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Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

Hi All,

 

I have a Brocade 300 san switch have to connect to IBM Flex system FC3171 san switch . After connect fiber cable, in brocade end the port show [G port] status. In IBM end the port show [offline]. I connect storage to IBM san switch directly, it ok . so i think all san switch is work fine.

In brocade san swithc i get some warning like: [port 1: ILS ELP bad size 144, wanted 164.]

Brocade switch license info :

admin> licenseshow
GZPYg4axxxxxxxxxxxxxxrN3mtBJfQE:
Enhanced Group Management license
mBfEND7YxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHCA3BXgHWBAXMD:
8 Gig FC license
WHWQmT7xxxxxxxxxxxxxAXWmB3DWJB7NGH:
First Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license

 

Is it license issue or brocade 300 did not support to connect IBM san switch or some issue esle?

Pls help me !!

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Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

dean,

 

the FC3171 is Qlogic Based Switch/ Pass-thru Blade.

 

I'm not familiarly with this Blade, but I think in order to ISL and/or build a fabric with Brocade, the FC3171 must be set in NPIV Mode and not in Full Fabric-Mode.

 

if you can point me to some DOC, user guide,  command line guide, etc..  i'll try to help you to config out.

 

 

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Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

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Dean,

 

Finally I found IBM Redbooks sg247984-04.

 

I assume you want to connect the Storage to the Brocade 300, and ISL the IBM Flex FC3171 to Brocade 300.

 

in such case, the FC3171 must be set as Pass-Thru

 

 

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Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

Dear 

 

 

 

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Re: Brocade SW300 connect IBM Flex system FC3171 SAN switch issue

Hi Dean,

 

happy to hear that work now.

 

since problem is solved I marked this topic as a Solutions  Your are welcome if you have another inquier

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