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sriram
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-06-2012

Brocade B-type 2984 switch issue

Dear all,

first of all let me explain my setup and the issues we are facing.

1. We have 2 brocade switches - both of which are acting as redundant switches and setup in switchmode=principal with Domain ID 1

2. We have IBM blade systems and the BladeCenter Switches - which act as subordinate switch with redundancy and switchmode=subordiante DomainID 2

3. We have Dell Blade as a similar setup as IBM bladecenter - which act as subordinate switch with redundancy and switchmode=subordinate domain ID 3

4. Now we have another blade which is similar as Dell Blade, where we want to configure the switch as subordinate switch. But we have tried lot without any luck. by default it took domain ID 4, I can see all the Aliases, Zones, etc from the Prinicpal Switch and also the switch is this blade also showing as Principal switch. But we are not able to view the zones and aliases in Principal switch, hence we are not able to present the storage to the hosts.

I hope there is no limitations on subordinate, as we have now one Principal and two Subordinates. Please suggest here.

Regards

Rane

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felipon
Posts: 642
Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: Brocade B-type 2984 switch issue

Hi,

In order to be able to figure out what's going on, could you please attach the output of commands:

- fabricshow

- switchshow

of the new blade switch and the brocade one?

Rgds

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sriram
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-06-2012

Re: Brocade B-type 2984 switch issue

Hi Felipon,

Please find  below details,

 

Dell Blade Switch

-----------------------------------------------------------------

IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1:admin> fabricshow

Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

  4: fffc04 10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:df 10.32.0.76      0.0.0.0        >"IGOV-RK7-SW

ITCH1"

IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1:admin> switchshow

switchName:     IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1

switchType:     61.0

switchState:    Online

switchMode:     Native

switchRole:     Principal

switchDomain:   4

switchId:       fffc04

switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:df

zoning:         ON (BROCADE_TOP_SWITCH)

switchBeacon:   OFF

Area Port Media Speed State     Proto

=====================================

  0   0   id    N4   No_Light         (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

  1   1   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:3d

  2   2   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:4a

  3   3   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:57

  4   4   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:64

  5   5   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:71

  6   6   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:7e

  7   7   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:8b

  8   8   cu    4G   Online           F-Port  20:01:00:22:19:cc:20:98

  9   9   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

10  10   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

11  11   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

12  12   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

13  13   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

14  14   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

15  15   cu    4G   No_Sync          (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

16  16   cu    4G   No_Sync

17  17   id    N4   Online           E-Port  segmented,(zone conflict)

18  18   id    N4   No_Light

19  19   id    N4   No_Light         (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

20  20   id    N4   No_Light         (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

21  21   id    N4   No_Light         (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

22  22   id    N4   No_Light         (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

23  23   id    N4   No_Light         (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1:admin>

IBM SAN Storage switch

Fabric OS (IBM_2498_B24_BOTTOM)

Fabos Version 6.1.0c

IBM_2498_B24_BOTTOM login: admin

Password:

IBM_2498_B24_BOT:admin> fabricshow

Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1: fffc01 10:00:00:05:1e:5e:07:80 10.32.0.103     0.0.0.0        >"IBM_2498_B24_BOT"

  2: fffc02 10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:e4 10.32.0.51      0.0.0.0         "IGOV-DELL-SWITCH2"

  3: fffc03 10:00:00:05:1e:8e:19:bc 10.32.0.53      0.0.0.0         "IGOV-BC2-SWITCH2"

The Fabric has 3 switches

IBM_2498_B24_BOT:admin> switchshow

switchName:     IBM_2498_B24_BOT

switchType:     71.2

switchState:    Online

switchMode:     Native

switchRole:     Principal

switchDomain:   1

switchId:       fffc01

switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:1e:5e:07:80

zoning:         ON (BROCADE_BOTTOM_SWITCH)

switchBeacon:   OFF

Area Port Media Speed State     Proto

=====================================

  0   0   id    N4   Online           F-Port  20:15:00:a0:b8:33:6a:04

  1   1   id    N4   Online           F-Port  20:25:00:a0:b8:33:6a:04

  2   2   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:14:02:f5:0b

  3   3   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0a:cd:fa

  4   4   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0a:cd:ea

  5   5   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0a:ce:d6

  6   6   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0a:ce:f2

  7   7   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0a:ce:16

  8   8   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:0a:09:80:00:02:cf:99

  9   9   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:0a:09:80:00:02:c9:ed

10  10   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0b:32:36

11  11   id    N4   Online           E-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:e4 "IGOV-DELL-SWITCH2" (downstream)

12  12   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:0a:09:81:87:79:91:65

13  13   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:0a:09:81:97:79:91:65

14  14   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0a:cf:7a

15  15   id    N4   Online           E-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:8e:19:bc "IGOV-BC2-SWITCH2" (downstream)

16  16   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0b:16:2e

17  17   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0b:12:ba

18  18   id    N8   No_Light

19  19   id    N4   Online           E-Port  segmented,(zone conflict)

20  20   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0b:16:52

21  21   id    N4   Online           F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:0b:13:7e

22  22   id    N8   No_Light

23  23   id    N8   No_Light

Regards

Rane

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felipon
Posts: 642
Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: Brocade B-type 2984 switch issue

Hi,

According to your post, Dell blade switch IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1 did not merged into the fabric because zonesets are different:

Dell Blade Switch

-----------------------------------------------------------------

IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1:admin> fabricshow

Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

  4: fffc04 10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:df 10.32.0.76      0.0.0.0        >"IGOV-RK7-SW

ITCH1"

IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1:admin> switchshow

zoning:         ON (BROCADE_TOP_SWITCH)

Area Port Media Speed State     Proto

=====================================

17  17   id    N4   Online           E-Port  segmented,(zone conflict)

 

IBM SAN Storage switch

 

IBM_2498_B24_BOT:admin> fabricshow

Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1: fffc01 10:00:00:05:1e:5e:07:80 10.32.0.103     0.0.0.0        >"IBM_2498_B24_BOT"

  2: fffc02 10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:e4 10.32.0.51      0.0.0.0         "IGOV-DELL-SWITCH2"

  3: fffc03 10:00:00:05:1e:8e:19:bc 10.32.0.53      0.0.0.0         "IGOV-BC2-SWITCH2"

 

IBM_2498_B24_BOT:admin> switchshow

zoning:         ON (BROCADE_BOTTOM_SWITCH)


Area Port Media Speed State     Proto

=====================================

11  11   id    N4   Online           E-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:a3:e8:e4 "IGOV-DELL-SWITCH2" (downstream)

15  15   id    N4   Online           E-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:8e:19:bc "IGOV-BC2-SWITCH2" (downstream)

19  19   id    N4   Online           E-Port  segmented,(zone conflict)

IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1 has a zoneset named BROCADE_TOP_SWITCH, whilst IBM_2498_B24_BOT has a zoneset called BROCADE_BOTTOM_SWITCH.

You have to modidy zoning in IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1 so that it matches with the existing in the rest of the switchs.

Also you can clear the zoning config in IGOV-RK7-SWITCH1 so that it imports the zoneset from IBM_2498_B24_BOT.

rgds

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sriram
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-06-2012

Re: Brocade B-type 2984 switch issue

Hi Felipon,

Will try that solution and let you know the results

Regards

Rane

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