04-17-2007 08:42 AM
Hi there. I have two Brocade 3900 switches (EMC DS-32B2 rebranded), each there own fabric. Our shop consists of HP servers, both DL and BL series. The DL servers connect to the fabric as F-Port connections. The BL35p servers connect to the fabric as FL-Port connections (the BL35p can only do loop connections). Now EMC has told me that I am running in an unsupported configuration because the 3900 switches do not support having both F-Port and FL-Port connections running at the same time to the same switch. The switches are running firmware version 5.1.0a. I really don't believe EMC on this one. Is anyone running a similiar configuration? Does anyone know if Brocade supports this configuration?
04-17-2007 09:56 AM
I am not sure what EMC is talking about. If the switch did not support FL ports then you would not get a PLOGI or FLOGI, but because you said that it is logged in as an FL port then your config is good. I ran into a similar situation where a McData switch was not licensed for loop and the server (BL35p) was not able to see its storage at all.Duane
05-03-2007 08:02 PM
Thanks guys for all your help! EMC has told me that they will only support my configuration if I place another switch in between the BL35p's and the 3900's... go figure... EMC is happy with this since there will be no FL connections to their switches... only F and E.