08-18-2010 06:40 AM
let me be more specific....
I have a customer who has a BR48000 with 6.4.0b firmware installed....When they do a licenseshow, it shows " no licenses installed" . Is the fabric license built in to the director or do they need the "enterprise bundle" to be able to connect to edge switches? It is my understanding that "enterprise bundle" gives you fabric watch, trunking, and perfromance monitor and that the fabric license is built into the firmware...
08-18-2010 06:54 AM
--->>> When they do a licenseshow, it shows " no licenses installed"
Is the Director empty of License ?
Fabric License is a part or Enterprise License Bundle, which consist of
and - Zoning and Webtools - are Native since early FOS 6..0 rel.
If "licenseshow" command shows no licenses installed, the reason is probable the Licenses was be removed by customer,
....or lost by Upgrade.
but such behavior / issue are unkown to me.
Try supportshow,with a little look the LIC's are stored.
08-18-2010 08:20 AM
Yes the director is empty of liceneses but I had the customer try to connect to an edge switch and the e-ports connect with no errors or license issues. The edge switch does have a fabric license. Based on that, i am going to assume that the fabric license on a director is bult in and the Enterprise licese adds additional functionality to the fabric license on the director.
I have not had them do a supportshow to see if the licenses are there.....
Do you know if you can purchase just "fabric license" for a director, I don't seem to find it as an installable feature by itself?
Thanks for all your help...
08-18-2010 08:39 AM
--->>> Do you know if you can purchase just "fabric license" for a director,
Yes is available.
--->>> I don't seem to find it as an installable feature by itself?
"licenseadd" is the command to Install License.
--->>>....am going to assume that the fabric license on a director is bult in...
No, is not.
Fabric License is a Additional License.
I'll high assume the output "no licenses installed" is a Error.
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08-18-2010 09:07 AM
You are invited to read the threads carefully.
licenseshow shows "no licenses installed" that meaning the Director is empty of License.
do they know what it is a "xxdomain" license ?
--->>>...and for better utilization try to get trunking license.
Trunking License is Bundle in Enterprise License Bundle by all Brocade Class Director's
08-18-2010 09:16 AM
Note: he has an edge SW also. In this forum, peopls should know about xxdomain license, many vendors do not provide full fabric license, to make a fool of customers. This is my practical experiences.
08-18-2010 09:27 AM
The question and Issue is:
--->>> Does a brocade 48000 require a fabric license with v6.4.0b firmware or is it built in to the firmware like webtools and zoning?
Definition of Edge Switch = Is a Switch / Director in the Fabric, and this not change the situation that the 48000 is Empty of License.
BTW, Domain License 2 and 4, was never available for Director's.
This was only available by 3200, 3800, 3250, and 3850.
The Brocade 200E was available as Value Line for Single Standalone