/3
router-interface ve 100
ring-interfaces ethe 1/1 ethe 1/3
interface ethernet 1/4
interface ve 100
ip address 10.10.10.2/24
Maybe it is not the most elegant solution but it works .