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Registered: ‎11-30-2009

Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

I cannot change a port to an L port on my DCX - WHY??? Even in the GUI the L port is grayed out. Is this a licenseing thing? Something enabled? Disabled?

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Registered: ‎11-30-2009

Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

This is what I am running:

portcfglport 1/8,1
Port does not support L-port

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Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

--->>>Is this a licenseing thing?

No.

--->>> Something enabled?

I'm Not 100% sure, but it show to me from command description in Command Reference Guide, you need first to disable NPIV before can use L Port such as FL Port.

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

--->>> Port does not support L-port

as mentioned, disable please first NPIV in the appropriate Port and try now.

TechHelp24
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Registered: ‎11-30-2009

Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

Got this from a Brocade guy:

Dcx no longer supports loop

Disable NPIV still didn't work

portcfgnpivport 1/8 0
portcfglport 1/8 1
Port does not support L-port

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Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

Thanks for the info.

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

I believe this is actually more a function of blade type rather than an across-the-board statement about DCX. Below you'll see me change a DCX port to L on an FC8-16 and FC8-32 port blade, but not on an FC8-48.

brodcx-60:admin> switchshow | grep switchType

switchType: 62.3

brodcx-60:admin> slotshow -m | grep FC8

  1     SW BLADE     37     FC8-16         ENABLED

  3     SW BLADE     55     FC8-32         ENABLED

  9     SW BLADE     51     FC8-48         ENABLED

brodcx-60:admin> portcfglport 1/0 1

brodcx-60:admin> portcfglport 3/0 1

brodcx-60:admin> portcfglport 9/0 1

Port does not support L-port

Blades with lower port counts should still be able to do it.

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Registered: ‎06-15-2009

Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

Moved to FC discussion forum

thanks,

Deepti

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Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: Brocade DCX - Port does not support L-port

Hi,

The reason why you cannot configure a L-port in a FC8-48 is because the area IDs are shared with different port IDs within the blade. Due to this fact, FC-AL is not supported on this type of blade.

Kind regards,

Felipon

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