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Can I ISL an IBM 2109-F16 with a Brocade 4900 ?

We are in the process of trying to merge our SAN into one group of like switches and get rid of the older hardware. Right now we have several 2109-F16s that are ISLed with each other and we want to ISL them into a Brocade 4900 so we can zone them so devices on both switches can see each other. This would only be temporary until we can migrate data. The 2109-F16s are running v3.2.0a FOS and the 4900 is running v5.3.0a FOS.

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Re: Can I ISL an IBM 2109-F16 with a Brocade 4900 ?

I don't see why not, it's just a rebadged Brocade.

Check and verify the FOS version are supported on the matrix before you proceed.

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Re: Can I ISL an IBM 2109-F16 with a Brocade 4900 ?

Same question was posted last Week here, see follow threads.

http://community.brocade.com/home/message/5516

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Re: Can I ISL an IBM 2109-F16 with a Brocade 4900 ?

From what I can tell, the 2109-F16s need to be at 3.2.1c firmware which I will put a plan in place to get done. We ISLed 2 DS-4900s in the past and we used the free ZoneMerge tool to config them so they were compliant (no dupe aliases,same config name etc) and could see each other. Now when I connect to either of the DS-4900s that I want to ISL into the 2109-F16, the ZoneMerge tool immediately crashes after entering my login info. Is there another free tool that will give the same functionality? We have almost no budget for software these days. I'm using ZonerMerge v2.1.0 if it matters.

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Re: Can I ISL an IBM 2109-F16 with a Brocade 4900 ?

--->>> Is there another free tool that will give the same functionality?

NO.

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